Chris Glover MPP, Spadina–Fort York

Government of Ontario

Construction/Road Closures

ActiveTO Schedule

Below is the July schedule for road closures to accommodate the City of Toronto’s ActiveTO program:

Saturday, July 24 and Sunday, July 25

  • Lake Shore Boulevard West (eastbound lanes), between Jameson Avenue and Stadium Road

Saturday, July 31 and Sunday, August 1

  • Lake Shore Boulevard West (eastbound lanes), between Windermere Avenue and Stadium Road

Investigative drilling work on Bathurst Street

  • Metrolinx will be using small drill rigs and trucks to gather information and evaluate underground conditions. Work is expected to take place starting July 20, Monday to Friday, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm, at last for three weeks. One lane of traffic will be closed. Pedestrian access along Bathurst Street will be maintained at all times. For more information, visit Metrolinx.com/OntarioLine.

Site Investigations Along Waterfront

  • In preparation for the Inner Harbour West Tunnel of the Don River and Central Waterfront Wet Weather Flow System, the City of Toronto will be carrying out site investigations to determine soil, rock and groundwater conditions, and confirm below ground utilities at multiple locations across the downtown waterfront. Work is expected to take place June to December 2021 between 7:00 am and 7:00 pm, Monday to Friday, with work after hours and on Saturdays as required. For more information, email [email protected], call 416-338-7052, or visit toronto.ca/drcw-project.

Investigative drilling work on York Street

  • Metrolinx will be using drill rigs and trucks to gather information and evaluate underground conditions. Work is scheduled to begin July 21, Monday to Friday from 8:00 am to 7:00 pm, and will last one week. Southbound lane will be temporarily closed. Residents and businesses can expect to hear noise caused by a drill rig, trucks and other construction equipment related to this work. For more information, visit Metrolinx.com/OntarioLine.

Queen Street West Construction: Bay Street to Fennings Street

The City of Toronto and Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) have coordinated a number of infrastructure upgrades on Queen Street West, which include:

  • replacement of streetcar track from Bay Street to Fennings Street
  • replacement of streetcar track at the intersection of Queen Street West and Shaw Street
  • replacement of watermain and City-owned portion of substandard water services from Bay Street to University Avenue
  • improvements to the streetscape along Queen Street West, in partnership with the Queen Street West Business Improvement Area (BIA)

Work will start at Bay Street and move west towards Spadina Avenue (planned for June to August), and then from Fennings Street east towards Spadina Avenue (planned for August to December). Vehicles will not be allowed in the work zones for up to four weeks to allow the work to be completed faster. More information here.

Yonge Street Abutment Work

  • The overnight Yonge Street abutment work between Lakeshore Avenue and The Esplanade continues into July. This work is part of the 81 Bay Street Overbuild associated with CIBC SQUARE construction project.

Track Rail Panel Replacement: Cherry Street to Parliament Street

  • Beginning as early as July 9, maintenance crews will be replacing track rail panels along the north side of the corridor between Cherry and Parliament Streets that will continue into August. Work will be conducted overnight, between 9:00 pm and 5:30 am. Track replacement is necessary to ensure safety for our commuter and resident customers. Heavy machinery, back-up beepers, and other loud tools should be expected. New creosote-presoaked ties will replace the old ties at Parliament Street. An odour may be detected by some who reside closer to the tracks for work scheduled July 16-18 and will linger for a period, but should dissipate quickly, even more so with the presence of rain. If you have any questions, call 416-202-3900 or email [email protected].

Vegetation and Tree Clearing Union Station East Rail Corridor

  • Crews will clear/remove and prune designated trees and vegetation located within the East Rail Corridor, from Union Station to Queen Street at Bayview Avenue, and areas along the south side near the Don Yard. Ongoing vegetation control inside rail corridors is essential to operating safe and reliable GO train service while protecting the space for new infrastructure. Native trees removed as part of this work will be replaced within the City of Toronto through a compensation program and will increase the tree count in the region. This work will begin late July into August 2021 and last for approximately four to six weeks. Majority of work will take place between 7:00 am and 7:00 pm on weekdays, and possibly on weekends. If you have any questions, call 416-202-3900 or email [email protected].

Investigative Drilling Work Delayed on Bathurst Street near King Street West

  • This work has been further delayed due to the availability of the specific, smaller drill rig needed to carry out work at this location without impacting the overhead wires. Work is anticipated to resume on July 26 and last up to five weeks.