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Latest Transit News
Waterfront Transit “Reset”
The City of Toronto, in partnership with the Toronto Transit Commission and Waterfront Toronto is undertaking a multi-phase Waterfront Transit “Reset” study. The study is undertaking a comprehensive assessment of needs and options for transit improvements for the waterfront area. A Phase 1 study was completed in 2016 and a Phase 2 study is currently underway. The study is anticipated to conclude in 2017 with a recommended waterfront transit network solution.
More information can be found at the project website.
Visit Leslie Barns During Doors Open
On Saturday, May 28 the TTC’s Leslie Barns Maintenance and Storage facility will be open tours during Doors Open. For the first time ever, the public is invited to take a peek behind the doors of the Barns, our newest TTC facility.
Come by for a tour on the new streetcar and check out the evolution of streetcars in the city through our interactive TTC vehicle display! There will also be children’s activities, music and refreshments for purchase in support of the United Way.
Saturday, May 28 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Leslie Barn Maintenance and Storage facility
1165 Lakeshore Blvd. E.
(enter from the Leslie Street and Commissioners St /North Service Rd intersection, south of Lake Shore Blvd)
Making East-End Streetcar Service Faster
Faster streetcar service could be coming to the East-end of Toronto. By changing parking and left-turn regulations, streetcar service has been improved in the downtown and West sides of the city. TTC and Transportation staff are now studying if similar regulations should be implemented along Gerrard, Dundas, Kingston and Queen in the East-end.
For more information, please read the report that was approved on May 10th, 2016 at Toronto and East York Community Council.
The most recent report as of February 22nd, 2017.
Service Improvements to the 501 Queen Streetcar
Starting Sun., Jan. 3, the TTC will be making significant changes to the 501 Queen streetcar route to make it more reliable and more frequent. Additional time will be added to the schedules at all times of the week in order to operate a more reliable service. Service will be added at busy off peak times to reduce crowding, and service over the entire route, from Neville Park to Long Branch, will operate every 10 minutes-or-better, all day, every day.
Design of the Leslie Barns Wall
This state-of-the-art facility is where the TTC’s new low-floor streetcars will be repaired and parked when out of service. The building has one of the largest green roofs in the city at 9,256 Sq. M.
While the construction of the building is nearly complete, the landscaping and wall around the Leslie Barns has just begun. The final design of the sound wall will include fully clear sections, red decorative panels and areas covered with vines. Furthermore, the area will be landscaped with native trees and vegetation.
The wall and landscaping is expected to be completed in the spring of 2016.