Chris Glover MPP, Spadina–Fort York

Government of Ontario

Construction/Road Closures

Road Closures this Weekend

Overnight Gas Line Installation

  • Starting June 16, as part of the Ontario Line enabling works, crews will install new gas lines and connections along the northern tracks east of Cherry Street and south of Corktown Common. The use of a vacuum truck for the installation of gas lines and connections will have some noise impacts. Work will take place 8:30 p.m.- 6:00 a.m. and is expected to be completed by June 19, 2023. For more information, email call 416-202-5100 or email [email protected].

Overnight Work in the Don Yards Rail Corridor

  • Beginning May 15, 2023, overnight work from 7 p.m. – 5 a.m. will begin in the lower Don Yards, south of Corktown Common to re-align the existing railway tracks to make room for the future Ontario Line. The work may result in some additional noise and ambient light. Scheduled completion date is June 23, 2023. For more information, email call 416-202-5100 or email [email protected].

Esplanade and Mill St Connection Cycling Trail between Parliament and Berkeley 

  • Starting the week of May 15, 2023, the City of Toronto will be installing a cycling trail to connect The Esplanade and Mill Street through the former Green P Parking Lot. Work will take place during mostly daytime hours, except some of the pavement marking work at the end which is done at night. Work is expected to be completed by the end of June 2023. If you have questions, call 416-338-0503 or email [email protected]

Toronto Hydro Upgrade in Liberty Village

  • Toronto Hydro is upgrading the electrical distribution system which includes upgrading underground electrical cables on city-owned property. The project area includes sections of Queen Street West, King Street West, Dovercourt Road, Sudbury Street, Lisgar Street, Atlantic Avenue, and Jefferson Avenue. Work will take place Monday to Friday, between 7 am and 7 pm and is expected to be completed in December 2023. If you have any questions, email [email protected] or by phone 416-542-3366.
  • Starting in June, Toronto Hydro will also be working in sections of East Liberty Street and Western Battery Road from Monday to Friday, between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. If you have any questions, email [email protected] or by phone 416-542-3366.

Lakeshore West Rail Corridor Maintenance – Railroad Tie Repairs

  • Starting in late March, Metrolinx will be undertaking routine track maintenance work along the Lakeshore West rail corridor between Bathurst Street in Toronto to Long Branch GO Station. As part of this maintenance work, they will be repairing worn out railroad ties, which are the rectangular supports for the rails on railroad tracks. Work will take place overnight on weekdays from 10:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. and is expected to end early June. For concerns, email [email protected] or call 416-202-6911.

King-Liberty GO: Geotechnical Investigation

  • Beginning early March 2023, as part of early works for the SmartTrack King-Liberty GO station, crews will be drilling vertical boreholes to complete a geotechnical investigation to the north and south of the rail corridor. Work is expected to occur Monday to Friday between 7:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Customers and residents may experience some noise and vibration from construction vehicles and equipment. For concerns, email [email protected] or call 416-202-6911.

Union Station Rail Corridor – Notice of Work

  • On June 3-4, Metrolinx & OnTrack Alliance will be completing work within the Union Station Rail Corridor to determine nominal conduit routes. Work will occur in the John Steet area; overnight work on weekdays from 8 p.m. to 5:00 a.m. is expected. Due to the complexity of the work and confined working space, hydrovac excavation is necessary. Hydrovac excavation utilized high-pressure water to break up dirt and material and suctions it away. Residents, businesses, and the community can expect overnight work with some noise and vibration impacts. For concerns, email [email protected] or call 416-202-6911.

Queen Street Closed to Vehicle Traffic from Bay to Victoria

  • Starting May 1, 2023, vehicle traffic will be diverted off Queen Street from Bay Street to Victoria Street for an estimated four and a half years in preparation for construction related to the Ontario Line’s future Queen Station. Metrolinx says that closing this section of street to vehicle traffic will expedite construction for the project by roughly one year. Queen Street will be open to pedestrians. The TTC has implemented detours that will ensure access to the small businesses and restaurants. Full details here.

Metrolinx Union Station Rail Corridor-East

Geotechnical Investigative Work

  • As part of investigative work for the GO Expansion project, crews will be drilling vertical boreholes to assess ground conditions within the Union Station rail corridor. Drilling is expected to take place Monday – Sunday beginning June 5, 2023. Work will progress in stages for approximately five months through to late October 2023. Residents may experience some noise and minor vibration from the drill and other construction vehicles or equipment. For concerns, email [email protected] or call 416-202-6911.

Upcoming Geo-Technical Investigative Work Planned: Yonge to Cherry Streets

  • DATE CHANGE - As part of investigative work for GO Expansion, beginning as early as late July, crews will be working day and night, drilling vertical boreholes to assess ground conditions within the Union Station rail corridor. This work will support future track and infrastructure updates. This work will require heavy machinery, including the use of vacuum trucks which may cause some disruption to adjacent communities. More information will be shared with those impacted. This date is tentative and will be firmed up as updates are available. 

Upcoming Overnight Cable Containment for Ontario Line Enabling Works

  • Beginning as early as May 1 and continuing until the end of June, Crews will be performing cable containment work in advance of Ontario Line impacts within the Union Station East Rail Corridor. This work needs to be performed at night with no train activity in the area, and will occur east of Cherry Street Bridge. The use of heavy machinery and lighting, including vacuum truck deployment is expected. Work crews will do their best to mitigate community impacts where possible. We appreciate your patience with this necessary work.   

Union Station Enhancement Project (USEP): 

  • The Union Station Enhancement Project includes the design and construction of transit infrastructure and upgrades at the southernmost part of Union Station, including the addition of new tracks, new platforms, and a new south concourse to accommodate GO rail service increases, improve customer experience and enable the planned GO Expansion program. For more information about construction at Union Station please click here. Thank you for your patience as we work to transform your station. 

VIA-Telus Connection (Telus Ramp) Closure

  • As part of the ongoing Union Station Enhancement Project, there will be changes to one of the customer routes leading to the Union Station Bus Terminal, Scotiabank Arena and other destinations south of the station. A detour is now in place as the VIA-Telus connection ramp permanently closed on February 8 to facilitate much needed updates at Union Station  See the full story here. See the map online.

Please plan ahead and give yourself extra time. Union Station is busier than normal due to multiple construction projects.

  • Partial Closure of Bay Street West Teamway
    The Bay West Teamway is expected to remain partially closed until later this summer. Please follow directional signs in the area. We need this space while important construction takes place for the new pedestrian bridge over Bay Street. Once complete, the new pedestrian bridge will connect Union Station to 141 Bay Street, the Bay East Teamway (the indoor walkway on the east side of Bay Street) and Union Station Bus Terminal.
  • The north side of Bay West Teamway (the indoor walkway on the west side of Bay Street) will be closed for construction and access to platforms 3-13 are impacted. 

CIBCSQUARE Construction Work Update

  • The Union Station Bridge is also under construction.  Pedestrian traffic diversions will continue to be in-place to/from the west Teamway along Union Station during column foundation for the safety of pedestrians, and workers. Bridge structure installation is estimated to start in Q3/4 2023, with lane closures to occur simultaneous to bridge installation. To view the CIBCSQUARE construction bulletin click here.

Demolition of Yonge Street Viaduct was completed in Q4 2022 to prepare for the Backstage bridge, and the start of the bridge structure installation is estimated for Q4 2023. Similar to the Union Station bridge, lane closures to occur throughout construction of bridge. Two-way traffic will be maintained on the southbound lanes. Access to Esplanade has been reinstated to Yonge St.

For further updates on this project and associated work impacts connect with the CIBCSQUARE community engagement team directly to subscribe to their e-Newsletter at [email protected]