The City of Toronto is completing various construction projects throughout downtown Toronto in the spring, summer and fall of 2019. These projects are part of the Council-approved Capital Works Program to renew aging infrastructure.

In the tabs below are the downtown construction projects that started in 2019 that may extend into 2020. The downtown construction tabs and map for 2019/2020 are being updated and will be posted in the coming weeks.

Location

The intersection of Queen Street East and Kingston Road/Eastern Avenue

Start Date

September 3, 2019

Planned End Date

Late December 2019

Description Of Work

The City of Toronto and the Toronto Transit Commission will replace the streetcar tracks and the streetcar overhead infrastructure at the intersection of Queen Street East, Eastern Avenue, Kingston Road, and in the TTC Woodbine Loop. In order to complete this work effectively, the intersection will be closed to vehicles from Monday, September 9 to early November 2019. Please note, the full intersection closure start date changed to Monday, September 9 from Saturday, September 7.

The project involves the following work to bring the track infrastructure and transportation infrastructure into a state of good repair as part of the Council-approved Capital Works Program:

  • removing and replacing the entire TTC streetcar overhead wire infrastructure and track in the intersection;
  • reconstructing the existing eastbound streetcar platform on the west side of the intersection,
  • reconstructing the existing roadway median on the east side of the intersection;
  • road resurfacing and sidewalk improvements.

The Construction Notice and Construction Impact Notice provide additional details about this project, including road access restrictions and TTC service changes:

Queen-Kingston Streetcar Track Improvement Construction Notice

Queen-Kingston Streetcar Track Improvement Construction Impact Notice

Traffic Restrictions

Date Description of Traffic Restrictions
September 3 to 7 Overnight lane restrictions throughout the work zone
September 9 to early November Queen St. East closed to through traffic between Coxwell Ave. and Woodbine Ave.  Local access available from Coxwell to the hard closure west of Orchard Park Blvd., and from Woodbine to the hard closure at Lark St.

Kingston Road closed to through traffic at Woodbine Avenue; local access available from Woodbine up to the hard closure, south of Lark St.

Eastern Avenue closed at Coxwell to through traffic; local access available up to the hard closure, south of Queen St. East.

Early November to mid-November One lane open in each direction on Queen St. East and Kingston Road
Mid-November to early December 2019 Lane restrictions in some areas

 

 

Start Date

Sept 3, 2019

Planned End Date

Spring 2020

Location

Sheppard Street from AdelaideStreet West to Richmond Street West

Description Of Work

The City of Toronto will replace the watermain and the City-owned portion of substandard water services on Sheppard Street from Adelaide Street West to Richmond Street West. When the watermain work is complete the City will also resurface Sheppard Street.

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 2019 Capital Works Program to renew our aging infrastructure, improve water distribution and reduce the risk of watermain breaks.

Construction Notice

Start Date

September 2019

Planned End Date

November 2019

Location

Sherbourne Street from Bloor Street East to Carlton Street

Description Of Work

The City of Toronto will resurface the road on Sherbourne Street from Bloor Street East to Carlton Street. Our inspection of the road shows that it needs resurfacing and sections of damaged curb and sidewalk need to be replaced to bring them to a state of good repair.

This work is part of the Council-approved 2019 Capital Works Program to renew aging city roads and sidewalk for current and future needs.

Construction Notice

Construction Impact Notice

 

Start Date

September 24, 2018

Planned End Date

Fall 2019

Location

Dundas Street W from Spadina Avenue to Bay Street

Description of Work

The City of Toronto will replace the watermain and City-owned substandard water services on Dundas Street West between Spadina Avenue and Bay Street. The City will also be reconstructing the intersections at Carlyle Street and Casimir Street along with repairing road and sidewalks impacted by previous utility works. The road will be resurfaced where watermain work was completed. Please visit the website for further details.

This project has been completed.

This project has been completed.

 

This project has been completed.

 

This project has been completed.

This project has been completed.

Start Date

July 22, 2019

Planned End Date

Summer 2020

Location

York Street to Bathurst Street

Description of Work

This summer, the City of Toronto will replace the 143-year-old watermain and the City-owned portion of substandard water services on Richmond Street West between Bathurst Street to York Street. The project will include a partial reconstruction of some sidewalks and restoring the road and cycle track.

This project is part of the Council-approved 2019 Capital Works Program to renew our aging infrastructure, improve water distribution and reduce the risk of waterman breaks

 

 

Planned Start Date

Week May 20 2019

Planned End Date

December 2019

Location

Bathurst to Spadina along Bloor Street West

Description of Work

The City of Toronto will be replacing the watermain and the City-owned portion of substandard water services, on Bloor Street West between Bathurst Street and Spadina Avenue. The project will also involve: replacing the sidewalks, constructing permanent cycling facilities, and installing five new parkettes on side streets.

For more information about this project please visit:

Bloor Street Construction Website

Construction Notice
Construction Impact Notice

For assistance in accessing or reading these files, please contact downtownconstructionprojects@toronto.ca or 416-392-3074.

Planned Start Date

TBD

Planned End Date

TBD

Location

Richmond to Adelaide

Planned Start Date

September 2019

Planned End Date

March 2020

Location

Algonquin Rd (Algonquin Island) over Toronto Bay

Planned Start Date

January 2019

Planned End Date

October 2019

Location

Yonge Street to Church Street on Colborne Street

Start Date

January 2019

Planned End Date

Early 2021

Location

Jarvis to Cherry Street

For more information please see
FG Gardiner Expressway Rehabilitation project website

Construction Impact Notice 
Construction Notice

For assistance in accessing or reading these files, please contact downtownconstructionprojects@toronto.ca or 416-392-3074.

The City’s road restrictions map will help residents and visitors make their travel plans.

Information about the City’s planned capital construction work is available on a web-based map.

TTC route diversions are outlined in each projects construction notice, or you can visit TTC Route Diversions.