Parkside Drive Road Resurfacing

Posted on September 5, 2014

From Bloor Street West to Lake Shore Boulevard West

Expected Project Start Date: September 8, 2014 (pending locates)
Expected Completion Date: November 2014

The City of Toronto will be resurfacing sections of Parkside Drive in order to improve the roadway infrastructure. This project is part of the 2014 Capital Works Program.
This work will take place on Parkside Drive, from Bloor Street West to Lake Shore Boulevard West.

Your co-operation and patience during the construction period is crucial and will be appreciated.



Construction Details
As part of the planned work, the Contractor will be grinding the existing pavement, repairing any deficient road base/curb/sidewalks and resurfacing sections of the roadway (southbound lanes between Bloor St W and Indian Valley Cres, all lanes between High Park Blvd and Lake Shore Blvd W). In addition, improvements will be made to the channelized median at Lake Shore Boulevard West, TTC bus stop pads will be constructed and tactile walking surface indicators will be installed at all pedestrian crossings.

Work Hours
Work will typically take place from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. from Monday to Friday, with work after hours and on weekends as required.
Construction Notice

As with all construction projects, there will be noise and temporary inconveniences. In order to complete the work effectively and in a safe manner, some pedestrian and traffic restrictions will be necessary. These include lane closures on Parkside Drive during construction, which will reduce traffic on Parkside Drive to one lane in each direction. The contractor will notify you of any additional temporary disruptions. Every effort will be made to reduce the inconvenience. The City appreciates your understanding and co-operation.

TTC Service
TTC transit will continue on Parkside Drive, as all bus and streetcar routes will be maintained during construction.
Parking Restrictions & Allowances
Construction may require temporary closure of private driveways (lasting 1-2 days). Where the property has two entrances, one entrance will be kept open at all times. Further notice will be given prior to the temporary closure.
Temporary on-street parking restrictions will be in effect for Parkside Drive on a block by block basis. Notice will be provided prior to temporary restrictions. Residents should not park their vehicles where on-street parking is strictly prohibited such as in a zone designated as No Parking Anytime, restricted time of day for rush hour routes, snow routes, diamond lanes, etc.

Boulevard Work
Property owners in the affected area are reminded to remove any privately owned items from the boulevard. The City will not be responsible for damage to any privately owned items installed on the City’s property.

Company/Contractor: Coco Paving
Contract No.: 14TE-26RD

Please direct all on-site questions to workers with designated white hard hats.

For More Information:
Project website
Contact: René Siguenza, P.Eng.
Contract Administrator 416-497-8600 Ext. 207
R.V. Anderson Associates
Dhaval Shah 647-991-2906
Construction Site Inspector
24 Hours: General Inquiries 311
TTY 416-338-0889

CANCELLED – WEST QUEEN WEST PLANNING STUDY Walking Tour – Dufferin to Roncesvalles

Posted on September 5, 2014

CANCELLED – WEST QUEEN WEST PLANNING STUDY Walking Tour – Dufferin to Roncesvalles

The tours will be rescheduled for Saturday afternoons in early November.

In the mean time, please also have a look at the updated study

City Planning staff are conducting a study of Queen Street West from Bathurst Street to Roncesvalles Avenue. Please join us for a walking tour of Queen Street West from Dufferin Street to Roncesvalles Avenue.
We want to hear your thoughts and ideas as we walk through your neighbourhood, to help inform the direction and objectives for the study. Please join us for a chance to enjoy a warm summer evening with members of your community, while becoming more engaged in this important project.

Please also have a look at the study website:

It has been updated with information from the first community consultation meeting held on July 10, 2014, as well as links to an online commenting tool called IdeaSpace. You can view questions on different topics related to the study and provide your input.
To speak to the planner directly, contact Avery Carr, at 416-392-0423 or .

Notice to correspondents:

Personal information received at community consultation meetings or contained in correspondence with the City is collected under sections 8 and 136 of the City of Toronto Act, 2006 specifically for creating a public record of information potentially relevant to making an informed decision. Questions about the collection of this information may be directed to the Planner listed above.

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September 2014