Dufferin Street Track Reconstruction


This year from July to December, the City of Toronto – Technical Services and the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) will undertake major construction work on Dufferin Street between Queen Street and Springhurst Avenue (just north of the CNE).

Preliminary Work: Rail Welding/Storage Location:

In advance of this project, preliminary rail-welding work and rail storage is required by the TTC.

Starting on Tuesday, May 22, 2012 for approximately 7 weekdays, or less, weather and equipment failure permitting, a rail crew will occupy the centre lanes on Dufferin Street, north of Queen Street, between Stonehouse Crescent and Waterloo Avenue. Rail welding involves welding standard lengths of rail into longer strings in advance of track construction, which will allow for faster track installation, thereby reducing the construction disruption to the local community.

The newly welded strings of rail will remain stored in the southbound curb lane on Dufferin Street just south of Alma Avenue and will be depleted as rail installation on Dufferin Street progresses.

Traffic and Parking Restrictions

Traffic will be reduced to one lane in both directions through the work area. Left-turn restrictions and parking restrictions will also apply. 29 DUFFERIN buses will continue to operate on regular routing. When the rail welding work is completed, the welding station will be cleared and the left-turn restrictions lifted. Southbound traffic will be reduced to one lane in the rail storage area.

Work Hours

The welding operations will generally be conducted between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. Some after hours work to deliver rail may be required to support this daytime operation.

TTC Contacts

Diego Sinagoga, Community Liaison Representative at 416-393-2197.

TTY Hearing Impaired Service 416-481-2523; (Daily, 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m., closed holidays)

TTC Route/Schedule Information Line: 416-393-INFO (4636) or www.ttc.caMay 17, 2012


To see the notice click: Dufferin Track Reconstruction 2012 – rail welding