TTC Notice – Curve track replacement at Dundas West Station – September 26 to October 3

Posted on September 23, 2016

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Rail replacement work is planned for Dundas West Station between September 26 to October 3.


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.



Work hours

  • 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.


High Park Stewards session – September 25

Posted on September 23, 2016

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High Park Seed Collecting

Sunday, September 25, 2016, 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Grenadier Restaurant, Colborne Lodge Drive and Centre Road, Toronto, ON

We will collect seeds, from the native plant nursery and a restoration site, that will be used in High Park and other parks in the city. A small group may also be working in the Boulevard Beds at the edge of the Grenadier Restaurant.

Meet us in front of the Grenadier Restaurant at 10:30 am, and we will go together to the sites. Please do not wear fleece or other non-smooth clothes that can stick to seeds. All tools will be provided.

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Public invited to provide input on the licensing of rental and apartment buildings – October 4th deadline

Posted on September 23, 2016

Public invited to provide input on the licensing of rental and apartment buildings

Tenants, property owners, managers and the general public are invited to take a Municipal Licensing and Standards survey and give their input on the proposed licensing of rental apartment buildings. The goal of the proposed licence is to improve living conditions in rental buildings that have three or more storeys and ten or more units, including Toronto Community Housing properties. The survey will help inform the City’s report to the Licensing and Standards Committee in the fall.

Survey information will be collected until Tuesday, October 4, 2016.

Information can be found at


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