502 Downtowner

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502 Downtowner
CLRV 4064 on 502 Downtowner.jpg
502 Downtowner car on Kingston Road,
travelling westbound at Main Street
Type Streetcar Route
Locale Toronto, Ontario
Termini Bingham Loop (East)
McCaul Loop (West)
Stations TTC - Line 1 - Yonge-University-Spadina line.svg Queen
TTC - Line 1 - Yonge-University-Spadina line.svg Osgoode
Operator(s) Toronto Transit Commission
Depot(s) Birchmount [1] [2]
Rolling stock Shuttle buses
Line length 9.38 km (5.83 mi) [2]
Track gauge 4 ft 10 78 in (1,495 mm) - TTC Gauge
Electrification 600 VDC Overhead
Route number 502
Route map
Transfer stop
intermediate stop
Connection  00  Terminus  00 

McCaul Loop
501 to Long Branch
Queen Street West/McCaul Street ↑ BSicon CLRV.svg  501 
St. Patrick Street
University Avenue (Osgoode Station) BSicon BUS1.svg  142  BSicon SUBWAY.svg TTC - Line 1 - Yonge-University-Spadina line.svg
York Street
Bay Street BSicon BUS1.svg  6   6A 
Yonge Street (Queen Station) BSicon BUS1.svg  97B  BSicon SUBWAY.svg TTC - Line 1 - Yonge-University-Spadina line.svg
Victoria Street (Saint Michael's Hospital)
Church Street
Jarvis Street
Sherbourne Street BSicon BUS1.svg  75 
Ontario Street
Parliament Street BSicon BUS1.svg  65 
Sackville Street
Sumach Street
River Street
King Street East503 & 504 to downtown
Metrolinx Bala Subdivision
Don River
Don Valley Parkway
Carroll Street BSicon CLRV.svg  503   504 
Broadview Avenue BSicon CLRV.svg  504 
↓ Saulter Street/Boulton Avenue ↑
Metrolinx Kingston Subdivision
Empire Avenue
Logan Avenue
Carlaw Avenue BSicon BUS1.svg  72 
Pape Avenue BSicon BUS1.svg  72A 
↓ Caroline Avenue/Brooklyn Avenue ↑
Jones Avenue BSicon BUS1.svg  83 
Leslie Street
↓ Laing Street/Alton Avenue ↑
Greenwood Avenue BSicon BUS1.svg  31 
Russell Carhouse
Woodfield Road
Coxwell Avenue BSicon BUS1.svg  22 
↓ Kingston Road/Queen Street East↑ BSicon BUS1.svg  22B  BSicon CLRV.svg  501 
Woodbine Loop
501 to Neville
↓ Dixon Avenue/Dundas Street East
Columbine Avenue
Rainsford Road
Woodbine Avenue BSicon BUS1.svg  92 
Elmer Avenue
↓ Waverly Road/Brookside Drive ↑
Lee Avenue
Main Street (Southwood Drive) BSicon BUS1.svg  64 
Glen Manor Drive
Beech Avenue
Scarborough Road
Bingham Avenue
Victoria Park Avenue
Bingham Loop BSicon BUS1.svg  12   22A  BSicon CLRV.svg  503 

The 502 Downtowner is a streetcar line (temporarily replaced by shuttle buses as of fall 2016) operated by the Toronto Transit Commission in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. It runs from the Bingham Loop at Victoria Park Avenue and Kingston Road in the Beaches neighbourhood to McCaul Loop in downtown Toronto.


It runs southwest on Kingston Road then turns west along Queen Street. It goes west along Queen to McCaul Street where there is a turning loop just north of Queen Street West. The route is grouped together with the 503 Kingston Road for accounting purposes, as they share a large amount of the same track.[3]

The 502 Downtowner runs during the day from Monday to Friday only, with a service every 12 minutes during rush hour (during which time the 503 streetcars are also running, covering much of the same route) and every 10 minutes at other times during the day.

Due to a shortage of streetcars caused by late delivery of the new Bombardier Flexity Outlook streetcars, as of October 2016, the route has been operated using buses rather than streetcars. [4]

Buses replaced streetcars while the Bingham Loop was being rebuilt in 2010. As of fall 2016 the route was again replaced by shuttle buses due to a streetcar fleet shortage

Sites along the line[edit]

From east to west:


  1. ^ http://www.ttc.ca/PDF/Transit_Planning/Service_Summary_2017-03-26.pdf
  2. ^ a b Toronto Transit Commission (September 18, 2009). "TTC Service Summary" (PDF). 
  3. ^ "TTC Description of 502 Downtowner". Toronto Transit Commission. Retrieved 19 July 2014. 
  4. ^ 502 Downtowner - Temporary bus operation

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