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last updated December 19, 2012
Expected Project Start Date: Week of July 16, 2012
Expected Completion Date: End of November 2012
The City of Toronto has scheduled road resurfacing and streetscape improvements on Wilson Avenue between Keele Street and 100 meters east of Dufferin Street. This work will bring the roadway up to a state of good repair, beautify the street and also address outstanding issues related to improper use of the boulevard. This project is part of the Council approved 2012 Capital Works Program.
Construction Notice (July 6, 2012)
Public Drop-in Event
View public notice (includes map and work summary)
On April 18, 2012, local business owners and residents met with members of the project team to learn about and discuss the project plan.
Further details about the work schedule and coordination with property owners will be included in a Construction Notice, to be distributed in May.
The construction work on Wilson Avenue includes:
- Full roadway asphalt replacement from Keele St. to 100 meters east of Dufferin St.
- Replacement of damaged sidewalk, curb, and end of driveways, where required
- Storm water catch basin maintenance and repairs
- Boulevard improvements including:
- New grass
- New decorative concrete treatments next to the sidewalk
- Between Murray Road and Dufferin Street, north side only: replacement of street trees with new trees in protected concrete planters
- Installation of airfield inspired public art at the northwest and southwest corners of Wilson Avenue and Dufferin Street
- Reconstructed TTC bus bays and bus shelter improvements
- Removal of on-street parking metres on the south side of Wilson Avenue between Ancaster Road and Murray Road (parking will still be permitted during non-peak rush hour periods)
New Lanes on Wilson Avenue
This project will also introduce new lanes in the roadway:
- "Two-way centre left turn lane" between Dufferin Street and Murray Road
- "Reserved Bus Only Lanes" for westbound between Apex Lane and Murray Road
- The southerly eastbound lane on Wilson Avenue at Dufferin Street for "Right Turns Only, Buses excepted"
- The southerly eastbound lane on Wilson Avenue, approximately 135 metres east of Cornelius Parkway for "Right Turns Only, Buses Excepted".
These new lanes will improve the safety and efficiency of the road.
City Property to be Reclaimed:
Concrete Parking Curbs & Parking Lot Edges to be Moved Back
Between Murray Road and Dufferin Street some plazas have extended their parking lots on to City property. This includes parking lot asphalt and precast concrete parking curbs placed next to the sidewalk. The City will be reclaiming this area in order to resolve safety concerns, such as vehicles encroaching over the sidewalk.
Other Private Items on City Property
Some properties may have planted landscaping, fences, signage, irrigation systems or other physical features in front of their properties which are within the City property limits. These may be in conflict with the construction. In such cases, owners are advised to remove these items prior to the beginning of construction. The City will not be responsible for damage to any privately owned items installed on the City’s property.
Disruptions During Construction
As with all construction projects, there will be noise and temporary inconveniences. In order to complete the work effectively and in a safe manner, there will be restrictions to turning, parking and driving lanes in and around the work area. For short periods some private driveway access maybe closed. Alternate parking arrangements will be made if access to driveways is limited.
Access for all services (i.e. garbage collection, emergency vehicles or any other usual services) will be maintained. Pedestrian access to business and walkways will be maintained on both sides of the road at all times during construction.
The contractor will further notify you of any temporary disruptions. Every effort will be made to reduce the inconvenience. The City appreciates your understanding and co-operation
A more detailed construction notice will be issued before construction begins. Your patience and co-operation during the construction period is crucial and appreciated.
For more information:
Gazzola Paving Ltd.
Greg Ruffa, P.Eng.
Councillor Maria Augimeri
Ward 9 York Centre