The City of Toronto will be replacing the watermain and the City-owned portion of substandard water services, on Broadview Avenue between Gerrard Street East and Danforth Avenue. Additional watermain replacement work will also be undertaken on Montcrest Boulevard from Broadview Avenue to 120 meters west of Broadview Avenue.
The water service is the underground pipe that brings water to your water meter and is owned by you and by the City. The part you own is from your house to the end of your property, the part the City owns is from the end of your property to the watermain. This project is part of the Council-approved 2021 Capital Works Program to renew our aging infrastructure, improve water distribution, reduce the risk of waterman breaks and improve Toronto’s infrastructure.
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 properties 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.
Current work taking place on Montcrest Avenue has not been impacted by the industry wide watermain pipe shortage and is expected to be completed the week of June 28, 2021.
Broadview Watermain work may not commence until approximately late July or early August 2021. Once all pipes and materials can be secured by our contractor a revised project schedule and a Construction Update will be issued. Our construction team will re-engage with the local community regarding preparing for local construction impacts.
During the delay time our contractor will be demobilizing in certain areas along Broadview Avenue to allow for restaurant patios, on street parking, and short term parking for deliveries. Restaurants participating in the CaféTO program will be allowed to install temporary patios during the construction delay. All other projects scheduled for this area are still on schedule.
Work will take place from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday to Friday, and from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturdays or Sundays as required.
There are times when contractors need to communicate with property owners about what is happening on-site. This could be about driveway access, water shut-offs, exterior pre-construction inspections, and site restoration work (landscaping, installing pavers etc.). The contractor’s staff will be identifiable by their high-visibility clothing.
Where possible, a phone number for a contact person on-site will be provided on notices, to answer questions about work near your property. At other times, the contractor may knock on your door, but will then step away the required distance to discuss the work that is taking place and what can be expected that day.
Please practice physical distancing with workers so everyone can remain safe. If you have questions, call the contact provided on this notice.
Workers on site are responsible for the work assigned to them. If you have construction questions or an issue on-site – ask to be directed to the site inspector. If the site inspector is unavailable, contact the person listed at the end of this notice.
Efforts have been made to manage traffic in the area for the safety of workers, road users, and residents. Road users should expect delays and increased traffic on nearby main and side streets.
One lane of traffic on Broadview Avenue will be maintained during construction
In order to complete the work in a safe manner, there will be road and sidewalk restrictions within the work zone. Access for emergency vehicles will be maintained at all times.
The contractor will notify you of any temporary restrictions to your driveway access. If your property has two entrances, one entrance will be kept open at all times.
Parking in the active work zone is not permitted as space is needed for construction equipment and materials. On-street parking will be displaced on Broadview Avenue as construction progresses if your parked vehicle affects construction work, it will be relocated with no charge to the owner. If your vehicle is moved, please contact parking control for its location at 416-808-2222. Affected properties will get additional parking information.
The City of Toronto, will survey all properties within 30 metres of the construction area before construction starts. Participation in the survey is voluntary; however, participating is important in determining if the 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.
From time to time, the water supply to your property will be shut off to complete construction; the contractor will provide notice at least 24-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. Automatic lawn sprinkler systems may also be affected, therefore, you may need to water manually. In the event you did not receive advance notice, the City may have needed to use an emergency water shut-off to complete work.
Important information for owners of sprinkler systems / heated driveways and private landscaping features: Property owners should remove items located within City property limits (boulevard) to avoid damage. This includes items such as landscaping (plants and pavers), decorative objects, sprinkler systems or heated driveways. If you have a sprinkler system or heated driveway, please contact the City Staff contact listed below.
This work may affect phone and internet cables for individual properties that aren’t buried deep below the sidewalk. The contractor will coordinate with utility companies to minimize disruption. Residents who find their service has been disrupted should contact the Field Ambassador and notify their phone or internet service provider.
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, please contact the contact listed below.
Please follow your normal routine. If required, the contractor will move bins to an appropriate location and return them. Please ensure that you label your bins with your address.
You will see water flushing or running in several areas along this project due to cleaning the new watermain. Before substandard water services are replaced and the new watermain is put into service, the new pipe must meet Toronto Water’s servicing and quality standards. Please DO NOT DRINK OR USE THE FLUSHING WATER, it is not potable.
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Once new restart dates are confirmed a revised construction phasing schedule will be posted.
Construction phasing is the sequence of work that will be carried out during this watermain replacement project.
Two construction crews will be working from:
When the watermain work is complete, crews will restore areas affected by construction.
Construction notices and construction updates will be posted as work progresses
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