Updated July 13 at 10:45 am:
The TTC has updated its track construction schedule to co-ordinate with City watermain work.
- Church Street is done in two pieces as described in the original article.
- Parliament Street is deferred to 2010.
- Wellington and Victoria Streets are deferred to 2013.
Thanks to David S. Crawford of the St. Lawrence Neighbourhood Association for this information.
Through the 2009 and 2010 construction seasons, TTC and the City will be rebuilding streetcar track and watermains on Church from Carlton to King. The work notice has been posted on the TTC’s site.
There will be three phases to this work.
Phase 1: Track from south of Queen to south of Dundas will be rebuilt including the intersection at Queen, as well as tangent track on Queen from Berti (one block west) to just west of Jarvis. This bit of track was not included in previous reconstructions in the area. Starting July 20 until the end of September (or, likely, whenever the Queen Street trackage is open for business), Queen services will divert around the work area. Specific diversion routes have not yet been advertised, but I suspect Parliament-King-Church-Victoria would be the route they will use given the trackage currently available for diversions.
Phase 2: Watermains will be replaced on Church from Dundas to Carlton between October 2009 and yearend.
Phase 3: Track on Church from south of Carlton to north of Dundas, and from north of King to north of Adelaide (including the intersection and some track on Adelaide west of Church) will be rebuilt in 2010.
I have no word yet of any work to be done on Wellinton from Church to York, or York Street itself. A related change starting in August will be the replacement of 502 and 503 cars by buses for trackwork at Bingham Loop. The diversion around the Church Street trackwork for the 502 bus could possibly be different although given the 502’s infrequency, the buses would not be much good as part of replacement service on Queen, if any.