The City of Toronto is undertaking watermain and sanitary sewer replacement on Roncesvalles Avenue from Queen
Street West to Boustead Avenue, with construction anticipated to begin in late June or early July 2009.
As part of the design process, geotechnical investigations, including drilling for borehole samples, are required to
determine the subsurface and soil conditions.
The City and TTC have coordinated the work to try to minimize disruptions to traffic and streetcar service. To that
end, the borehole drilling within the streetcar track allowance on Roncesvalles Avenue has been scheduled for the
• 9:00 am to 6:00 pm, Saturday, March 28, 2009
• 9:00 am to 2:00 pm, Sunday, March 29, 2009
TTC will replace streetcar service with bus service for the times listed above.
To accommodate the work crews and equipment involved in the work, lane restrictions will be instituted along
Roncesvalles Avenue. In order to maintain traffic in both the northbound and southbound directions, the two curb
lanes will have to be made available to traffic.
Parking will not be available along Roncesvalles Avenue for some of the time that the geotechnical activities
are ongoing. Parking will be progressively made available as work crews complete their work in each
section of Roncesvalles Avenue.
To help the work progress as smoothly and as quickly as possible, we ask that you refrain from parking along
Roncesvalles Avenue close to or during the time that drilling activities are ongoing. Vehicles found to be parked on
Roncesvalles Avenue and blocking traffic operations will be towed to nearby sidestreets. Please note that these
vehicles will be removed from Roncesvalles Avenue only for the purposes of facilitating the geotechnical work and
maintaining traffic operations; these vehicles will not be ticketed. Paid duty police officers will be on site to monitor
any towing operations.
The borehole locations are as follows: Queen, Grafton, Marion, Galley, Garden, Wright, Constance, Grenadier, Geoffrey, Fermanagh, Neepawa, Howard Pk. Ritchie and Boustead.