Queen Street East from Beech Avenue to Silver Birch Avenue- Essential Rail Replacement

Effective April 10, 2023 to April 14, 2023

What we are doing and why

Starting April 10, TTC track crews will replace streetcar rail located on Queen Street East from Beech Avenue to Silver Birch Avenue. The majority of work activities involve concrete excavation/removal, replacement of worn rail and placement of new concrete. This work is required to return the area to a state of good repair. Pending weather, work is scheduled to take approximately 5 days complete.


Image shows work area which is on Queen St E from Beech Avenue to Silver Birch Avenue

Traffic and parking restrictions

  • Within the work zone, traffic will be reduced to a single lane, both eastbound and westbound on Queen Street East.
    • Pay and display (metered) street parking will be restricted.
  • These restrictions will be cleared once the newly placed concrete has been able to adequately cure for road traffic.


Work hours and timeline

  • Rail work of this nature is required around-the-clock to ensure quality installation of new rail/concrete.
  • A track crew will set up the work zone at approximately 5 a.m. on the first day of the work (April 10).
  • At 7 a.m. crews will begin cutting into the concrete and at 8 a.m., concrete removal will begin in order to expose the worn rail or concrete to be replaced.
  • Concrete breaking/removal work will typically end at 11 p.m.
  • Expected overnight activities include rail welding and placing new concrete/asphalt.
  • Concrete/asphalt is placed in the track area and set to cure. The new concrete/asphalt requires curing time before the work zone is removed for the resumption of full road/parking use.


TTC service - effective 5 a.m. on April 10 to 11 p.m. on April 14

During this work, TTC service will be impacted as follows:

  • 501 Queen replacement buses will operate between Lower Coxwell Avenue and Neville Park Loop.
    • Westbound 501 Queen replacements buses will operate via Neville Loop, west Queen Street East, south Lower Coxwell Avenue
    • Eastbound 501 Queen replacement buses will operate via from Lower Coxwell Avenue, east Eastern Avenue, east Queen Street East to Neville Loop
  • Customers should transfer between streetcars and replacement buses on Queen Street East, at Eastern Avenue for eastbound 501 Queen replacement buses, and at Kingston Road for westbound 501 Queen streetcars.


Image shows the 501 route which diverts into the Kingston Rd loop (westbound). For eastbound, there will be replacement buses runing along Queen, Eastern to Neville Park Loop


For further information

Michael Vieira, Senior Community Liaison, 437-551-4609, Michael.Vieira@ttc.ca

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