Starting on Friday, June 7th end of day until the morning of Monday, June 10th, one eastbound travel lane will be open between Dufferin Street and Shaw Street to accommodate other planned road closures in the downtown west area. View the Construction Details tab below for more information.

The City of Toronto and Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) plan to renew aging streetcar tracks along King Street West between Dufferin Street and Shaw Street. The City will also replace the 146-year-old watermain that runs east-west on King Street between Dufferin Street and Shaw Street. Work is anticipated to begin in February 2024 and be completed by November 2024.

This work is required to bring the City infrastructure to a state of good repair and is part of the Council-approved 2023 Capital Works Program.

November 2023

January 2024

February 2024

April 2024

Due to supply chain challenges, the City was unable to obtain the specialized material required to replace the TTC streetcar track at the intersection of King Street and Dufferin Street. As a result, this part of the project will be deferred from the 2024 schedule and incorporated into the 2025 King Street West project, stretching from Close Avenue to Dufferin Street.

  • As a result the planned full closure of the King Street and Dufferin Street intersection will also be moved to 2025.

The 2024 work on King Street West is now anticipated to be finished in November, ahead of the original December completion.

    Map of work area along King Street West between Dufferin Street and Shaw Street.

    Map of work area along King Street West between Dufferin Street and Shaw Street. Please contact Mark De Miglio at 416 395 7178 or mark.demiglio@toronto.ca for more information.

    Schedule and Travel Impacts

    The project is expected to begin in mid February 2024 and is expected to be complete by December 2024.

    Phase 1 – Watermain Replacement – Mid February 2024 to end of July 2024

    • Work will include watermain replacement work on King Street between Dufferin Street and Shaw Street.
    • The work zone will be rolling as work progresses.
    • One lane of traffic in each direction through the work zone. Access for pedestrians maintained.

    Map of work area along King Street West between Dufferin Street and Shaw Street. Please contact Mark De Miglio at mark.demiglio@toronto.ca or 416 395 7178 for more information.

    Phase 2 – TTC Streetcar Track replacement – April 22 to April 29

    • TTC Rail Welding and Storage
    • Watermain Connection
    • Westbound closure to all vehicles. Access to sidewalks and businesses maintained.

    Map of work area along King Street West between Dufferin Street and Shaw Street. Please contact Mark De Miglio at mark.demiglio@toronto.ca or 416 395 7178 for more information.

    Phase 3 – TTC Streetcar Track replacement – April 29 to May 21.

    • TTC streetcar track to be replaced on King Street West between Mowat Avenue and Joe Shuster Way.
    • Full Closure to all vehicles. Access to sidewalks and businesses maintained.

    Map of work area along King Street West between Dufferin Street and Shaw Street. Please contact Mark De Miglio at mark.demiglio@toronto.ca or 416 395 7178 for more information.

    Phase 4 – TTC Streetcar Track replacement – May 21 to end of June.

    • TTC streetcar track to be replaced on King Street West between Joe Shuster Way and Atlantic Avenue.
      • Full Closure to all vehicles. Access to sidewalks and businesses maintained.
    • TTC streetcar track to be replaced on King Street West between Shaw Street and Atlantic Avenue.
      • Full Closure to all westbound vehicles. Access to sidewalks and businesses maintained.

    Map of work area along King Street West between Dufferin Street and Shaw Street. Please contact Mark De Miglio at mark.demiglio@toronto.ca or 416 395 7178 for more information.

    While the project team works through these phases, the next phases of the project will be announced one week in advance.

    Restoration & Overhead work – September 2024 to November 2024

    • Maintenance of TTC streetcar overhead wiring
    • Restoration of the area
    • All travel lanes will be open, however  localized lane closures may be required. Pedestrian access will be maintained

    Work Hours

    During Phase 1, work will take place between 7 a.m. -7 p.m., Monday to Friday with late work or weekend work when needed.

    Phase 2-5 work will take place 24 hours, seven days a week. Excavation activities and heavy breaking will be carried out at various times throughout the day. All concrete breaking activities will occur between 7 a.m. and 11 p.m. Concrete breaking work is the most disruptive and will typically last the first one to two days for each phase of the construction. Around-the-clock work during rail installation by TTC is required to preserve the integrity and quality of new rail and concrete. Overnight rail work by TTC may consist of moving new rail into position, rail installation and rail welding/grinding.

    Deliveries

    The City has been working with businesses and property management representatives to accommodate delivery and loading activities during construction. If you have not yet discussed your delivery needs with the project team, please contact the staff person listed on this webpage as soon as possible.

    Accessible Accommodation

    The City’s contractor must ensure safe and accessible walkways and entryways are maintained. Any temporary access disruptions will be communicated as soon as possible. If you experience a disruption, have a specific access need or related accommodation request, contact the City staff listed on this webpage.

    Starting February 18, 2024, service on the following routes will be altered to accommodate the construction on King Street West, from Dufferin Street to Shaw Street:

    • 501 Queen streetcars will divert onto Dufferin Street (to Dufferin Gate Loop) until 10 p.m.  After 10 p.m., 501 Queen streetcars will operate west to Long Branch Loop along its regular routing.
    • 504A King streetcars will divert onto Queen Street West between Shaw Street and Roncesvalles Avenue. 504B King streetcars will divert onto Queen Street West between Shaw Street and Roncesvalles Avenue and extend to Humber Loop before 10 p.m., and to Roncesvalles Avenue after 10 p.m.
    • 508 Lake Shore streetcars will divert onto Queen Street West between Shaw Street and Roncesvalles Avenue (starting February 19, 2024).
    • 63 Ossington buses will be extended along King Street West between Dufferin Street and Roncesvalles Avenue. This will provide service both ways along this section of King Street West, Liberty/East Liberty Avenue, and Strachan Avenue.

    Wheel-Trans services will remain accessible in all areas where local traffic is permitted.

    Map of TTC detour. Please contact Michael Vieira by email at KingStreetTrackRenewal@ttc.ca or call 437-551-4609 for more information.

    Details on how TTC routes will be adjusted for streetcar track renewal at the King/Dufferin intersection in June/July 2024 (Phase 3), will be included in Construction Update #1. This update will be mailed ahead of the start of Phase 3 work.

    Updated transit information can be viewed on the TTC’s project webpage ttc.ca/KingStreetTrackRenewal 

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