Work description and purpose

Starting June 21, TTC will be renewing the streetcar track infrastructure at Bathurst Station and on Bathurst Street next to the station. This infrastructure was last replaced in 2005 and is at the end of its lifecycle.

The project will generally take place in two phases:

  • Track work on the roadway of Bathurst Street
  • Track work inside Bathurst Station

Starting on Sunday, June 21 at 8 a.m., TTC will be active in the Bathurst Station area delivering equipment, rail and materials to site. Bathurst Street between Bloor Street and Follis Avenue will be temporarily closed to vehicular traffic during rail panel delivery - see rail delivery details below.

Fence and hoarding will be installed on Monday, June 22 to close Bathurst Street between Bloor Street and Barton Avenue. A full road closure is required to safely complete the work. Local access will be maintained to the work limits – see ‘Local access’ section below.

Expected work activities and work hours

  • Concrete breaking activities will generally occur between 7 a.m. and 11 p.m. Excavation activities and heavy breaking will be carried out at various times throughout the day. Breaking work is the most disruptive and will typically last the first week of each construction phase.
  • During the new rail installation phase, there will be periods of 24-hours around-the-clock work.
  • Around-the-clock work during periods of rail installation by TTC track crews is required to preserve the integrity and quality of new rail and concrete and support daytime construction. Overnight rail work by TTC may consist of moving new rail into position, rail installation and rail welding / grinding.
  • Overhead wiring work will take place before and after sequences of track removal/installation.

Rail Delivery - starting Sunday, June 21 

  • Pre-assembled rail panels on flat-deck trailers will be temporarily parked in the track allowance north of the work zone to Follis Avenue, resulting in reduced traffic lanes. The rail panels help speed up installation, thereby reducing the construction disruption to the local community.
  • Up to eight trailers will arrive to site starting at 8 a.m. on Sunday, June 21, and will be parked in the middle lanes on Bathurst Street between Bathurst Station and Follis Avenue.
  • The number of trailers parked on Bathurst Street will reduce as track installation progresses.
  • Transporting the trailers will be conducted with a police escort for safety reasons.

Local access, traffic and pedestrians during rail delivery

  • Space will be provided between each trailer to allow for U-turns and access to driveways/streets as best as possible.
  • Street parking on Bathurst Street will be restricted between Bathurst Station and Follis Avenue during rail panel storage. Some parking will be restored once rail panels are moved south into the work zone for installation.
  • Street parking on Bathurst Street between Bloor Street and Barton Avenue will be restricted for the duration of the project.

Local access, traffic and pedestrians during the project

  • Access to local businesses/church/homes/medical building will be maintained as best as possible to the limits of the work zone, including deliveries, accessibility and garbage removal. In some instances, full access will not be possible.
  • Follow your normal routine for garbage pick-up. Ensure that your address is on your bins.
  • Street parking on Bathurst Street between Bloor Street and Barton Avenue will be restricted.
  • Access to the east-west laneway between the station and Bloor Street will be maintained.
  • London Street located off Bathurst Street will be converted to two-way traffic for egress.
  • West sidewalk maintained at all times. East sidewalk will be closed for track work.
  • The Bike Share Station on the east side of Bathurst Street will not be available.

TTC service – as of Sunday, June 21

2 TTC Service Changes

7 Bathurst - Route change during Bathurst Station construction

Effective June 21 to September 5, 2020

Last updated June 22 2020, 8:18 AM

511 Bathurst - Route change during Bathurst Station construction

Effective June 21 to September 5, 2020

Last updated June 18 2020, 9:36 AM

For further information:

Paul Tran, Community Liaison, 647-461-5133, paul.tran@ttc.ca.