The City of Toronto is planning a number of improvements to O’Connor Drive, from Glenwood Crescent to Bermondsey Road that help to address basement flooding, pedestrian safety and streetscape. Once complete, this project will improve conditions for people walking and driving and better manage traffic flow. This Council-approved work was identified through the O’Connor Drive Avenue Study, conducted in 2012.

January 2023: Construction Update

Our contractor has completed the underground CCTV work.

Mobilization and construction for the sewer upgrades have started. The sewer upgrades are expected to last approximately five weeks. Work will take place on O’Connor Drive between Glenwood Crescent and St. Clair Ave E.

December 2022: Construction Update

A holiday shutdown will occur from December 19 to January 13, 2023.

Our contractor is currently completing the pre-construction inspection and doing underground CCTV work. This preliminary work will continue into late January.

November 2022: Construction Notice

A Construction notice has been mailed out to residents and businesses.

The construction will be carried out in several phases. The first phase will include the replacement and upgrade of the sewers. Road reconstruction and streetscaping work will begin in spring 2023.

September 2022: Pre-Construction Notice

A Pre-Construction notice and Lead in Drinking Water Fact Sheet have been mailed out to residents and businesses.

A Construction Notice will be mailed out at least two weeks in advance of any work. This notice will include details on the construction staging and traffic management.

Map of O’Connor Drive, from Glenwood Crescent to Bermondsey Road

Local Construction Projects

Watermain replacement work on O’Connor Drive from Northline Road to Sunrise Avenue (contract 22ECS-LU-09U). Visit the Beaches-East York Profile – Construction Notices to learn more about this work.

 

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Pedestrian Improvements

  • New public plaza at O’Connor Drive & St.Clair Avenue East intersection
  • Accessible pedestrian crossings with tactile plates
  • Corner radii reductions to improve pedestrian safety
  • Additional bike parking
  • New sidewalks and curbs

Vehicular Traffic Improvements

  • Improved layby parking
  • Traffic signal updates
  • Removal of the right-turn channel at O’Connor Drive & St. Clair Avenue East intersection to improve safety
  • New asphalt on the roadway

Sustainability/Green Features

  • Planting of new trees along the boulevard
  • Permeable pavers in laybys
  • Improved stormwater management
  • Planters with integrated seating

Underground Infrastructure Improvements

  • Storm sewer replacement on O’Connor Drive and Bermondsey Road

 

For further details on the improvements, please see O’Connor Drive Virtual Public Information Event Presentation

Timing and Schedule

The construction will be carried out in several phases. The first phase will include the replacement and upgrade of the sewers.

Road reconstruction and streetscaping work will begin in spring 2023.

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.

Accessibility Accommodation

The City’s contractor must ensure safe and accessible walkways and entryways are maintained for everyone during construction. 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.

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