June 27, 2017

The TTC will be holding a follow-up meeting to update residents in the King and Sumach area about noise reduction measures in relation to streetcar operations on the 514 Cherry route.

At this meeting, results of the TTC’s noise and vibration measurement testing will also be released. Testing was conducted at three intersections with similar track geometry in May 2017: King and Sumach, Bathurst and Fleet and Queen and Broadview.

Meeting details

Date: Tuesday, June 27, 2017
Time: 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Location: Toronto Cooper Koo Family Cherry Street YMCA Centre - 2nd floor, 461 Cherry Street, Toronto

Background Information

  • The new 514 Cherry streetcar service was launched on June 19, 2016. It connects Cherry Street and the West Don Lands area in the east, to Dufferin Street and the Liberty Village area in the west (from Distillery Loop to Dufferin Gate Loop).
  • TTC has been operating a shuttle bus (Wheel-Trans) in place of streetcars between the King/Sumach intersection and the Distillery Loop between 10 p.m. and 7 a.m. on weekdays, and between 10 p.m. and 10 a.m. on weekends as a temporary measure to reduce streetcar turning noise for our neighbours.
  • The 514 route improves service to 40,000 customers/day supporting the heavily travelled 504 King streetcar service that carries 65,000 riders daily. The 514 service is now operated by a fleet of air-conditioned low-floor, accessible streetcars.

November 16, 2016

TTC held a community meeting on the evening of Wednesday, November 16, 2016 to discuss noise concerns related to streetcars operating across the King and Sumach intersection.

The purpose was to discuss: the noise issue, TTC actions taken to-date to address the issue, testing undertaken and next steps to reduce noise from streetcars at the King and Sumach intersection. Please see meeting material below:

TTC Service Changes

514 Cherry - Streetcar restriction

Route diverting between Parliament Street and Cherry Street.

Last updated June 12 2017, 9:20 AM

For further information:

Diego Sinagoga, Senior Community Liaison, 416-393-2197; diego.sinagoga@ttc.ca.