Updated November 15, 2012 at 7:00am:
Demolition of the trackbed has progressed eastward to Rees Street.
With the eastbound road lanes now closed, passengers looking for the replacement bus service have a considerable challenge as there is no signage anywhere at the former eastbound stops indicating that buses are now operating on Lakeshore and Harbour.
Updated October 25, 2012 at 5:20pm:
New westbound track is in place in the portal at Bay Street.
Utility work is now in progress in the eastbound lanes of Queen’s Quay, and Waterfront Toronto has announced that effective November 5, eastbound service on the 509 Harbourfront bus will be rerouted to Lakeshore Blvd. and Harbour Street eastward from Bathurst Street. There will be no eastbound road traffic on Queen’s Quay east of Spadina for the remainder of this phase of construction which runs to mid 2013. (See map)
Utility location work is still underway along the transit right-of-way. When this is completed, demolition of the trackbed will begin eastward from the bridge west of Rees Street according to Waterfront Toronto.
October 16, 2012:
Work has begun on the reconstruction of the Harbourfront line on Queen’s Quay from the Bay Street portal west to Spadina. Demolition of the existing trackbed on the ramp west of Bay is now in progress.
Demolition of the surface portion is supposed to begin at Rees Street and work east to the portal, but this phase has not started yet.
Overhead was removed from the line a few weeks ago in anticipation of construction.
The project timetable calls for streetcars to return on Queen’s Quay in late spring 2013.
For full details on the Queen’s Quay project, visit Waterfront Toronto’s site.