In September 2022, the City of Toronto and Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) started work on a series infrastructure upgrades on Adelaide Street. The work involves:
The watermain replacement and streetcar track reinstatement works are being carried out in advance of the upcoming construction of the Ontario Line subway by Metrolinx. During construction of the Ontario Line, the eastbound 501 Queen streetcar will be diverted to Adelaide Street between York Street and Church Street.
Streetcar track work on Adelaide Street, west of York Street is necessary to allow for TTC route diversions in the downtown core. The remaining streetcar track work on York Street and Adelaide Street will be carried out by Metrolinx.
The City will replace additional sections of watermain on Adelaide Street from Bathurst Street to Spadina Avenue, and Church Street to Jarvis Street. The City will also resurface the road from Bathurst Street to Spadina Avenue and Bay Street to Church Street. The timing of these projects will be communicated here once finalized.
The City held a virtual Public Information Event on Thursday, July 21, 2022 to provide details on the planned construction on Adelaide Street, and an opportunity for the public to ask questions.
Presentation – July 21, 2022
Streetcar Track Reinstatement
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Work Hours: Work will take place from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m., Monday to Friday, with work after hours and on weekends as required.
Water Service Disruptions: From time-to-time, the water supply to your property will be shut-off to complete construction; the contractor will provide notice at least 48-hours in advance. Throughout the work, it is recommended that you temporarily disconnect any water treatment systems (i.e. softeners or filters), water-cooled air conditioners or similar plumbing fixtures. In the event you did not receive advance notice, the City may have needed to use an emergency water shut off to complete work.
Deliveries: The City has been working with businesses and property management representatives to accommodate delivery and loading activities during construction. If you have not yet discussed your delivery needs with the project team, please contact the staff person listed on this web page as soon as possible.
Accessible Accommodation: The City’s contractor must ensure safe and accessible walkways and entryways are maintained for everyone during construction. Any temporary access disruptions will be communicated as soon as possible. If you experience a disruption, have a specific access need or related accommodation request, inform the contact listed on this web page.
If travelling through the area, please be aware of:
To avoid delays and traffic congestion, travelers NOT destined for this area are advised to use nearby streets and avoid travel on Adelaide Street altogether.
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