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.
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.