Ward 14 Construction Updates

Learn About Major Construction Taking Place in Toronto-Danforth and its Impacts on Local Traffic and Transit Service

Last updated on February 23rd, 2024

You can find updates on the various construction projects taking place in Ward 14 below.

Virtual Public Meetings: Ontario Line Construction Impacts

I am hosting two virtual public meetings to update you on the impacts of upcoming Ontario Line construction and hear from you.

Your input will help Metrolinx and city staff create solutions that best minimize construction-related impacts on the community.

My weekly e-newsletter contains the latest updates on these projects and more. Subscribe to get the latest updates delivered right to your inbox.

Working for you,   

Paula

On this page: 

  1. Broadview Construction Complete
  2. Metrolinx Ontario Line Construction Updates
  3. TTC Service Updates
  4. TTC Second Exit/Entrance and Easier Access Projects
  5. Port Lands Construction

Broadview Construction Complete

The city and TTC successfully completed project to renew ageing streetcar tracks on Broadview between Gerrard and Danforth and at Broadview Station.

Work began in July 2023 finished on February 16th.

The city also rehabilitated sewer infrastructure in coordination with track renewal work to limit community impacts by avoiding the need for additional disruptive work excavations in the near term.

The completion of this major project is great news for residents, transit users and businesses.

Streetcar service to Broadview Station can now resume while the renewed transit infrastructure will reduce noise, improve reliability and help keep Toronto-Danforth moving.

Congratulations to the city and TTC staff involved. I thank them for all their efforts to support and accommodate the community over the last several months.

Read the TTC's news release to learn more.


Metrolinx Ontario Line Construction Updates

Below you will find the latest on Metrolinx construction in Ward 14, broken down by area.

Remember that you can report any issues to Metrolinx 24/7 at 416-202-5100.

Virtual Public Meetings: Ontario Line Construction Impacts

I am hosting two virtual public meetings to update you on the impacts of upcoming Ontario Line construction and hear from you.

Your input will help Metrolinx and city staff create solutions that best minimize construction-related impacts on the community.

Dundas Street East Bridge

Overnight Rail Corridor Work Starts Sunday near Dundas East Bridge

Metrolinx will be conducting overnight excavation work in the Lakeshore East Rail Corridor.

This includes on and around the Dundas Street East Bridge. Overnight work begins this Sunday, February 25th and ends Thursday, February 29th. Crews will work from 8 p.m.- 5 a.m. during this time.

Read Metrolinx's construction notice for more details.

Weekend Overnight Work and Road Closures Next Weekend

There will be overnight work and full road closures underneath the Dundas Street East Bridge over three separate weekends to fully demolish the bridge abutments.

The first closure is scheduled to start at 9 p.m. on Friday, March 1st and end Monday, March 4th at 5 a.m.

The dates for the additional two weekend closures will be shared once confirmed by Metrolinx.

No traffic, pedestrian or cyclist access will be permitted beneath the Dundas Street East bridge during these weekends.

Metrolinx has indicated several mitigation measures to limit overnight noise will be in place. Read Metrolinx's construction notice for more details.

Pier Reconstruction Work

Pier reconstruction work on the Dundas Street East Bridge is underway.

Work will take place until spring 2024 from Monday to Friday between 5 a.m. and 7 p.m., though work may need to periodically continue until 10 p.m.

Traffic, pedestrian, and bike lane closures will be required to complete this work safely.

Construction will take place in two stages; work will start on the south side of Dundas and then shift into the middle of the road.

Read Metrolinx's construction notice for more details.

Logan Avenue Bridge

Overnight Rail Corridor Work Starts Sunday near Logan Bridge

Metrolinx will be conducting overnight excavation work in the Lakeshore East Rail Corridor.

This includes on and around the Logan Avenue Bridge. Overnight work begins this Sunday, February 25th and ends Thursday, February 29th. Crews will work from 8 p.m.- 5 a.m. during this time.

Read Metrolinx's construction notice for more details.

Queen Street East Bridge

Overnight Rail Corridor Work Starts Sunday near Queen East Bridge

Metrolinx will be conducting overnight excavation work in the Lakeshore East Rail Corridor.

This includes on and around the Queen Street East Bridge. Overnight work begins this Sunday, February 25th and ends Thursday, February 29th. Crews will work from 8 p.m.- 5 a.m. during this time.

Read Metrolinx's construction notice for more details.

Bridge Demolition and Reconstruction Work

The piers and abutments at the Queen Street East bridge are being demolished. Once the demolition work is completed, new bridge abutments will be built.

Work began in late January and will take approximately six months. Working hours are Monday to Saturday between 5 a.m. and 7 p.m. though it may periodically continue until 10 p.m. to complete critical activities.

Traffic lane and pedestrian closures are required to complete this work safely.

Read Metrolinx's construction notice for more details.

Lakeshore East Rail Corridor 

Daytime and Overnight Work in Rail Corridor from Gerrard to Jones

Metrolinx is moving retaining walls and conducting utility work in the rail corridor from Gerrard to Jones.

Work began on February 15th and will take place on weekdays from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. for approximately six months.

Overnight utility work is expected to start Tuesday, February 20th. It will take place overnight on weekdays from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. and take approximately five weeks to complete.

No traffic or pedestrian impacts are expected. Read Metrolinx's construction notice for more details.

Galt Laneway Path to Gerrard Square: Six Month Closure 

The pathway at Galt Laneway to Gerrard Square is now closed for six months to accommodate work in the rail corridor.

Metrolinx re-scheduled the closure start date from February 5th to February 15th.

After construction, a new pathway will be built with a new access point to the Gerrard Square parking lot. Read Metrolinx's construction notice for more details.

Pape North

Overnight Monitoring Work at Pape-Sammon & Pape-Gertrude Begins Monday

Overnight ground level monitoring work is scheduled to begin this Monday February 26th near Pape & Sammon and Pape & Gertrude.

Work will take place from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. and is expected to finish in May.

Monitoring will be performed on sidewalks, laneways, and the roadway within this area. Read Metrolinx's construction notice for more details.

Community Meeting: Pape-Danforth & Pape-Sammon Ontario Line Impacts

I am hosting a meeting on upcoming construction impacts to the Pape-Danforth and Pape-Sammon areas on Tuesday, March 5th at 7 p.m. Register here.

Pape & Danforth Area Demolition Work

Crews have begun demolishing these Metrolinx-owned properties near Pape Station.

The abatement of the interior buildings will be done entirely within the structures and will not cause any impacts to surroundings.

Work will take place Monday to Friday between 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Construction began February 12th, 2024 and is expected to take approximately five months to complete.

Short-term traffic interruptions can be expected. Pedestrian access between Pape and Eaton will be maintained via a pass-through along Lipton. TTC bus and subway service will not be impacted.

Read Metrolinx's construction notice for more details.

Pape South

Thursday: Community Meeting on Pape-Riverdale Ontario Line Impacts

I am co-hosting a virtual community meeting with TDSB Trustee Sara Ehrhardt on upcoming construction impacts to the Pape-Riverdale area, including Pape School.

It takes place this Thursday, February 29th at 7 p.m. Register here.

Toronto Hydro Infrastructure Relocation at Pape and Riverdale

Toronto Hydro is relocating underground electrical equipment along Pape from Riverdale to south of Langley to accommodate Ontario Line construction.

Work began in late January and will finish in approximately six months.

Read Metrolinx's construction notice for more details.

Lower Don

Prep Work for Ontario Line bridge over the Don River/Don Valley Parkway

Prep work for the new Ontario Line bridge over the Don River/Don Valley Parkway (DVP) began in early February. 

These preparatory activities will support the construction of the new bridge abutment east of the DVP, the first major phase of this work. Read Metrolinx's construction notice for more details.

Eastern Avenue Bridge

Bridge Reconstruction - Long Term Lane Closures in Effect

Reconstruction of the Eastern Avenue Bridge is underway as part of the East Harbour Transit Hub project.

Traffic on Eastern between Dibble and Lewis is reduced to a single lane in each direction until 2026.

Sidewalks on either side will remain open. Read the construction notice for more details.

These dates may change. Subscribe to my weekly newsletter for the latest updates on these projects.


TTC Service Updates

504/505 Diversions due to Emergency Watermain Repairs

504/304 King and 505 Dundas streetcars are diverting due to emergency watermain repairs at Broadview and Gerrard.

Crews reported this morning repairs were almost complete. 

505 Temporary Diversion

505 streetcars are diverting west at Gerrard and Broadview. 505 Dundas replacement buses will operate between Broadview Station and south of Gerrard.

Read the TTC's 505 service advisory for more details.

504 Temporary Diversion

504 streetcars are diverting west at Dundas. 504/304 King replacement buses will operate between Broadview Station and King and Parliament.

Read the TTC's 504 service advisory for more details.

504/505 bus replacement service will operate on Broadview until streetcar service can be safely restored.

You can find the latest updates on these and other service changes here. 

Single Fare for Combined TTC & GO Transit Trips

Starting February 26th, the TTC will enter Ontario's One Fare program, eliminating double fares for customers transferring between the TTC, GO Transit and other GTA transit agencies.

Read the TTC's news release to learn more.

72B and 72C Route Diversions in the Port Lands

There are temporary route changes for the 72B and 72C Pape busses to accommodate ongoing work in the Port Lands.

  • The 72B Pape is now diverting both ways, via New Cherry Street. It will not serve stops on Cherry between Lake Shore and Commissioners.
  • The 72C Pape will divert eastbound, via north on Saulter Street South, east on Lake Shore, south on Bouchette and east on Commissioners to its regular route. It will not serve eastbound stops on Commissioners between Saulter and Bouchette.

Read the TTC's service advisory for more details.

Subscribe to my weekly newsletter for the latest updates on TTC service changes impacting Toronto-Danforth.


TTC Second Exit/Entrance and Easier Access Projects

The Donlands Station Second Exit/Entrance & Easier Access and Greenwood Station Easier Access projects are underway to improve accessibility, safety and convenience for TTC customers.

Read more about the TTC’s second exit planning and consultation process.

Donlands Station

The new Donlands Station second exit/entrance is scheduled for completion by Q1 2024 while new elevators are scheduled to be in service in mid-2024. 

View the latest Donlands Station project updates. Learn more about the project here.

Greenwood Station

The TTC is conducting work at the intersection of Strathmore Boulevard & Linnsmore Crescent to make Greenwood Station accessible.

Construction is expected to finish in mid-2025 once the new elevators are in service.

Temporary Station Entry through Greenwood Bus Loop Until Spring 2024

Customers are temporarily required to enter Greenwood Station via the bus loop until spring 2024.

This is to accommodate the building of new, accessible sliding doors at the front entrance. Read the TTC's construction notice for more details.

Reminder: for those with accessibility needs, Coxwell Station's elevator and escalator continue to be in service. Coxwell Station can be accessed via the 31 Greenwood.

View the latest Greenwood Station project updates. Learn more about the project here. 


Port Lands Construction

Work on the Port Lands Flood Protection and Lake Shore Boulevard East projects is underway.

These projects have impacts on Lake Shore Boulevard, Gardiner Expressway, Cherry and Commissioners Streets, cycling facilities on Lake Shore Boulevard East and the Lower Don Trail.

Read my update for more on the exciting and historic Port Lands project.

Learn more about Toronto's newest community being built in the Port Lands.

Traffic Lanes Reopened on Ship Channel Bridge

Both the north and south lanes of vehicle traffic on the Ship Channel Bridge in the Port Lands fully re-opened in early February 2024.

This marks a substantial completion of phase one of the city's and Ports Toronto's project to revitalize the Ship Channel Bridge.

Learn more about the project.

New Bridges and Roads Now Opened

The Cherry Street North and Commissioners Street bridges along with the newly realigned Cherry and Commissioners Streets opened in late January 2024.

In addition, the gradual flooding of the new Don River began in early February 2024.

These are important milestones in the historic Port Lands Flood Protection Project, which you can read more about here.

New Bridges

The Cherry Street North and Commissioners Street bridges are part of a series of new bridges needed to connect Villiers Island and other areas in the transformed Port Lands to each other and the rest of the city.

Commissioners Street Bridge

The Commissioners Street Bridge spans the new river valley west of Don Roadway and will connect the new Villiers Island to the rest of the Port Lands.

Cherry Street North Bridge

The Cherry Street North Bridge crosses the Keating Channel, connecting pedestrians, cyclists and motorists to New Cherry Street from Lake Shore.

It replaces the existing bridge, which will be removed.

New Road Alignments

New Cherry Street and the realigned Commissioners Street are now open. Some portions of existing Cherry Street and Villiers Street will be closed.

New Cherry Street

The new alignment of Cherry, called 'New Cherry Street' for now, creates a simpler crossing of Lake Shore. It also has a fully separated multi-use trail and sidewalk.

  • New Cherry Street is now open between Lake Shore and Commissioners. 
  • The old alignment of Cherry between Villiers and Commissioners remains open. It continues to be called 'Cherry Street' for now.
  • The old alignment of Cherry between Lake Shore and Villiers is permanently closed.
  • Traffic signals at Lake Shore and the old alignment of Cherry have been turned off.

This map outlines the above changes to Cherry.

Lake Shore is restricted to two lanes eastbound and one lane westbound between Don Roadway and Cherry. Don Roadway south of Lake Shore remains closed. 

Commissioners Street

Commissioners has been rebuilt between Cherry and Saulter with new bike lanes on either side and the just-opened bridge over the new river valley.

  • Commissioners has reopened between Cherry and Saulter, connecting to the new extension of Commissioners west of Cherry and the existing roadway east of Saulter.
  • Villiers is closed east of Munition Street.

Access to businesses in the all the above areas will be maintained.

This map shows the status of all roads in the Port Lands as of January 24th, including New Cherry Street and the reconfigured Commissioners Street.

Read the construction notice for more details.

Getting Around the Port Lands

Driving

Vehicles heading to the Port Lands via New Cherry Street:

  • To access New Cherry Street from the east, go south on Carlaw and turn right onto Commissioners.
  • Traffic traveling north/south and from the west can access New Cherry Street at Lake Shore

Cycling and Walking

The multi-use Martin Goodman Trail now runs along New Cherry Street south of Lake Shore and continues past Commissioners.

This is now the new north-south cycling and pedestrian route through the Port Lands.

Commissioners will replace Villiers Street as cyclists' and pedestrians' main east-west connection through the Port Lands and across the Don River.

Read the construction notice or view this map of available cycling routes for more details.

Transit 

TTC bus service is operating along the realigned Cherry Street and Commissioners Street.

Diversions are now in effect for the 72B and 72C until March 31st. Read the TTC's service advisory or jump to TTC Service Updates for details. 

Read the construction notice or visit Waterfront Toronto's website for more on these changes.

Read my update for more on this project and the significance of these changes.

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