When it comes to the much-maligned Queen streetcar route, what you see now is about as good as the service is likely to get, according to the TTC.

Service has improved somewhat, after more than a year and about $2 million spent on experimenting with various scheduling and route adjustments. But TTC staff are recommending against splitting the 24-kilometre Queen 501 streetcar route into two lines.

A report before the city councillors on the Toronto Transit Commission last week shows splitting the route in half actually increased the number of short turns by 90 per cent overall during a five-week experiment last October and November.