Andy Byford - CEO of TTC Construction season: TTC, City work closely to limit impacts

Spring has sprung and construction season is about to get under way across the city. With that comes the start of an annual challenge for our surface route network of buses and streetcars.

We work very closely with the City’s transportation department to minimize the impact of construction on your journey. Regular co-ordination meetings are held to ensure that, wherever possible, planned subway closures do not take place in the same geographic area and at the same time as major road works.

While we try to avoid closures during major sporting or cultural events, in a vibrant city like Toronto, it is almost impossible to find an event-free weekend.

As ever, the TTC will keep you informed about service changes via this page, through eAlerts, Twitter (@TTCnotices),, the news media and our customer service centre. On the street and in our Control Centre, our teams will do everything they can to mitigate construction-related delays.

Thanks for bearing with us as we work with the City to improve and maintain infrastructure, while also getting you to where you need to be safely.

Service Alerts

Line 3 Scarborough

This weekend, Apr. 22-23, all of Line 3 Scarborough will be closed for track and infrastructure work. Shuttle buses will run between McCowan and Kennedy stations.

Wheel-Trans will operate between Scarborough Centre and Kennedy stations for customers who need it. Simply speak with any TTC staff to request the service.

Ellesmere, Midland and McCowan stations will be closed during this closure. All other stations will remain open for fare sales.

Regular service resumes Monday at 6 a.m.

Surface Diversions

505 Dundas – Watermain work at Dundas/Victoria St.
5 a.m. Mon., Apr. 24 – 5 a.m. Mon., May 15

Streetcars will divert in both directions via Bay, Carlton and Church Sts. Customers wishing to transfer from the subway at Dundas Station to a 505 Dundas streetcar can either walk west towards Bay St. east towards Church St., or transfer at College Station.

501 Queen – Track work at Queen St./Palmerston Ave.
6 p.m. Fri., Apr. 21. – 5 a.m. Mon., Apr. 24, and 6 p.m. Fri., Apr. 28 – 5 a.m. Mon., May 1

Streetcars will divert in both directions via Spadina Ave., King St. W., and Shaw St. Shuttle buses will operate from Dufferin St. in the west to University Ave. in the east.

510/317 Spadina and 509 Harbourfront – Harbourfront Tunnel and Queens Quay Loop work
1 a.m. Apr. 22 – 5 a.m. Mon., Apr. 24

Streetcars on the 510 Spadina and 509 Harbourfront routes will be replaced by buses throughout the weekend.

 509 Harbourfront buses will run along Queens Quay from Princes’ Gate Loop to Bay St. and turn back via Bay, King, Adelaide, Yonge and Wellington Sts.

510/317 Spadina streetcars will turn back at Charlotte Loop, located at the intersection of Spadina Ave. and King St. W. Shuttle buses will run from Charlotte Loop and turn back via Bay, King, Adelaide, Yonge and Wellington Sts.

As the TTC continues important infrastructure work this weekend — and throughout the summer — customers should check for bus and streetcar route diversions. Customers can receive up-to-the-minute advisories by subscribing to eAlerts or following @TTCnotices on Twitter.

Sheppard West (formerly Downsview)
Sheppard West Station Starting May 7, Downsview Station will be known as Sheppard West Station, as we prepare to open the Line 1 extension later this year. It takes time to make a change of this magnitude, so you may start seeing Sheppard West signs even while others still say Downsview. Thank you for your patience during this transition.
Employee Profile
Leonardo Volpe

Name: Leonardo Volpe 
Position: Maintenance Mechanic Millwright
Years of service: 8

At this shop, we repair all rail equipment used to maintain track around the TTC system. We also repair carpentry and miscellaneous trade equipment. My passion for creating, designing and troubleshooting solutions for the equipment we get in here — motors, hoists and garage doors, to name a few — is what keeps me motivated in my job. I like the satisfaction I get knowing that the solution that I came up with not only worked, but made the equipment better and easier to use. Outside of work I use my skills to repair, modify and race snowmobiles. One of my snowmobiles currently holds the top speed record in Ontario, and my son actually helped me break that record by racing the snowmobile on my last birthday.

Weekly Customer Service Report

Customer service report - Week ending April 19

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