TTC to Replace Watermain and Streetcar Tracks

Written by Jennifer McLawhorn, Managing Editor
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William C. Vantuono

TORONTO – Starting February 18th, the TTC, along with the City of Toronto, will begin work along King St. W.

The City of Toronto and the TTC will replace the watermain and streetcar tracks along King St. W starting February 18th. Between Shaw St. and Dufferin St., the work will reportedly impact the following:


It will be extended to replace 504 King streetcars located between Shaw St. and Roncesvalles Ave. The TTC says buses will operate along Liberty St., East Liberty St., and King St. W.


The 501A Queen streetcars will operate until 10 p.m. between McCaul Loop and Dufferin Gate Loop by way of Dufferin St. After 10 p.m., the TTC says 501C Queen streetcars will operate between Long Branch loop and McCaul Loop.

504/304 KING

504 King streetcars will divert between Roncesvalles Ave. and Shaw St. onto Queen St. 504B King streetcars will operate between Broadview Station and Humber Loop.


508 Lake Shore streetcars will also divert onto Queen St. between Roncesvalles Ave. and Shaw St. 

Mayor Olivia Chow said, “Renewing and replacing critical infrastructure is a vital part of keeping this great city moving. . . While I appreciate that this work may be inconvenient for commuters along these routes, I am confident that the TTC has put plans in place to ensure that riders can reliably get to their destinations.”

TTC Chair Jamaal Myers said, “Replacing worn streetcar tracks is crucial to maintaining state-of-good-repair on the TTC system. . . I want to thank the TTC teams who have been working hard to ensure that there are alternative routes available for customers, and who will be monitoring service on the routes and making adjustments as needed.”

Additionally, TTC CEO Rick Leary appreciates “that construction and route diversions can be challenging, and we are making every effort to ensure that customers are aware of the upcoming diversions, as well as know how to use alternate routes to get to their destinations. . . Customers can expect to see clear signage, dedicated TTC staff members on hand to answer questions, and information on our website and social media channels.”

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