Leslie upgrades and track installation:
Work continues September 27



Update — Friday, October 31, 10:10 a.m.: Detours for buses operating along the 31B branch of the 31 Greenwood route and the 83 Jones route continue until early spring 2015.


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City of Toronto and TTC contractors continue the project to upgrade the street, improve the water-service infrastructure and install streetcar tracks on Leslie Street.

(They’re building new tracks to connect the future Leslie Barns streetcar maintenance and storage facility to the tracks on Queen Street East.)


leslie-sept25-web.jpgThe contractors have scheduled crews to work this weekend, tomorrow, Saturday, September 27 and Sunday, September 28 from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m., when they’re:

  • upgrading sewers between Queen Street East and Eastern Avenue;
  • laying track foundations at Mosley Street; and
  • upgrading utilities south of Lake Shore Boulevard East.

Monday, September 29, crews start the next phase of the project on Leslie Street **between the north side of Lake Shore Boulevard East and the entrances into the Loblaws / Burger King and Tim Horton’s / Wendy’s / FreshCo parking lots. While this section of Leslie, north of Lake Shore East is closed, crews will upgrade the utilities and install tracks.

Motorists will not be able to access northbound lanes of Leslie from Lake Shore.

Motorists can still travel east-west through the entrances to the two plazas or access the stores from Lake Shore at the intersection of Eastern Avenue and Mosley Street.

Pedestrians may still cross Leslie on the north side of the plaza entrances.


The TTC continues to detour buses operating along the 31B branch of the 31 Greenwood route and the 83 Jones route. Buses operating along the 143 Downtown / Beach express route have resumed regular service.


31B Greenwood (to Eastern)

From Thursday, May 8 until Sunday, November 2 until early spring, southbound buses operate along their regular route to Greenwood Avenue and Queen Street East, then detour:

eastward along Queen East;
southward along Coxwell Avenue; and then
northward along Woodward Avenue to Queen Street East,
ending their trips.

Southbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Queen Street East at Alton Avenue,
  • on Leslie Street South of Queen Street East and
  • on Eastern Avenue east of Leslie Street, at Knox Avenue and across from Minto Street (beside the Canada Post South Central Letter Processing Centre).

Northbound buses start their trips on Woodward Avenue at Queen Street East, then operate along their regular route westward along Queen East.

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83 Jones

From Thursday, July 31 until Sunday, November 2 until early spring, southbound buses operate along their regular route to Leslie Street and Queen Street East, then detour:

westward along Queen East;
southward along Carlaw Avenue; and then
eastward along Commissioners Street to Lakeshore Garage,
ending their trips.

Southbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Leslie Street south of Queen Street East, at Eastern Avenue, south of Mosley Street and Lake Shore Boulevard East and at Commissioners Street,
  • on Commissioners Street beside #600 Commissioners and the Lakeshore Garage loop and
  • in Lakeshore Garage loop.

Instead, southbound buses drop off or pick up passengers at temporary stops

  • on Queen Street East at Brooklyn and Pape Avenues,
  • on Carlaw Avenue at Eastern Avenue and Lake Shore Boulevard East, south of Lake Shore Boulevard East and at Commissioners Street.

Northbound buses start their trips in the TTC’s Lakeshore Garage, as usual, then proceed:

westward along Commissioners Street;
northward along Carlaw Avenue; and then
eastward along Queen Street to Jones Avenue,
resuming their regular route northward along Jones.

Northbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Commissioners Street beside #s 545 and 595 Commissioners and
  • on Leslie Street across from Commissioners and Mosley Streets.

Instead, northbound buses drop off or pick up passengers at temporary stops

  • on Carlaw Avenue north of Commissioners Street, Lake Shore Boulevard East and Eastern Avenue and at Queen Street East and
  • Queen Street East at Pape and Caroline Avenues.