The City of Toronto and Toronto Transit Commission will be rehabilitating aging TTC streetcar track on Broadview Avenue at the intersections and between Gerrard and Dundas streets. Work will require full closure of the intersections. Signs will be posted ahead of the construction zone to direct vehicle and cycling traffic around the site. Some localized work is also included on Broadview Avenue between Gerrard Street and Hogarth Avenue.

Work is divided into two phases:

  • Phase 1 – June 25 to July 23. Work will take place at:
    • intersection of Broadview Avenue and Dundas Street
    • on Broadview Avenue to south of Gerrard Street
    • on Broadview Avenue between Gerrard Street and Hogarth Avenue (Localized TTC Track and concrete repair)
  • Phase 2 – July 24 to September 8. Work will take place at:
    • intersection of Broadview Avenue and Gerrard Street

This work will ensure renewed streetcar track is in place for TTC streetcars at busy intersections.

Motorists are reminded to abide by signs posted in local areas to ensure the safe travel of all local road users, pedestrians and cyclists.

Sidewalks on Broadview Ave will remain accessible and pedestrians will be able to detour around the work area. (To accommodate this work, the intersection will be completely closed to vehicle and cycling traffic for three weeks.)

This work is required to bring the track infrastructure to a state of good repair and will improve sidewalks for Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) compliance. This project is part of the Council-approved 2018 Capital Works Program.

 

Phase 1: June 25 to July 23

TTC Track work on Broadview Avenue at Dundas Street to Gerrard Street
TTC Track work on Broadview Avenue at Dundas Street to Gerrard Street

Phase 2: July 24 to September 8

TTC Track work on Broadview Avenue at Gerrard Street, and some localized TTC track work on Broadview from Gerrard to Hogarth
TTC Track work on Broadview Avenue at Gerrard Street, and some localized TTC track work on Broadview from Gerrard to Hogarth

View the Pre-Construction Notice.

Phase 1: June 25 to July 23

  • TTC Streetcar Track Replacement at Broadview Avenue and Dundas Street East intersection, and on Broadview Avenue to south of Gerrard Street.
  • Localized TTC Streetcar Track and concrete repair on Broadview Avenue between Gerrard Street East and Hogarth Avenue.

Crews will:

  • Deliver new streetcar track/rail on flat deck trailers overnight.
  • Remove the concrete and old streetcar track, replace the concrete and install new track.
  • TTC crews will also replace the streetcar rails at the curve existing from Broadview Station onto Erindale Avenue.

Traffic Restrictions:

  • Road closed around the intersection.
  • Local Access to Hamilton, Boulton, First and north of Queen.
  • One lane of Northbound traffic on Broadview for local drivers only between Dundas and Gerrard.
  • Between Gerrard and Hogarth, only the centre track lane will be affected by small sections of track and concrete work.

Phase 2: July 24 to September 8

  • TTC Streetcar Track Replacement at Broadview Avenue and Gerrard Street East Intersection.

Crews will:

  • Deliver new streetcar track/rail on flat deck trailers overnight.
  • Remove the concrete and old streetcar track, replace the concrete and install new track.
  • TTC crews will also replace the streetcar rails at the curve existing from Broadview Station onto Erindale Avenue.

Traffic Restrictions

  • Road closed around the intersection.
  • Local Access to Hamilton, Boulton, First and Simpson.

What to Expect Before Construction

  • Work crews will mark underground utilities, such as gas, water and cable.
  • A Construction notice confirming the start date and more details of the work will be delivered to affected properties approximately 1-2 weeks prior to the start of the project.
  • Work in the boulevards in front of homes and commercial properties is expected. Further notice will be provided to property owners who must remove items located within City property limits (boulevard).

Work Hours

Most of the work on this project will take place:

  • Monday to Friday: 7 a.m. to 11 p.m.
  • Saturday and Sunday: 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

During the work on TTC track work will take place 24/7. When track replacement starts, excavation activities will extend to 11 p.m. Concrete breaking work is the most disruptive and typically lasts the first four to five days during intersection projects.

Other work will take place over night. The overnight rail work by TTC may consist of moving new rail into position, rail installation and rail welding / grinding. In addition, some streetcar overhead wiring work will be performed overnight, as required. Around-the-clock rail installation work by TTC is required to preserve the integrity and quality of new rail and concrete and support the daytime construction.

Detour Information

Motorists are reminded to abide by signs posted in local areas to ensure the safe travel of all local road users, pedestrians and cyclists.

Phase 1: To detour around the Broadview and Dundas intersection, through traffic will be redirected:

  • East-West traffic will be redirected to use Eastern Avenue to the south and Gerrard Street and Danforth Avenue to the north.
  • North-South traffic will be redirected to use River or Parliament Streets to the west, and Jones Avenue to the east.
  • TTC track staff will use the track area on Broadview Avenue between Dundas Street and Queen Street, south of Kintyre Avenue for one week at the start of the project to weld rail. Newly welded rail lengths will remain stored on the track area north of Kintyre Avenue until they are installed between Dundas Street and Gerrard Street.

Phase 2: Detour and Transit information for the Broadview and Gerrard intersection work will be provided in a future construction notice.

TTC Detours

During the intersection closure at Broadview and Dundas:

  • 505 Dundas buses will operate both ways around the closed intersection via Dundas St, River St, Gerrard St, and Broadview Ave.
  • 504 streetcars will not operate to Broadview Station and will be extended to Queen St and Kingston Rd.
  • 504B buses (a temporary service) will operate from Broadview Station and loop back via Parliament Street, Front Street, Berkeley Street and back to King Street.

Visit ttc.ca for accurate schedule and routing information.

Cyclists

  • Cyclists are expected to dismount and walk around the intersection closures or choose an alternate route.

Parking

  • Parking in the active work zone is not permitted. If your parked vehicle affects the construction work, it will be re-located with no charge to the owner. Please contact parking control for the location of your vehicle at 416-808-2222.

Public Parking

  • Access to public parking lots around the work zone will be maintained.

Road and Sidewalk Access

  • Sidewalks along Broadview Ave will remain accessible and pedestrians will be safely detoured around the work area to access local businesses.
  • Driveway Access: 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. Access for emergency vehicles will be maintained at all times.
  • Laneways: Laneways and driveways that serve businesses in the area will remain accessible for deliveries or service.
  • Accommodation: Residents who require accommodation must contact the project manager to arrange for access during construction through the contacts below.

Deliveries

  • Businesses may want to consider adjusting delivery times as a result of the lane restrictions during this project.

East Chinatown Businesses will be open throughout construction. All are welcome to dine and shop.

Please continue to support local businesses during construction.