On Thursday, November 17 from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m., TTC overhead crews will be installing new cabling on Dufferin Street pole to pole between Queen Street and the Dufferin Gate Loop. This work will be completed in one day, pending weather. Old cable will be removed at a later date.
Traffic will be maintained through the area, and there should be little to no loss of street parking during this work.
TTC service (November 17 from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m.)
- 29 Dufferin buses will not enter Dufferin Gate Loop and will turn back inside Exhibition Place grounds.
- 514 Cherry streetcars will not operate on Dufferin Street south of King Street and will divert both ways via King Street, Dufferin Street, Queen Street, Shaw Street and King Street.
Major City watermain work on Lansdowne Avenue is now complete and the road is fully re-opened! Crews will still be cleaning up the area for the next few days. Additionally, TTC route 47-Lansdowne will soon return to regular routing, with no more southbound diversion.
We heard that cyclists exiting Sorauren to turn right onto Dundas were being pinched by motor vehicles so we have added green marking at this intersection. The purpose of this marking is to encourage motorists to make a wider right hand turn creating more room for cyclists.dundas-sorauren-green-marking
The contractor working on the Wallace Bridge will be mobilizing on the bridge on November 1, 2016. For this work, the Wallace Avenue Pedestrian Bridge will be closed at night from 10:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. From November 1 to November 4 and November 6 to November 10.construction-update-1-bridge-closure-wallace-ave-pedestrian
The City of Toronto will be performing fall maintenance activities on the Gardiner Expressway starting Friday night. A full closure of the expressway is needed to ensure safety for the public and for the workers involved.
This weekend presents a good opportunity for the expressway work because no major events are scheduled in the downtown core. The Mayor’s Road Closures Committee meets monthly to select traffic closure dates with the goal of limiting disruptions to motorists.
The City will make changes to traffic-signal timing to enhance traffic flow on nearby routes, mitigating traffic congestion associated with the expressway’s closure.
The expressway will be closed between Carlaw Avenue and Highway 427/Queen Elizabeth Way from 11 p.m. on Friday, October 21 to 5 a.m. on Monday, October 24 for the work.
Motorists can use Lake Shore Boulevard, the Queensway, King Street, Bloor Street and Evans Avenue as alternative routes during the weekend closure.
The City has a web-based map to help residents and visitors make their travel plans, available at http://www.toronto.ca/roadrestrictions.
In addition, the City’s T.O. INview map shows planned capital construction work taking place across the city. T.O. Inview can be accessed at http://www.toronto.ca/inview.
This work is part of the City’s comprehensive, co-ordinated strategy to rehabilitate and upgrade Toronto’s roads, transit and underground infrastructure for current and future needs.
The City of Toronto has been working to replace the watermain on Lansdowne Avenue from south of Dundas Street to Rideau Avenue, and on the Lansdowne Avenue East Branch up to Shirley Street since June of 2016.
The progress on this project was delayed by unfavourable water testing results and they now expect a new end date of Novmber 4th, 2016. They thank you for your patience during this project.
A link to the City’s official update can be found here.
To maintain a state of good repair, TTC track staff will be replacing the two curve track sections on Edna Avenue – the track section exiting the station onto Edna and the section exiting Edna onto Dundas. The work will take approximately one week and will require closing Edna Avenue to traffic between Dorval and Dundas. Please see further details highlighted below.
- The majority of the heavy construction work will be done during the day time between 7 a.m. and 9 p.m.
- To ensure that streetcar service can resume regular service on Monday, October 3, the portion of work involving new rail installation will be conducted around-the-clock.
Traffic restrictions (12:01 a.m. on September 26 to 5 a.m. on October 3)
To establish a safe work zone, the following restrictions will be in place for the duration of the track project.
- Edna Avenue will be closed to vehicular traffic between Dundas Street West and the streetcar exit from the station.
- Edna Avenue will be closed at Dorval Road with local traffic access only.
- Access to the laneway at the north side of Edna Avenue near Dundas Street will be restricted. Please access this laneway from other access points (on Edna Avenue and on Chelsea Avenue).
- Dundas Street West will be reduced to one lane in each direction through the work zone at Edna Avenue.
Transit service changes (12:01 a.m. on September 26 to 5 a.m. on October 3)
To accommodate the rail replacement work, streetcars will be temporarily replaced by buses.
- 504/304 King streetcars will turn back eastbound at TTC’s Roncesvalles Yard at Queen/Roncesvalles.
- 505 Dundas streetcars will be extended to High Park Loop via Howard Park Avenue.
- 504/304 King shuttle buses will operate on Roncesvalles Avenue between the Dundas West Station and King/Queen area, looping via east on King Street, north on Jameson Avenue, west on Queen Street and returning north on Roncesvalles to the Dundas West Station.
- While TTC does not have plans to divert buses on local streets when leaving the Dundas West Station, there may be intermittent periods during the project that it may be unavoidable. We appreciate your patience and understanding in this instance.
Metrolinx will be hosting their second drop-in session at the Carnaby Condominium located at 10 Minowan Miikan Lane (formerly 11 Peel Avenue) on September 29, 2016 from 5 to 7p.m. Representatives from Metrolinx will be there to answer any questions you may have about the project.
Please see the attached for full details:
Please see the attached update from Metrolinx regarding the Dufferin and Queen closure:
Wallace Avenue Pedestrian Bridge Work
Expected Start Date: early-September, 2016
Expected End Date: late-December 2016
*Timeline is subject to change.
The City of Toronto and the developers of the Wallace Walk Condominium will complete work on the Wallace Avenue Pedestrian Bridge from the week after Labour Day to Mid-December 2016.
The Developers of Wallace Walk will install a new staircase at the east end of the bridge, the City will complete repairs to ensure the rest of the bridge meets current bridge design codes.
This City work is part of the Council-Approved 2016 Capital Works budget and will ensure that the bridge continues to provide the important link to Dundas West Street for the local community. Efforts to keep the bridge open have been part of the planning work in construction delivery and the bridge repairs and stair installation will be delivered in phases. Despite these efforts there will be some periods of closure on the bridge.
Please see the attached PDF for full details: