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 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 transitioned to Stage 2 work on November 13, 2021. At this point, both Queen Street West and Roncesvalles Avenue will re-open to through traffic. King Street West will close to through traffic from Queen Street West to Wilson Park Drive. Travel lanes on The Queensway from Queen Street West to Parkside Drive will continue to be reduced throughout this stage of work; however, a minimum of one shared lane in each direction will be maintained. Finally, any pay and display (metered) parking that was removed for Stage 1 work 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.

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.

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.

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.

Accessibility

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.

  • King Street West will be closed from Queen Street West to Wilson Park Road to allow for Stage 2 work.
  • Southbound right turns from Triller Avenue to travel west on King Street West will NOT be permitted.
  • Southbound left turns to travel east on King Street West, beyond Wilson Park Road will be permitted.
  • There will continue to be a minimum of one shared travel lane in each direction on The Queensway from Queen Street West to Parkside Drive.
  • Northbound access to Sunnyside Avenue from The Queensway will continue to be restricted – southbound left and right turns will continue to be permitted from Sunnyside Avenue to The Queensway.

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.

  • On-street parking will not be permitted on King Street West, from Queen Street West to Wilson Park Road.
  • Access to driveways and front yard parking on King Street West, from Queen Street West to Triller Avenue will not be permitted. Affected residents have received further information by mail.

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.

Stage 1 Waste Collection Information

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.

501|301 Queen and 504|304 King Routes: Temporary route change during construction

During the King-Queen-Queensway-Roncesvalles intersection closure Effective November 14, 2021

504C King replacement buses:

  • Westbound: Princes’ Gates Loop, Canada Boulevard, Manitoba Drive, Strachan Avenue, King Street West, Dufferin Street, Queen Street West, Roncesvalles Avenue, Dundas Street West to Dundas West Station Streetcar Platform
  • Eastbound: Dundas West Station, Edna Avenue, Dundas Street West, Roncesvalles Avenue, Queen Street West, Triller Avenue, King Street West, Strachan Avenue, Manitoba Drive, Canada Boulevard to Princes’ Gates Loop.

304 King replacement buses:

  • Westbound: Broadview Station, Erindale Avenue, Broadview Avenue, Queen Street East, King Street East, King Street West, Dufferin Street, Queen Street West, Roncesvalles Avenue, Dundas Street West into Dundas West Station
  • Eastbound: Dundas West Station, Edna Avenue, Dundas Street West, Roncesvalles Avenue, Queen Street West, south Triller Avenue, King Street West, King Street East, Queen Street West, Broadview Avenue into Broadview Station.

501/301 Queen replacement buses: As a result of the second stage of intersection closure at the King-Queen-Queensway-Roncesvalles intersection, service on the 501L Queen (Long Branch-Broadview), 501P Queen (Humber-Broadview), and 301L Queen (Long Branch-Broadview) replacement bus services will be changed to operate through the intersection via their regular routing on Queen Street West, both ways.

*Prior to the new service routings taking effect, TTC will post updated Information Pole Cards at transit stops