Tuesday, May 8, 2012

TTC: 506 Carlton streetcar

The 506 Carlton car, despite the name, spends quite a bit of its time on College Street and Gerrard Avenue.  At the foot of Norwood Road, the 506 goes past along Gerrard.  The east-bound streetcar (the stop is across the street, with a pedestrian crosswalk) travels three stops to Main Street Station, then turns around and comes back.  The west-bound streetcar follows Gerrard through Little India and Little Vietnam, over the Don Valley, then finally turns north on Parliament to go through Cabbagetown.  Turning west again on Carlton, it crosses both Yonge and University streets, giving easy access to both sides of the yellow subway line.  At the far end of the line it hits High Park before returning.

The best part of the 506 streetcar is that it runs 24 hours a day, every day.  No matter where you are downtown, you can walk to College, Carlton, or Gerrard and get a streetcar home.

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