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Queen Street West track and water-main construction: Phase 8 ends; phases 5A and 7 continue; TTC revises detours

Starting at 5 a.m. Tuesday, ** Nov. 30 **, e [City of Toronto](http: /www.toronto.ca/) Reopens + ** Queen Street West ** between Bathurst Street and Spadina Avenue, as the contractors have completed ** Phase 8 ** of [a major project](/archives/weblog/2021/06/01-city_of_to.shtml) To upgrade the infrastructure in Queen West between Fennings and Bay Streets. Teams continue to work on Phase 5A of the project, so the municipality continues to close: + ** Queen Street West ** between Givens and Crawford streets + ** Shaw Street ** north and south of Queen West Street.

^ * Map of the work area for step 5A. Photo, Toronto City Hall * The crews are also continuing to work on Phase 7, so City Hall also continues to close: + ** Queen Street West ** between Niagara and Butterst streets.

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^ * Map of the work area for Step 7. Photo, City of Toronto * The [TTC](http://www.ttc.ca/) Bus bypass along these routes, in stages 5A and 7: + [63](/archives/weblog/2021/11/29-queen_stre.shtml#t63) ** Houston **; + [301](/archives/weblog/2021/11/29-queen_stre.shtml#t301) ** Malka ** overnight; + [363](/archives/weblog/2021/11/29-queen_stre.shtml#t363) ** OSTINGTON ** Overnight; + [501H](/archives/weblog/2021/11/29-queen_stre.shtml#t501hsh) ** Queen – Humber ** Shuttle Buses; And + [501L](/archives/weblog/2021/11/29-queen_stre.shtml#t501lsh) ** Queen – Long Branch ** Shuttle Buses.

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^ * Photo, City of Toronto *

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^ * Photo, TTC * The municipality says it is “speeding up tram replacement work on West Queen Street to reduce disruption to businesses in the area during the holiday season. Work between Spadina Boulevard [and] Bathers Street will now be completed earlier than planned. The contractor began installing construction fences and signposting road closures around the nearest work area … so that the work could begin as soon as possible. “As crews move west along Queen West West, they will reopen sections of the road after work is completed, starting at Bathers Street. The accelerated work schedule will allow the contractor to reopen the entire Queen West Street by December 6, 2021.” Accordingly, construction of Phase 5A and 7 and the derived TTC bypasses continue ** until December 6 **.


** Earlier construction phases of the project **: + ** Phase 1 ** – between Gulf Streets and York – [started Monday, **July 12**](/archives/weblog/2021/07/11-queen_stre.shtml); + ** Stage 2 ** – Between York and University Avenue – [started Monday, **August 9**](/archives/weblog/2021/08/09-queen_stre.shtml); + ** Phase 2A ** – between West University and Simco Street – [started Monday, **August 23**](/archives/weblog/2021/08/23-queen_stre.shtml); + ** Stage 3 ** – between Simcoe and Duncan streets – [started Monday, **September 27**](/archives/weblog/2021/09/25-queen_stre.shtml); + ** Stage 4 ** – between Duncan and Spadina Avenue – [started “the week of” Monday, **October 11**](/archives/weblog/2021/10/07-queen_stre.shtml); + ** Phase 5A ** – At the intersection with Shaw Street – [started Monday, **November 15**](/archives/weblog/2021/11/14-queen_stre.shtml); + ** Stage 7 ** – Between Niagara and Butterst Streets – [started Thursday, **November 18**](); And + ** Stage 8 ** – between Spadina and Bathhurst – [started Monday, **November 1**](/archives/weblog/2021/10/29-queen_stre.shtml). ** Next phases of the project **: + ** Phase 5 ** – between East and Fennings and Shaw Street; And + ** Phase 6 ** – between Shaw and Niagara streets.


During this part of the project, crews may work in the late evening and overnight. They dig at different times of the day, but break or grind concrete only from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m., according to the TTC, “Concrete breaking work is the most disruptive and will usually last the first 5 days of construction.” Expect periods of activity 24-hour construction by TTC teams throughout the project, while they install the new track. The TTC explains, “Work around the clock is required during the installation of rails to preserve the integrity and quality of new rails and concrete, and to support the progress of daytime activities. . ”


The municipality and the TTC are coordinating a number of construction projects to upgrade infrastructure, including: + ** Replacing the tram tracks between Fennings and Bay streets **; + ** Replacing the tram tracks ** at ** Queen Street West ** junction ** with ** Shaw Street **; + ** Replacement of the water center ** and the municipality’s part of substandard water services ** between University Avenue and Bay Street **; And + ** Improving street views ** on Queen West West ** between Spadina Avenue and McCaule Street **, in conjunction with [Queen Street West Business Improvement Area](/ Business-Economy / Business-Operation-Growth / Regional-Business-Improvement / bia-list / bia-list-qy /? Accordion = queen-street-west-bia).

[Since Monday, **May 9**](/archives/weblog/2021/05/10-queen_stre.shtml), the TTC bypassed trams along these routes to accommodate these and other projects on Queen East and West streets: + [301](/archives/weblog/2021/05/10-queen_stre.shtml#t301) ** Malka ** overnight; + [501](/archives/weblog/2021/05/10-queen_stre.shtml#t501) ** Malka **. Buses have replaced cars along the tracks at various sites west of Parliament Street since.


The TTC stored a train in Queen West near Trinity Belwoods Park to provide Phases 5 through 8 of the project [since Monday, **May 31**](/archives/weblog/2021/05/28-ttc_weldin.shtml).

[Starting Monday, **November 11**](/archives/weblog/2021/11/10-ttc_storin.shtml), it also stores a train on Queen West east of Ossington Avenue and Masey Street and on Shaw just south of Queen, specifically to continue to provide Phase 5A. The ongoing construction project b [the intersection of **Queen Street West** / **King Street West** / **The Queensway** / **Roncesvalles Avenue**](/archives/weblog/2021/04/04-queen_west.shtml) also continues to affect service along the tracks. * * * #####63 ** Ossington **> From Monday, ** 15 November ** to 5 a.m. Monday, ** 6 December **, buses ** heading south ** run along their regular route to Ossington Avenue and Queen Street West, and after Then bypasses:> ** West ** along Queen West;

** South ** along Dophrin Street; and then

** East ** along King Street west of Shaw Street,

Returning to their regular route ** east ** along King West. > Buses heading south skip their regular stops> + on Queen West West on Shaw Street and> + on Shaw Street opposite Adelaide West West. > Instead, southbound buses drop off or pick up passengers at temporary stations> + on Queen West West in front of Strachan Avenue, Show Street, Osington Avenue, Dovercourt Avenue and Beaconsfield and Gladstone,> + on Duprin Street on Melbourne Avenue and> + on King West West opposite C Schuster Road and Atlantic Avenue and Doro Street. > 63_363_Ossington_RailReplacement_211115.PNG

> Buses ** heading north ** run along their regular route to Atlantic Avenue and King Street West, then bypass:> ** West ** along King West;

** North ** along Duprin Street; and then

** East ** along Queen West West to Osington Avenue,

Returning to their regular route ** north ** along Osington. > Northbound buses skip their regular stops> + on King West Street on Douro Street; > + On Shaw Street north of King West Street and Adelaide and Kevin West Streets and> + on Queen West West on Ossington Avenue. > Instead, northbound buses drop off or pick up passengers at temporary stations> + on King West Street on Sudbury Street, opposite Jefferson Avenue and Joe Schuster Street and Dophrin Street,> + on Duprine Street opposite Melbourne Avenue and West Queen Street and> + on Queen Street West on Sadbury and Mourning streets and on Dobercourt Street. #####363 ** OSTINGTON ** NIGHT> FROM TUESDAY, ** NOVEMBER 16 ** TO MONDAY, ** DECEMBER 6, **, buses ** heading south ** run along their regular route to Boston Avenue and Queen Street West, then bypass:> ** West ** along Queen West;

** South ** along Dophrin Street; and then

** East ** along King Street west of Shaw Street,

Returning to their regular route ** east ** along King West. > Buses heading south skip their regular stops> + on Queen West West on Shaw Street and> + on Shaw Street opposite Adelaide West West. > Instead, southbound buses drop off or pick up passengers at temporary stations> + on Queen West West in front of Strachan Avenue, Show Street, Osington Avenue, Dovercourt Avenue and Beaconsfield and Gladstone,> + on Duprin Street on Melbourne Avenue and> + on King West West opposite C Schuster Road and Atlantic Avenue and Doro Street. > Buses ** heading north ** run along their regular route to Strachan Avenue and King Street West, then bypass:> ** West ** along King West;

** North ** along Duprin Street; and then

** East ** along Queen West West to Osington Avenue,

Returning to their regular route ** north ** along Osington. > Northbound buses skip their regular stops> + on King West Street on Shaw Street; > + On Shaw Street north of King West Street and Adelaide and Kevin West Streets and> + on Queen West West on Ossington Avenue. > Instead, northbound buses drop off or pick up passengers at temporary stops> + on King West Street on Shaw and Sadbury Streets, opposite Jefferson Avenue and Joe Schuster Street and Dophrin Street,> + on Dophrin Street opposite Melbourne Avenue and on Queen Street West and> + On Queen West West on Sudbury and Mourning streets and on Dobercourt Street. #####Shuttle bus 501H ** Queen / Humber **
Shuttle bus 501L ** Malka / Long Branch **
301 ** Queen ** per night> (Please note that buses continue to bypass the work area for [Phase 8](/archives/weblog/2021/10/29-queen_stre.shtml) of the project.)> From 5 am Tuesday, ** 30 November ** to 5 am Monday, ** 6 December **, ** in the direction East ** Buses operate on their normal route to West Queen Street and Dophrin Street, then continue:> ** South ** along Duprin;

** East ** along West King Street West; and then

** North ** along Bathers Street to Queen West,

Returning to their regular route ** east ** along Quinn. > Eastbound buses skip their regular stops> + on Queen West West on Sudbury and Abell streets, Dovercourt Road, Lower Ossington Avenue, Shaw Street, Strachan Avenue and Niagara, Tecumseth and Bathurst Streets. > Instead, eastbound buses drop off or pick up passengers at temporary stops> + on Dophrin Street on Melbourne Avenue,> + on King Street west of Joe Schuster Way and on Atlantic Avenue and on Doro and Shaw streets, Strachen and Niagara Avenue, Tacometh. And Bathurst Streets and -> + on Bathurst Street on Queen West Street. > Buses ** westbound ** make the detour eastbound. > Westbound buses skip their regular stops> + on Queen West West on Batherst Street and Palmerston and Clermont Avenues, opposite Strachan Avenue, Show Street, Osington Avenue, Dovercourt Avenue and Beaconsfield and Gladstone Avenues. > Instead, westbound buses drop off or pick up passengers at temporary stops> + on Bathurst Street on King West Street,> + on King West Street on Tecumseth and Niagara Streets, Strachen Avenue, Shaw and Sudbury Streets, opposite Jefferson Avenue and at Joe Shuster Way and Dufferin Street and> + on Dufferin Street across from Melbourne Avenue.

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