News Release
April 18, 2024

Overnight tonight, a section of the Don Valley Parkway will be closed to southbound traffic for the safe removal of a damaged variable messaging sign.

To accommodate this unplanned work, from approximately 10 p.m. on Thursday, April 18 to approximately 5:30 a.m. on Friday, April 19:

  • All southbound lanes will be closed on the Don Valley Parkway between Don Mills and the Bayview/Bloor ramp.
  • Southbound traffic will be redirected at the southbound off-ramp to southbound Don Mills Road.
  • Northbound traffic will be reduced to a single lane from Pottery Road to Beechwood Drive.
  • Northbound motorists should expect significant delays.
King Street watermain and TTC streetcar track replacement

Work to renew aging streetcar tracks and replace a 146-year-old watermain is continuing to progress on King Street West from Dufferin Street to Shaw. Traffic is currently reduced to one lane between Dufferin Street and Shaw Street in each direction for this ongoing project.

The next phases of work will result in additional lane closures:

  • From Monday, April 22 until approximately Sunday, April 28: Westbound lanes on King Street West between Dufferin Street and Joe Shuster Way will be closed. One eastbound lane will remain open.
  • From Monday, April 29 until September: Full road closures will be in effect around a rolling work zone until September.
  • From September to November, there will be intermittent lane closures while road restoration and overhead streetcar work are completed.
Hours of work

Streetcar track replacement work will take place 24 hours, seven days a week, as the TTC needs to complete some rail installation work overnight to protect the integrity and quality of the new rails and concrete. The City and TTC have structured the hours of construction to minimize noise disruption.

The City recognizes there will be impacts to residents and commuters. Completing this work is essential to ensure long-term road safety and transit reliability while reducing future disruption.

There will be additional measures in place to help manage traffic flow including adjustments to signal timing and transit routes. The City will continue to monitor the impact on traffic and make further adjustments as necessary.

People travelling in the area should use alternate routes or take public transit and allow extra time to get to and from their destinations.

More information is available on the City’s project page.

Details of TTC temporary service changes for streetcars and buses associated with this project can be found on the TTC’s website.

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