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.
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
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.
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:
As part of the State of Good Repair Project at Masaryk-Cowan Community Centre, the skylight over the Gymnasium is scheduled to be replaced. Construction work will start on March 23, 2020. The Gymnasium will be closed during the construction which is anticipated to be completed by the end of May, 2020.
The City of Toronto has finalized the design details for extending the West Toronto Railpath multi-use trail south from Dundas Street West at Sterling Road to Abell Street at Sudbury Street. Join us to review the final design elements (i.e. bridges, landscaping, community connections) and learn more about the project and timelines. Further details below as well as on toronto.ca/westrailpath
The public consultation is on Wednesday, February 26, 2020 from 6:30 – 8:30pm at the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) 185 Sterling Road (south of Bloor St. W)WTRE Notice Feb 26 Final
The City of Toronto is undertaking work to improve Charles G Williams Park. This work will include installing a new playground and splash pad.
In December, we held a meeting to collect community feedback and suggestions for the park redesign. Parks staff and the consultant shared different options for the new playground and splash pad equipment, and gathered important feedback from the community on design preferences and community needs.
Based on the feedback that was gathered, the final design plan was developed (see below). Staff will now begin the process of procuring a contractor for the project.CG Williams Park_ Final Concept Plan
Metrolinx will be working on the bridge at Parkside Drive and lane closures will be in effect. Lanes will be closed directly under the Parkside Drive rail bridge.
• February 15-16, 2020, the NORTHBOUND lanes on Parkside Drive will be closed. Only southbound traffic will be allowed to pass.
• February 22-23, 2020, the NORTHBOUND lanes on Parkside Drive will be closed. Only southbound traffic will be allowed to pass.
• Work may extend to the weekend of February 29 – March 1, 2020, if required.
If you have any questions, or would like to be included on future communications, please do not hesitate to contact us at 416-202-6500 or TorontoWest@Metrolinx.com.Parkside lane closure_Feb2020_FINAL
Due to the reconstruction of the Colborne Lodge staircase at High Park, Colborne Lodge Drive will be closed, in both directions, from West Road to the Queensway, the week of February 10th.
The stairs will be converted from the existing wooden staircase to a new metal staircase.
Signs will be posted throughout the park regarding the project and the road closure.
Feel free to contact us if you have any questions at 416-392-7919 or email@example.com
The City of Toronto is inviting residents to learn more about and provide feedback on the Bloor West Bikeway Extension, which would extend the existing Bloor Street Bike Lanes westward from Shaw Street to Runnymede Road. The proposed protected bike lanes would create dedicated space for people cycling and improve safety for all road users. More information is available at toronto.ca/bloorwestbikeway
Public Drop-in Events are at:
Monday, January 27 from 4pm – 8pm at St. Wenceslaus Church (496 Gladstone Avenue)
Thursday, January 30 from 4pm – 8pm at Lithuanian House (1573 Bloor Street West.
Staff can also be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org or 416-338-3033.