514 ttc streetcar route

TTC plans to launch new streetcar route this June

Get ready to meet the 514 streetcar route. A report to be voted on by the TTC board next week recommends the introduction of new a streetcar line that would operate between Cherry St. and Dufferin St. This new route would provide transit accessibility for the Canary District, but also relief for the busiest stretch of the 504 King route.

There's been talk of streetcars on Cherry St. for a while, but it's close to reality now. Should the board approve the recommendation, service would get underway on June 19. The new route would be the third to employ the TTC's new low-floor streetcars, which have greater capacity than the vehicles currently servicing King St. right now.

The introduction of the new line would come at no additional cost to the TTC, as it would be offered by redistributing current service on King St. With 65,000 passengers a day, this is the busiest surface route in the city, which will be helped by the addition of larger vehicles and more frequent service throughout its most packed section.

This should be a no brainer.

Correction: An earlier version of this post stated that the 514 line would be the second to employ the TTC's new streetcars, but it is in fact the third (behind the the 510 and 509).

Photo by Steve Chui in the blogTO Flickr pool.


Join the conversation Load comments

Latest in City

The top 5 weekend getaways one hour from Toronto

The best and worst TTC subway stations in Toronto

Sold! Condo in former church goes for $400K over asking

Motion to kill city funding for Pride Toronto fails

TTC will close a chunk of Line 2 subway this weekend

TTC employees won't wear uniforms at Pride because of police

What a $5 million cottage near Toronto looks like

Toronto wants to fix dangerous Lake Shore bike path