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TTC trolley and transport administration changes start May 1 to oblige Ontario Line development

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The TTC is reminding customers that effective May 1 there will be changes to streetcar service and buses added along Queen Street to accommodate construction of the new Ontario Line connection at Queen Station

Customers are being reminded by the TTC that streetcar service will be modified beginning on May 1 and buses will be added to Queen Street to accommodate the construction of the new Ontario Line connection at Queen Station.

Between McCaul Street and Broadview Avenue, the 501 Queen streetcar will switch directions on that day. through Dundas St.

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Too, an impermanent new 501B transport branch will be made to limit the effect on clients going through the midtown center along Sovereign.

It is anticipated that these adjustments will remain in place until the spring of next year, when new streetcar tracks on Adelaide Street will be installed. TTC trolleys will then, at that point, redirect westward along Richmond St. what’s more, eastward along Adelaide St. as long as necessary. The project will keep Queen Street closed between Victoria and Bay streets until 2027, as previously stated.

Customers of the Toronto Transit Commission can continue to travel through the downtown core on the 501 Queen streetcar during this initial phase of the closure, with subway connections at Yonge Street (Dundas Station) and University Avenue ( St. Patrick Station), or at the following stops, they can switch between buses and streetcars:

  • Eastbound: On Queen St. W. at John St. and on Broadview Ave., north of Queen St. E.
  • Westbound: On River St., south of Dundas St. E. and on Queen St. W. at John St.

501B Queen buses will operate as follows:

  • Eastbound: Bathurst St., east on Queen St. W., south on Bay St., east on King St., north on Church St. and east on Queen St. E., to Broadview Ave..
  • Westbound: River St., west on Queen St. E., south on Church St., west on Richmond St., north on Bay St., west on Queen St. W. to Bathurst St..

This bus will be removed from service, once the streetcar track work along Adelaide is complete.

301 Queen Blue Night buses will operate as follows:

  • Eastbound: east on Queen St. W., south on Bay St., east on King St., north on Church St., and east on Queen St. E., to regular route.
  • Westbound: west on Queen St. E., south on Church St., west on Richmond St., north on Bay St., west on Queen St. W., to regular route.

People who travel within Toronto and the surrounding areas will benefit from improved transit accessibility and efficiency thanks to the new Ontario Line.

Starting at Exhibition Place, traversing the downtown, and concluding at the Ontario Science Centre, it features 15 brand-new stations. The line will connect to GO Transit rail services at Exhibition GO and the upcoming East Harbour station, as well as to the existing subway lines 1 at Osgoode and Queen stations, 2 at Pape Station, and 5 at Science Centre Station.

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