Broadview Avenue Watermain Replacement

Expected Project Start Date: Summer 2015 Expected Completion Date: December 31, 2015

The City of Toronto will be replacing watermains in your area. This project will also involve replacing the City-owned portion of any substandard water services in order to improve water system capacity and quality. This project is part of the 2014 Council approved Watermain Replacement Program.

The watermain replacement work will take place on Broadview Avenue from Danforth Avenue to Westwood Avenue. Further notice will be given prior to construction with a more accurate start date and other information regarding the work. Your co-operation and patience during the construction period is crucial and appreciated.


Project Details

This project involves replacing all the existing Cast Iron (CI) watermains through the Broadview Avenue / Danforth Avenue intersection, and on Broadview Avenue from Danforth Avenue to approximately 15m north of Westwood Avenue. The new watermains will be generally installed parallel to the existing watermains wherever possible.

Existing City-owned non-standard water services will be replaced within the road right-of-way as will all existing system valves and fire hydrants. Work between Danforth Ave. and Erindale Ave. including the Danforth Ave. / Broadview Ave. intersection will be carried out on weekends, during the month of August on a 24-hour schedule to accommodate traffic and transit operations in the vicinity. Further updates will be included in the Construction Notice.

Many residents/businesses have planted landscaping, fences, irrigation systems or other physical features in front of their home/building which are within the City property limits.

These may be in the way of the construction. In such cases, residents/businesses are advised to remove these items prior to the beginning of construction in order to avoid unnecessary damage. The City will not be responsible for damage to any privately owned items installed on the City’s property.

Substandard Water Service Replacement

WaterResponsibilityA water service is the pipe that connects your house to the City’s water distribution system to deliver water into your home/building. There are two portions to the water service – the privately-owned portion and the publicly-owned portion.

The privately-owned portion runs from the property line to the home/building and is owned by the property owner; the City-owned portion runs from the property line to the watermain and is owned by the City.

The City will replace the City-owned portion of any substandard water service connection discovered during construction. The City is not responsible for replacing the privately-owned portion of the water service.

Your water service may be considered substandard if:

  • the water service is made of lead or galvanized metal;
  • the water service is smaller than the City’s 19mm standard size;
  • it is a double service, delivering water to more than one residential property; or
  • it is leaking or broken.
Please take the time to read the attached fact sheet carefully as it contains important information on replacement of lead pipes and potential health concerns.

Next Steps

  1. A public tender process to select a contractor for the project.
  2. Once a contractor is awarded the project a construction notice will be distributed within the project area to indicate the actual construction start date.

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