Update: As of 9:20 am, Toronto Police say that all injuries following the streetcar derailment were minor. They also say the derailment will require heavy equipment to fix, and the intersection is expected to be closed for up to 5 hours.
A TTC streetcar has derailed during this morning’s rush hour.
According to Toronto Police, they are are investigating after an SUV and streetcar crashed, causing it to derail at King Street West and University Avenue.
The intersection is fully closed at this time.
The TTC’s Stuart Green calls this “a significant derailment,” and said there is no ETA on when this will be cleared.
COLLISION: University Avenue and King Street West, @tps52Div. Info – SUV and streetcar involved, streetcar derailed. Police investigating. Full closure of the intersection at this time. #GO1067131 ^CdK
— Toronto Police OPS (@TPSOperations) June 10, 2019
— TTCStuart (@TTCStuart) June 10, 2019
The 504 King streetcar route now has shuttle buses running, with detours through the downtown core to avoid the intersection.
The TTC says no major injuries have been reported at this time.
Update: 504 King Shuttle Buses: Detour eastbound via John, Adelaide, Bay and westbound via York, Richmond, John, Bathurst due to a collision at King and University.
— TTC Service Alerts (@TTCnotices) June 10, 2019
— Patrick Corr (@ColdFusion15) June 10, 2019
— Tracy Vendiola (@TracyVendiola) June 10, 2019
More to come.