The TTC has posted several notices on its website detailing recent and planned service changes on several streetcar routes.
Updated November 21, 2021: Modified to pick up new and replacement pages on the TTC’s website.
The TTC’s KQQR page has been updated to reflect the new routings implemented over the November 13-14 weekend.
With the south leg of the intersection now closed and Queen Street open for east-west traffic, the 501/301 Queen bus service now operates straight along Queen Street.
The 504/304 King bus service diverts westbound via Dufferin and Queen as it has done for many months, but now runs through to Dundas West Station. The eastbound service from Dundas West heads east on Queen to Triller and south to King.
This map does not show the diversion implemented for the track work at Queen and Shaw Streets that requires the 501/301 services to divert both ways via Strachan, King and Dufferin. That project also requires a diversion of 63 Ossington via Queen, Dufferin and King.
There is also a TTC page under their Construction Notices (as opposed to Service Advisories) for the KQQR project. This page is extremely out of date.
Queen East Overhead Conversion for Pantographs
The 501 Queen Streetcar currently operates as far east as Russell Carhouse (east of Greenwood) during overhead upgrades on the east end of the route. The 503 Kingston Road car continues to operate over its full route to Bingham Loop. A 501N shuttle provides service between Leslie Street and Neville Loop.
On November 21, this arrangement will change, and the 501 Queen cars will be extended to Woodbine Loop at Kingston Road. The 501N shuttle bus will loop via Eastern and Coxwell Avenues. The 503 service will remain as is.
This change will remain until January 2, 2022 when streetcar service to Neville Loop should be restored.
Other 501 Queen Diversions
Two diversions are in progress for the ongoing track replacement project on the central part of the Queen route:
- 501 buses divert between Bathurst and Spadina via the Richmond/Adelaide pair.
- 501 buses divert between Dufferin and Strachan via King during track replacement at Shaw & Queen.
501 streetcar service will be restored to Queen Street between Neville Loop and Wolseley Loop (at Bathurst) on January 2, 2022.
The map for the diversions is in this notice. That page is now partly out of date due to the extension of the 501 streetcars to Woodbine Loop on November 21, 2021.
506/306 Carlton / 505 Dundas Changes for Sewer Work on Coxwell Avenue
From November 21 until mid-February 2022, the Carlton streetcars will turn back at Broadview via Broadview, Dundas and Parliament. This loop is currently used by the 505 Dundas car due to water main work on Broadview north of Gerrard.
The 505 Dundas service will be diverted and extended to Woodbine Loop via Broadview and Queen Street while the Carlton car is looping at Broadview.