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Eglinton Crosstown LRT - Sunnybrook Park:
Leslie reopens to traffic, August 21



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


Canada Day, Monday, July 1, crews set up a work zone that blocked

  • Leslie Street at Eglinton Avenue East

to all traffic. Closing the intersection allowed crews to build the LRT “guideway” — including tracks and passengers amenities — in the centre lanes of the roadway near the site of the future Sunnybrook Park stop.

The contractors originally planned to reopen the intersection Sunday, September 1. However, they have finished building the guideway earlier than they expected, so, starting Wednesday, August 21, the intersection reopens to traffic.

Crews are reconfiguring traffic lanes at the intersection. The new traffic-lane set-up will continue only “until early September” (or until about September 9), when they’ll further reorganize the set-up so that traffic on Eglinton flows on the north, instead of the south, side of the street. Then, two east-to-northbound turn lanes will be available for traffic at the intersection.


For transit passengers

  • The TTC continues to revise its services or detour buses until August 31 along these routes:

  • 34A / 34C Eglinton East;

  • 51A / 51C Leslie; and
  • 54A / 54B / 54D Lawrence East.

  • The TTC resumes regular service through the intersection Sunday, September 1.

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

  • 334 Eglinton East overnight; and

  • 354 Lawrence East overnight.

For pedestrians

  • The sidewalk on the north side of Eglinton west of Leslie is closed.
  • The sidewalk on the north side of Eglinton east of Leslie is also closed. However a temporary walkway leads you onto a closed section of the roadway along the south side of the work zone. Safety barriers protect you from traffic.
  • Just east of Leslie, the temporary walkway crosses the work zone toward the north-south crosswalk on the east side of Leslie.
  • The sidewalk on the **south side of Eglinton east of Leslie remains closed.
  • The north-south crosswalk on the west side of Leslie remains closed.

For motorists

  • Work zones block traffic lanes on the north side of Eglinton east and west of Leslie.
  • Just one lane is available for traffic in each direction on the south side of Eglinton.
  • Two lanes are available for traffic in each direction on Leslie.


Highway 7 West rapidway - Woodbridge:
Final paving, Pine Valley to Weston



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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.


As rapidway construction continues along Highway 7 West, crews are paving the top and final layer of asphalt on Highway 7 between Pine Valley Drive and Weston Road.

From 7 p.m. Monday, August 19 until 7 a.m. Tuesday, August 20 and continuing overnight nightly, crews are paving black asphalt in the west- and eastbound lanes, then on the side streets just north and just south of Highway 7.

First, crews pave westbound lanes between Weston and Pine Valley, restricting westbound traffic on Highway 7 to one just one lane in the future rapidway.

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Then, crews pave eastbound lanes between Pine Valley and Weston, restricting eastbound traffic to just one lane in the future rapidway.

Finally, crews pave side streets between Pine Valley and Weston. At times, work zones may block access to side streets from Highway 7.

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Crews maintain access to businesses. Parking is available in the future rapidway. “Paid-duty” York Regional Police officers and traffic-control personnel will be on-site to direct motorists and pedestrians.

Expect noise from equipment and trucks.

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

  • 501 Züm Queen.

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

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

Black asphalt paving between Pine Valley and Weston and the resulting BT and YRT service changes continue overnight nightly until 7 a.m. August 22.


From 7 a.m. until 5 p.m. Friday, August 23 and Saturday, August 24, crews pave red asphalt in the westbound centre-lane rapidway between Weston and Pine Valley. Next, crews pave the eastbound rapidway lane.

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Saturday, crews pave red asphalt in the intersections of Highway 7 with Aberdeen Avenue / Maycroft Avenue, Ansley Grove Road / Whitmore Road and Nova Star Drive, starting on the north side of the intersection and then finishing on the south side.

During this work, crews set up temporary work zones that reconfigure traffic lanes. You can’t turn left from Highway 7 onto these side streets any time Saturday and you can’t turn right while crews pave each intersection.

Crews maintain access to businesses. “Paid-duty” York Regional Police officers and traffic-control personnel will be on-site to direct motorists and pedestrians.

Expect noise from equipment and trucks.

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

  • 501 Züm Queen.

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

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


Eglinton Crosstown LRT - Laird:
Crane-replacement, temporary road closure



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


From Monday, August 19 until Thursday, August 22, contractors are installing a new crane

  • at the intersection of Eglinton Avenue East with Laird Drive

near the site of the future Laird Station.

The new crane replaces the large tower crane that crews recently removed.

While they install the crane, they block Laird Drive between Eglinton Avenue West and Parklea Drive to most traffic for two to three hours each day. “Paid-duty” Toronto Police Service officers and traffic-control personnel help maintain the closure, allowing only TTC buses and emergency vehicles to pass through the closed area.

During each road closure, the work zone also blocks the sidewalk on the south side of Eglinton East west of Laird and the north-south crosswalk on the west side of Laird at Eglinton.

The crews work on the street, closing it to traffic, only during off-peak hours from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. or from 7 until 11 p.m.

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^ Work zones and traffic-lane set-up when Laird Drive is open to all traffic.

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^ Work zones and traffic-lane set-up when Laird Drive is closed to most traffic.


For transit passengers

  • The TTC has already relocated bus stops near work zones and may further relocate stops.
  • Passengers aboard buses along this route can expect major delays when Laird Drive is closed to most traffic:
  • 56 Leaside.

For pedestrians

  • From Monday, August 19 until Thursday, August 22, crews block the sidewalk on the south side of Eglinton west of Laird for two to three hours each day.
  • They also block the north-south crosswalk on the west side of Laird at Eglinton.

For motorists

  • From Monday, August 19 until Thursday, August 22, crews block Laird Drive to most traffic between Eglinton Avenue East and Parklea Drive for two to three hours each day.
  • “Paid-duty” police officers and traffic-control personnel help maintain the closure, allowing only TTC buses and emergency vehicles to pass through the closed area.
  • They close the road only during off-peak hours, from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. or from 7 until 11 p.m.
  • Two lanes are available for traffic in each direction on Eglinton east and west of Laird.


City of Toronto sewer maintenance:
TTC detour, August 18, 19



From 9 p.m. Sunday, August 18 until 5 a.m. Monday, August 19, City of Toronto crews are maintaining the sewers somewhere on the path of streetcars along the TTC’s 504 King route. (The TTC has not specified the location and the City’s website does not provide the information. Our educated guess: on Roncesvalles Avenue.)

The crews occupy part of the streetcar right-of-way.

The TTC is detouring cars along these routes, while the crews work in the track area:

  • 304 King overnight; and
  • 504A King.

Shuttle buses replace the cars, operating between Dundas West Station and Dufferin Gate Loop.

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Hurontario / Main South / Steeles construction:
Brampton Transit, MiWay detours, August 8 to 10



Since Friday, April 26, Region of Peel contractors have been replacing the water main

  • on Steeles Avenue West Brampton between Lancashire Lane and Main Street South / Hurontario Street.

Brampton Transit passengers can expect delays and service changes.

For the next phase of the project, starting 7 a.m. Monday, August 19, crews set up work zones that block the bus entrance to Brampton Gateway Terminal. Buses that usually drop off or pick up passengers in the terminal, instead, stop on the street. The construction does not affect service for buses that stop in the bus bays on the north side of Steeles West west of Main South beside the terminal.

Brampton Transit buses along these routes serve passengers on the street, instead of in the terminal, while this phase of the project proceeds:

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Temporary stops during construction

  • 1: South side of Steeles Avenue West beside Loblaws - Brampton Transit buses along the 3 / 3A McLaughlin, 11 / 11A Steeles [eastbound], 54 County Court and 511 / 511A / 511C Züm Steeles [eastbound] routes.
  • 2: East side of Main Street South north of Steeles Avenue East - BT buses along the 2 Main [northbound] and 502 Züm Main [northbound] routes.
  • 3: Bus-only bay on the west side of Main Street South beside Brampton Gateway Terminal - BT buses along the 8 Centre and 52 McMurchy routes.
  • 4: Bus-only bay on the north side of Steeles Avenue West beside Brampton Gateway Terminal - BT buses along the 57 Charolais route.

BT buses along these routes continue to stop at their regular bus bays on Steeles West beside the terminal, but detour before or after picking up passengers:

  • 4 / 4A Chinguacousy;
  • 51 Hereford;
  • 53 Ray Lawson;
  • 56 Kingknoll;
  • 104 Chinguacousy express.

MiWay is detouring buses along this route:

  • 103 Hurontario express.

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Construction blocks bus access to Brampton Gateway Terminal and BT and MiWay continue to detour buses until August 26.

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Map of regular location of bus platforms in Brampton Gateway Terminal. Click on the map to enlarge it.



Esplanade crane activity: TTC detour, August 20



From 7 a.m. until 1 p.m. Tuesday, August 20, the City of Toronto is closing

  • The Esplanade between Church and Scott Streets

during crane activity at a construction site.

The TTC is detouring buses along this route, while the street is closed:

  • 121 Fort York - Esplanade.

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Eglinton Crosstown LRT - Surface section:
"Guideway" construction at Celestica bridge



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


Crews starting 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 the bridge to and from Celestica

between the sites of the future Science Centre Station and the Sunnybrook Park stop.

“As early as” 7 a.m. Monday, August 19, they set up a new work zone in the centre lanes of the roadway, where they’re:

  • 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.

Occasionally, work zones may temporarily narrow the shoulders and crews may place traffic-protection barriers to accommodate safe working conditions. At least two lanes will be available for traffic in each direction on Eglinton at all times.

Crews work daily from 7 a.m. until 11 p.m.

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Guideway construction in the centre lanes at the Celestica bridge and the resulting TTC service changes continue “for three (3) months” or until about November 23.


For transit passengers

  • The TTC may temporarily relocate bus stops near work zones.
  • Expect delays aboard buses along these routes:
  • 34A / 34C Eglinton East;
  • 54A / 54B / 54D Lawrence East;
  • 334 Eglinton East overnight;
  • 354 Lawrence East overnight.

For pedestrians

  • The sidewalk on the south side of Eglinton remains closed.

For motorists

  • Two eastbound lanes are available for traffic at all times.
  • Three westbound lanes are available for traffic east of the Celestica bridge.
  • Two westbound lanes are available for traffic west of the Celestica bridge.
  • Just one westbound lane is available for traffic between the ramps to and from Celestica.


Subway opens late, August 18:
Sheppard West to Wilson



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The TTC is closing part of the Line 1 Yonge - University subway between Sheppard West and Wilson stations until noon, Sunday, August 18. Line 1 subway trains operate only between Vaughan Metropolitan Centre and Sheppard West stations and between Finch and Wilson stations until noon that day.

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.

While this part of the subway is closed, TTC crews are installing an HVAC (heating, ventilating and air-conditioning) unit in Wilson Yard.



Eglinton Crosstown LRT - Leaside:
Urgent deck repairs, August 17



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


From 6 a.m. until 6 p.m. Saturday, August 17, crews are completing urgent deck repairs

  • at the intersection of Eglinton Avenue East with Bayview Avenue

near the site of the future Leaside Station.

Crews are revising work zones to restrict turns and block traffic lanes while they repair the deck.

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For transit passengers:

  • Expect delays aboard TTC buses along these routes:
  • 11 Bayview;
  • 34 Eglinton East;
  • 51 Leslie;
  • 54 Lawrence East;
  • 56 Leaside;
  • 334 Eglinton East overnight; and
  • 354 Lawrence East overnight.
  • The TTC has already relocated bus stops in the area:
  • Southbound buses stop on Bayview Avenue north of Roehampton Avenue.
  • Northbound buses stop on Bayview north of Sunnybrook Plaza.
  • Westbound buses stop on Eglinton East east of Sunnybrook Plaza.
  • Eastbound buses stop on Eglinton east of Bayview.

For pedestrians

  • The sidewalk on the north side of Eglinton East west of Bayview Avenue remains closed.
  • The sidewalk on the north side of Eglinton between Sunnybrook Plaza and Bayview Avenue remains closed. A detour leads you along a temporary walkway in front of the stores in Sunnybrook Plaza.
  • A work zone blocks the sidewalk on the west side of Bayview just north of Eglinton. A temporary walkway leads you onto a closed section of the roadway. Safety barriers protect you from traffic.
  • A work zone blocks the sidewalk on the west side of Bayview just south of Eglinton. A temporary walkway leads you around the work zone on the west side.
  • The north-south crosswalk on the west side of Bayview is closed. Cross on the east side.

For motorists

  • Work zones block curb lanes on the west side of Bayview north and south of Egliinton.
  • A work zone blocks the curb lane on the east side of Bayview south of Eglinton.
  • Work zones block curb lanes on the north side of Eglinton east and west of Bayview.
  • At least one lane of traffic is available for traffic in each direction on Bayview.
  • Just one lane is available for traffic in both directions on Eglinton east and west of Bayview. Traffic flows on the south side of the roadway.
  • From 6 a.m. until 6 p.m. August 17, you can’t turn left from westbound Eglinton onto southbound Bayview.
  • From 6 a.m. until 6 p.m. August 17, you can’t turn left from eastbound Eglinton onto northbound Bayview.
  • From 6 a.m. until 6 p.m. August 17, you can’t turn right from southbound Bayview onto westbound Eglinton when the signal is red.
  • You can’t turn left from the westbound Sunnybrook Plaza access onto southbound Bayview.
  • You can’t turn left from westbound Eglinton into stores on the south side west of Bayview.
  • You can’t turn left from stores on both side of Eglinton onto east- or westbound Eglinton.

For nearby residents and business people

  • Expect noise from excavation equipment, hydrovac trucks, loaders and other construction equipment.


Highway 7 West rapidway - Woodbridge:
Short-term closure of Colossus, August 17



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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 7 p.m. Saturday, August 17 until 7 a.m. Sunday, August 18, continue to build the median, boulevards and sidewalks

  • on Highway 7 at Colossus Drive.

The work zone blocks access to Colossus from Highway 7. Also, just one lane is available for traffic on the ramp from southbound Highway 400 to Highway 7. The ramp for northbound Highway 400 to Highway 7 is closed.

The north-south crosswalks on Highway 7 at Colossus / Highway 400 southbound and at Highway 400 northbound are closed. Pedestrians can cross Highway 7 in three stages:

  • from the north side to the centre-lane rapidway (not yet open to buses);
  • east and west along the rapidway; and then
  • from the rapidway to the south side at the northbound ramp from Highway 400.

“Paid-duty” York Regional Police officer and traffic-control personnel will be on-site to direct traffic and pedestrians.

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

  • 501 Züm Queen.

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

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