The King West area is a mixed-use neighbourhood and a hot spot for new housing, tech jobs, restaurants and nightlife, mixed in with some beautiful old buildings. At King and Bathurst, the Ontario Line will have connections to both the 504 King and 511 Bathurst TTC streetcar lines.
Current plans envision maintaining streetcar service in these areas throughout the duration of the project, though there might be times when service is re-routed or reduced to accommodate construction work.
1. Underground, the station platform is on a diagonal and shifted to the southeast corner of the intersection which will provide customers a more direct route and avoid significant construction impacts to the historic Wheat Sheaf Tavern. Built in 1849, the landmark building with the distinctive mansard roof is widely believed to be the oldest pub in Toronto.
Work is anticipated to begin after financial close is reached for the Southern Civil, Stations and Tunnel procurement package.