No Streetcar Service On Dufferin South of Queen St on Nov 17th

Posted on November 14, 2016

Just a friendly reminder of this upcoming closure:

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.

No Streetcar Service On Dufferin South of Queen St on Nov 17th

Posted on November 8, 2016

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.

Councillor Gord Perks Unhappy with Transit Deal

Posted on November 8, 2016

Councillor Perks is among several City Councillors unsatisfied by the new transit payment plan. Inside Toronto has written an article about it here.

Waterfront Transit Reset Study Update

Posted on October 26, 2016

The Phase 1 Final Report for the Waterfront Transit Reset Study has been completed. Entitled Phase 1: Network Vision, the report outlines the City’s transit objectives for the Waterfront area in addition to showing projections for employment and population.

The report can be found here.

Phase 2 of the study is starting in Fall 2016 and seeks to further develop analyses of transit operations, development, the identification of priority areas, and an implementation strategy.

More information can be found on the City of Toronto website here.

PRESTO Update

Posted on October 17, 2016

The PRESTO rollout continues across the TTC. Forty subway stations, 14 of which have the new fare gates, more than 1,300 buses and all new and legacy streetcars have PRESTO readers.

Fare gate construction
-Fare gate construction is underway at High Park, Runnymede, Jane, Glencairn, North York Centre, St. Clair West – Heath Street entrance, Eglinton West, Summerhill, Wilson, Warden, Lawrence West, Bessarion, Bayview, Lawrence, Victoria Park and Eglinton

-Construction is set to begin at Rosedale on Oct. 5

-The focus of the fare gate construction for 2016 will be on main entrances. Automatic entrances will be done in 2017. Also in 2017, the TTC will complete the installation of fare gates at those stations that currently have PRESTO readers on TTC turnstiles

PRESTO on buses
-More than 1,300 buses and 77 routes have PRESTO

-By the end of 2016, all TTC buses, including Wheel-Trans vehicles and accessible taxis will have PRESTO readers. The accessible sedans will get PRESTO in 2017.

-Until such time as all buses are PRESTO enabled, customers who have PRESTO cards should carry tokens or exact cash, in case the bus that arrives doesn’t have readers installed.

-PRESTO customers transferring to another bus should take a paper transfer.

TTC fare products on PRESTO
-TTC pass products will not be available on PRESTO until sometime in 2017.

-Customers will still be able to purchase individual Metropasses and Metropass Discount Plan customers will still receive cards in 2017. Customers will be provided with advanced notice when it’s time to transition from a Metropass to PRESTO.

-Tokens and tickets will be accepted in 2017. The TTC will stop selling them before they stop accepting them. More information will be provided on ttc.ca when it is available.

-New Photo ID requirements approved by the TTC Board will be introduced alongside PRESTO concessions later in 2017.

-Limited Use Media (i.e. single ride) paper PRESTO cards will be available sometime in 2017. These will also be distributed to social service agencies, school boards and other organizations that hand out tokens and tickets today.
General PRESTO information

-PRESTO cards can be purchased online at prestocard.ca, by phone at 1-800-855-0511 or in person at select Gateway Newstands or at the Customer Service Centre at Davisville Station.

-To set a senior or student concession fare you must visit the TTC’s Customer Service Centre at Davisville Station, 1900 Yonge. More locations will become available as the PRESTO rollout continues.

-A third-party retail network will begin to sell PRESTO cards in 2017 and by late 2017 Self-Serve Reload Machines will be in every subway station. These machines will sell PRESTO cards and will allow customers to load pass products, such as monthly passes, as well as reload their card balance.

The PDF release by the TTC can be found here: Presto Update Oct 14.

Dufferin St Full Road and Sidewalk Closure at Queen Street West

Posted on September 8, 2016

Friends,

Yesterday at Toronto and East York Community Council (TEYCC) Transportation Services requested approval of a full road closure and sidewalk closures on Dufferin Street, from Queen Street West to Peel Avenue in order to accommodate construction of the Dufferin Bridge Extension. This road closure was requested by Metrolinx. In addition, Transportation Services requested approval to amend the current parking regulations on Peel Avenue and on Gladstone Avenue (Ward 18), between Queen Street West and Peel Avenue, in order to facilitate traffic flow along the proposed detour route during construction.

 

As you may be aware, Metrolinx plans to expand its Barrie GO line. Within the Georgetown South Rail Corridor at the Dufferin Street Bridge, near the intersection of Dufferin Street and Queen Street West, this expansion will result in an additional track on the north side of the corridor. In order to accommodate this track, Metrolinx requires the aforementioned closures for 110 days.

The staff reports for this closure can be found below:

 

http://app.toronto.ca/tmmis/viewAgendaItemHistory.do?item=2016.TE18.98

 

http://app.toronto.ca/tmmis/viewAgendaItemHistory.do?item=2016.TE18.97

 

TEYCC approved the request yesterday. All traffic lanes, bike lanes and sidewalks on Dufferin Street, between Queen Street West and Peel Avenue will be closed from SEPTEMBER 12th until DECEMBER 31st, 2016. Metrolinx requires the closures and parking amendments in order to complete their work.

 

More information will follow as Metrolinx works to communicate this closure out to neighbouring residents and businesses. Once I have the flyer, I will be sure to post it on my website, www.gordperks.ca .

 

Please don’t hesitate to contact my office if more information is required. You can reach me at councillor_perks@toronto.ca or 416-392-7919.

 

Sincerely

 

Gord

Dufferin St Full Road and Sidewalk Closure at Queen Street West

Posted on September 8, 2016

Friends,

Yesterday at Toronto and East York Community Council (TEYCC) Transportation Services requested approval of a full road closure and sidewalk closures on Dufferin Street, from Queen Street West to Peel Avenue in order to accommodate construction of the Dufferin Bridge Extension. This road closure was requested by Metrolinx. In addition, Transportation Services requested approval to amend the current parking regulations on Peel Avenue and on Gladstone Avenue (Ward 18), between Queen Street West and Peel Avenue, in order to facilitate traffic flow along the proposed detour route during construction.

 

As you may be aware, Metrolinx plans to expand its Barrie GO line. Within the Georgetown South Rail Corridor at the Dufferin Street Bridge, near the intersection of Dufferin Street and Queen Street West, this expansion will result in an additional track on the north side of the corridor. In order to accommodate this track, Metrolinx requires the aforementioned closures for 110 days.

The staff reports for this closure can be found below:

 

http://app.toronto.ca/tmmis/viewAgendaItemHistory.do?item=2016.TE18.98

 

http://app.toronto.ca/tmmis/viewAgendaItemHistory.do?item=2016.TE18.97

 

TEYCC approved the request yesterday. All traffic lanes, bike lanes and sidewalks on Dufferin Street, between Queen Street West and Peel Avenue will be closed from SEPTEMBER 12th until DECEMBER 31st, 2016. Metrolinx requires the closures and parking amendments in order to complete their work.

 

More information will follow as Metrolinx works to communicate this closure out to neighbouring residents and businesses. Once I have the flyer, I will be sure to post it on my website, www.gordperks.ca .

 

Please don’t hesitate to contact my office if more information is required. You can reach me at councillor_perks@toronto.ca or 416-392-7919.

 

Sincerely

 

Gord

King Street service changes during the Toronto International Film Festival

Posted on September 2, 2016

September 8 to 11, 2016 King Street West will be closed between Peter Street and University Avenue from Thursday, September 8 to Sunday, September 11 as Toronto celebrates the 41st Annual Toronto International Film Festival. The road closure requires several changes to the 504 King, 514 Cherry and 304 King night service.

 

Please see both attachments for more information:

TIFF_flyer_2016
TIFF_flyer_WT_2016

Temporary bus diversions during Labour Day Parade – Monday, September 5

Posted on September 2, 2016

Temporary bus diversion during Labour Day Parade
Florence St, Brock Ave, Cowan Ave and Elm Grove Ave

Monday, September 5, 2016 (9 a.m. to 2 p.m.)

29 Dufferin buses
 Southbound: from Bloor St, south on Dufferin St, west on Florence St, south on Brock Ave, west on Queen St, south on Cowan Ave, east on King St.
 Northbound: from King St, north on Elm Grove Ave, west on Queen St, north on Brock Ave, east on College St, north on Dufferin St to route.

193 Exhibition Rocket buses
 Southbound: from Roncesvalles Ave, east on King St north on Elm Grove Ave, west on Queen St, north on Brock Ave, west on Dundas St to route.

47 Lansdowne buses
 Southbound: from Lansdowne Ave, east on Dundas St, south on Dufferin St, west on Florence St, south on Brock Ave, west on Queen St and north on Lansdowne Ave to route.

Temporary transit stops may be established along the diversion routings.

Click here for more information: TTC Notice – Bus diversions during Labour Day Parade (1)

Streetcar Track Reconstruction and Intersection Improvements at College and Lansdowne Ave

Posted on July 15, 2016

Below are some updates regarding the construction projects taking place on  or near College Street this summer.

Some Ward 14 Residents may be affected.


Streetcar Track Reconstruction and Intersection Improvements at College and Lansdowne Ave

From July 18 – September 2, 2016 The City of Toronto will replace the streetcar tracks at the intersection of College and Lansdowne.

To accommodate this work the intersection will be completely closed from Monday July 25th to Monday August 8th.

On all other days the intersection be reduced to one lane.

Work Hours:
The first few days of full intersection closure are the most disruptive and involve breaking and removing concrete within the streetcar track areas. The breaking will stop at 11:00 p.m.

 

Traffic Management:

Efforts have been made to manage traffic in the area for the safety of workers, road users and residents. These efforts include adding Local Access signs and revising traffic signal times.
Road users should expect delays and increased traffic on nearby main and side streets.

  • The College Street & Lansdowne Avenue intersection will be closed to traffic Monday July 25, 2016 at 6 a.m. to Monday August 8, 2016 at 6 a.m.
  • Pedestrians will have to walk around the work area on sidewalks or walkways provided.
  • Cyclists opting to use the sidewalk must dismount and walk the same sections as pedestrians or use alternate routes provided below.
  • The intersection will reopen with one lane in all directions on August 8, 2016.
  • All lane restrictions at the intersection will be cleared on September 2, 2016.

 

Alternate Cycle Routes:

Southbound Cyclists: Cyclists travelling south on Lansdowne between Bloor and College Streets and will be diverted west to St. Helen’s Avenue via Lumbervale Avenue, then west onto Dundas Street West and south on Sorauren Avenue.

Northbound Cyclists: The northbound bicycle lane on Lansdowne Avenue will be closed between Rideau Avenue and Dundas Street West and cyclists will be required to share a lane with motor vehicle traffic. At Dundas Street, cyclists may travel east to Brock Avenue and then proceed north on Brock Avenue to College or Bloor.

Eastbound Cyclists: Travelling east on Dundas to Brock Street then north on Brock to College Street (note there is a detour off of College Street between Havelock and Shaw Street).

Westbound Cyclists: Will have to turn off College Street at Brock Avenue, south to Dundas Street West and turn right at Dundas Street West.

Cycling Detours Maps at: www.toronto.ca/collegest

 

TTC Service

The following routes will be diverted

  • 506/306 Carlton
  • 47 Lansdowne

Visit ttc.ca for further service details.

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