What To Expect, Dunn and Dowling Bridge Reconstruction, May to July 2016

Posted on May 10, 2016

On March 23, the City of Toronto completed the work on the temporary bridge on Dunn Avenue over the rail corridor and the road re-opened to vehicular, cyclist and pedestrian traffic. The contractor is moving into the final stage of work for this project.

On May 14 and 15, crews will demolish the Dowling Avenue Bridge over the Gardiner Expressway while the Expressway is closed for maintenance.
This work will be loud and disruptive for 48 hours.

The contractor will install the temporary bridges during the early morning hours of June 5 while the Gardiner is closed to prepare for the Ride for Heart event. While the installation of the temporary bridges will be completed on June 5, the bridge will reopen for pedestrians and cyclists by July, 2016.

The Dowling Bridge will be closed to pedestrians and cyclists from May 12 to July, 2016.

We appreciate resident’s patience during the demolition and installation of the bridges. You will receive notice when the bridges reopen.


You will experience dust, noise and other inconveniences. The City will make efforts to reduce impacts. We appreciate your patience.

Work Hours: The bridge demolition will take place for 48 hours straight during the weekend of May 14 and 15, 2016 – this work will be loud and disruptive.

The remaining work will take place from 7:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Monday to Friday.

The temporary bridge installation work will take place overnight June 5 between 12:01 a.m. and 7:00 a.m. Other work may take place after hours, overnight and on weekends as required.

Traffic Management: Efforts have been made to manage traffic in the area for the safety of workers, road users and residents. Some of these efforts include adding Local Access signs, revising traffic signal times.

Alternate Cycle / Pedestrian Routes: with the Dowling Bridge closed from May 12 to July, 2016, Cyclists and pedestrians can access Lakeshore Boulevard via Jameson Avenue or Dunn Avenue.

Restoration: The construction work area will be restored with sod and/or asphalt where required. Interlocking bricks, flagstone on a granular base, or other similar features that are removed during construction will be replaced.


If you have questions about the upcoming work, please contact us and quote Contract 14SE-15S.

Project Manager, Jodie Atkins, 416-392-9183, jatkins3@toronto.ca General inquiries, 311 Councillor Perks, councillor_perks@toronto.ca; 416-392-7919 TTY Hearing Impaired Service, 416-338-0889 (7 Days a week, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm, closed holidays) Website,www.toronto.ca/dunndowling

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May 2016