Four TTC (Toronto Transit Commission) Alerts: May 7 – July 25, 2014

TTC Streetcar
TTC Streetcar

Here are four TTC Alerts for Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

  • Due to the rebuilding of the streetcar corridor across the intersection of Queens Quay and Lower Simcoe Street in Toronto from May 7 to May 22, this intersection is partially closed to traffic.
    • Westbound traffic will remain open during the closure, as will all pedestrian access in the area.
    • Vehicles travelling northbound from the Queens Quay/Lower Simcoe area will be diverted to Rees Street or Dan Leckie Way.
    • Vehicles travelling southbound to reach Queens Quay can use Yonge Street, Bay Street, York Street, Rees Street, Lower Spadina Avenue or Dan Leckie Way

    TTC Line 2 (Bloor-Danforth): Subway closure between Woodbine and Kennedy stations.
    TTC Line 2 (Bloor-Danforth): Subway closure between Woodbine and Kennedy stations.
  • Line 2 (Bloor-Danforth): Subway closure between Woodbine and Kennedy stations due to rail installation on May 10-11; May 24-25; June 14-15.
    • All trains on Line 2: Bloor-Danforth will turn back westbound at Woodbine Station.
    • Main Street, Victoria Park, and Warden stations will all remain open for fare transactions and connecting surface routes.
    • Shuttle buses will provide frequent, accessible service between Woodbine and Kennedy stations.
      • Buses will enter Main Street, Victoria Park and Warden stations.
    • Shuttle buses will also run to Pape Station for customers requiring an accessible subway station.
TTC Line 2 (Bloor-Danforth): Speed restrictions and weekend closures.
TTC Line 2 (Bloor-Danforth): Speed restrictions and weekend closures.
  • Speed Restriction – Victoria Park to Kennedy Stations until the end of June + Weekend closures on May 10-11 and May 24-25. Another closure is planned for June.
    • Subway trains will operate slower than normal between Victoria Park and Kennedy stations on Line 2 (Bloor-Danforth) due to track installation.
    • The TTC is undertaking track rehabilitation and replacement work near Victoria Park Station that requires trains to pass over the area more slowly than normal to ensure safety is not compromised.
      • As a result, this slow order means trains on either side of Victoria Park Station become backed up, causing longer than normal commute times in the area.
    • While maintenance work does occur overnight, the complexity of the work involved – replacing what is called a cross-over, as well as the track bed and switches in the area — will also require weekend closures on May 10-11 and 24-25.
      • Another closure is planned for June.
      • Once complete, subway trains will be permitted to resume their normal speeds.
    • Riders can expect their travel times through this area to be twice what it would normally be.

This video presents “Queen Street East intersection closures/route diversions – May-July 2014.”

  • During periods of May, June and July, three intersections will be closed at various times along Queen St. E. (at Leslie, Broadview and Victoria) for major track and infrastructure repair and upgrades.
  • This video explains the work involved, timing and the route diversions that will be in effect.

  • Queen Street East – Track construction closures from May to July.
    • Three intersections will be closed at various times along Queen Street East, at Leslie, Broadview and Victoria, for major repairs and upgrades.
    • Planned closures are as follows:
      • Victoria St. and Queen St. E. – May 11- 31:  Replace tracks and switches.
      • Leslie St. and Queen St. E. – May 11-June 21: Replace 80 year-old water mains and install new streetcar tracks to connect to the Leslie Barns, the storage and maintenance facility being built to house Toronto’s new low-floor streetcars.
      • Broadview Ave. and Queen St. E. – June 30- July 25:  Replace tracks and switches.
        • The 501 Queen streetcar, and 504 King streetcar during the Broadview Ave. and Queen St. E. intersection closure, will divert during this work.
        • Frequent replacement bus service will be provided along Queen St. E. between Coxwell Ave. and River St.
        • Increased north-south bus service on Greenwood, Jones and Pape Aves. will help get customers to and from Line 2 (Bloor-Danforth) should they opt to take the subway.
    • Businesses remain open.

Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) Contact Info

  • Information on fares, routes, schedules and service.
    • 416-393-4636 (INFO)
    • Recorded information available 24 hours daily.
    • Operator-assisted service is available from 8:00am to 6:00pm daily, except statutory holidays.
    • TTY Hearing Impaired Service, 416-481-2523, Daily, 8:00am-6:00pm; except statutory holidays.
  • Main Switchboard
    • 416-393-4000
    • Monday to Friday, 8:30am to 4:30pm

City of Toronto Contact Info

Phone within Toronto city limits: 311.

Phone outside city limits: 416-392-CITY (2489) (can be used within Toronto if you can’t reach 311).

TTY customers: 416-338-0TTY (0889)

Fax: 416-338-0685


If your matter is urgent, please call them. They are open 24/7.


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