510 Spadina Service Update

Starting June 23, 2024, 510 Spadina streetcars will be replaced by bus service. This work is expected to last until December 2024, as part of a city-wide state of good repair program that’s completing necessary maintenance and improvements on all of our streetcar lines. 

510 Spadina streetcars will not operate between Spadina Station and Union Station, between from June 23 to December 2024.

This work on Spadina is part of a city-wide state of good repair program that’s completing necessary maintenance and improvements on all of our streetcar lines, to ensure they can operate safely and efficiently for years to come. 

Action I'm Taking

We know that Spadina is one of the busiest routes in the city and that this has already had a big impact on residents, visitors, and workers, with long wait times and buses getting stuck in traffic. 

Over the last two months, my office and I have repeatedly advocated to the TTC to explore creative and innovative ways that ensure transit is able to keep moving on this route. So far we’ve achieved: 

  • Expanded information campaigns to ensure people know about the service changes. 
  • Enhancing reliability of parallel routes including Bathurst streetcar and Line 1. 
  • Confirmation that work will be happening on different sections concurrently, to speed up construction timelines. 

I have consistently called for a temporary priority bus lane as a measure to improve travel times during construction. I’m glad to have moved this forward at Toronto and East York Community Council on July 10, and now for final approval to Council on July 24-26. The priority bus lane would be installed southbound from Richmond St W to Lake Shore Blvd. This lane would also be available for use by cyclists and emergency vehicles.

I’ll continue to work with City staff and TTC staff to make sure that as this critical maintenance work proceeds, we can all get where we need to go well.

510 Spadina Service through construction 

510 Spadina streetcar service will be replaced with buses, operating both ways on Spadina Ave between Spadina Station and Queens Quay W, and serving curbside stops. I requested that buses use the right-of-way, but this was not deemed feasible due to the nature of the work being overhead, and the width of the lanes being too narrow to safely navigate.

There will be no 510 Spadina streetcar service operating to or from Union Station. Riders travelling to or from Union Station will be able to transfer between the replacement buses and 509 Harbourfront streetcars at Queens Quay W. 509 Harbourfront streetcar service will be increased to provide frequent travel to and from Union Station.

NEW: Starting Monday, July 8, from 3 pm to 7 pm, Monday to Friday, 510 Spadina buses will no longer operate on Spadina Avenue between Front Street W. and Queen’s Quay W. During these hours, buses will instead turn left onto Front Street and then right on Blue Jays Way, looping around back to Spadina to go north to Spadina Station. There will be no 510 service during these hours at stops on Spadina at Fort York/Bremner and at Queen’s Quay West.

You may also want to take an alternate route. We’ve worked to enhance reliability on parallel routes:

  • Line 1 subway, which will be running with regular frequency. 
  • 511 Bathurst streetcar, which will be running on better summer service levels 

I’ve asked that the TTC monitor service levels on these routes, and add service as needed. They’ve indicated that they will have extra vehicles available to redirect to busy lines. 

The TTC has committed to ensuring that this work does not disrupt the Chinatown BIA’s Chinatown Festival in August.

Where to find more information  

Learn more about the construction at this dedicated TTC page. For the most up-to-date information, follow @TTCNotices on X or sign up for eAlerts.

As always, reach out to my office with any questions or concerns at [email protected]

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