Revised Construction Notice – Dufferin Street – Watermain, Road Work and TTC Track Reconstruction



We have received a new notice regarding construction on Dufferin Street for Watermain, Road Work and TTC Track Repairs, more information below:


“July 05, 2012

This Notice Supersedes the Notice issued on June 28, 2012

Dufferin Street
Watermain, Road Work and TTC Track Reconstruction

Start Date:    July 3, 2012 Timelines subject to change due to unforeseen events

End Date:     December 2012 Content is accurate and current at time of printing

Beginning on July 3, the City of Toronto -Technical Services and the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) will undertake major construction work on Dufferin Street from Queen Street West to Springhurst Avenue. A previous public notice was distributed in early April 2012. The work will involve; reconstruction of watermain, streetcar tracks, road, curb and sidewalk areas, traffic signals, and streetscape (e.g. construction of sign wall, seat wall and banner pole).

Construction Notification

The project is being scheduled and staged in a manner to minimize disruption to the general traffic and transit service during the Canadian National Exhibition (CNE). Construction on this project will be suspended during the CNE. Project updates will be provided as required.

General Timeline

Phase 1: Watermain work begins at south of Springhurst Avenue and progress north towards Queen Street

with some sidewalk and road work.

Phase 2: Track reconstruction including road work begins between Springhurst Avenue and Queen Street.

Remaining watermain work resumes after the CNE event is over.

Construction Details

Phase 1: Watermain Work between Springhurst Avenue and Queen Street.

Work will start south of Springhurst Avenue and progress north towards Queen Street. There will be no major disruption to your water services. This work will continue into the month of August.

Traffic and Parking Restrictions

One lane of traffic in each direction will be maintained on Dufferin Street between King Street and Queen Street.

Parking restrictions will be imposed within the active work zone. Some left-turn restrictions may be required as well.

The curb lanes at the King/Dufferin and Queen/Dufferin intersections will be affected during the construction work.

TTC Transit Service

The 29/329 Dufferin bus service will be affected differently during the different phases of the project. During Phase 1 of the project Dufferin buses will operate on regular routing in both directions through the work zone.

Phase 2: Track Reconstruction between Springhurst Avenue and Queen Street.

The existing track area will be completely excavated, new rail installed and concrete placed.

Traffic and Parking Restrictions

Traffic will be reduced to one lane northbound. Southbound lanes will be closed.

Left-turn restrictions within the work zone will be imposed and parking will not be permitted.

The curb lanes at the King/Dufferin and Queen/Dufferin intersections will be affected during the construction work.

TTC Transit Service

During Phase 2 of the project, details relating to the bus service/diversions will be provided in a future notice and posted on transit stops along the route prior to changes taking effect.

Driveway Access and Allowances

At times, the construction will require temporary closure of private driveways. Where the property has two entrances, one entrance will be maintained at all times. Temporary parking permits will be distributed by City construction staff in advance of access restrictions.

Road Closures

Road closures will be required for work at the intersections of Liberty Street and Melbourne Avenue. Work at the intersections will be scheduled for weekends, dates to be determined.

As work progresses, some one-way side streets connected with Dufferin Street will be converted to temporary two-way operation.

As with any roadway construction and associated lane closures, it should be expected that traffic on Dufferin Street will be displaced during stages of this project and overflow onto local streets. The City appreciates your understanding.

Pedestrian Access

Pedestrian access to businesses and walkways will be maintained on both sides of all roads at all times during all phases of construction. The contractor will further notify you should any temporary disruptions be required.

Work Hours

Work will generally run from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday to Friday, and from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday.  However, the TTC track reconstruction phase of this project will involve periods of late evening and overnight work and extended weekend hours. The overnight rail work by TTC may consist of moving rail into position, rail installation and rail welding / grinding. After-hours work by TTC is required to support the daytime construction and complete the project as quickly as possible. While every effort will be made to minimize construction noise during the work periods, noise should be expected.

Recycling and Garbage Collection

Follow your normal routine. If required, the contractor will move the items to an appropriate location and return the bins/containers. Please label your bins/containers with your address.


During construction, deliveries to the front of businesses within the work zone may need to be coordinated with the on-site City inspector. Kindly contact City of Toronto Project Manager.

Project Contacts

For more information about this project:

Water Service Replacement Contractor:

Company/Contractor:                            Domti Engineering & Construction Ltd.

Contact Person:                                     Gian Sansalone

Phone:                                                     416 991 6595

City Contacts

Shahid Virk

City of Toronto Project Engineer; 416-338-5542,

24/7 General Inquiries: 311

TTY: 416-338-0889

TTC Contacts

Diego Sinagoga – TTC track related work

TTC Community Liaison Representative; 416-393-2197

TTC Customer Service: 416-393-3030 (Daily 7a.m. to 10p.m., closed holidays)

TTY (TTC): 416-481-2523 (Daily, 8a.m. to 5p.m., closed holidays)

TTC Route Information: 416-393-INFO (4636)

Both the City and TTC web sites will be updated with additional information nearing the start of construction:



To view a pdf copy of the notice see: Dufferin – Second Public notice