This construction has been completed. The following information is provided for archival purposes.
This site was
last updated September 24, 2012
Expected Construction Start Date: May, 2012
Expected Completion Date: November, 2012
Project Update: The City of Toronto and TTC project on Queen Street East between Greenwood Avenue and Coxwell Avenue, as well as on Connaught Avenue has now been completed. Full streetcar service, as well as traffic and parking have been re-instated.
We would like to thank the residents and local businesses for their cooperation and support shown throughout this period of intense construction. Your patience and understanding was greatly appreciated.
As part of the City of Toronto's capital improvement work, Queen Street East between Greenwood Avenue and Coxwell Avenue is scheduled to undergo infrastructure replacement. The construction activities include the replacement of:
- watermains and combined sewers (only on Queen Street East, from Woodfield Road to Vancouver Avenue, and on Connaught Avenue),
- streetcar tracks,
- existing sidewalks, and
- road surfaces.
The following notifications have been distributed to the local community:
- December 19, 2011 - Public Notice
- April 25, 2012 - Construction Notice
- May 10, 2012 - Connaught Avenue Temporary Traffic Detour
- May 17, 2012 - Stage 2 Construction Notice
- May 18, 2012 - Connaught Avenue Water Service Replacement
- May 25, 2012 - Temporary Water Service Shut Off
- June 11, 2012 - Connaught Avenue Sidewalk Construction
- June 14, 2012 - Temporary Water Service Shut Off
- June 22, 2012 - Craven Road, Rhodes Avenue Road Reconstruction
- June 25, 2012 - Stage 3 Construction Notice
- June 26, 2012 - REVISED Craven Road, Rhodes Avenue Road Reconstruction
- July 6, 2012 - Kent to Connaught TTC Track Work
- July 6, 2012 - UPDATE: Queen/Connaught intersection
- July 25, 2012 - Streetcar Queuing
- July 26, 2012 - Kent to Connaught Road, Sidewalk & Track Work
- August 13, 2012 - Greenwood to Vancouver
- September 21, 2012 - Project Completion
Regular updates will be provided to the community. The City of Toronto and Toronto Transit Commission staff are committed to providing regular construction updates by mail. These updates will also be available on the project webpage and by email. Please contact Josie Franch (see contact information below) to sign up for email alerts.
On-site signage will also be posted indicating impacts to road access, restrictions or closures due to construction work.
We recognize that any form of construction is disruptive to a community. It is our intention to carry out the work with the least amount of inconvenience to area residents and businesses, and to complete the work as efficiently as possible. Your on-going co-operation and patience during the construction period is appreciated.
Construction and Work Hours
Efforts will be made to minimize noise during construction between the regular work hours of 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday to Friday. However, weekend and overnight work will take place as required in order to install streetcar tracks during offline hours and to facilitate an earlier completion date.
Access to local streets located north of Queen Street East will be maintained throughout the project.
The construction schedule will attempt to maintain vehicular and bicycle traffic throughout the project. However there will be extended periods of lane restrictions, which you will be notified of in advance. Pedestrian access and access to local businesses on Queen Street will be maintained throughout the project.
Traffic will be closed on Connaught Avenue for a period of time during the construction schedule. The Queen Street and Connaught Avenue intersection will require a complete closure from traffic for one week. Alternate parking will be provided for Connaught residents. Affected residents will receive further details in an upcoming Construction Notice prior to the street closure.
Until the end of July, streetcars will be replaced by buses on Queen Street East, east of Greenwood Avenue, during watermain work and streetcar track repairs between Vancouver Avenue and Coxwell Avenue. (See transit map below)
Customers travelling eastbound on the 501, 301 or 502 streetcars may transfer to 501, 301 or 502/503 buses at any stop between Broadview Avenue and Leslie Street.
Customers travelling westbound on the 501, 301 or 502/503 buses may transfer to 501 or 301 streetcars at any stop between Leslie Street and Broadview Avenue.
Customers travelling westbound on the 502/503 buses may transfer to 504 King streetcars at Broadview Avenue.
If you’re travelling only as far east as Greenwood Avenue, you may continue to use 501/301 QUEEN streetcars.
The next phase of repair work is scheduled to take place from the beginning of August until October 6, 2012, requiring further routing changes.
501/301 Queen, 502 Downtowner and 503 Kingston Road Streetcar Services – Starting May 6, 2012
During construction, on-street parking along Queen Street East will be restricted.. No parking will be permitted in the active work zones.
Deliveries to Businesses
During construction, deliveries to the front of businesses within the work zone may need to be coordinated with the on-site City inspector. Contact information will be provided prior to start of construction.
Follow your normal recycling and garbage collection 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.
Keeping you Notified
Once construction begins, the City of Toronto and Toronto Transit Commission staff are committed to providing regular construction updates on the project website or by email. Please contact Josie Franch to sign up for email alerts.
For more information, please contact: