501 streetcar diversions start January 8 and will last ALL YEAR

Jan 6 2017, 1:53 pm

Dear regular 501 Queen streetcar riders,

This is really going to suck for you. Especially for those traveling to and from the city’s west side.

You’ve already endured three seasons of service upsets on Queen Street between Spadina and Shaw. Now expect to reroute your routine as track and bridge work commences on The Queensway, Lake Shore Boulevard, and at the Humber Loop.

Starting Sunday, January 8, the 501 Queen streetcar will start turning back east at Roncesvalles Avenue and it’s scheduled to last the entirety of 2017.

Buses will replace streetcars west of Roncesvalles Avenue, on The Queensway and Lake Shore Boulevard, and will bypass Humber Loop.

  • 501/301 Queen streetcars will operate between Roncesvalles Avenue, downtown, and Neville Park Loop.
  • 501L/301L Queen buses will operate between Dufferin Street (Dufferin Gate Loop) and Long Branch Loop, via Queen Street, The Queensway, Windermere Avenue, and Lake Shore Boulevard.
  • 501M Queen will operate a clockwise service linking The Queensway with Lake Shore Boulevard, Marine Parade Drive, and Park Lawn Road.
  • 80A Queensway buses will operate along The Queensway and Parkside Drive to Keele Station, all day, every day.
  • 66B Prince Edward buses will continue to provide service on Lake Shore Boulevard and Marine Parade, all day, every day.


Riders will be able to transfer between streetcars and buses on route, between Dufferin Street and Roncesvalles Avenue. PRESTO card holders are only required to tap upon boarding the first vehicle users and not when transferring onto the next.

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