Work description and purpose

As part of its streetcar track maintenance program and state of good repair, TTC will be conducting rail grinding along a number of sections of its streetcar network that have developed some rail roughness. Starting on June 17 a crew will be active on Howard Park Avenue from the west side of Parkside Drive to an area east of Indian Road.

The TTC has a contracted service to perform the rail grinding. This work is intended to improve the current condition of the rail surface that will aid in reducing noise and vibration levels, extend the life of the rail and provide a smoother streetcar operation through those areas.

Work hours

To ensure that this grinding operation is carried out to its optimum potential, the slow moving rail-grinding unit will begin operations from approximately 10:30 p.m. nightly and will continue until approximately 6 a.m.

A street sweeper will be used to clean the track area each day immediately following rail grinding operations.

On-street parking and traffic

On-street parking, traffic and transit will be maintained as best as possible through the various moving work zones. Toronto Police Services personnel will be on-site each night to assist with traffic flow as required.

TTC service

506 Carlton: Buses currently operating on the route will be maintained through the moving work area.

Thank you for your patience as we carry out this maintenance work to improve the condition of the rail.

TTC contacts

  • Diego Sinagoga, Senior Community Liaison, 416-393-2197;
  • Customer Service, 416-393-3030 (daily 7 a.m. to 10 p.m., closed holidays) or @TTChelps or