TTC closing Exhibition Loop,
September 6 to December 17



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.


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.

During phase 1 of this project, starting Monday, January 4, contractors:

  • rehabilitated concrete on both TTC and GO properties;
  • replaced the retaining wall with a new barrier wall that separates the two properties; and
  • replaced streetcar tracks on the north side of the loop.

(The retaining wall is about 100 years old.)

During phase 2 of this project, starting 1 a.m. Tuesday, September 6, contractors are:

  • rebuilding track and drainage on the south side of the loop, including the tracks leading to Strachan Avenue;
  • replacing seven underground electrical splice chambers; and
  • returning tracks, drainage and electrical underground infrastructure to a state of good repair.

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

  • 307 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.

The TTC intends to reopen the loop to buses by Saturday, November 19 and complete all work by Saturday, December 17.

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Note that the map still refers to route “310” overnight service. The TTC recently renumbered the route to “307”.


511 Bathurst

(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.)


From Tuesday, September 6 until 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 — 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. and Friday, January 20, 2017, 6:47 a.m.) From Sunday, November 20 until Friday, January 20 Saturday, March 25, 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.
307 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.)


(Updated — Friday, September 23, 5:34 a.m. and Friday, January 20, 2017, 6:47 a.m.) From Tuesday, September 6 until Saturday, November 19 Friday, January 20 Saturday, March 25, 2017, 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.
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 — 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.)


(Updated — Friday, September 23, 5:34 a.m. and Friday, January 20, 2017, 6:47 a.m.) From Tuesday, September 6 until Saturday, November 19 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 — Sunday, November 20, 12:21 a.m.) From Tuesday, September 6 until Saturday, November 19, shuttle buses replace the cars west of Fleet Loop. Westbound streetcar passengers may transfer to westbound shuttle buses on Fleet Street west of Bathurst Street.

(Updated — Sunday, November 20, 12:21 a.m.) From Sunday, November 20 until Friday, January 20, 2017, 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 streetcar passengers may transfer to westbound buses operating along route 511 on Fleet Street west of Bathurst Street.

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.)


(Updated — Friday, September 23, 5:34 a.m.) From Tuesday, September 6 until Saturday, November 19 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.

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.)


(Updated — Friday, September 23, 5:34 a.m. and Friday, January 20, 2017, 6:47 a.m.) From Tuesday, September 6 until Saturday, November 19 Friday, January 20 Saturday, March 25, 2017, 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.