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What Exactly Happened at Queen and Spadina?

A step-by-step explanation of why, exactly, your commute was all messed up for two weeks.

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The intersection of Queen Street and Spadina Avenue reopened today after being closed for two weeks while TTC construction crews replaced the streetcar tracks there.

As one of only three intersections in the city where streetcars need to turn in all eight possible directions (the other such intersections are King and Bathurst and King and Spadina), Queen and Spadina presented unusually complex engineering problems.

Mohammad Kashani, a project engineer for the Spadina track-replacement effort, talked to us about the process of overhauling the intersection. For step-by-step details, check out the (mostly) chronological gallery of the work, above. All the information is in the captions.

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