Starting in early February 2021, The City of Toronto will be replacing the watermain and the City-owned portion of substandard water services, on Bloor Street West between Spadina Avenue and Avenue Road. Watermain work is expected to be completed in the summer of 2021.
After the watermain installation from Spadina Road to Avenue Road is completed the second phase of road work will start in July/August 2021. The second phase of road work on Bloor Street West will include:
The Bloor Street Bike Lane Pilot Project was approved by City Council in May 2016. The existing bike lanes on Bloor Street are being made permanent. The before and after pictures below show the section just east of Lippincott Street along Bloor Street West.
The bike lanes on Bloor Street West between Spadina Avenue and Avenue Road will be permanently installed with the following modifications and upgrades:
The bike lanes between Spadina Avenue and Avenue Road is the continuation of a two-phased project that started on Bloor Street West in 2019.
A contractor, on behalf of the City of Toronto, will survey all properties within 30 metres of the construction area before construction starts.
Participation in the survey is voluntary, but participating is important in determining if construction caused damage. The inspection will look at both the interior and exterior of all properties to verify existing conditions.
A City contractor will deliver a separate notice requesting time to set up appointments. All inspection staff will be wearing photo identification and carrying photographic equipment during their work.
Work crews will mark the locations of underground utilities, such as gas, water and cable so that the construction work does not interfere with these utilities. Work in the boulevard in front of commercial properties and homes, is planned. This work includes removing and replacing a portion of driveways, municipal sidewalks and grassed boulevards, where necessary.
Property owners should remove items located within City property limits (boulevard), such as displays, street furniture, patio accessories and or decorative objects before work starts. The City will not be held responsible for damage to items in the boulevard.
Please read the fact sheet as it contains important information about lead in drinking water and water service replacement.
Find out if your water service is lead – a licensed plumber can help you with this. If it is lead, the City of Toronto encourages you to replace it by obtaining several quotes. You can contact the City’s contractor for one of your quotes. Their name and phone number will be on a construction notice you will receive approximately two to three weeks prior to construction.
Learn more about Lead and Drinking Water.
Work will take place from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m., Monday to Friday, and from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturdays or Sundays as required.
Efforts have been made to manage traffic in the area for the safety of workers, road users and residents.
There will be no parking on Bloor Street West between Spadina Avenue and Avenue Road during construction.
Vehicles parked on the street will be towed. If your car is towed, contact parking control at 416-808-2222 to find the location of your vehicle.
In order to complete the work in a safe manner, there will be road and sidewalk restrictions within the construction zone. Access for emergency vehicles will be maintained at all times.
The contractor will notify you of any temporary restrictions to your driveway access. Access for emergency vehicles will be maintained at all times.
If you require an accommodation, please contact City Staff , Paul Martin to discuss how the City can help meet your needs during construction.
Wheel-Trans drop-offs and pick-ups will be accommodated.
Watermain installation on Bloor Street and side streets
Watermain disinfection and testing
Construction notices and construction updates will be posted as work progresses.
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