Work is moving to the final stages of construction. Throughout the project area, including Dundas Street West, Kipling Avenue, and Bloor Street West, the City’s contractor will complete:
Bike lanes remain closed until project completion.
Pedestrians can cross Kipling Avenue at Bloor Street West, however cannot walk on Bloor Street West between Kipling Avenue and Dundas Street West, and must use the Dundas-Kipling ramp or Dundas Street West as an alternative. Every effort will be made to complete the sidewalk connection on Bloor Street West between Kipling Avenue and Dundas Street West ahead of project completion.
For safety, the alternative route must be used. Signage is in place to help navigate.
The Province of Ontario has enacted a declaration of emergency to help contain the spread of COVID-19 and protect the public. A list of essential workplaces in Ontario was announced on March 23 and revised on April 3. As indicated on the list, City-led infrastructure construction has been deemed essential and this project will proceed. This construction is essential to ensure the City’s infrastructure remain safe, in a state of good repair and able to meet Toronto’s needs. For more information on the City’s response to visit the COVD-19 pages.
There are times when contractors need to communicate with homeowners about what is happening on-site. This could be about driveway access, exterior pre-construction inspections, and site restoration work (landscaping, installing pavers etc.). 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.
You may experience dust, noise and other inconveniences. The City will make efforts to reduce the impacts. We appreciate your patience.
Property owners should remove items located within City property limits (boulevard), such as landscaping and decorative objects. If you have a sprinkler system within the boulevard, please contact the Project Manager. The City will not be responsible for damage to any privately owned items on City property.
Work will take place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday to Friday, with work after hours and on weekends as required.
In order to complete the work in a safe manner, there will be road and sidewalk restrictions within the construction 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.
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. Efforts have been made to manage traffic in the area for the safety of workers, road users and residents. Road users should continue to obey all posted traffic signage. *Please note that timelines are subject to weather and working conditions and may change.
Parking in the active work zone is not permitted due to space requirements for construction equipment and materials. If your parked vehicle affects the construction work, it will be re-located with no charge to the owner. If your vehicle is moved, please contact parking control for its location at 416-808-2222.
In an effort to reduce ticketing due to construction, the City encourages communities with construction to be patient as neighbours may need to temporarily relocate vehicles. If enforcement is called, enforcement must issue a yellow parking violation notice (ticket). If you receive a yellow notice during this construction work, do the following within 15 days of the notice date:
You may use this construction notice as part of the explanation of why the violation should be cancelled. Please note: violation notices cannot be cancelled if vehicles are parked in illegal parking spots (i.e. in front of a fire hydrant or in no parking zones).
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.
The construction work area will be restored with sod and/or asphalt where required in future stages of the work. Updates will be provided.
Generally, construction includes:
Demolition and reconstruction will take place in the following stages across the area: