Basement flooding prevention projects along the Humber River  (Etienne Brule & Warren Park)

Posted on April 14, 2022

Currently the area surrounding Etienne Brule Park is undergoing basement flooding prevention upgrades. This work includes sanitary and storm sewer upgrades on Old Mill Drive and Catherine Street.

Work began on September 13, 2021 with a planned end date of August 2022. As part of this work the City’s contractor is working at the intersection of Riverside Drive and Old Mill Drive on Saturday from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM from March 12, 2022 to April 30, 2022. Previous to this work, Sanitary Main Replacement in Etienne Brule Park and Home Smith Park was conducted from January 2021 to January 2022 to replace the sanitary forcemain which transports the wastewater from lower to high elevation.

To the north the ongoing Warren Park Sewage Pumping Station construction work to repair and replace the aging infrastructure is still taking place. Construction began Summer 2021 and is expected to end in Spring 2024.

The City of Toronto is now undertaking a Municipal Class Environmental Assessment (EA) Study to explore opportunities to improve the reliability of the aging sanitary forcemain that serves the Warren Park Sewage Pumping Station. Early discussions with the community will be critical to identify ways to reduce the impacts of this project on adjacent property owners and park users.

Please join Councillor Perks and city staff for a virtual public meeting for this project on April 28, 2022 from 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM. For information on joining this meeting, please email councillor_perks@toronto.ca  . You can also register at www.toronto.ca/warrenparkstudy

Basements can flood for many reasons. While the City of Toronto is working to improve its complex system of underground pipes, sewers and catch basins, these improvements alone cannot completely protect a home from basement flooding. During heavy rain, the sewers can become overloaded and it’s important for homeowners to take steps to help protect their homes from basement flooding. For basement flooding prevention tips, City subsidies and related programs and services from the City of Toronto, please visit toronto.ca/basementflooding.

Not Down the Drain: Putting the wrong things in your pipes like grease, wipes
& dental floss, can cause basement flooding, pollute our streams, rivers & the Lake,
as well as clog City pipes. Find out more at toronto.ca/notdownthedrain

TTC Streetcar Track Renewal and Platform Expansion Dundas Street West Update

Posted on April 8, 2022

Timeline: April 11 to June 18, 2022

Beginning Monday, April 11 TTC and its contractor will be onsite to mobilize in preparation for the streetcar track reconstruction project at Dundas West Station.

This project will take place in multiple phases. For further details, please see the full notice here

Traffic and local access

During work inside the station

  • Traffic and local access maintained in the area.

During work on Dundas Street West, north of Bloor Street:

  •  Southbound: will be closed to traffic at Edna Avenue for up to 30 days starting May 8. Access to The Crossways’ driveway will be maintained. Advance construction traffic signage will be posted advising southbound motorists of the road closure at Edna Avenue. Other construction traffic signage will be posted in the area.
  • Northbound: will be reduced to one lane through the construction zone.
  • Parking on Dundas Street West north of Bloor Street (Taxi Stand) will be restricted.

During work on Edna Avenue

  • Edna Avenue will be closed to traffic from west of the station exit to Dundas Street West. Sidewalk access will be maintained. Access to the laneway off Edna Avenue east of Dorval Street will be maintained.

Waste collection: Follow your normal routine. Ensure your address is on your bins.

 

TTC Construction Update Notice - Dundas West Stn Track Renewal_April 2022

Road Closure: Roncesvalles Pedestrian/Cycle Bridge

Posted on March 17, 2022

The pedestrian/cycle bridge at Beaty Boulevard Park (southwest corner of the KQQR intersection) will be closed for a week starting Monday March 21st for planned work in that immediate area.

Access to the Martin Goodman Trail in Ward 4 can be achieved by way of:

  • South Kingsway
  • Colborne Lodge Drive
  • Parkside Drive
  • Jameson Avenue
  • Dowling Avenue
  • Dunn Avenue
  • Dufferin Street

This is a part of the Stage 2 King / Queen / The Queensway / Roncesvalles work: https://www.toronto.ca/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/963f-20ECS-TI-19SP-w4-KQQR-con-update3-Sept-28-final-AODA.pdf

King / Queen / The Queensway / Roncesvalles (KQQR) update

Posted on September 24, 2021

As you may have noticed, the City’s contractor began returning to the KQQR construction site. The project management team advises that completion of the remaining Stage 1 work, and transition to Stage 2 work is expected for the latter part of October. The exact date is being finalized and will be communicated very soon. Your patience during this delay is very much appreciated.

As work crews wrap up work along Queen Street West and Roncesvalles Avenue (Stage 1 work area), your continued support of Parkdale Village BIA and Roncesvalles Village BIA businesses is greatly appreciated.

Current & Upcoming Work

  • Work crews will continue the remaining TTC pole installations at the KQQR intersection well into next week.
  • The pole installation at the southeast corner of the intersection will include pouring new sidewalk
  • Work has also resumed at the underground TTC chamber at Sunnyside Avenue and The Queensway (northeast corner)
  • Next week the contractor will begin mobilizing equipment and materials to south (eastbound) curb lane of The Queensway. This is so work crews can begin work on the roadside barrier at Sunnyside Avenue. This is expected to start next week
  • Work will continue on the hydro underground duct bank along the north side of The Queensway from Glendale Avenue to Sunnyside Avenue

Parkside Bridge Rehabilitation (topside)

  • Stage 2 removal work is completed
  • Work crews have poured new ballast wall concrete on both sides of The Queensway / Parkside Drive.
  • New Deck extension formwork is ongoing

What to Expect During Construction

Access to St. Joseph’s Health Centre

Access from The Queensway continues to only be possible via Glendale Avenue. In order to avoid delays, it is highly recommended that anyone wishing to access the hospital by car should opt for Roncesvalles Avenue and then proceed westbound on Marion Street. Find out more here.

Loading & Unloading

There are two designated loading zones in place for the purposes of loading / unloading and curbside pick-up. One is located on Grafton Avenue, east of Roncesvalles Avenue and the other on Triller Avenue, south of Queen Street West. Food delivery companies are welcome to use any of these loading zones.

Parking Impacts

Due to the road closure on Queen Street West (KQQR intersection to Triller Avenue), pay & display (metered) parking cannot be accommodated (despite construction fencing being recently removed). Alternate parking can be found at the TPA lot located at (1624 Queen Street West). In addition, pay and display parking can be found on Queen Street West, east of Triller Avenue.

Traffic Impacts

The following traffic restrictions will continue to be in place:

  • Sunnyside Avenue is closed to northbound traffic from The Queensway. Southbound right and left turns from Sunnyside Avenue to The Queensway are permitted
  • East-west travel continues to be maintained via The Queensway and King Street West by way of a bypass at the KQQR intersection – travel lanes will be reduced to one lane in each direction
  • NOTE: East-west travel on The Queensway will continue to be maintained however, travel lanes will start to shift to the centre lanes
  • Roncesvalles Avenue will be closed immediately north of the KQQR intersection – there will be no southbound access
  • Roncesvalles Avenue will be closed at the KQQR intersection – there will be no northbound access
  • Queen Street West will be closed at Triller Avenue – there will be no westbound access
  • Queen Street West will be closed at the KQQR intersection – there will be no eastbound access

Pedestrian & Cycling Impacts

Pedestrian access will continue to be maintained on all sidewalks, including the adjusted crossing points near the KQQR intersection:

  • At the temporary traffic signal on King Street West, south of the KQQR intersection
  • On Queen Street West, east of the KQQR intersection
  • On Roncesvalles Avenue, north of the KQQR intersection closure

Cyclists are encouraged to share the east-west King Street West / The Queensway bypass (single file) with motorists, or dismount and use existing sidewalks.

Where road closures are in place, cyclists should always dismount and use existing sidewalks.

The pedestrian bridge on the southwest corner of the KQQR intersection remains accessible throughout the duration of Stage 1 work.

TTC Service Impacts

Service on the 504 King and 501 Queen Routes continues to be affected by KQQR work.

Please see updated Information on how TTC users can connect from one of the split King routes to the other. This updated signage has been posted at the KQQR intersection to help guide transit users.

Virtual Trailer Drop-Ins

A quick reminder that Virtual Drop-In Sessions occur every Tuesday (9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.) and anyone can drop-in to ask questions about the KQQR construction. A representative from Councillor Perks’ office, Engineering and Construction Services, TTC and myself will be on the call. We will then report back on main issues / questions raised and will also share any key issues / questions with you in these weekly e-updates.

We look forward to connecting you. Here is a link to the Virtual Trailer Drop-In Session. You can also call 416-915-6530 (access code 133 652 6676).

You can find further details regarding Stage 1 work in Construction Update #2.

Once again, I kindly ask that you share this email AND Virtual Trailer Drop-In Session link (above) with your respective residential/commercial tenants, businesses members, clients, employees and condo unit owners/tenants and that you inform me if there is anyone you feel should be added to this e-update list.

Bloor Street West Bridge Rehabilitation under Metrolinx Rail at UP Express

Posted on June 1, 2021

The Bloor Street West Bridge Rehabilitation under the Metrolinx Rail is set to start on June 7th and will continue until December 2021.

The City of Toronto will rehabilitate the Bloor Street West Bridge under Metrolinx Rail at UP Express. 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.

This section of Bloor Street West will be reduced to one lane in each direction during all phases of work.

If you have questions about this construction project, please contact the Field Ambassador, Maria Lippa, 437-317-1465, BloorRail@morrisonhershfield.com

Please see the below for more information.

21ECS-TI-10BE-info-w4-w9-bloor-bridge-con-may-27-21-aoda

*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

bloor bridge

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

20ECS-TI-19SP-w4-KQQR-con-update#2-Mar 1 final

 

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

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