July 26, 2012

Due to track work associated with Waterfront Toronto’s project to rebuild Queens Quay West, the 509 Harbourfront streetcar will be replaced by buses from July 29 to the spring of 2013.

The work involves a total revitalization of Queens Quay, including utility upgrades, new storm, sanitary and watermain infrastructure, and the rebuilding of the TTC right-of-way streetcar tracks and overhead power system.

Learn more about the diversion and construction by watching this “explainer video” on the TTC’s YouTube channel  - "509 Harbourfront streetcar line using buses until 2013" This is an external site and will open in a new window..

The 509 Harbourfront replacement bus route details:

  • From Union Station to Exhibition Loop: Bus stop on Bay Street, just south of Front Street West. Bus travels south on Bay Street, west on Queens Quay West, north on Bathurst Street, west on Lake Shore Boulevard West, north on Fort York Boulevard, west on Fleet Street to Exhibition Loop.
  • From Exhibition Loop: East on Fleet Street, south on Fort York Boulevard, east on Lake Shore Boulevard West, south on Bathurst Street, east on Queens Quay West, north on Bay Street, servicing the temporary bus stop at Union Station on the east side of Bay Street, just north of Front Street West.

Customers must have a transfer before boarding the 509 replacement bus service at Union Station, as well as to transfer to the subway at Union Station from the 509 replacement bus.

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