What we are doing and why

The City of Toronto and TTC are undertaking two track renewal projects on Bathurst Street.

  1. Starting September 21, 2020 - Rail replacement on Bathurst Street between Wolseley Street and Dundas Street. Bathurst will be closed to all southbound traffic at Dundas Street. On-street parking will be restricted on Bathurst Street. Northbound traffic will be maintained in one lane. While work is continuing on this project, the portion of work involving the installation of new rail by TTC track crews has now been completed.
  2. Bathurst Street Bridge rehabilitation work south of Front Street. Rail installation by TTC track crews for this City infrastructure project is scheduled to start on October 26 for approximately five weeks, weather permitting.

Overnight new rail relocation starting night of October 18

In advance of the new rail installation work at the Bathurst Street Bridge, over the course of up to three (3) nights starting the night of October 18, TTC track crews will pull the new strings of rail that are currently stored on Bathurst Street north of Queen Street to an area south of King Street and some rail to an area near Fort York Boulevard.

TTC Trailers: TTC will also deliver/park crew trailers and some materials on Front Street in the eastbound curb lane near Portland Street.

Work hours - Some night activity

  • Moving the rail strings is conducted overnight between the hours of 11:30 p.m. and 5 a.m. with a Toronto police assistance for the safety of all road users and pedestrians, as well as the track crew. The long strings are very heavy and can be aggressive in nature should a loss of control occur during lifting or moving. Some noise can be expected during this night activity, including beeping from vehicles when operating in reverse.
  • Around-the-clock work by TTC is required during periods of new rail installation to preserve the integrity and quality of new rail and concrete, and support the daytime construction. The overnight rail work by TTC may consist of moving rail into position, rail installation/assembly and rail welding / grinding.

TTC material and trailer location

Rail related materials will be stored inside the TTC’s Wolseley Loop located at Bathurst Street and Wolseley Street.

Work hours - Some night activity

Around-the-clock work by TTC is required during periods of new rail installation to preserve the integrity and quality of new rail and concrete. The overnight rail work by TTC may consist of moving rail into position, rail installation/assembly and rail welding / grinding.

TTC service – 511 / 307 Bathurst routes

  • 511/307 Bathurst buses are currently diverting around the Bathurst Bridge closure both ways via: Front Street, Spadina Avenue and Fort York Boulevard.
  • Starting September 21 and continuing for the duration of the track work between Dundas Street and Queen Street, southbound 511/307 Bathurst buses will also divert via: Dundas Street, Spadina Avenue, and Queen Street. Northbound Bathurst buses will be maintained north of Queen Street, transitioning into the southbound curb lane. Buses will not serve transit stops between Queen Street and Dundas Street.

Thank you for your patience as we renew the rail infrastructure along these sections of Bathurst Street.

For further information:

Diego Sinagoga, Senior Community Liaison Officer, 647-468-4183, diego.sinagoga@ttc.ca.