Construction update - May 15, 2021

New track has been installed on Queen Street West from Triller Avenue to just east of Roncesvalles Avenue.

The contractor has finished pouring concrete along Queen Street West (Triller Avenue to KQQR intersection). The contractor began pouring track foundation (concrete) at the KQQR intersection this week and will continue this work into next week

Beginning the night of Sunday, May 16, TTC crews will move rail panels closer to the KQQR intersection from their temporary location on King Street West (between Triller Avenue to Wilson Park Road) and on The Queensway streetcar right-of-way. This will be in preparation for the installation of the new rail as work continues.

During the delivery of the rail panels, the sound of back-up beeping from construction vehicles will be audible at times. In addition, track installation work will continue from this coming Sunday (24/7), into the coming week.

What we are doing and why

City and TTC will be working at the intersection of King Street, Queen Street, The Queensway, and Roncesvalles Avenue (KQQR) this year. The project will include replacing streetcar track, overhead infrastructure/poles, lighting, watermain and sewers, and also extend the dedicated streetcar right-of-way from Claude Avenue east to KQQR, enhance streetcar stops and improve safety for pedestrians and cyclists. The overall joint project is expected to be completed by summer 2022.

As of January 3, in preparation for this project, buses have replaced 501 Queen streetcars between Long Branch Loop and Jarvis Street, and 504 King streetcars between Dundas West Station and Shaw Street. Additional service changes/diversions will be necessary in the KQQR area beginning in late March.

Additional information and service changes will be updated here as well as the City of Toronto's dedicated webpage.

March 2021 update

The intersection of KQQR will be partially closed as of April 5 until late November, 2021 as part of coordinated efforts by the City and TTC to upgrade various infrastructure in the area. From April 5 until July 21 road users will be able to travel east-west along The Queensway and King Street West. From July 22 until November 23 road users will be able to travel east-west along The Queensway and Queen Street West - details to be confirmed.

Work Hours

  • Crews will work Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. with additional hours as needed, until August 2022.
  • TTC overhead wire replacement work at the intersection will take place Monday to Friday, from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. with additional hours as needed until April 2021.
  • There will be periods of 24 hr operations (overnight activities) by TTC crews during the new rail installation from April to June 2021.

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