Sanitary Main Replacement in Etienne Brule Park

Posted on January 12, 2021

The City of Toronto will replace the sanitary forcemain (a pressurized sewer pipe that transports wastewater from a lower to higher elevation) through Etienne Brule Park and Home Smith Park, which has reached the end of its life cycle.

 

This work will commence this January and is expected to be completed by May 2022. This work includes construction of sewage valve chambers, shaft construction, and microtunnelling (an efficient trenchless method for construction of small diameter tunnels) beneath the Humber River. It also involves connecting the new sanitary forcemain outside the existing Baby Point Sewage Pumping Station.

 

The construction work will proceed in stages and the entire work area may not be under construction at the same time. See below for more information on the project.FINAL_Baby Point Forcemain Replacement Construction Notice_Jan 11 2021

Runnymede Station is accessible – Easier Access Project Update

Posted on December 10, 2020

Runnymede Station is the newest TTC subway station to become accessible. Three new elevators connecting the street to concourse and subway platforms levels are now open for customer use.
Other minor project related work will continue at the station.

Runnymede Station is Accessible 2020

Planned road closures weekend of November 7 to 8

Posted on November 5, 2020

The City of Toronto announced planned road closures that will impact travel this weekend, Saturday, November 7 and Sunday, November 8.

Lake Shore Boulevard West will be reduced to a single lane of traffic (westbound only), between Windermere Avenue and Ellis Avenue from Friday, November 6 at 9 p.m. until Sunday, November 8 at 11:59 p.m. to accommodate a large tower crane hoist.

As well, several filming permits are in place downtown this weekend, including a permit along Asquith Avenue that requires lane restrictions on Church Street.

There will also be no subway service on Line 1 between St. Clair West and St. Andrew stations on Saturday and Sunday to allow for track work. Shuttle buses will operate throughout the closure, stopping at each station along the route. Dupont, St. Patrick and Osgoode stations will be closed, but all others will remain open for fare sales and connection to surface routes and Line 2. The 63 Ossington bus route will also be diverted away from Atlantic Avenue for a large crane lift. Routing details can be found here Opens in new window .

ActiveTO major weekend road closures will not be in place this weekend for factors that include some of the restrictions listed above along with other factors, as well as available capacity along the adjacent Martin Goodman Trail and Don Valley Trail. As temperatures have cooled, City staff have observed that the adjacent trails can accommodate the demand for those using them.

Traffic-signal timing on nearby routes will be enhanced all weekend to help manage congestion associated with planned restrictions and closures.

College-Dundas St Construction Notice – October 28 – November 2, 2020

Posted on October 21, 2020

The City of Toronto and Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) will renew aging streetcar tracks, resurface the road and repair sidewalks at the intersection of College Street and Dundas Street West, to west of Sterling Road. In addition crews will implement intersection and cycling infrastructure improvements and reconstruct Lumbervale Avenue and St. Helens Avenue from College Street to Lumbervale. This work is the last of three track replacement projects in recent years required for the Lansdowne/Dundas/College triangle. 

A full closure of the Dundas Street West and Sterling Road intersection is required starting at 5 a.m., Wednesday, October 28 to Monday November 2.  After the Sterling Road work is complete the intersection at College Street and Dundas Street West intersection will be fully closed from November 16 to late December. 

Flip through the document below for more information.

College_ Dundas_TTC_ Con -Oct 19_

 

 

Howard Park Construction Update

Posted on September 25, 2020

The Streetcar track renewal on Howard Park Avenue west Roncesvalles Avenue is complete, and construction crews are currently finishing some restoration work as part of Phases 1 through 5 of the project until September 27, 2020. Phase 6, the final phase of this project involves a full road closure of the intersection of Dundas Street West and Howard Park Avenue starting Monday, September 28 to October 25, 2020.

Residents/businesses who will not have access to their driveway or parking access are advised to contact Sr. Public Consultation Coordinator Paul Martin  paul.martin@toronto.ca to arrange for a temporary parking permit. Please see important parking and traffic management information related to the project in the attached Construction Update.

Online reference to Construction Update #4: https://www.toronto.ca/city-government/data-research-maps/neighbourhoods-communities/ward-profiles/ward-4-parkdale-high-park/

Howard Park Ave Track-Update

Keele Station Easier Access Update

Posted on September 3, 2020

As part of the Easier Access Program, the TTC is installing elevators to make Keele Station accessible. This work will take place starting September 4 to October, 2020. In order to carry out this work, terrazzo tile needs to be installed in the station including in front of both escalators that take customers to the Line 2 subway platforms. The escalators will be out of service and used as staircases only for a approximately one month.

There will be no disruption to bus or subway service at Keele Station for this work.

The TTC contact for this project is, Christina Joseph, Senior Community Liaison who can be reached at 416-994-0923 or christina.joseph@ttc.ca .

Keele Station Eap_Construction Notice_Escalators Out of Service_09042020

Major TTC initiatives/construction project updates in Parkdale-High Park

Posted on August 27, 2020

Runnymede Station Easier Access Project
Runnymede is scheduled to become an accessible station at the end of 2020.
Customers are now boarding all buses inside Runnymede Station’s bus loop. A portion of the bus loop will be occupied by construction material as the project continues to progress. The three elevator shafts have been built. Crews are currently installing the elevator systems into the shafts. Upcoming work includes completing the electronics, hydraulics and finishes for the new elevators.

Keele Station Easier Access Project
Keele is scheduled to become an accessible station in late 2021.
The Keele Station easier access project continues with the installation of two new elevators and the reconstruction of the bus roadway. The bus loop closed at the end of March for structural upgrades/improvements and buses will return later this fall. The 30 High Park and 89 Weston buses are diverting to High Park Station.

Priority Bus Lanes – RapidTO
On July 28 City Council unanimously approved priority bus lanes on the Eglinton East corridor. By fall 2020, dedicated bus lanes will be installed along Eglinton Avenue East, Kingston Road and Morningside Avenue—from Kennedy Station to the University of Toronto Scarborough Campus—having an immediate benefit for customers returning to the TTC as the city reopens.

Keele Station & High Park Station– Easier Access Project Update

Posted on March 26, 2020

As part of the TTC’s commitment to provide accessible transit, construction is underway at Keele Station to install new elevators and reconstruct the bus roadway. The Keele Station bus loop will be closed for structure upgrades/improvements and buses will not enter the station for approximately six months. Keele Station is scheduled to become accessible at the end of 2021.

Keele Station Bus Loop Closed
Start date: Sunday, March 29, 2020

Keele Station Construction Update - Bus Loop Closed March 29, 2020

TTC Notice – Rail Grinding on Roncesvalles Avenue

Posted on March 19, 2020

As part of its streetcar track maintenance program and state of good repair, the TTC will be conducting rail grinding along sections of its streetcar network that have developed some rail roughness. Starting March 19 at 9:00 pm through to 5:00 a.m. on March 20, a crew will be active on Roncesvalles Avenue between Marmaduke and Marion streets. Streetcars will be turning back at the Sunnyside Loop. Replacement bus service will operate between Dundas West Station and the Dufferin Gate Loop.

The work will improve the current condition of the rail surface, extend the life of the rail and provide a smoother streetcar operation through those areas. In both cases work will be contained to the streetcar track lanes and Toronto Police Services personnel will be on-site each night to assist with traffic flow at intersections and within the moving work zones. Nearby residents can expect to see the slow moving grinding machine and sparks.

Pre-Construction Notices – Road Resurfacing in the Ward

Posted on March 12, 2020

The City of Toronto is planning to replace damaged curbs and/or sidewalks and resurface several roads in the Ward. Inspection of the roads shows that they need repaving and sections of damaged curb and/or sidewalk need to be replaced to bring them to a state of good repair.

This work is part of the Council-approved 2020 Capital Works Program to renew aging city roads and sidewalk for current and future needs.

The work is expected to start in Spring 2020 and end by Fall 2020.

WHAT TO EXPECT BEFORE CONSTRUCTION
•Work crews will mark sidewalks and/or curbs requiring replacement and the locations of underground utilities, such as gas, water, and electrical cables so that the construction work does not interfere with these utilities.

•This work should take place in 2020. A Construction Notice with more detailed information including start and end dates will be delivered about two weeks before work begins.

•Work in the boulevard in front of homes and commercial properties is expected. This work includes removing and replacing driveways, municipal sidewalks and grassed boulevards, where necessary

Maps of the Work Areas:

 

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