The TTC and the City of Toronto have a joint road and watermain reconstruction project underway on Dundas between Yonge and Church. For a few months, 505 Dundas cars have diverted around the workarea via Bay and College/Carlton, and they are currently returning south via Church. The service is so well established that it has streetcar stops on Church where there has not been regular transit service for decades.
The intersection at Dundas, Dundas Square and Victoria is unusual in that it is triangular, the result of a jog elimination at Yonge Street in 1923.
This post documents the track reconstruction as it progresses.
Last updated July 25, 2017.
Sat. July 15, 2017
A short piece of track on Dundas Square beside the CITY-TV studios was the last piece of live street trackage in Toronto with paving setts instead of concrete.
Mon. July 17, 2017
Tue. July 18, 2017
Wed. July 19, 2017
Concrete work continues on the east leg of the intersection, and the special work for remaining sections is sitting on Victoria Street south of Dundas Square awaiting installation.
Fri. July 21, 2017
Mon. July 24, 2017
A week after construction started, assembly of the major pieces of special work has completed, and attention turns to the various bits of tangent track linking the intersection together and with its three approaches. Concrete work on the Dundas Street leg has begun.
Looking Back to 1996
In mid-1996, this intersection was rebuilt, although the south leg was untouched leaving the paving blocks on Dundas Square that have now disappeared. The intersection itself has changed a lot in two decades.