The major downtown intersection of Queen Street West and Spadina Avenue is closed to vehicle traffic for two weeks due to TTC construction. The intersection will be shut down to all traffic in all four directions until the early evening of July 23. TTC Chair Karen Stintz was a guest on the Roz & Mocha show to talk about this, and to hear Roz’s theory that Streetcars need to go! hear the full interview after the jump
Karen Stintz on KiSS 92.5:
People are being advised now to try Dundas, Richmond, Adelaide and King streets as alternates. Bathurst and University streets are alternate north and southbound routes.
The TTC will be completely rebuilding streetcar tracks, which are at least 15 years old, and also the concrete platforms to accommodate the new longer streetcars. The overhead wires will also be replaced.
For TTC riders, the following service changes will take place:
- 501/301 Queen streetcars diverting both directions via Queen St., Shaw St., King St., Church St. and Queen St. No service on stops from Church St. to Shaw St.
- There will be no replacement bus service between Shaw St. and Church St. TTC customers will have to walk south and board the streetcars on King St.
- Customers can board the 501/301 Queen streetcar eastbound or westbound at King or St. Andrew stations.
- 510 Spadina replacement buses will divert: southbound via Spadina Ave., Dundas St., Bathurst St. and Adelaide St. back to Spadina Ave., and northbound via Spadina Ave., Adelaide St., Peter St., Queen St., Beverley St., Dundas St. and back to Spadina Ave.
- No service stops between Dundas St and Adelaide St. TTC customers can board at temporary stops at the corners of Dundas/Spadina or Adelaide/Spadina.