The intersection of College Street and Bathurst Street will be closed for the next three weeks as a result of streetcar track reconstruction and won’t reopen until July 13.
The Toronto Transit Commission said the project involves capping old watermains, removing the eastbound streetcar platform, reconstructing the westbound streetcar platform, some road resurfacing and sidewalk improvements.
Businesses and residences in the area are being advised that the first few days of work will be the most disruptive in terms of noise and dust.
The TTC said crews will also be working into the evening and overnight hours.
“After-hours work by TTC is required to support the daytime construction and complete the project as quickly as possible,” the TTC said in a release.
“There will be some loud noise with trucks backing up and sound associated with moving rail into place.”
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There will be a number of TTC service disruptions during that time. They are as follows:
511 Bathurst streetcar route will be converted to buses. Buses will divert around the intersection closure both ways via Harbord, Spadina and Dundas. 310 Bathurst night buses will follow the same detour.
506 Carlton streetcars will be maintained on the eastern portion of the route during weekdays. Streetcars will operate between Main Street Station and the downtown area.
506 Carlton streetcars will be converted to buses on the western portion of College Street during weekdays. Buses will operate both ways on College between Keele Station and the downtown area, and will divert around the intersection closure both ways via Spadina, Harbord and Ossington.
506 Carlton weekend and 306 overnight services will operate as buses along the entire route from Main Street Station to Keele Station to accommodate City watermain relining work on Gerrard Street East.