The move to Stage 2 construction at the KQQR intersection was planned for July 22, 2021. However, due to unforeseen utility conflicts encountered at the KQQR intersection (proper) during excavation for new pole installations, work had to be paused to ensure safety and resolve the conflicts. Some conflicts required making revisions to the detailed design and subsequently obtaining the necessary approvals to proceed. The City has worked with its consultant, the contractor, TTC, Toronto Hydro and other stakeholders to resolve each conflict and now has approved plans to proceed with work.

The contractor expects to complete transition the KQQR intersection to Stage 2 by late October 2021. At this point, both Queen Street West and Roncesvalles Avenue, at the KQQR intersection will re-open to through traffic. Any previously removed pay and display parking will be reinstated.


During construction notification is provided to inform local residents and businesses of temporary disruptions to local roads and traffic. Notification about construction is sent via Canada Post delivery and to the email contact list.

While active construction takes place you may experience dust, noise and other inconveniences. The City will make efforts to reduce the impacts. We appreciate your patience.

City-led infrastructure construction has been deemed 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 COVID-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 are identifiable by 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.

Work Hours

  • Watermain and combined sewer replacement work:
    • Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. (additional hours as needed)
  • TTC overhead work:
    • Monday to Friday, 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. (additional hours as needed)

Property Access

The City-hired contractor may need access to the interior and exterior of your home to complete a pre-construction condition survey. Affected properties will receive a request to schedule a time to complete the pre-construction condition survey. Although participation is voluntary, the pre-construction survey results may be useful to confirm claims for potential damage caused by City construction.


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.

Efforts are made to maintain accessibility during construction. Residents who require accommodation (level entry, longer notice, etc.) must contact the City to arrange for access during the construction period.

Traffic Management

Efforts continue to be 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.


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 parking enforcement is called to a street, officers must issue a yellow parking violation notice (ticket) to vehicles in violation of parking by-laws. If you receive a yellow notice during this construction work, do the following within 15 days of the notice date:

  • Dispute the parking violation notice online or in person following the process listed on the back of the parking violation notice.

You may use a 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

the City’s contractor is responsible for ensuring garbage, recycling and green bins are picked up for collection every Thursday. The City’s contractor will roll the bins to the nearest corner from your property and will bring them back once emptied to the front of your property by Friday morning.

Please follow these steps:

  1. Label all bins with your address
  2. Place your bins in front of your property, by the construction fencing by 5:00 p.m., every Thursday.
  3. If your bins are not picked up by the City’s contractor, or if you missed placing them in front of your property, please call 311 and mention the ongoing City construction.

More information here.


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

TTC Service effective April 5, 2021*:

501/301 Queen bus replacement route
  • 501P/301P Queen bus replacement: Buses will operate on Queen Street West between Park Lawn Loop in the west and the Queen/Jarvis area in the east, diverting both ways at the KQQR intersection via, Queen Street West, Dufferin Street, King Street West and The Queensway.
  • 501L/301L Queen bus replacement: Buses will operate on Queen Street West between Long Branch Loop in the west and the Queen/Jarvis area in the east, diverting both ways at the KQQR intersection similar to 501P buses.
504C/304C King bus replacement route will be split into two parts
  • 504G/304G King – north of Queen Street West: Buses will operate on Roncesvalles Avenue between Dundas West Station and TTC’s Roncesvalles Yard. No customer pick-up or drop off will be available inside the yard.
  • 504Q/304Q King – south of Queen Street West: Buses will operate via: west on King Street West, north on Dufferin Street, west on Queen Street West, south on Triller Avenue and return east on King Street West to Douro Street/King Street area. Note: These King buses will serve Queen Street West between Dufferin Street and Triller Avenue, in the westbound direction only.

Please see the Notice of Service Change for more details.

402 Parkdale Community Bus
  • Will continue to operate on its current schedule in the neighbourhood

Please note that directional signage and additional route/stop markers will be put in place to assist customers with the transition between bus services. In addition, customer service agents will be on site for a period of time to further assist.

*Additional diversions and service changes will take place during this project.