*Reminder* King – Queen – The Queensway – Roncesvalles Reconstruction: Sewer, Watermain, TTC Streetcar Track Replacement and Intersection Improvements

Posted on April 1, 2021

This joint project by TTC, Transportation Services and Water is the result of many years of work by the community.

In addition to state of good repair work on the aging sewer and TTC tracks around the intersection, the following will also be taking place:

  • Relocation of the eastbound centre platform streetcar stop to the far side of the intersection
  • Normalization of the intersection by removing the right turn lane from Queensway to King Street West
  • Creation of additional green space at the parkette located at Roncesvalles Pedestrian Bridge
  • Modification / construction of street car platforms at Glendale avenue

On April 5th there will be closures at this intersection. The initial closure date was pushed back as to not close the intersection in the middle of the week to then stop work over the holidays.

The following links provide more information about this work and the details for the weekly virtual trailer drop-in sessions:

toronto.ca/kqqr

https://bit.ly/2OhsCrw

Please do not hesitate to call or email the office if you have any questions about this construction work.

Bloor Street Bridge under Metrolinx Rail at UP Express

Posted on April 1, 2021

The City of Toronto is planning to rehabilitate the Bloor Street Bridge under Metrolinx Rail at UP Express in Spring 2021. This work will ensure that the bridge meets today’s standards and remains safe for vehicles and pedestrians into the future. The project is part of the Council-approved 2021 Capital Works Program.

Please see the notice below for further details. For any questions or concerns feel free to contact our office or the Field Ambassador, Maria Lippa at 437-317-1465, BloorRail@morrisonhershfield.com

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KQQR Construction – Partial Intersection Closure

Posted on March 18, 2021

The intersection of KQQR will be partially closed as of March 31 until November 23, 2021 as part of coordinated efforts by the City and TTC to upgrade various infrastructure in the area.

From March 31 until July 21 road users will be able to travel east-west along The Queensway and King Street West. From July 22 until November 23 road users will be able to travel east-west along The Queensway and Queen Street West.

If you have questions about the upcoming work, please contact our office or the Public Consultation Staff: Michael Vieira, 416-392-3074, kqqr@toronto.ca

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Sanitary Main Replacement in Etienne Brule Park

Posted on March 18, 2021

The City of Toronto is replacing 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. The existing sanitary forcemain pipe beneath the river is nearly 60 years old and is in danger of failing. This work includes the 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.

In order to ensure public safety during the construction, the City will be undertaking weekday closures at Etienne Brule Park. The park will be closed (Monday to Friday, excluding holidays) to pedestrians travelling near and through the active construction work zone. This closure will be in effect starting Monday March 15th and is expected to be completed in July of 2021. The construction zone occupies Etienne Brule Park between the Humber River and the Humber Ravine slope and the Humber River Recreational Trail and the park paths are required to move heavy machinery in and out of the construction site. The area of the park off-trail is not maintained and there is not a safe route for pedestrians. We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience caused to the residents due to this closure.

This closure will only be in effect on weekdays (Monday to Friday). On weekends (Saturday to Sunday) and holidays, the park will be opened with an access path for pedestrians.

Please see below for more details about the closure, including a map of the location.

Etienne Brule Park Weekday Closure_Construction Update_March 10

Sanitary Main Replacement in Etienne Brule Park

Posted on January 12, 2021

March 10, 2021

Construction Update: Etienne Brule Park Weekday Closure

The City of Toronto is replacing 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. The existing sanitary forcemain pipe beneath the river is nearly 60 years old and is in danger of failing. This work includes the 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.

In order to ensure public safety during the construction, the City will be undertaking weekday closures at Etienne Brule Park. The park will be closed (Monday to Friday, excluding holidays) to pedestrians travelling near and through the active construction work zone. This closure will be in effect starting Monday March 15th and is expected to be completed in July of 2021. The construction zone occupies Etienne Brule Park between the Humber River and the Humber Ravine slope and the Humber River Recreational Trail and the park paths are required to move heavy machinery in and out of the construction site. The area of the park off-trail is not maintained and there is not a safe route for pedestrians. We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience caused to the residents due to this closure.

This closure will only be in effect on weekdays (Monday to Friday). On weekends (Saturday to Sunday) and holidays, the park will be opened with an access path for pedestrians.

Please do not hesitate to reach out to our office at councillor_perks@toronto.ca with any inquiries.

Please see below for more details about the closure, including a map of the location.

Etienne Brule Park Weekday Closure_Construction Update_March 10

January 11, 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.

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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/

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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 .

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