The City of Toronto and Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) plan to renew aging streetcar tracks at the intersection of Coxwell Avenue and Gerrard Street East/Eastwood Road. The City will also replace the 112 year old watermain that runs east-west on Gerrard Street East. The streetcar tracks are over 25 years old and in need of renewal.
This work is required to bring the City infrastructure to a state of good repair and is part of the Council-approved 2023 Capital Works Program.
Map of Work area at the Coxwell Avenue and Gerrard Street East intersection.
The project is expected to take place from early May 2023 to end of July 2023.
Phase 1 will take place between early-May to mid-June. Work will include replacement of the ageing watermain that runs east-west on Gerrard Street East.
Phase 2 will take place between mid-June to late-July. TTC streetcar track to be replaced within 50 metres of the intersection in each direction, except Eastwood Road.
During Phase 1, work will take place between 7 a.m. -7 p.m., Monday to Friday with late work or weekend work when needed.
Phase 2 work will take place 24 hours, seven days a week. Excavation activities and heavy breaking will be carried out at various times throughout the day. All concrete breaking activities will occur between 7 a.m. and 11 p.m. Concrete breaking work is the most disruptive and will typically last the first one to two days for each phase of the construction. Around-the-clock work during rail installation by TTC is required to preserve the integrity and quality of new rail and concrete. Overnight rail work by TTC may consist of moving new rail into position, rail installation and rail welding/grinding.
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 webpage as soon as possible.
The City’s contractor must ensure safe and accessible walkways and entryways are maintained. 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, contact the City staff listed on this webpage.
Pedestrian access will always be maintained.
Efforts continue to be made to manage traffic in the area for the safety of workers, motorists, cyclists and pedestrians. People driving and cycling should expect delays and increased traffic on nearby major streets.
Travel on Eastwood Road will not be affected
There will be no on-street parking within road closed signs; Green P parking will remain accessible and open for use
During each phase of work, traffic impacts will differ.
During Phase 1 (from early-May to mid-June): 506/306 Carlton buses will replace streetcar service, operating on regular routing through intersection. 506 streetcars will divert via Broadview Avenue and Queen Street East to Kingston Road / Queen Street East.
During Phase 2 (from mid-June to late-July): 506/306 Carlton replacement buses will divert via Greenwood Avenue, Danforth Avenue, and Coxwell Avenue to Upper Gerrard Street East, and 22/322 Coxwell buses will be suspended. Access to Coxwell Station from the area of Queen Street East at Coxwell Avenue will be maintained by temporarily extending the 31 Greenwood route via Eastern Avenue to Queen/Coxwell Loop. During this time, stops on Coxwell Avenue between Gerrard Street East and Queen Street East, and on Gerrard Street East between Greenwood Avenue and Coxwell Avenue, will not be served. Updated transit impact information will be provided in the Construction Notice.
Please visit: ttc.ca/coxwellgerrard for more information
The project team is working to actively keep local residents and businesses informed throughout different stages of this project. To receive construction updates by email, subscribe to the project email.