transportation

The 509 streetcar is coming back soon

It’s been more than two years since the 509 streetcar glided past our site. The light rail vehicles that run between Union Station and the Exhibition were replaced by buses in July 2012 as construction began on and around Queens Quay West. This was part of a revitalization project for Toronto’s waterfront. The good news is that we’ve just caught …

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Queens Quay Construction Update Feb. 25-Mar. 1

The 509 Harbourfront TTC bus stop on Queens Quay at York Street (westbound) will remain in the centre travel lane, just east of the traffic signal at York Street. This bus stop is expected to be moved back to the north curb lane in the first week of March. The demolition of the remaining portion of TTC streetcar track from the portal ramp to 55 Harbour Square has been completed and backfilled. The repaving of this section with asphalt will occur this week.

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Special Construction Notice

Minor Change to Queens Quay TTC Stop at York Street Effective Friday, February 8 at 6am, the 509 Harbourfront TTC bus stop on Queens Quay at York Street will be relocated to the northeast side of the intersection (curbside). The bus stop is currently located in the centre travel lanes just west of the York Street intersection. The TTC stop …

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Queens Quay Construction Update Feb. 4-8

Despite weather delays last week, crews continued preparatory work for the installation of new storm and sanitary infrastructure on Queens Quay. In addition to dewatering activities, crews are expected to begin the construction of a new storm line between Rees Street and The Beer Store. With the demolition of the top of the TTC tunnel complete, TTC crews were able …

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Queens Quay Revitalization Week of December 3

The demolition of the TTC corridor will continue between Rees St. and Lower Simcoe St. and from Lower Simcoe St. to York St. Sections of the York St. and Queens Quay intersection will also be demolished. Overhead electrical wires are being strung and new traffic signal heads are being installed in preparation for future phases of construction and traffic patterns. …

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Queens Quay Revitilization Week of November 26

The demolition of the TTC corridor is complete between 350 Queens Quay (The Beer Store) and Rees St. Demolition will continue between Rees St. and Lower Simcoe St. and from Lower Simcoe St. to York St. Preparations for the next phase of work on Queens Quay – the installation of new storm and sanitary infrastructure will continue. The first preliminary …

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Queens Quay Revitilization Update Week of November 19

The TTC corridor demolition is nearing completion between 350 Queens Quay (Beer Store) and Rees St. Demolition work will begin next between Rees St. and Lower Simcoe St. Crews will also begin initial preparations for the next phase of work on Queens Quay – the installation of new storm and sanitary infrastructure. The first preliminary activities will be test pits …

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Queens Quay Blvd. Revitalization Update Week of November 5

On Monday, November 5, traffic on Queens Quay will move to one-way westbound-only between Bay St. and Lower Spadina Ave. to enable construction for the revitalization of Queens Quay. All north-south streets will remain open and eastbound traffic will be rerouted to Lake Shore Blvd./Harbour St. One-way traffic will be maintained throughout the first stage of construction from Fall 2012 through Spring 2013.

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Queens Quay Blvd. Revitalization Update Week of: October 20-November 2

Construction crews will be breaking up the concrete curbs. Two-way traffic will continue along Queens Quay but please note there will be lane restrictions. Short stretches of a single east-bound and west-bound land will be closed to traffic. The two lanes of traffic will be restored at the end of each day. Pedestrians traffic will not be disrupted.

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Queens Quay Revitilization Update Week of Jan. 21-25

Work continues on the construction of a new parking lay-by located on the west side of York Street, just north of Queens Quay. Construction is expected to be complete by the end of this month. Demolition activities underway at the head of the Bay Street TTC portal will continue this week.  Final TTC track demolition at the Peter Slip Bridge …

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