TORONTO’s love affair with streetcars means tearing up and putting down tracks

The Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) operates the most extensive streetcar network in the Americas, with brand new cars arriving in 2014.  Tearing up and putting down tracks is nothing new around here.  York Street at Adelaide in the Financial District is one of the latest rebuilding sites.

STREETCARS1<PHOTOS BELOW – City of Toronto Archives> 1) Rebuilding tracks at the intersection of Spadina Avenue & College Street, 1930’s  2) Digging up tracks on Yonge Street for subway construction, 1950’s>