Construction Update 15

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:

  • Surface paving and pavement markings
  • Sidewalk and soil cell construction
  • Bike lanes/cycling infrastructure
  • Installation of permanent traffic signals and street lighting
  • Restoration of areas affected by construction

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.

Map of sidewalks. Please contact the Field Ambassador 416-338-7755 or at etobicokecentre@toronto.ca for more information
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Information About COVID-19 & Construction Work in Toronto

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.

Physical Distancing

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 Hours

Work will take place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday to Friday, with work after hours and on weekends as required.

Road & Sidewalk Access

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.

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.

Traffic Management

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

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.

Parking Violation Notice

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:

  1. Contact the site inspector or person listed on the Construction Notice and give them the yellow notice number.
  2. Dispute the parking violation notice online or in person following the process listed on the reverse side of the parking violation notice.

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).

Garbage & Recycling

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.

Restoration

The construction work area will be restored with sod and/or asphalt where required in future stages of the work. Updates will be provided.

Transit Service

This project will affect travel times of all TTC and MiWay Routes to and from Kipling Subway Station that travel along Dundas Street West.

Construction encompasses Kiplong Ave, Dundas St W, Bloor St W, & Resurrection Rd. Please contact the Field Ambassador 416-338-7755 or at etobicokecentre@toronto.ca for more information
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Download printable maps of Phase 2 Construction Stages 1-3

Phase 2: March 2017 – Spring 2020

Generally, construction includes:

  • removing the existing structures, roads, and facilities, as required
  • installing underground infrastructure (watermain, storm sewers, sanitary sewers, and utilities)
  • streetscaping (including landscaping, street lighting, and furniture)
  • road surfacing, intersection improvements, and curb installation

Demolition and reconstruction will take place in the following stages across the area:

Stage 1: Spring 2017 – Winter 2018

Stage 1A

  • Construct new Dundas Street alignment between Kipling and Bloor
  • Construct Road A and Road B
  • Construct an underground Hydro duct bank on Dundas Street West from Aukland Road to Jopling Avenue

Stage 1B

  • Closure of Dundas/Bloor intersection to remove asphalt and place temporary ramps to Bloor
  • Construction along Dundas Street, Road A, and Road B
  • Start work on the bus ramp (Kipling to Street A) and opening temporary connections (Dundas, Road A, Road B)

Stage 1C

  • Reconstruct Bloor Street westbound lanes from Dunbloor Road to the projects eastern limit
  • Construct the east-side of Kipling and bus ramp, south of Bloor

Stage 1D

  • Construct the Bloor Street westbound lanes
  • Construct the Kipling/Dundas intersection

Stage 2: Spring 2018 – Summer 2019

Stage 2A

  • Reconstruct the Bloor Street West eastbound lanes
  • Reconstruct Dunbloor Road
  • Construct the remainder of Dundas Street West south side and the Kipling/Dundas intersection
  • Construct new Viking Lane

Stage 2B

  • Bloor Street realignment from Dundas to Kipling
  • Construct Road C
  • Reconstruct the existing Dundas Street East and Kipling/Dundas ramp
  • Construct Dundas Street West from Jopling to Kipling

Stage 3: Summer 2019 – Spring 2020

Stage 3A

  • Widen Kipling Avenue northbound lanes
  • Remove the existing Dundas/Bloor bridge structures over Kipling

Stage 3B

  • Widen and reconstruct Kipling Avenue southbound lanes
  • Construct Bloor Street West from Kipling to Prennan Avenue