Construction Hubs are a Vision Zero measure to improve road safety and coordinate the public right-of-way around areas in the city that have a dense concentration of construction activity. The Construction Hub Coordinator:
There is currently one Construction Hub in Toronto in the Yonge and Eglinton area. Three additional Construction Hubs will launch in late 2021.
In November 2019, the Yonge and Eglinton Construction Hub was created to conduct logistical planning of the right-of-way, review Construction Management Plans, connect travellers with real-time information, collaborate with enforcement officers and communicate impacts and changes to businesses and communities in the neighbourhood.
Read the November 2019 Construction Hub Coordination Presentation.
A full road closure of Broadway Avenue, from Redpath Avenue to Yonge Street, took place from August 27 at 6 p.m. to August 30 at 12 p.m. (noon) to safely dismantle and remove a tower crane from 91 Broadway Ave. (The Parker).
Two residential streets in the Yonge and Eglinton Construction Hub have been temporarily changed to one-way traffic to improve road safety for pedestrians, cyclists and motorists while allowing construction vehicles access to the sites.
The City is monitoring traffic patterns in the area and will re-evaluate this traffic plan as construction progresses.
Read the notice and view a map of the changes.
The Construction Hub has raised awareness about heavy truck blind spots in partnership with Concrete Ontario by visually depicting the blindspots, is conducting truck routing for each development site that has specific requirements for deliveries, improved measures to reduce dust and airborne particles, and is monitoring air quality with the University of Toronto.