Track replacement

The intersection of Queen and McCaul will be closed to all traffic from October 16 to November 6 for track and sidewalk reconstruction. Streetcar service will resume through the intersection by November 6.

Work hours – includes overnight

The first few days of the track work will involve breaking and removing concrete within the streetcar track area up to 11 p.m. The rail installation phase of this project will involve periods of late evening and overnight work and extended weekend hours by TTC crews. The overnight rail work may consist of moving rail into position, rail installation and rail welding / grinding. After-hours work by TTC is required to support the daytime construction and complete the project as quickly as possible.

Rail Delivery

Pre-assembled rail panels on flat-deck trailers will be temporarily stored in the track allowance near the work area. The rail panels help speed up installation, thereby reducing overnight work.

>The flat-deck trailers with rail panels will be delivered between midnight and 6 a.m. during the first week.

The trailers will be parked at each of the northern, eastern and western work limits at Queen/McCaul:

  • Two trailers on Queen Street east of University Avenue
  • Two trailers on McCaul Street north of Renfrew Place
  • Two trailers on Queen Street west of John Street
  • Staff trailers will be located on Duncan Street just north of Richmond Street.

Traffic, pedestrian and cyclist restrictions

  • The intersection will be completely closed to all traffic. Local access only permitted to the project limits.
  • Sidewalk access at the intersection will be maintained with intermittent closures for concrete work.
  • Pedestrians and cyclists will be required to walk a short distance around the intersection (fence barricaded).

TTC service

501/301 Queen streetcars (October 15 to November 5):

  • Queen streetcars will run between Sunnyside Avenue and Neville Park diverting both ways via Spadina Avenue, King Street and Church Street for the full duration of the project.

501J/301L Queen buses (October 16 to 30):

  • Queen shuttle buses will divert eastbound via Queen Street, John Street, Adelaide Street, University Avenue and Queen Street and divert westbound via Queen Street, Simcoe Street, Richmond Street, John Street and Queen Street.

October 15 and October 31 to November 6:

  • 501J Queen shuttle buses will run along Queen Street between Bathurst Street and Jarvis Street.
  • 301L Queen overnight shuttle buses will run along Queen Street between Long Branch Loop and Victoria Street.

Thank you for your patience as we work to improve transit in Toronto.

For further information:

  • For TTC track work: Diego Sinagoga, Senior Community Liaison, 416-393-2197; diego.sinagoga@ttc.ca.
  • City project manager: Eric Lee, 416-394-8442 , E.Lee@toronto.ca.