Queen East streetcar detours begin May 11
Diversion will add an estimated 12 minutes onto commutes
The TTC's summer construction season begins on May 11, especially for riders of the Queen Street East streetcar.
The intersection of Queen Street East and Victoria Street will be closed beginning May 11 through to May 31, while streetcar diversion will continue till June 21.
Route 501 streetcars will divert in both directions via Queen Street East, Coxwell Avenue, Gerrard Street East, Broadview Avenue and Queen Street East. This will add about 12 minutes onto the streetcar's trip.
Several other streetcar routes, including 301 Queen, 502 Downtowner and 503 Kinstord, will be replaced by bus service.
Queen Street East and Broadview Avenue will be closed from June 30 to July 27 while track is replaced.
Part of the diversion is to create a route to the new streetcar facility at the bottom of Leslie. The TTC is laying down new track and replacing a water main, working with the city.
TTC executives Andy Byford and Brad Ross explain the closures in more detail below.