503 Kingston Rd

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503 Kingston Rd
503 Kingston Road Eastbound King.jpg
A 503 Kingston Rd car proceeds east along
King Street, bound for Victoria Park Avenue
Type Streetcar Route
Locale Toronto, Ontario
Termini Bingham Loop (East)
Downtown street loop (West)
Stations TTC - Line 1 - Yonge-University-Spadina line.svg King
Operator(s) Toronto Transit Commission
Depot(s) Birchmount [1] [2]
Rolling stock Shuttle buses
Line length 8.97 km (5.57 mi) [2]
Track gauge 4 ft 10 78 in (1,495 mm) - TTC Gauge
Electrification 600 VDC Overhead
Route number 503
Route map
Transfer stop
Sunday-only stop
Route:Connection  00  Terminus  00 
York Street
Union Station BSicon BUS1.svg  6   6A  BSicon SUBWAY.svg TTC - Line 1 - Yonge-University-Spadina line.svg
King Station BSicon BUS1.svg  97B  BSicon SUBWAY.svg TTC - Line 1 - Yonge-University-Spadina line.svg
Victoria Street
Church Street
Jarvis Street
Sherbourne Street BSicon BUS1.svg  75 
Ontario Street
Parliament Street BSicon BUS1.svg  65 
Trinity Street
Sackville Street
Sumach Street
501 & 502 to downtown
King Street East
River Street BSicon CLRV.svg  501   502 
CN Kingston sub.
CP Bala sub.
Don River
Don Valley Parkway
Carroll Street
Broadview Avenue BSicon CLRV.svg  504 
↓ Saulter Street/Boulton Avenue ↑
CN Lakeshore sub.
Empire Avenue
↓ Booth Avenue
Logan Avenue
Carlaw Avenue BSicon BUS1.svg  72 
Pape Avenue BSicon BUS1.svg  72 
↓ Caroline Avenue/Brooklyn Avenue ↑
Jones Avenue BSicon BUS1.svg  83 
Leslie Street
↓ Laing Street/Alton Avenue ↑
Greenwood Avenue BSicon BUS1.svg  31 
Russell Carhouse
Connaught Avenue
↓ Woodward Avenue/Kent Road ↑
Coxwell Avenue BSicon BUS1.svg  22 
↓ Eastern Avenue/Queen Street ↑ 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 
Walter Street
Glen Manor Drive
St. John Church
Malvern Avenue
Beech Avenue
Scarborough Road
Bingham Avenue
Victoria Park Avenue
Bingham Loop BSicon BUS1.svg  12   22A  BSicon CLRV.svg  502 

The 503 Kingston Rd (temporarily replaced by shuttle buses as of fall 2016) is an east-west streetcar route in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, operated by the Toronto Transit Commission. The 503 Kingston Rd travels on a route to the downtown financial district from the Bingham Loop and operates in the rush hour only with a 12-minute service frequency. The route shares much of its track with the 501 Queen, 504 King and the 502 Downtowner.


Starting at the Bingham Loop on Victoria Park Avenue, the 503 runs southwest on Kingston Road then turns west along Queen Street. At the bridge over the Don River, it then turns southwest going along King Street and continues west to Church Street. It then goes south again to Wellington Street where it continues west to York Street. It then turns north and returns east along King Street, Queen Street and Kingston Road.

The Kingston Road line only travels over a short section of Kingston Road and does not extend into Scarborough, except for about 100 feet as it travels north on Victoria Park Avenue before entering the Bingham Loop. Up to 1954, the Kingston Road line used to extend as far as the Birchmount Loop, on Birchmount Road.[3]

More recently, as of fall 2016 the route has been operated using only supplementary buses due to a streetcar shortage. [4]

Sites along the line (from east to west)[edit]


  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. ^ James Bow (2013-08-24). "Remembering Birchmount Loop". Transit Toronto. Archived from the original on 2013-09-21. Retrieved 2014-02-18. The easternmost streetcar loop in the TTC's history is Birchmount Loop, located at the Kingston Road / Birchmount Avenue intersection inside the old City of Scarborough. 
  4. ^ 503 Kingston Road - Temporary bus operation