Downtown Loop (Rapid Transit)

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About this project

The Downtown Loop is the first of London’s new rapid transit projects and includes curbside bus-only lanes and enhanced rapid transit stops. Phase one of Downtown Loop construction started in April 2021 on King Street and is expected to finish in December 2021 (with limited spring 2022 carry-over work.)

Future phases of the Downtown Loop include Queens Avenue, Ridout Street North and Wellington Street. Construction of these future phases is planned for 2022–2023.

The project will add new streetscape elements as well as transportation and transit improvements above ground, while repairing and replacing aging sewers, watermains and other underground infrastructure.


Recorded Downtown Loop Public Information Centre

Thanks to everyone who attended the Downtown Loop, Phase 2 Webinar on Thursday, June 17. If you were unable to attend the meeting or if you just want to watch it again, you can access it by clicking here.

The project team presented an overview of the latest designs, concepts of stops and streetscapes, and plans for construction.




Stay connected

If you wish to receive email updates from the City of London regarding this project, you can sign-up by clicking the links below.

Are you impacted by the Downtown Loop construction? Click here to sign-up.(External link)

If you're not directly impacted by construction, but still wish to receive email updates, sign-up by clicking here.


Please watch the introduction video below to get started.

Map of Downtown Loop Construction Phasing

Map of Construction Phasing for the Downtown Loop


Recorded Downtown Loop Pre-Construction Webinar

Thanks to everyone who attended the Downtown Loop Pre-Construction Webinar on Thursday, March 25. If you were unable to attend the meeting or if you just want to watch it again, you can access it by clicking here.

Aerial rendering of King Street with rapid transit (facing east)


Above: This bird's eye view rendering shows King Street at Talbot Street, facing east. This represents the first phase of the Downtown Loop, which will be constructed in spring 2021.

About this project

The Downtown Loop is the first of London’s new rapid transit projects and includes curbside bus-only lanes and enhanced rapid transit stops. Phase one of Downtown Loop construction started in April 2021 on King Street and is expected to finish in December 2021 (with limited spring 2022 carry-over work.)

Future phases of the Downtown Loop include Queens Avenue, Ridout Street North and Wellington Street. Construction of these future phases is planned for 2022–2023.

The project will add new streetscape elements as well as transportation and transit improvements above ground, while repairing and replacing aging sewers, watermains and other underground infrastructure.


Recorded Downtown Loop Public Information Centre

Thanks to everyone who attended the Downtown Loop, Phase 2 Webinar on Thursday, June 17. If you were unable to attend the meeting or if you just want to watch it again, you can access it by clicking here.

The project team presented an overview of the latest designs, concepts of stops and streetscapes, and plans for construction.




Stay connected

If you wish to receive email updates from the City of London regarding this project, you can sign-up by clicking the links below.

Are you impacted by the Downtown Loop construction? Click here to sign-up.(External link)

If you're not directly impacted by construction, but still wish to receive email updates, sign-up by clicking here.


Please watch the introduction video below to get started.

Map of Downtown Loop Construction Phasing

Map of Construction Phasing for the Downtown Loop


Recorded Downtown Loop Pre-Construction Webinar

Thanks to everyone who attended the Downtown Loop Pre-Construction Webinar on Thursday, March 25. If you were unable to attend the meeting or if you just want to watch it again, you can access it by clicking here.

Aerial rendering of King Street with rapid transit (facing east)


Above: This bird's eye view rendering shows King Street at Talbot Street, facing east. This represents the first phase of the Downtown Loop, which will be constructed in spring 2021.

Page last updated: 23 September 2021, 10:57