Buses replace cars on Lake Shore, Queensway,
starting January 8



Next week, the TTC and the City of Toronto start working on various projects affecting TTC service on Lake Shore Boulevard West and The Queensway.

The projects include:

  • renewing the TTC tracks and overhead wiring on Lake Shore Boulevard West between Symons Street (east of Royal York Road) and Humber Loop;
  • renewing the TTC tracks and overhead wiring on The Queensway between Humber Loop and Parkside Drive;
  • rehabilitating The Queensway bridge over the Humber River; and
  • improving Humber Loop, including
  • installing new tracks, accessible streetcar platforms and new shelters;
  • rebuilding the tunnel walkway;
  • replacing the roof service building; and
  • building a new electrical substation.

Starting Sunday, January 8, the construction affects TTC services along several routes:

  • 66 Prince Edward;
  • 80 Queensway;
  • 301 Queen overnight; and
  • 501 Queen.

Shuttle buses replace streetcars west of Roncesvalles Avenue. The buses operate along two routes:

  • 301L / 501L Queen / Long Branch shuttle: between Long Branch and Dufferin Gate Loops; and
  • 501M Queen / Marine Parade shuttle: between Park Lawn Road and Windermere Avenue.

These buses do not operate through Humber Loop.

Construction on Lake Shore Boulevard West, in Humber Loop and on The Queensway and the TTC detours continue throughout 2017, or until December 31.

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66 Prince Edward

Buses operate along their regular route through the construction. Buses serving the 66A branch continue to start and end their trips in Humber Loop. Buses serving the 66B branch continue to start and end their trips on Marine Parade Drive.

301 Queen overnight
501 Queen

From Sunday, January 8 until Sunday, December 31, streetcars start and end their trips in Sunnyside Loop. Shuttle buses replace the cars west of Roncesvalles Avenue.

The first stop for eastbound streetcars to pick up passengers is on The Queensway at King Street West. The last westbound stop for streetcars to drop off passengers is on Queen Street West at Roncesvalles Avenue.

Eastbound cars skip their regular stops

  • in Long Branch Loop,
  • on Lake Shore Boulevard West at Thirty-Ninth and Thirty-Seventh Streets, Long Branch Avenue, Thirty-First, Twenty-Eighth, Twenty-Seventh and Twenty-Second Streets and Colonel Samuel Smith Park Drive, across from Fifteenth Street, at Thirteenth, Tenth, Seventh, Fifth, Third and First Streets, Royal York Road, Lake Crescent, Miles Road, Norris Crescent, Summerhill Road, across from Mimico Avenue, at Superior Avenue, across from Burlington Street and Louisa Streets and Legion Road, at Park Lawn Road, beside #2155 Lake Shore West and at Brookers Lane,
  • in Humber Loop,
  • on The Queensway at South Kingsway, east of Windermere and Ellis Avenues and Colborne Lodge Drive, at Parkside Drive, across from Glendale Avenue and at Roncesvalles Avenue.

Westbound cars skip their regular stops

  • on The Queensway at Glendale Avenue and Parkside Drive, west of Colborne Lodge Drive, Ellis and Windermere Avenues and at South Kingsway,
  • in Humber Loop,
  • on Lake Shore Boulevard West across from #2095 and #2155 Lake Shore West, west of Park Lawn Road, at Legion Road, Louisa and Burlington Streets, Superior, Mimico and Hillside Avenues, Symons Street, Lake Crescent, Royal York Road, west of Dwight Avenue, at Third and Fifth Streets, Islington Avenue, Tenth, Thirteenth and Fifteenth Streets, Kipling Avenue, Twenty-Second, Twenty-Sixth, Twenty-Ninth and Thirtieth Streets and across from Long Branch Avenue, Thirty-Seventh and Thirty-Ninth Streets and
  • in Long Branch Loop.

Westbound streetcar passengers can transfer to westbound buses at any stop on Queen Street West between Dufferin Street and Roncesvalles Avenue. When transferring with a PRESTO fare card, do not tap PRESTO device on the second vehicle when you board.

301L / 501L Queen - Long Branch shuttle bus

From Sunday, January 8 until Sunday, December 31, buses replace streetcars operating along the 301 Queen overnight and 501 Queen routes west of Roncesvalles Avenue.

Eastbound buses start their trips in Long Branch Loop, then proceed:

eastward along Lake Shore Boulevard West;
northward along Windermere Avenue;
eastward along The Queensway and Queen Street West;
southward along Dufferin Street;
westward along Springhurst Avenue;
southward along Fort Rouille Street; and then
eastward into Dufferin Gate Loop,
ending their trips.

Eastbound buses drop off or pick up passengers at stops

  • in Long Branch Loop,
  • on Lake Shore Boulevard West at Thirty-Ninth and Thirty-Seventh Streets, Long Branch Avenue, Thirty-First, Twenty-Eighth, Twenty-Seventh and Twenty-Second Streets and Colonel Samuel Smith Park Drive, across from Fifteenth Street, at Thirteenth, Tenth, Seventh, Fifth, Third and First Streets, Royal York Road, Lake Crescent, Miles Road, Norris Crescent, Summerhill Road, across from Mimico Avenue, at Superior Avenue, across from Burlington Street and Louisa Streets and Legion Road, at Park Lawn Road, beside #2155 Lake Shore West and at Brookers Lane,
  • on The Queensway east of Windermere and Ellis Avenues and Colborne Lodge Drive, at Parkside Drive, across from Glendale Avenue and at Roncesvalles Avenue.
  • on Queen Street West at Wilson Park Road, Dowling, Jameson and Dunn Avenues, across from Brock Avenue and at Dufferin Street,
  • on Dufferin Street at Melbourne Avenue, King Street West, across from Liberty Street and at Springhurst Avenue and
  • in Dufferin Gate Loop.

Eastbound bus passengers can transfer to eastbound streetcars at any stop on Queen Street West between Roncesvalles Avenue and Dufferin Street. When transferring with a PRESTO fare card, do not tap PRESTO device on the second vehicle when you board.

Westbound buses start their trips in Dufferin Gate Loop, then proceed:

northward along Dufferin Street;
westward along Queen Street West and The Queensway;
southward along Windermere Avenue;
westward along Lake Shore Boulevard West; and then
northward into Long Branch Loop,
ending their trips.

Westbound buses drop off or pick up passengers at stops

  • in Dufferin Gate Loop,
  • on Dufferin Street at Liberty Street and King Street West and across from Melbourne Avenue,
  • on Queen Street West west of Dufferin Street and at Brock, O’Hara, Lansdowne, Sorauren and Roncesvalles Avenues,
  • on The Queensway at Glendale Avenue and Parkside Drive, west of Colborne Lodge Drive and Ellis Avenue,
  • on Lake Shore Boulevard West across from #2095 and #2155 Lake Shore West, west of Park Lawn Road, at Legion Road, Louisa and Burlington Streets, Superior, Mimico and Hillside Avenues, Symons Street, Lake Crescent, Royal York Road, west of Dwight Avenue, at Third and Fifth Streets, Islington Avenue, Tenth, Thirteenth and Fifteenth Streets, Kipling Avenue, Twenty-Second, Twenty-Sixth, Twenty-Ninth and Thirtieth Streets and across from Long Branch Avenue, Thirty-Seventh and Thirty-Ninth Streets and
  • in Long Branch Loop.

Westbound passengers can transfer to westbound buses operating along the 501M Queen - Marine Parade route at The Queensway and Windermere Avenue.

501 Queen - Marine Parade shuttle

From Sunday, January 8 until Sunday, December 31, buses replace streetcars operating along the 501 Queen route between Windermere Avenue and Park Lawn Road.

Eastbound buses start their trips in Park Lawn Loop at the southwest corner of Marine Parade Drive and Lake Shore Boulevard West, then proceed:

northward along Marine Parade and Park Lawn Road; and then
eastward along The Queensway to Windermere Avenue,
ending their trips.

Eastbound buses drop off or pick up passengers at stops

  • in Park Lawn Loop,
  • on Park Lawn Road north of Lake Shore Boulevard West, across from #88 Park Lawn and the eastbound off-ramp and the westbound on-ramp for the Frederick G. Gardiner Expressway,
  • on The Queensway east of Park Lawn Road, across from Aldgate Avenue and Stephen Drive, beside #125 Queensway, east of South Kingsway and at Windermere Avenue.

Eastbound passengers may connect with buses operating along the 301L / 501L Queen - Long Branch shuttle route at The Queensway and Windermere Avenue.

Westbound buses start their trips at The Queensway and Windermere Avenue, then proceed:

southward along Windermere;
westward along Lake Shore Boulevard West to the south side of the Gardiner Expressway;
eastward along Lake Shore West;
south-, west- and northward along Marine Parade Drive; and then
westward into Park Lawn Loop,
ending their trips.

Westbound buses drop off or pick up passengers at stops

  • on The Queensway (eastbound) at Windermere Avenue,
  • on Lake Shore Boulevard West (eastbound) beside #2111 Lake Shore West and at Marine Parade Drive,
  • on Marine Parade Drive beside #58 Marine Parade and
  • in Park Lawn Loop.
80 Queensway

All buses operate along the 80A branch to and from Keele Station at all times of the week.

The TTC is temporarily cancelling service along the 80B branch and service into Humber Loop during construction.