Toronto Transit Commission

Toronto Transit Commission

March 23, 2006 16:24 ET

Media Advisory: TTC Service Adjustments Starting March 26

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - March 23, 2006) - Starting on Sunday, March 26, the TTC will make service adjustments to several of its bus and streetcar services, including:

506/306 CARLTON, 64 MAIN (ACCESSIBLE) AND 92 WOODBINE SOUTH

- Gerrard Street track reconstruction diverts streetcars until early June

Starting on April 3, streetcar track on Gerrard Street, between Coxwell Avenue and Enderby Road (one block west of Main Street) will be reconstructed. As a result, 506 CARLTON streetcars will divert via Coxwell Avenue, Queen Street and Kingston Road to Bingham Loop at Victoria Park Avenue. Gerrard Street will not safely accommodate replacement buses.

Service levels and hours of operation will be increased on the 64 MAIN and 92 WOODBINE SOUTH bus routes to provide customers on Gerrard Street a frequent north-south bus service to transfer to Kingston Road streetcars, or to travel to the Bloor-Danforth Subway. Service will run every five to 10 minutes at all times. 64 MAIN will see earlier service on Sundays, and 92 WOODBINE SOUTH will see earlier service on Sundays, as well as later service seven days a week.

306 CARLTON overnight streetcars will run between Dundas West Station and Queen Street and Coxwell Avenue. Customers travelling to and from the upper Gerrard Street area will have to transfer to 322 COXWELL overnight buses.

These changes will run until early June.

509 HARBOURFRONT and 510 SPADINA

- Buses replace streetcars until May 6

Between March 26 and May 6, streetcar overhead wiring will be replaced in the Bay Street tunnel, between Union and Queens Quay streetcar stops. As a result, a temporary 509/510 bus service will replace all streetcars on 509 HARBOURFRONT, and all streetcars that run on Queens Quay on 510 SPADINA.

During the morning rush, buses on the 509/510 route will run between Union Station and Stadium Road (at Bathurst Street/Lake Shore Boulevard). From about 9 a.m. to 11 p.m., every day, buses on the 509/510 route will run between Union Station and Exhibition Place. From about 11 p.m. to 1 a.m., daily, buses on the 509/510 route will run between Union Station and the Queens Quay/Spadina Loop. All buses will run every four to 10 minutes.

During the streetcar loop closure at Union Station, customers can board buses on the 509/510 route at the southbound bus stop on the west side of Bay Street, just south of Front Street. Customers paying by cash, tickets, or tokens will require a paper transfer when connecting between the 509/510 bus route and the subway.

During the Queens Quay streetcar stop closure, customers can board buses on the 509/510 route at the northbound and southbound bus stops on Bay Street, north of Queens Quay.

Buses will not be able to serve streetcar stops west of Bathurst Street. Instead, westbound buses to Exhibition will run via Queens Quay, Stadium Road, Lake Shore Boulevard, Fort York Boulevard and Fleet Street and will serve bus stops in the curb lane. Eastbound buses from Exhibition will run via Fleet Street, Fort York Boulevard, Lake Shore Boulevard, Bathurst Street and Queens Quay and will serve bus stops in the curb lane.

Streetcars on 510 SPADINA will run between Spadina Station and the Queens Quay/Spadina Loop only.

76 ROYAL YORK SOUTH, 15 EVANS, 73 ROYAL YORK AND 48 RATHBURN

- Temporary bus service during City of Toronto road construction

Four bus routes serving Royal York Station will be rerouted around construction areas during the second phase of the City of Toronto's Royal York Road reconstruction starting in April. 76 ROYAL YORK SOUTH and 15 EVANS buses will divert northbound, via Thompson Avenue and Bloor Street. Southbound buses will continue to run over the regular route.

73 ROYAL YORK and 48 RATHBURN buses will divert northbound via Bloor Street, Prince Edward Drive, The Kingsway and Government Road. Southbound buses will continue to run over the regular route.

There will be minor changes to service levels on all routes, and to trip times at specific bus stops.

For more information on these and other service changes, TTC customers can call 416-393-INFO (4636), or visit www.ttc.ca.

Contact Information

  • Toronto Transit Commission
    Marilyn Bolton
    Media Relations
    (416) 393-3741