TTC closing Exhibition Loop, January 3



Update — Friday, February 17, 8:06 a.m.: Exhibition Loop reopens 5 a.m. Saturday, February 18, 2017.


Update — Friday, January 20, 2017, 6:47 a.m.: Starting 6 a.m. today, the TTC again extends the route for buses operating along the 511 Bathurst route into Exhibition Place, instead of starting and ending trips in Princes’ Gate Loop. Construction in Exhibition Loop and the TTC detours continue until March 25. Buses and streetcars resume service into the loop starting Sunday, March 26.


Update — Sunday, November 20, 12:21 a.m.: Starting today, the TTC replaces streetcars with buses along the 511 Bathurst route. The buses operate to and from Princes’ Gate Loop, instead of Fleet Loop, replacing the need for the temporary shuttle buses.


Update — Friday, September 23, 5:34 a.m.: Due to the large number of events in Exhibition Place, starting Tuesday, September 27, the TTC is detouring all buses and streetcars serving the area until January 20, 2017.


Update — Saturday, September 3, 8:43 p.m.: The TTC renumbers the 310 Bathurst overnight route as the 307 Bathurst overnight route, starting Sunday, September 4.


Update — Friday, July 29, 6:24 a.m.: Starting Sunday, July 31, the TTC resumes streetcars along the 511 Bathurst route between Bathurst Station and Fleet Loop. Shuttle buses again operate between Exhibition and Fleet Loops.

The TTC will temporarily restore regular bus and streetcar service to Exhibition Loop from Monday, August 15 until Labour Day, Monday, September 5 during the Canadian National Exhibition. Construction in Exhibition Loop resumes Tuesday, September 6 and continues until December 31.


Update — Saturday, June 18, 7:41 p.m.: Starting Monday, June 20, the TTC replaces streetcars operating along the 511 Bathurst route with buses during construction at Bathurst and College Streets.

The buses start and end their trips in Exhibition Place, instead of Fleet Loop, looping on-street, instead of in Exhibition Loop. 509 / 511 Harbourfront / Bathurst shuttle bus service is no longer necessary, so the TTC is canceling the temporary route. Streetcars operating along the 509 Harbourfront route continue to start and end their trips in Fleet Loop.

Buses operating along the 310 Bathurst overnight and 363 Ossington overnight routes also resume service through Exhibition Place.


The TTC and Metrolinx are working together to rehabilitate the TTC’s Exhibition Loop and the eastbound platform at GO Transit’s Exhibition GO Station. Work on the projects requires the TTC to close the streetcar loop, starting Sunday, January 3.

Contractors are:

  • rehabilitating concrete on both TTC and GO properties;
  • replacing the retaining wall with a new barrier wall that separates the two properties; and
  • replacing streetcar tracks.

(The retaining wall is about 100 years old.)

While the loop is closed, the TTC is detouring service along these streetcar and bus routes:

  • 307 / 310 Bathurst overnight;
  • 363 Ossington overnight;
  • 509 Harbourfront; and
  • 511 Bathurst.

Shuttle buses replace streetcar service along Fleet Street, operating between Exhibition Place and Bathurst Street.

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511 Bathurst

(Update — Friday, January 20, 2017, 6:47 a.m.: Starting 6 a.m. today, the TTC again extends the route into Exhibition Place, instead of starting and ending trips in Princes’ Gate Loop. Construction in Exhibition Loop and the TTC detours continue until March 25. Buses and streetcars resume service into the loop starting Sunday, March 26.)

(Update — Sunday, November 20, 12:21 a.m.: Starting today, the TTC replaces streetcars with buses along the 511 Bathurst route. The buses operate to and from Princes’ Gate Loop, instead of Fleet Loop, replacing the need for the temporary shuttle buses.)

(Update — Friday, September 23, 5:34 a.m.: Due to the large number of events in Exhibition Place, starting Tuesday, September 27, the TTC is detouring all buses and streetcars serving the area until January 20, 2017.)

(Update — Friday, July 29, 6:24 a.m.: Streetcar service resumes between Bathurst Station and Fleet Loop Sunday, July 31. It temporarily resumes along the entire route between Bathurst Station and Exhibition Loop from Monday, August 15 until Labour Day, Monday, September 5. Construction resumes in Exhibition Loop and streetcars again operate on streets to and from Fleet Loop from Tuesday, September 6 until Saturday, December 31. Shuttle buses replace the cars west of Fleet Loop.)

(Update — Saturday, June 18, 7:41 p.m.: Starting Monday, June 20, the TTC replaces streetcars with buses. The buses start and end their trips on-street in Exhibition Place, instead of in Fleet Loop.)


From Sunday, January 3 until August Sunday, June 19, from Sunday, July 31 until Sunday, August 14 and from Tuesday, September 6 until Saturday, December 31 Saturday, November 19, southbound cars operate along their regular route to Fleet Loop, ending their trips.

Southbound cars skip their regular stops

  • on Fleet Street west of Fort York Boulevard,
  • on Manitoba Drive west of Strachan Avenue and
  • in Exhibition Loop.

Northbound cars start their trips in Fleet Loop, then operate along their regular route eastward along Fleet Street.

Shuttle buses replace the cars west of Fleet Loop. Westbound streetcar passengers may transfer to westbound buses on Fleet Street west of Bathurst Street.

Northbound cars skip their regular stops

  • in Exhibition Loop,
  • on Manitoba Drive at Strachan Avenue and
  • on Fleet Street east of Fort York Boulevard.

(Updated — Saturday, June 18, 7:41 p.m. and Friday, July 29, 6:24 a.m.) Starting Monday, June 20From Monday, June 20 until Saturday, July 30, buses replace streetcars along the entire route.

Southbound buses operate along the regular 511 streetcar route to Manitoba Drive and Canada Boulevard, then proceed:

southward along Canada;
westward along Princes’ Boulevard;
north- and westward along Nunavut Road;
northward along Nova Scotia Avenue; and then
eastward along Manitoba Drive to across from Exhibition Loop,
ending their trips.

Southbound buses skip the regular 511 streetcar stop

  • in Exhibition Loop.

Instead, southbound buses drop off or pick up passengers at temporary stops

  • on Princes Boulevard across from Newfoundland Road,
  • on Nunavut Road beside the Horse Palace and
  • on Manitoba Drive across from Exhibition Loop.

Northbound buses start their trips on Manitoba Drive across from Exhibition Loop, then proceed:

eastward along Manitoba to Canada Boulevard,
resuming their regular route eastward along Manitoba.

Northbound buses skip the regular 511 streetcar stop

  • in Exhibition Loop.

Instead, northbound buses pick up passengers at a temporary stop

  • on Manitoba Drive across from Exhibition Loop.

(Updated — Friday, July 29, 6:24 a.m.) From Sunday, July 31 until Sunday, August 14, streetcars resume, operating between Bathurst Station and Fleet Loop only.

Southbound cars operate along their regular route to Fleet Loop, ending their trips.

Southbound cars skip their regular stops

  • on Fleet Street west of Fort York Boulevard,
  • on Manitoba Drive west of Strachan Avenue and
  • in Exhibition Loop.

Northbound cars start their trips in Fleet Loop, then operate along their regular route eastward along Fleet Street.

Shuttle buses replace the cars west of Fleet Loop. Westbound streetcar passengers may transfer to westbound buses on Fleet Street west of Bathurst Street.

Northbound cars skip their regular stops

  • in Exhibition Loop,
  • on Manitoba Drive at Strachan Avenue and
  • on Fleet Street east of Fort York Boulevard.

(Updated — Friday, July 29, 6:24 a.m.) From Monday, August 15 until Labour Day, Monday, September 5, streetcars temporarily resume service along the entire route to and from Exhibition Loop. Shuttle buses do not operate.


(Updated — Friday, July 29, 6:24 a.m., Friday, September 23, 5:34 a.m. and Sunday, November 20, 12:21 a.m.) From Tuesday, September 6 until Saturday, December 31 Friday, January 20, 2017 Saturday, November 19, streetcars operate only between Bathurst Station and Fleet Loop.

Southbound cars operate along their regular route to Fleet Loop, ending their trips.

Southbound cars skip their regular stops

  • on Fleet Street west of Fort York Boulevard,
  • on Manitoba Drive west of Strachan Avenue and
  • in Exhibition Loop.

Northbound cars start their trips in Fleet Loop, then operate along their regular route eastward along Fleet Street.

Shuttle buses replace the cars west of Fleet Loop. Westbound streetcar passengers may transfer to westbound buses on Fleet Street west of Bathurst Street.

Northbound cars skip their regular stops

  • in Exhibition Loop,
  • on Manitoba Drive at Strachan Avenue and
  • on Fleet Street east of Fort York Boulevard.

(Updated — Sunday, November 20, 12:21 a.m.) From Sunday, November 20 until Friday, January 20, 2017, buses replace streetcars along the entire route. Shuttle buses do not operate.

Southbound buses operate along the regular 511 streetcar route to Manitoba Drive and Canada Boulevard, then proceed:

southward along Canada; and then
eastward into Princes’ Gate Loop,
ending their trips.

Southbound buses skip the regular 511 streetcar stop

  • in Exhibition Loop.

Instead, southbound buses drop off passengers at a temporary stop

  • in Princes’ Gate Loop.

Northbound buses start their trips Princes’ Gate Loop, then proceed:

northward along Canada Boulevard to Manitoba Drive,
resuming their regular route eastward along Manitoba.

Northbound buses skip the regular 511 streetcar stop

  • in Exhibition Loop.

Instead, northbound buses pick up passengers at a temporary stop

  • in Princes’ Gate Loop.

(Updated — Friday, January 20, 2017, 6:47 a.m.) The TTC again extends the route into Exhibition Place, instead of starting and ending trips in Princes’ Gate Loop.

From 6 a.m. Friday, January 20 until Saturday, March 25, 2017, southbound buses operate along their regular route to Manitoba Drive and Canada Boulevard, then proceed:

southward along Canada;
westward along Princes’ Boulevard;
north- and westward along Nunavut Road;
northward along Nova Scotia Avenue; and then
eastward along Manitoba Drive to a stop across from Exhibition Loop,
ending their trips.

Southbound buses skip the regular route 511 streetcar stop

  • in Exhibition Loop.

Instead, southbound buses drop off or pick up passengers at temporary stops

  • on Princes’ Boulevard across from Newfoundland Road,
  • on Nunavut Road beside the Horse Palace and
  • on Manitoba Drive across from Exhibition Loop.

Northbound buses start their trips on Manitoba Drive across from Exhibition Loop, then proceed:

eastward along Manitoba to Canada Boulevard,
resuming their regular route eastward along Manitoba.

Northbound buses skip the regular route 511 streetcar stop

  • in Exhibition Loop.

Instead, northbound buses pick up passengers at a temporary stop

  • on Manitoba Drive across from Exhibition Loop.
307 / 310 Bathurst overnight

(Update — Friday, January 20, 2017, 6:47 a.m.: Construction in Exhibition Loop and the TTC detours continue until March 25. Buses and streetcars resume service into the loop starting Sunday, March 26.)


(Update — Friday, September 23, 5:34 a.m.: Due to the large number of events in Exhibition Place, starting Tuesday, September 27, the TTC is detouring all buses and streetcars serving the area until January 20, 2017.)

(Update — Saturday, September 3, 8:43 p.m.: The TTC renumbers the 310 Bathurst overnight route as the 307 Bathurst overnight route, starting Sunday, September 4.)

(Update — Friday, July 29, 6:24 a.m.: Buses temporarily resume along the entire route to and from Exhibition Loop from Monday, August 15 until Labour Day, Monday, September 5. Construction resumes in Exhibition Loop and buses again only operate on-street through Exhibition Place from Tuesday, September 6 until Saturday, December 31.)


(Updated — Friday, July 29, 6:24 a.m. and Friday, September 23, 5:34 a.m.) From Sunday, January 3 until August Sunday, August 14 and from Tuesday, September 6 until Saturday, December 31 Monday, September 26, southbound buses operate along their regular route to Manitoba Drive and the Exhibition Loop access road, then proceed:

southward along Canada Drive;
westward along Princes’ Boulevard;
north- and westward along Nunavut Road;
northward along Nova Scotia Avenue; and then
eastward along Manitoba to across from Exhibition Loop,
ending their trips.

Southbound buses skip their regular stop

  • in Exhibition Loop.

Instead, southbound buses drop off or pick up passengers at a temporary stop

  • on Manitoba Drive across from Exhibition Loop.

Northbound buses start their trips on the south side of Manitoba Drive across from Exhibition Loop, then proceed:

westward along Manitoba to Canada Boulevard,
resuming their regular route westward along Manitoba.

Northbound buses skip their regular stop

  • in Exhibition Loop.

Instead, northbound buses drop off or pick up passengers at a temporary stop

  • on Manitoba Drive across from Exhibition Loop.

(Updated — Friday, July 29, 6:24 a.m.) From Monday, August 15 until Labour Day, Monday, September 5, buses temporarily resume service along the regular route to and from Exhibition Loop.


(Updated — Friday, September 23, 5:34 a.m. and Friday, January 20, 2017, 6:47 a.m.) From Tuesday, September 27 until Friday, January 20 Saturday, March 25, 2017, buses start and end their trips in Princes’ Gate Loop.

Southbound buses operate along their regular route to Manitoba Drive and the Exhibition Loop access road, then proceed:

southward along Canada Drive; and then
eastward into Princes’ Gate Loop,
ending their trips.

Southbound buses skip their regular stop

  • in Exhibition Loop.

Instead, southbound buses drop off or pick up passengers at a temporary stop

  • in Princes’ Gate Loop.

Northbound buses start their trips in Princes’ Gate Loop, then proceed:

northward along Canada Boulevard to Manitoba Drive,
resuming their regular route westward along Manitoba.

Northbound buses skip their regular stop

  • in Exhibition Loop.

Instead, northbound buses drop off or pick up passengers at a temporary stop

  • in Princes’ Gate Loop.
509 Harbourfront

(Update — Friday, January 20, 2017, 6:47 a.m.: Construction in Exhibition Loop and the TTC detours continue until March 25. Buses and streetcars resume service into the loop starting Sunday, March 26.)

(Update — Friday, September 23, 5:34 a.m.: Due to the large number of events in Exhibition Place, starting Tuesday, September 27, the TTC is detouring all buses and streetcars serving the area until January 20, 2017.)

(Update — Friday, July 29, 6:24 a.m.: Streetcars temporarily resume along the entire route to and from Exhibition Loop from Monday, August 15 until Labour Day, Monday, September 5. Construction resumes in Exhibition Loop and streetcars again only operate to and from Fleet Loop from Tuesday, September 6 until Saturday, December 31.)


(Updated — Friday, July 29, 6:24 a.m., Friday, September 23, 5:34 a.m. and Friday, January 20, 2017, 6:47 a.m.) From Sunday, January 3 August Sunday, August 14 and from Tuesday, September 6** until Saturday, December 31 Friday, January 20 Saturday, March 25, 2017, eastbound cars start their trips in Fleet Loop, then operate along their regular route eastward along Fleet Street.

Eastbound cars skip their regular stops

  • in Exhibition Loop,
  • on Manitoba Drive at Strachan Avenue and
  • on Fleet Street east of Fort York Boulevard.

Westbound cars operate along their regular route to Fleet Loop, ending their trips.

Westbound cars skip their regular stops

  • on Fleet Street west of Fort York Boulevard,
  • on Manitoba Drive west of Strachan Avenue and
  • in Exhibition Loop.

(Updated — Friday, July 29, 6:24 a.m. and Sunday, November 20, 12:21 a.m.) From Sunday, January 3 until August Sunday, August 14 and from Tuesday, September 6 until Saturday, December 31 Saturday, November 19, shuttle buses replace the cars west of Fleet Loop. Westbound 509 Harbourfront streetcar passengers may transfer to westbound buses on Fleet Street between Bathurst Street and Fleet Loop.


(*Updated — Friday, July 29, 6:24 a.m.) From Monday, August 15 until Labour Day, Monday, September 5, the TTC resumes regular streetcar service to and from Exhibition Loop. Shuttle buses do not operate.


(Updated — Sunday, November 20, 12:21 a.m.) Starting Sunday, November 20, the TTC replaces streetcars with buses along the 511 Bathurst route. The buses operate to and from Princes’ Gate Loop, instead of Fleet Loop, replacing the need for the temporary shuttle buses. Westbound 509 Harbourfront passengers can transfer to the buses at stops on Fleet Street between Bathurst Street and Fleet Loop.

509 / 511 Harbourfront / Bathurst shuttle bus

(Update — Sunday, November 20, 12:21 a.m.: Starting today, the TTC replaces streetcars with buses along the 511 Bathurst route. The buses operate to and from Princes’ Gate Loop, instead of Fleet Loop, replacing the need for the shuttle buses.)

(Update — Friday, September 23, 5:34 a.m.: Due to the large number of events in Exhibition Place, starting Tuesday, September 27, the TTC is detouring all buses and streetcars serving the area until January 20, 2017.)

(Update — Friday, July 29, 6:24 a.m.: Streetcars resume Sunday, July 31 between Bathurst Station and Fleet Loop. Streetcars temporarily resume service through Exhibition Loop from Monday, August 14 until Labour Day, Monday, September 5. Streetcars again operate only to and from Fleet Loop from Tuesday, September 6 until Saturday, December 31. The shuttle buses operate at all other times.)

(Update — Saturday, June 18, 7:41 p.m.: The TTC is canceling shuttle service, starting Monday, June 20. Buses replace streetcars along the route. The buses operate to and from Exhibition Loop.)


(Updated — Saturday, June 18, 7:41 p.m., Friday, July 29, 6:24 a.m. and Friday, September 23, 5:34 a.m.) From Sunday, January 3 until August Sunday, June 19, from Sunday, July 31 until Sunday, August 14 and from Tuesday, September 6 until Saturday, December 31 Monday, September 26, buses replace streetcar service on Fleet Street west of Fleet Loop and into Exhibition Place along the 509 Harborfront and 511 Bathurst routes.

Eastbound buses start their trips on the south side of Manitoba Drive across from Exhibition Loop, then proceed:

eastward along Manitoba and Fleet Street;
north- and eastward along Fort York Boulevard to Bathurst Street,
ending their trips.

Eastbound buses drop off or pick up passengers at stops

  • on Manitoba Drive across from Exhibition Loop and at Strachan Avenue,
  • on Fleet Street at Fort York Boulevard and
  • on Fort York Boulevard east of Bastion Street and at Bathurst Street.

Eastbound buses may transfer to northbound streetcars at Fort York Boulevard and Bathurst Street.

Westbound buses start their trips on Fort York Boulevard just west of Bathurst Street, then proceed:

southward along Bathurst;
westward along Fleet Street and Manitoba Drive;
southward along Canada Drive;
westward along Princes’ Boulevard;
north- and westward along Nunavut Road;
northward along Nova Scotia Avenue; and then
eastward along Manitoba Drive to across from Exhibition Loop,
ending their trips.

Westbound buses drop off or pick up passengers at stops

  • on Fleet Street west of Bathurst and Bastion Streets and Fort York Boulevard and
  • on Manitoba Drive (westbound) west of Strachan Avenue and (eastbound) across from Exhibition Loop.

(Updated — Friday, September 23, 5:34 a.m. and Sunday, November 20, 12:21 a.m.) From Tuesday, September 27 until Friday, January 20, 2017 Sunday, November 20, buses continue to replace streetcar service on Fleet Street west of Fleet Loop and into Exhibition Place along the 509 Harborfront and 511 Bathurst routes, but operate to and from Princes’ Gate Loop only.

Eastbound buses start their trips in Princes’ Gate Loop, then proceed:

northward along Canada Boulevard;
eastward along Manitoba Drive and Fleet Street;
north- and eastward along Fort York Boulevard to Bathurst Street,
ending their trips.

Eastbound buses drop off or pick up passengers at stops

  • in Princes’ Gate Loop,
  • on Manitoba Drive at Strachan Avenue,
  • on Fleet Street at Fort York Boulevard and
  • on Fort York Boulevard east of Bastion Street and at Bathurst Street.

Eastbound buses may transfer to northbound streetcars at Fort York Boulevard and Bathurst Street.

Westbound buses start their trips on Fort York Boulevard just west of Bathurst Street, then proceed:

southward along Bathurst;
westward along Fleet Street and Manitoba Drive;
southward along Canada Drive; and then
eastward into Princes’ Gate Loop,
ending their trips.

Westbound buses drop off or pick up passengers at stops

  • on Fleet Street west of Bathurst and Bastion Streets and Fort York Boulevard and
  • on Manitoba Drive (westbound) west of Strachan Avenue and
  • in Princes’ Gate Loop.

(Updated — Sunday, November 20, 12:21 a.m.) Saturday, November 19 was the last day that the TTC operated buses along the route. Starting Sunday, November 20, it replaces streetcars with buses along the 511 Bathurst route, so it no longer requires the shuttle-bus service.

363 Ossington overnight

(Update — Friday, January 20, 2017, 6:47 a.m.: Construction in Exhibition Loop and the TTC detours continue until March 25. Buses and streetcars resume service into the loop starting Sunday, March 26.)

(Update — Friday, September 23, 5:34 a.m.: Due to the large number of events in Exhibition Place, starting Tuesday, September 27, the TTC is detouring all buses and streetcars serving the area until January 20, 2017.)

(Update — Friday, July 29, 6:24 a.m.: Buses temporarily resume along the entire route to and from Exhibition Loop from Monday, August 15 until Labour Day, Monday, September 5. Construction resumes in Exhibition Loop and buses again only operate on-street through Exhibition Place from Tuesday, September 6 until Saturday, December 31.)


(Updated — Friday, July 29, 6:24 a.m. and Friday, September 23, 5:34 a.m.) From Sunday, January 3 until August Sunday, August 14 and from Tuesday, September 6 until Saturday, December 31 Monday, September 26, southbound buses operate along their regular route to Manitoba Drive and the Exhibition Loop access road, then proceed:

southward along Canada Drive;
westward along Princes’ Boulevard;
north- and westward along Nunavut Road;
northward along Nova Scotia Avenue; and then
eastward along Manitoba to across from Exhibition Loop,
ending their trips.

Southbound buses skip their regular stop

  • in Exhibition Loop.

Instead, southbound buses drop off or pick up passengers at a temporary stop

  • on Manitoba Drive across from Exhibition Loop.

Northbound buses start their trips on the south side of Manitoba Drive across from Exhibition Loop, then proceed:

westward along Manitoba to Canada Boulevard,
resuming their regular route westward along Manitoba.

Northbound buses skip their regular stop

  • in Exhibition Loop.

Instead, northbound buses drop off or pick up passengers at a temporary stop

  • on Manitoba Drive across from Exhibition Loop.

(Updated — Friday, July 29, 6:24 a.m.) From Monday, August 15 until Labour Day, Monday, September 5, buses temporarily resume service along the regular route to and from Exhibition Loop.


(Updated — Friday, September 23, 5:34 a.m. and Friday, January 20, 2017, 6:47 a.m.) From Tuesday, September 27 until Friday, January 20 Saturday, March 25, 2017, buses start and end their trips in Princes’ Gate Loop.

Southbound buses operate along their regular route to Manitoba Drive and the Exhibition Loop access road, then proceed:

southward along Canada Drive; and then
eastward into Princes’ Gate Loop,
ending their trips.

Southbound buses skip their regular stop

  • in Exhibition Loop.

Instead, southbound buses drop off or pick up passengers at a temporary stop

  • in Princes’ Gate Loop.

Northbound buses start their trips in Princes’ Gate Loop, then proceed:

northward along Canada Boulevard to Manitoba Drive,
resuming their regular route westward along Manitoba.

Northbound buses skip their regular stop

  • in Exhibition Loop.

Instead, northbound buses drop off or pick up passengers at a temporary stop

  • in Princes’ Gate Loop.