The City of Toronto and Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) have coordinated various infrastructure upgrades in the area of King Street West, Queen Street West, The Queensway and Roncesvalles Avenue (KQQR). This includes the intersection at KQQR and roadway on The Queensway from Parkside Drive to Roncesvalles Avenue, as well as Roncesvalles Avenue from Queen Street West to Dundas Street West and rehabilitation of the Parkside Drive bridge. The infrastructure improvements will start in September 2020 with underside bridge rehabilitation of the Parkside Drive Bridge at The Queensway.
The remaining work starting in 2021 includes:
bridge rehabilitation of the Parkside Drive bridge at The Queensway (topside)
replacing watermain and relining combined and storm sewers
road reconstruction and sidewalk replacement
overhead wire replacement and reconstruction of the TTC track allowance and platforms
relocating streetcar stops
reconfiguring the KQQR intersection including: removal of the eastbound right-turn channel, removal of the centre TTC platform on The Queensway, a dedicated streetcar lane, left-turn lane, through lane and right-turn lane on the eastbound approach, new raised TTC platform/bicycle facility on Queen Street West and realignment of the northbound approach on King Street West
completing the Roncesvalles Avenue design from Harvard Avenue to the KQQR intersection, including streetscape improvements and two raised TTC platform/bicycle facilities at the northbound and southbound transit stops
modifying the TTC platforms on Roncesvalles Avenue from Dundas Street West to Harvard Avenue so accessible streetcar ramps can operate
adding dedicated eastbound left-turn lanes on The Queensway at the Sunnyside Avenue and Glendale Avenue intersections
extension of the dedicated eastbound bicycle lane on The Queensway to Glendale Avenue
new sidewalk on south side of The Queensway at Glendale Avenue intersection for north-south pedestrian crossing on both sides of the intersection
installing a new traffic control signal at the Sunnyside Avenue and The Queensway intersection
new street lighting
Please refer to the Construction Stages tab for how this construction work will be phased.
This work is required to bring the TTC and City’s infrastructure to a state of good repair and improve intersection function for all road users and is part of the 2020 Council-approved Capital Budgets and Works Program.
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Work crews will mark the location of underground utilities, such as gas, water and cable so that the construction does not interfere with these utilities.
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 patios, landscaping and / or decorative objects. If you have a patio, or sprinkler system within the boulevard, please follow up with the Public Consultation Unit.
The City will not be responsible for damage to any privately owned items on City property.
During the underside bridge rehabilitation work on Parkside Drive at The Queensway starting in 2020:
501 Queen streetcar service will continue to operate west of Roncesvalles Avenue during the bridge work at Parkside Drive. Stairwell access at Parkside Drive to/from The Queensway streetcar stop will be closed until October 30, 2020. Streetcars on The Queensway will not be stopping at the Parkside Drive stop during this time. Intermittent delays for the 80 Queensway bus service can be expected during lane restrictions on Parkside Drive.
During the 2021 – 2022 work related to the KQQR intersection;
504/304 King, 501/301 Queen, 508 Lake Shore and 402 Parkdale Community Bus routing changes will be required. Diversion details will be provided in a Construction Notice prior to the start of the 2021 project. Routing information will also be issued by the TTC and posted at transit stops along the affected routes. Information will also be posted on TTC’s website
Work Hours for Parkside Drive Bridge at The Queensway starting in 2020: Work will take place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday to Friday and from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturdays, including some extended hours or additional weekend work as approved by the City.
Work Hours for Remaining Work starting in 2021: Work hours will be 24 hours / 7 days a week for the remaining work in 2021. Further details will be provided on this web page and in future Construction Update notices that will be distributed to the community by mail.
Residents who require accommodation (level entry, longer notice, etc.) must contact the Public Consultation Unit to arrange for access during the construction period.
A third-party contractor will survey all properties within 30 metres of the construction area before each construction phase starts. Participation in the survey is voluntary; however, participating is important in determining if the construction caused damage. The inspection will look at the exterior and interior of all properties to verify existing conditions. Affected properties will receive a separate notice to set up an appointment. All inspection staff will wear photo I.D. and carry photo equipment for this work.
Road and Sidewalk Access: In order to complete the work in a safe manner, there will be road and sidewalk restrictions within the 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.
Parking: Parking in the active work zone is not permitted as space is needed for construction equipment and materials. If your parked vehicle affects construction work, it will be relocated nearby with no charge to the owner. If your vehicle is moved, please contact parking control for its location at 416-808-2222. Affected properties will get additional parking information.
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:
Contact the site inspector or the Public Consultation Coordinator and give them the yellow notice number.
Dispute the parking violation notice online or in person following the process listed on the reverse side of the parking violation notice.
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).
September 2020 to February 2021
February 2021 to July 2021
July 2021 to April 2022
April 2022 to August 2022
Harvard Avenue to Dundas Street West: AODA upgrades to existing TTC platforms
Work Stages, Dates and Location*
September 2020 to February 2021
Parkside Drive, North of Lake Shore Boulevard West
Bridge rehabilitation to the underside (sub-structure)
Minimum 1 travel lane in each direction on Parkside Drive under the bridge.
February 2021 to July 2021
The Queensway: Parkside Drive to KQQR Intersection
Queen Street West: KQQR Intersection to Triller Avenue