TTC Track Reconstruction at Queen St W and McCaul St

Expected Start Date:  October 16, 2017

Expected End Date:  November 6, 2017

This fall, the City of Toronto and the Toronto Transit Commission will replace the streetcar tracks at the intersection of Queen Street West and McCaul Street as shown below. The intersection at Queen Street West and McCaul Street will be closed to through traffic during construction. Sidewalks on Queen Street West will remain accessible and pedestrians will be detoured around the work area. To accommodate this work, the intersection will be completely closed for three weeks.

This work is required to bring the track infrastructure to a state of good repair and will improve sidewalks for Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) compliance. This project is part of the Council-approved 2017 Capital Works Program.

For this project, crews will:  

  • Deliver new rail on flat deck trailers near the work zone (delivery will occur in the late evening or overnight for safety).
  • Remove the concrete and old streetcar track, replace the concrete and install new track.
  • Provision accessibility improvements to sidewalk areas.
  • Restore the road and sidewalks where necessary.

Please note: work on this project permits work 24 hours 7 days a week from Monday October 16, 2017 at 6:00 am to Monday October 30, 2017 at 6:00 am. The work hours will be split between the City's contractor and TTC track staff working on the new track.

Click here to download a detailed PDF of the work notice.

Map of work area: