Chris Glover MPP, Spadina–Fort York

Government of Ontario

Construction/Road Closures

Road Closures this Weekend

Mill Street Closure

To accommodate the Michelob Ultra Night Run, Mill Street will be closed from Trinity Street to Cherry Street on Saturday, October 1, 4:00 to 10:30 pm.

The following roads will also be closed from 6:30 to 9:30 pm:

  • Lake Shore Boulevard East, from Parliament Street to Don Roadway
  • Cherry Street from Mill Street to Villiers Street

Infrastructure Improvements on Adelaide Street

Starting August 2022, the City of Toronto and Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) have coordinated the following infrastructure upgrades on Adelaide Street:  

  • Replacement of the watermain: York Street to Victoria Street  
  • Reinstatement of eastbound streetcar track system on Adelaide Street: Charlotte Street to York Street 
  • Relocation of the cycle track to from the south to the north side of the street: Bathurst Street to Parliament Street  
  • Modification of traffic signal timing, installation of new bike signals and pedestrian safety improvements at various locations: Bathurst Street to Parliament Street

Partial Lane/Sidewalk Closures on York Street

From October 11-27, North and Southbound lanes on York Street will be closed in a phased approach from west to east while the demolition of the Union Station platforms takes place on the track level above. Work will take place between 7:00 am and 11:00 pm. For more information, email [email protected] or call 416-202-6911.

Phasing of lane closures (west to east):

• Phase 1 – Close the York West outdoor sidewalk and west Southbound lane

• Phase 2 – Close the east south bound lane and the west Northbound lane

• Phase 3 – Close the York east outdoor sidewalk and the east Northbound lane

Market Street Closure

  • The St. Lawrence Market Neighbourhood BIA (Old Town Toronto), with support of the resident led St. Lawrence Neighbourhood Association, in partnership with the St Lawrence Market, working with the City of Toronto, will be closing Market Street, (Front Street to The Esplanade) to open it up to pedestrians from early June to late September 2022. Public furniture, pop-up entertainment and food events are currently being planned to activate the pedestrianized street. We hope you will come enjoy this newly transformed public space! If you have any questions, please contact Stephen-Thomas Maciejowski at 416-410-9242 or [email protected].

Metrolinx Union Station Rail Corridor-East

Lakeshore East Line Service Disruptions

  • Starting the evening of September 23 until Sunday, September 25, there will be no train service on the Lakeshore East Line. Buses will replace some train service during this time. For more information, email [email protected]

Geotechnical Investigations and Demolition Work

  • Starting September 2022, Crews will be conducting geo-technical investigations to verify the depth and location of existing infrastructure. Crews will also be conducting demolition at the platform and track level, to enable the construction of the new Platform 24 – 27 alignment and improvements. Overnight demolition work will occur over publicly used areas to limit customer exposure and risks. Daytime demolition work will occur in non-customer traffic areas. Work is expected to last for 8 weeks. For more information, email [email protected] or call 416-202-6911.

Track Slab Demolition

  • From July 2022 to early 2023, platforms 24 to 27, including track slabs are being demolished to make way for excavation for the new south passenger concourse (which will span 325 meters from York to Bay Streets) and two new wider platforms that will be installed as part of USEP. Larger machinery will be required for this work, which may result in louder construction related noise during day-time hours. Residents and businesses near the work site can expect to hear noise caused by trucks and other equipment. Every effort will be made to minimize disruptions. Removals at concourse level will be inside closed hoarding to mitigate noise/dust. For more information, call 416-202-6911 or email [email protected].

Union Station Enhancement Project – Upcoming work 

  • Neighbours close to the Union Station East Rail Corridor, from Sherbourne to the Don Yard, will experience increased construction activity over the next several weeks. Beginning as early as mid-October and continuing into November, boreholes will be prepared as part of enabling works for USEP and additional East Track enhancements. More information will be provided as dates near. 

Ontario Line Enabling Works Continue

  • Work continues to progress on Ontario Line Enabling Works, as Metrolinx prepares for the future Ontario Line alignment. Crews  have installed jersey barriers within Don Yard. Metrolinx’s contractor is performing continuous civil, track, signal and utility relocation works during the day and at night. These are key enabling construction activities for the future Ontario Line portal. Residents will be aware of excavators, vacuum truck, concrete trucks, boom trucks, dump trucks, track lighting and other machinery in the area.

Over the next few weeks, residents in the Corktown community will observe a mobilization of construction equipment, where activities of clearing, grubbing and construction fence installation will take place. This is in preparation for enabling works associated with the Ontario Line crossover into the Union Station East Rail Corridor footprint.   More details will be shared in this space as we get closer to the work.

CIBCSQUARE Construction Work Update

  • Work continues on Phase 2 at 141 Bay Street. Work on the Yonge Street Bridge demolition is under way. A crane will arrive this weekend, and upcoming work will involve some heavy machinery. For updates on this project and associated work impacts connect with the CIBCSQUARE community engagement team directly to subscribe to their eNewsletter at [email protected].

Eastern Gardiner Expressway Permanently Closed at Logan

The City of Toronto has permanently closed the Logan Avenue ramp as part of the initial phases of its expansive Gardiner Expressway Rehabilitation Plan. The ramp will then be torn down, and other work completed, during a series of weekend closures on Lake Shore Boulevard East that are expected to last through November. More information available on the City’s website here.

The following closures and changes will be put into place on weekends through September and October:

  • Lake Shore Boulevard East closed from Cherry Street to Carlaw Avenue.
  • Westbound Gardiner can be accessed from Jarvis Street.
  • Don Roadway closed between DVP and Commissioners Street – No access permitted to DVP. Access will be via Eastern Avenue and Queen Street.