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:
conducts logistical planning of the right of way
coordinates resources to manage work zones
supports developers, businesses and residents with “single point of contact” resolution
reviews and comments on Construction Management Plans
connects travellers with real-time information
forecasts changes in the neighbourhood and collaborates with enforcement officers
communicates impacts early and often and to key neighbourhood stakeholders
There is currently one Construction Hub in Toronto in the Yonge and Eglinton area. Three additional Construction Hubs will launch in late 2021.
Yonge & Eglinton Construction Hub
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.
July 17, 2021 – Traffic Flow & Parking Changes
The City of Toronto is temporarily altering traffic flow on two residential streets in the Yonge and Eglinton Construction Hub to one-way traffic only to improve road safety for pedestrians, cyclists and motorists while allowing construction vehicles access to the sites.
Roehampton Avenue, between Yonge Street and Mount Pleasant Avenue, will become one-way for eastbound traffic only.
Broadway Avenue, between Mount Pleasant Avenue and Yonge Street, will become one-way for westbound traffic only, including the cycle path.
There will be no parking or stopping on Redpath Avenue between Eglinton Avenue East and Erskine Avenue
The City will continue to monitor traffic patterns in the area and will re-evaluate this traffic plan as construction progresses.
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.