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Eglinton Crosstown LRT - Sloane:
Six-week road closure, TTC detour, start July 19



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Metrolinx contractors continue building the future Eglinton Crosstown light rail transit line between Mount Dennis and Kennedy.


Crews are building the LRT “guideway” — the transit-only lanes in the centre of the roadway, including tracks and passenger amenities

  • on Eglinton Avenue East at Sloane Avenue / Bermondsey Road

near the site of the future Sloane stop.

Starting Friday, July 19, crews have finished widening Eglinton the north and south sides of the street. The work zone shifts to the centre of the roadway, where crews are:

  • cutting and removing asphalt;
  • excavating;
  • installing “subgrade materials” (compacted soil that forms the base of a pavement);
  • installing duct banks;
  • installing drainage, the track slab and tracks.

The work zone blocks north-south through traffic from crossing the intersection.

Crews are also setting up a new work zone that block the eastbound curb lanes and the sidewalk on the south side of Eglinton between Birchmount and Sinnott Roads.

Crews work every day from 7 a.m. until 11 p.m.

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Guideway construction near the site of the future Sloane stop continues “for approximately six (6) weeks” or until about August 30.

Crews paved the south side of the intersection from Monday, April 15 until about Sunday, May 26. Crews paved the north side of the intersection from Saturday, June 1 and continued until about July 14.


For transit passengers

  • Starting Friday, July 19, the TTC is detouring buses along this route:
  • 91 Woodbine.

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  • It’s relocating the southbound stop on Bermondsey south of Eglinton to Mobile Drive at Bermondsey.
  • It’s relocating the northbound stop on Sloane at Eglinton to Eccleston at Sloane.
  • It’s relocating the northbound stop on Bermondsey at Eglinton to Mobile Drive west of Bermondsey.

  • Also expect delays aboard buses along these routes:

  • 34 Eglinton East; and
  • 334 Eglinton East overnight.

For pedestrians

  • The north-south crosswalk on the west side of Bermondsey and Sloane at Eglinton East remains closed.

For motorists

  • Work zones block traffic lanes in the centre lanes of Eglinton Avenue East east and west of Sloane / Bermondsey.
  • The work zone extends across Sloane and Bermondsey, blocking north-south through traffic.
  • At least two lanes in each direction are available for traffic on Eglinton East. Traffic flows on the east- and westbound curb lanes of the roadway.
  • All traffic lanes are available on Bermondsey and Sloane.
  • You can’t turn left from Eglinton onto Sloane or Bermondsey.
  • You can’t turn left from southbound Sloane onto eastbound Eglinton.
  • You can’t turn left from northbound Bermondsey onto westbound Eglinton.


Eglinton Crosstown LRT - Surface section:
New traffic-lane set-up at Swift / Credit Union



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Metrolinx contractors continue building the future Eglinton Crosstown light rail transit line between Mount Dennis and Kennedy.


Crews continue getting ready to build the LRT “guideway” — the transit-only lanes in the centre of the roadway, including tracks and passenger amenities

  • on Eglinton Avenue East at Swift Drive / Credit Union Drive

between the sites of the future Sloane and Wynford stops.

Meanwhile, one street eastward, at the intersection of Eglinton East with Bermondsey Road and Sloane Avenue, guideway construction starts in the centre lanes of the roadway, Friday, July 19. That work zone blocks north-south through traffic between Bermondsey and Sloane for about six weeks.

To accommodate traffic and TTC buses detouring around the Sloane / Bermondsey closure, Metrolinx and its contractors are reconfiguring traffic lanes at Swift / Credit Union, also starting Friday, July 19. Through north-south traffic can again proceed through the intersection between Swift and Credit Union and traffic can again turn left onto Eglinton.

Crews are also widening the roadway on the north side of Eglinton East west of Swift. During widening, they’re:

  • excavating;
  • rebuilding the roadway;
  • paving;
  • relocating “wet” utilities (water and sewer mains); and
  • removing trees.

(The City of Toronto has approved Metrolinx’ and its contractors’ application to remove certain trees during construction. They will plant more trees at the end of the project.)

Crews work every day from 7 a.m. until 11 p.m.

The new traffic-lane set-up at Swift / Credit Union and the resulting TTC service changes continue until August 30.


For transit passengers

  • The TTC may temporarily relocate bus stops near work zones.
  • Expect delays aboard buses along these routes:
  • 34 Eglinton East;
  • 91 Woodbine (on detour); and
  • 334 Eglinton East overnight.

For pedestrians

  • The work zone for widening the roadway blocks the north sidewalk west of Swift.
  • A continuous pedestrian route remains available between Victoria Park Avenue and Don Mills Road on the south side of Eglinton.

For motorists

  • Work zones block curb lanes on the north and south sides of Eglinton east and west of Swift / Credit Union.
  • At least two lanes are available for traffic in both directions on Eglinton east and west of Swift / Credit Union.


Bovaird Drive West construction affects Brampton Transit service, starting July 17



Wednesday, July 17, Region of Peel contractors start a project to resurface

  • Bovaird Drive West (Regional Road 107) between Worthington Avenue / Lake Louise Drive and Van Kirk Drive / Royal Orchard Drive.

Brampton Transit may temporarily relocate bus stops near work zones. Passengers aboard BT buses along these routes can also expect delays:

  • 4 / 4A Chingaucousy;
  • 5 / 5A Bovaird;
  • 9 Vodden;
  • 104 Chingaucousy express; and
  • 505 Züm Bovaird.

GO Transit may temporarily relocate bus stops near work zones. Passengers aboard GO buses along these routes can also expect delays:

  • 31 / 31A / 31E / 31F Guelph / Georgetown / Toronto; and
  • 33 / 33B / 33D / 33E / 33F Guelph / Georgetown / North York.

Construction on Bovaird Drive West and the resulting Brampton Transit and GO Transit service changes continue “for approximately 6 - 8 weeks” or until about September 14.



Highway 7 West rapidway - Woodbridge:
Median construction, intersection milling



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Metrolinx and York Region contractors continue building a rapidway — bus-only lanes in the centre of the roadway — along Highway 7 West between Helen Street / Wigwoss Drive and Vaughan Metropolitan Centre.


From 8 p.m. Tuesday, July 16 until 6 a.m. Wednesday, July 17 and continuing overnight nightly, crews are building a median

  • on Highway 7 at Colossus Drive.

The work zone restricts eastbound traffic on Highway 7 to just one lane. It also blocks access between Colossus and Highway 7. Use Weston Road to travel to and from Colossus.

“Paid-duty” York Regional Police officers will be on-site as necessary to maintain traffic flow on Highway 7.

Brampton Transit may temporarily relocate bus stops near work zones. Passengers aboard BT buses along this route can expect delays:

  • 501 Züm Queen.

York Region Transit may temporarily relocate bus stops near work zones. Passengers aboard YRT buses along these routes can expect delays:

  • Viva orange;
  • 77 / 77A Highway 7.

Median construction at Highway 7 / Colossus and the BT and YRT service changes continue until 6 a.m. July 20.


During the week of July 23, crews are paving

To prepare for the upcoming paving projects, crews are grinding and removing old asphalt at the intersections. To reduce overall impact and increase efficiency, they’ll work overnight from 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 17 until 7 a.m. Thursday, July 18 and from 7 p.m. Thursday until 7 a.m. Friday, July 19.

Work zones may temporarily restrict traffic lanes. However, crews maintain access to businesses at all times.

“Paid-duty” York Regional Police officers and traffic-control personnel will be on-site as necessary to maintain traffic flow on Highway 7.

Brampton Transit may temporarily relocate bus stops near work zones. Passengers aboard BT buses along this route can expect delays:

  • 501 Züm Queen.

York Region Transit may temporarily relocate bus stops near work zones. Passengers aboard YRT buses along these routes can expect delays:

  • Viva orange;
  • 77 / 77A Highway 7.

At Pine Valley, also expect delays for YRT buses along this route:

  • 12 Pine Valley.

At Weston, also expect delays for YRT buses along this route:

  • 165 / 165F Weston.


Subway closes early, Sheppard West to Wilson,
July 15 to 18



The TTC is closing part of the Line 1 Yonge - University subway earlier than usually Monday, July 15 until Thursday, July 18. It’s closing the section between Sheppard West and Wilson stations at 11 p.m., as crews maintain the tracks. Line 1 subway trains operate only between Vaughan Metropolitan Centre and Sheppard West stations and between Finch and Wilson stations after 11 p.m. those evenings.

Frequent shuttle buses operate to partially replace subway service on the closed section of the line. TTC staff will help direct passengers to the shuttle-bus stops.

Wheel-Trans service is also available if you need accessible connections. Ask TTC staff in both stations about Wheel-Trans service and its frequency. Since Wilson Station does not yet have an elevator, northbound passengers needing accessible service should exit the subway at Lawrence West Station, where Wheel-Trans will also be available.

The TTC says, “While the TTC does most subway maintenance at the conclusion of service each night, it continues to require weekend and early weeknight closures to complete critical infrastructure and maintenance upgrades.”



Westbound off-ramp from Gardiner Expressway closing for extensive repairs, starting July 15



The City of Toronto is fully closing the westbound off-ramp from the Frederick G. Gardiner Expressway to Yonge, Bay and York Streets to all traffic from 10 p.m. Monday, July 15 until Monday, September 16. The City is starting extensive repairs to this ramp as the first phase of a project to rehabilitate the expressway between Jarvis and Cherry Streets.

Closing the ramp affects GO Transit buses heading toward Union Station GO Bus Terminal along these routes:

  • 61 Richmond Hill / Toronto;
  • 63 King City / Toronto;
  • 65 East Gwillimbury / Newmarket / Toronto;
  • 71 Stouffville / Toronto;
  • 90 Lakeshore East.

(GO has not announced detours for these buses, but the buses likely exit the Don Valley Parkway at Lake Shore Boulevard East during construction and then proceed along Lake Shore East and West to Bay Street, before resuming their regular routes northward along Bay.)

GO passengers can expect longer than usual travel times. Passengers aboard buses along these routes already face delays of as much as 20 minutes behind schedule due to another major construction project on the Don Valley Parkway.

To complete this work as quickly as possible, the City says, crews work mostly “around-the-clock”, 24 hours a day, every day. They’ll usually finish the most disruptive work by 11 p.m. each night; however, in some instances, they must complete disruptive components of the project overnight for the safety of crews and the travelling public.

The City is also closing the westbound on-ramp at Jarvis Street that extends under the westbound Yonge - Bay - York off-ramp overnight (10 p.m. to 5 a.m.) from Tuesday, July 16 until Wednesday, July 31, so that crews can complete the off-ramp project safely.

According to a City news release, “The Gardiner Expressway has been in service for more than 60 years and is a critical piece of transportation infrastructure and a significant component of Toronto’s highway system. The section of the Gardiner Expressway between Jarvis and Cherry Streets, including the westbound Yonge - Bay - York off-ramp, the westbound off-ramp at Sherbourne Street and the eastbound on-ramp at Jarvis Street, is nearing the end of its service life. This vital work is the first project of the Gardiner Expressway Strategic Rehabilitation Plan.”

That plan addresses the immediate and long-term rehabilitation of the entire expressway between Highway 427 and the Don Valley Parkway, to make sure it remains in a safe and operable condition.



"Six Points" construction, July 15 to 17:
St. Albans closed, TTC detouring buses



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After more than ten years of planning, consulting, engineering and designing, the City of Toronto has started Phase 2 of a major construction project to redesign, rebuild and simplify the “Six Points” intersection in central Etobicoke — the complex junction where Bloor and Dundas Streets West meet Kipling Avenue.

(The City already completed some early work — Phase 1 — on the project from 2014 until 2016. During Phase 1, crews worked in the former Westwood cinema lands to prepare the site for new infrastructure — sewers, water-mains, other underground utilities and roadways — clearing trees and grading the land.)

During the project, the City is:

  • building a new road network and “at-grade” intersection at Dundas, Bloor and Kipling, with Bloor continuing across Kipling;
  • improving pedestrian facilities including wide boulevards, trees, and street furniture;
  • improving pedestrian access to Kipling Station;
  • improving cycling facilities with separate bike lanes on all major streets; and
  • making more land available for parkettes, public art, new development and other amenities.

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From 7 a.m. Monday, July 15 until 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 17, the City is closing:

  • St. Albans Road east of Kipling Avenue,

as crews install sewers.

The TTC is detouring buses along these routes, while the street is closed:

  • 44 Kipling South;
  • 45 Kipling;
  • 46 Martin Grove;
  • 300 Bloor - Danforth overnight;
  • 944 Kipling South express; and
  • 945 Kipling express.

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^ Detour for routes 44 and 944.

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^ Detour for routes 45, 46 and 945.


Since Sunday, February 24, the TTC has been detouring buses along this route due to the project:

  • 30 Lambton.

Throughout the project, MiWay passengers can expect delays along these routes:

  • 1 / 1C Dundas;
  • 3 Bloor;
  • 11 Westwood;
  • 20 Rathburn;
  • 26 Burnhamthorpe;
  • 35 / 35A Eglinton;
  • 57 Courtneypark;
  • 70 Keaton;
  • 71 Sheridan / Subway;
  • 76 City Centre / Subway;
  • 101 / 101A Dundas express;
  • 108 Meadowale Business express; and
  • 109 Meadowvale express.


Eglinton Crosstown LRT - Fairbank:
Crane installation, starting July 15



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Metrolinx contractors continue building the future Eglinton Crosstown light rail transit line between Mount Dennis and Kennedy.


Starting Monday, July 15, crews are re-installing the crane on Vaughan Road

  • south of the intersection of Eglinton Avenue West with Dufferin Street

near the main entrance site for the future Fairbank Station to accommodate upcoming lifting operations. Dufferin Street and Eglinton Avenue West remain open while crews work.

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The crane remains in place “for approximately three (3) days” or until about July 18.


For transit passengers

  • 29 Dufferin;
  • 32 Eglinton West;
  • 329 Dufferin overnight;
  • 332 Eglinton West overnight; an
  • 929 Dufferin express.

For pedestrians

  • The north-south crosswalk on the east side of Dufferin at Eglinton remains closed.
  • A temporary walkway on the west side of Dufferin leads you around the large work zone on the northwest corner of Dufferin and Eglinton.

For motorists

  • Work zones block westbound curb lanes on the north side of Eglinton east and west of Dufferin.
  • The work zone on the north side of Eglinton east of Dufferin extends into the intersection, blocking northbound curb lanes.
  • One lane is available to traffic in both directions on Eglinton east and west of Dufferin on the south side of the roadway.
  • One lane is available to traffic in both directions on Dufferin north and south of Eglinton on the east side of the roadway.
  • The City of Toronto is prohibiting all turns at the intersection of Dufferin with Eglinton.
  • You can’t turn left from northbound Dynevor Road onto westbound Eglinton.


Cannon East Hamilton construction:
HSR detours, overnight, July 15 to 18



In May the City of Hamilton started a major project to rebuild

  • Cannon Street East between Sherman Avenue North and James Street North.

Crews start paving on the north side of the street evenings from Monday, July 15 until Wednesday, July 17 to avoid disrupting major arterial streets during the daytime. Crews are on site from 7 p.m. until 7 a.m.

The Hamilton Street Railway is detouring buses along these routes during construction:

  • 2 Barton;
  • 3 Cannon;
  • 4 Bayfront;
  • 12 Wentworth; and
  • 99 Waterfront shuttle.

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Metrolinx maintaining Kitchener line tracks,
delaying GO trains, July 15 to 19



From Monday, July 15 until Friday, July 19, Metrolinx crews are maintaining the tracks along GO Transit’s 31 Kitchener line.

Trains must operate more slowly than usually through the work areas. Expect delays of as much as 10 minutes behind schedule.

GO says, “Regular maintenance is essential so we can run our trains at higher speeds, keep service running consistently and make sure you’re getting where you need to go safely.”