The City of Toronto is completing various construction projects throughout downtown Toronto this spring, summer and fall. These projects are part of the Council approved 2018 Capital Works Program to renew our aging infrastructure.

Below is a location map of the major downtown construction projects for 2018.

This shows the construction projects happening in Ward 27 and Ward 28 - in central downtown Toronto. There are 12 different projects happening.
(Map not to Scale, Updated: August 31, 2018)

Smart Sign Survey

The Jarvis Street Watermain Replacement project will use smart work zone signage to inform motorists of travel times through the work zone. Please consider participating in the City’s survey, linked below, to inform us of its effectiveness.

Details to be announced.

Start Date

September 2, 2018

Planned End Date

October 5, 2018

*Content/dates subject to change.

Description of Work

The City of Toronto and Toronto Transit Commission will be renewing aging streetcar tracks at the intersection of Lansdowne and Dundas Street West. This is the second of three track replacement projects in recent years required for the Lansdowne/Dundas/College triangle. The intersection will be fully closed from September 2 to October 5.

Location

Intersection of Lansdowne Avenue and Dundas Street West

Work Details

  • Deliver new streetcar track/rail on flat deck trailers overnight in advance of September 2 start date.
  • Remove the concrete and old streetcar track, and replace/install with new concrete and new rail
  • Restore areas affected by construction.

Work Hours

24/7 Work Hours: Work on this project will take place 24 hours 7 days a week.

The first few days are the most disruptive and involve breaking and removing concrete within the streetcar track areas. Concrete breaking work typically lasts the first 4 to 5 days. The breaking will stop at 11 p.m.

Traffic Management

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

Efforts will be made to manage traffic and closures 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 during this work.

Local access will be provided up to the intersection closure for property owners and businesses. No Frills Plaza south of Dundas should will remain open, and can be accessed from Lansdowne Avenue.

Through traffic motorists should consider:

  • Using Bloor Street West or Queen Street West for East-West movement
  • Using Roncesvalles or Ossington for North-South movement
Closure: North: Whytock Avenue West: Sorauren Avenue South: Shirley Street East: Dufferin Street
Dundas Lansdowen Intersection Closure Map

Two Pop-Up Events were held:

  • Wednesday, August 29 and Thursday, August 30 at No Frills, 222 Lansdowne Ave.
  • Pop-Up Postcard

Notices:

This work has been completed.

Planned End Date

June 4, 2018

Actual End Date

May 30, 2018

May 2018 Update: The intersection will fully open to road traffic for cyclists and vehicles today (May 30th, 2018), at 9 p.m., 5 days ahead of schedule.

Location

Parliament Street and Gerrard Street East.

Description of Work

The City of Toronto and the Toronto Transit Commission will replace the streetcar tracks at the intersection of Parliament Street and Gerrard Street East.

To accommodate this work, the intersection will be completely closed for three weeks.

This work is required to bring the track infrastructure to a state of good repair. This project is part of the Council-approved 2018 Capital Works Program.

Please refer to the construction update attached above for more details.

Come visit us at one of our Pop-Up Events:

  • FreshCo Regent Park, 325 Parliament St, from 4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. on Friday May 11th, 2018
  • Food Basics, 238 Wellesley Street East, from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m., on Saturday May 12th, 2018

Pop-Up Materials:

Construction Update:

Construction at the intersection of Gerrard Street East and Broadview Avenue was completed and reopened to all traffic on Sunday August 12 at 7 a.m. 

Local Access Notices will no longer be needed, and signs and traffic controls will be removed.

Work finished early because of favourable weather and the condition of infrastructure located beneath the Broadview-Gerrard intersection. Due to this, crews were able to complete the track replacement and repair work within a shorter time-frame than previously planned.

Visit: www.toronto.ca/broadview-track for more information.

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 and repairing road and sidewalks impacted by previous utility works. The road will be resurfaced where watermain work is taking place.

This coordinated project is part of the Council-approved 2018 Capital Works Program to renew our aging infrastructure, improve water distribution and reduce the risk of watermain breaks. Work on this project is phased over the rest of 2018 and will use most of the construction season in 2019.

Details to be announced.

Details to be announced.

Planned Start Date

Mid-July 2018

Planned End Date

October 31, 2018

Location

Jarvis Street, from Queen Street to Dundas Street

Smart Sign Survey

The Jarvis Street Watermain Replacement project will use smart work zone signage to inform motorists of travel times through the work zone. Please consider participating in the City’s survey to inform us of its effectiveness.

Description of Work

The City of Toronto is planning to replace the watermain and the City-owned portion of water services and on Jarvis Street from Dundas Street East to Queen Street East. This work also involves reconstructing and resurfacing the road on the same section.

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 2018 Capital Works Program to renew our aging infrastructure, improve water distribution and reduce the risk of watermain breaks as well as to renew aging city roads and sidewalk for current and future needs.

Start Date

July 3, 2018

Planned End Date

December 2018

Location

Adelaide Street, from Jarvis Street to Parliament Street

Description of Work

The City of Toronto is planning to replace the watermain and the City-owned portion of substandard water services on Adelaide Street from Jarvis Street to Parliament 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 building 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 2018 Capital Works Program to renew our aging infrastructure, improve water distribution and reduce the risk of watermain breaks.

Planned Start Date

Mid-July 2018

Planned End Date

October 2018

Location

Gloucester Street, from Yonge Street to Jarvis Street

Description of Work

The City of Toronto is planning to replace the watermain and the City-owned portion of water services on Gloucester Street from Yonge Street to Jarvis 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 2018 Capital Works Program to renew our aging infrastructure, improve water distribution and reduce the risk of watermain breaks.

Details to be announced.

Planned Start Date

Phase 1: September 10, 2018

Phase 2: November 1, 2018

Planned End Date

November 30, 2018

Location

Dufferin Street from Bloor Street West to Dundas Street West

Description of Work

View the Construction Notice for detailed information

The City of Toronto will be resurfacing Dufferin Street from Bloor Street to Dundas Street West. This work is required to bring the City’s road to a state of good repair. This project is part of the Council-approved 2018 Capital Works Program.

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

Traffic Managment:

  • Dufferin street will be reduced to one lane in each direction in the work zone. Expect delays.

TTC Service:

  • TTC service of the 505 Dundas Street West and 47 Lansdowne routes will be affected.
  • 505 Dundas: Buses are operating on the route and will be diverted both ways via: Dundas, Dufferin, College and Dundas
  • 47 Lansdowne: Buses will be diverted both ways via: Lansdowne, College, Dufferin and Queen, (looping at the south end for the return northbound trip via; MacDonell, Seaforth, Lansdowne and Queen). Stops not served on Lansdowne between College and Queen.

Visit ttc.ca for more information.

Notices:

The City completed the construction of the new York-Bay-Yonge (Y-B-Y) off-ramp and the widening of Harbour Street in January. The contractor will now return to complete the remaining road and streetscape work on Harbour Street. This work will affect traffic in the area; we appreciate your patience.

Drivers, pedestrians and cyclists please be aware and obey the traffic movements, signs and signals along Harbour Street.

Check out an animation of the traffic movements.

Visit www.toronto.ca/simcoe-ramp for more information.

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.

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