King Street Pilot – Phase 2 Online Survey

Posted on May 23, 2017

The City of Toronto invites you to take the Phase 2 online survey for the King St Pilot Study!

The King Street Pilot Study is about testing out how to redesign King Street to achieve three broad city-building objectives: moving people on transit more efficiently, improving public space, and supporting business and economic prosperity.

In this online survey, the City wants to hear your feedback about the proposed pilot design being considered between Bathurst Street and Jarvis Street:

Please click on the link to the survey below. It should take about 10 minutes to complete and will be live until June 10th:

https://cityoftoronto.fluidsurveys.com/s/Kingstreetpilot2/

Thank you for participating in this important initiative. If you have any questions, please contact:

David J Hunter, P. Eng
Sr. Transportation Planner
City Planning Division, City of Toronto
www.toronto.ca/kingstreetpilot
kingstreetpilot@toronto.ca
#kingstreetpilot

TTC Service Changes to 501/301 Queen – May 7 to September 2

Posted on May 1, 2017

This is a reminder that the 501 Queen route is scheduled to be replaced with buses along the entire route from May 7 to September 2. This change will allow for a number of planned construction projects to take place along Queen Street without requiring a major streetcar diversion. A full bus replacement will maintain service along the route, providing the most efficient travel during construction.

Please see the attached TTC transit pole card which will be installed along the route.

501 Queen Route

King St Pilot Study Public Meeting

Posted on April 27, 2017

The King Street Pilot Study is about exploring bold, transformative ideas for how to redesign King Street in order
to move people on transit more efficiently, improve placemaking and the public realm, and support business and
economic prosperity.

At this public meeting, the City will be seeking feedback on a preferred pilot design that has been developed for the corridor. Consultation and engagement is a critical part of the King Street Pilot Study, and a variety of community and
neighbourhood groups, businesses and BIAs, and other key stakeholders will be involved throughout the study.

Public Meeting

Thursday, May 18th, 2017
6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
InterContinental Toronto Centre, Ballroom
225 Front St W, Toronto, ON M5V 2X3
(Front St W. & Simcoe St.)

Join the conversation online!
kingstreetpilot@toronto.ca #KingStreetPilot

Project details and mailing list: www.toronto.ca/kingstreetpilot

Roncesvalles Carhouse Construction Notice

Posted on April 19, 2017

Temporary Generators to Power Carhouse
Duration:  April 23, 2017 to April 30, 2017*
*Timelines are subject to change, content is accurate at time of printing

Work Description

As part of the electrical upgrades planned at the Roncesvalles Carhouse, the contractor will be using a generator to power the facility in order to maintain regular operation. To minimize noise, a low-noise generator has been secured to provide temporary power for approximately one week while crews install new permanent electrical feeds to the carhouse. During this period, area residents may notice an increase in noise.

The generator will be situated the furthest distance possible from residential properties in order to minimize disruption to area residents. The generator selected for this work is commonly used in noise sensitive areas because of its low-decibel operating performance.

 Work Hours
Given that the carhouse supports 24-hour transit service, the generator will operate continuously starting Sunday, April 23, 2017 until Sunday, April 30, 2017.

TTC Service

There will be no impact to streetcar operations.

For more Information:

Lito Romano
Sr. Community Liaison Officer
Phone: 416-397-8699
Email: lito.romano@ttc.ca
Website: www.ttc.ca

TTC Update – The Queensway Track Project

Posted on March 22, 2017

As part of this year’s infrastructure improvement projects scheduled along the west end of the 501/301 Queen streetcar route, TTC is beginning track reconstruction on The Queensway from Claude Avenue (west of Roncesvalles Avenue) to the Humber Bridge, where the City of Toronto is presently working.

The following links are to notices that are on the TTC web related to this Infrastructure Improvements along the west end of the Queen streetcar line west of Roncesvalles Avenue in 2017:

http://www.ttc.ca/Service_Advisories/Construction/501_301_Queen_Street.jsp

http://www.ttc.ca/Service_Advisories/Construction/Queensway-Windermere.jsp

TTC Notice - The Queesway Track Project - March 2017

Waterfront Transit Phase 2 – Stakeholder Advisory Committee Meeting #2

Posted on March 14, 2017

Please join us for the first Stakeholder Advisory (SAC) Meeting of Phase 2 of the Waterfront Transit Reset Study. The meeting will take place on Tuesday, March 28, from 6:30 to 8:30 at Metro Hall, 55 John Street, in Room 308/309, where the project team will provide an update of the study, including the project scope, timeline, Phase 2 objectives, and work completed to date.

WTP2 SAC Meeting #2 Agenda
Waterfront Transit Reset - SAC Terms of Reference

 

501/301 Queen Service Changes

Posted on March 7, 2017

From May 7 to September 2, buses will replace streetcars on the entire length of the 501/301 Queen route; between Long Branch Loop to Neville Park Loop.

A number of planned construction projects along the Queen streetcar route make it difficult to provide continuous uninterrupted streetcar service during the work. A full bus replacement will maintain service along the route, providing the most efficient travel during construction, and will help avoid major diversions that streetcars would otherwise be required to use.

The projects on the 501/301 Queen route from May 7 to September 2 include:

• City/TTC track work on the Lake Shore and track and bridge work on The Queensway – January 2017 to end of year
• City streetscaping/sidewalk improvement work between Bathurst and Spadina – Spring 2017
• Eaton Centre/Hudson’s Bay pedestrian bridge re-construction – May to September 2017
• City watermain work at Queen/Coxwell – prior to Labour Day 2017 (this is followed by TTC track reconstruction in the fall)
• Various short-term TTC track/concrete repairs on Queen Street
– i.e. Queen/James, Queen/Simcoe, Queen/Bay, etc.

TTC service changes (May 7 to September 2, 2017)
501/301 Queen buses will operate between Neville Park Loop and Long Branch Loop.

On September 3, streetcars will return on the Queen route east of Roncesvalles Avenue. Buses will continue operating west of Roncesvalles Avenue due to ongoing construction along The Queensway/Humber Loop/Lake Shore.

In the Fall of 2017:
Two track reconstruction projects will take place on Queen Street that will require streetcar diversions:
• Queen and Coxwell intersection – September to October 2017
• Queen and McCaul – October to November 2017

Due to other track projects currently underway or already scheduled and coordinated for the summer, the Queen/Coxwell and Queen/McCaul track work cannot be completed during the summer months when the entire 501/301 Queen route is converted to buses.

Notices with additional details will be made available in advance of projects affecting TTC customers and local communities.

King Street Pilot Study Survey

Posted on February 22, 2017

The City of Toronto invites you to take the inline survey for the King Street Pilot Study!

The King Street Pilot Study is about testing out how to redesign King Street to achieve three broad city-building objectives: moving people on transit more efficiently, improving placemaking and the public realm, and supporting business and economic prosperity.

In this online survey, the City wants to hear your feedback about three key aspects of the pilot being explored in this phase of work:

1. How should we evaluate success of the pilot project?
2. What is your preference of three different block design options being considered?
3. Where along King Street should we undertake the pilot?

Please click on the link to the survey below, it should take about 10 to 15 minutes to complete:

http://cityoftoronto.fluidsurveys.com/s/kingstreetpilot/

Thank you for participating in this important initiative. If you have any questions, please contact:

David J Hunter, P. Eng
Sr. Transportation Planner
City Planning Division, City of Toronto
www.toronto.ca/kingstreetpilot
kingstreetpilot@toronto.ca
#kingstreetpilot

King Street Pilot Project Community Meeting

Posted on January 31, 2017

Friends,

On February 13th, 2017, City Planning will be holding the first of many public consultations on the King Street Pilot Project. The Study will explore a range of pilot options that recognize the different neighbourhood contexts along the 6km corridor from Dufferin Street in the west to River Street in the east. You can find information about this project at www.toronto.ca/kingstreetpilot.

King Street is the busiest surface transit route in the entire City, carrying more than 65,000 riders on a typical weekday. City Planning and TTC recognize that King Street isn’t working well. Streetcars are often stuck in mixed traffic, making it challenging to keep transit service running smoothly. This often results in bunching and gapping (time between streetcars), uneven utilization of capacity, and overcrowded TTC vehicles. During rush hour people are often unable to board the first streetcar that arrives.

King Street is also an important Downtown east-west spine, connecting many neighbourhoods with the largest concentration of jobs in the City, Region, and entire Country. The King Street corridor will continue to see significant population and employment growth in the coming decades, leading to further demand on these already heavily congested transit routes.

The City and TTC have recently been making operational changes to improve streetcar service including: allowing all-door loading (to become more effective with the new low-floor streetcars), adding supplemental buses, extending turning and on-street parking restrictions, optimizing transit stop locations and route running times, adding route supervisors, and improving night service.

But a more significant change is needed to improve transit service on King Street. The pilot project(s) will test a range of options to determine what might further improve transit reliability, capacity, and efficiency.

Pilot projects are an efficient and cost-effective way for cities to quickly test out new ideas in order to learn important lessons about what works and what doesn’t. The City has used pilot projects on a number of other projects, most notably the Bloor Cycling Pilot and the Richmond-Adelaide Cycle Tracks.

You are invited to join in the conversation. The first public consultation is being held on:

Monday, February 13th, 2017
6:30 PM to 9 pm
Metro Hall, Room 308/309
55 John Street South east corner of King Street West and John Street

You can also join the conversation online at kingstreetpilot@toronto.ca. If you would like to review the project details and join the mailing list visit www.toronto.ca/kingstreetpilot. Of course, you can also email me at councillor_perks@toronto.ca for more information.

I look forward to seeing you at the first public consultation on February 13th.

Gord

TTC Service Cuts With 2017 Budget

Posted on January 30, 2017

A fantastic map has been created by the talented people over at TTCriders showing the service decreases, increased expected wait times, and unaddressed overcrowding issues across Ward 14.

View more of the great work done by TTCriders here: http://www.ttcriders.ca

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