Leslie upgrades and track installation:
Work continues July 28



Update — Friday, September 19, 11:31 a.m.: Construction at the intersection of Leslie and Eastern continues (and so do TTC detours) until September 23.


Update — Friday, September 5, 6:17 a.m.: Due to soil conditions, the contractors are taking longer than they expected to remove the old storm sewer and install a new higher-capacity sewer. Construction at the intersection of Leslie and Eastern continues (and so do TTC detours) until September 21.


Update — Tuesday, August 26, 5:07 p.m.: Utility construction at the intersection of Leslie and Commissioners Streets continues. Contractors plan to reopen the intersection September 7.


Update — Monday, August 18, 6:05 p.m.: Enbridge crews working at the intersection of Leslie and Commissioners Streets determined that the work site needs larger shoring to protect the gas main. The contractors now plan to reopen the intersection Wednesday, August 27. Construction continues on Leslie Street south of Lake Shore Boulevard East after the intersection reopens.


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City of Toronto and TTC contractors continue the project to upgrade the street, improve the water-service infrastructure and install streetcar tracks on Leslie Street.

(They’re building new tracks to connect the future Leslie Barns streetcar maintenance and storage facility to the tracks on Queen Street East.)


From Monday, July 28 until Sunday, September 7 Sunday,September 21 Tuesday, September 23, the City will close:

  • the intersection of Leslie Street with Eastern Avenue

as crews continue the next phase of the project.

All traffic, including buses must divert around the intersection, although pedestrian and bicycle access continues at all times.


Also starting at 9 a.m. Monday, July 28, the City will close

  • the intersection of Leslie Street with Commissioners Street.

as Enbridge Gas crews repair a nearby gas line. The emergency gas-line repairs will close the intersection for about two weeks or until August 8 until August 27 until September 2 until September 21.

Toronto Police Service will be on-site 24 hours a day to maintain one interchangeable lane of traffic from southbound Leslie Street to westbound Commissioners Street and from eastbound Commissioners to northbound Leslie. Vehicles will not be able to travel on Leslie across the intersection north- or southbound. Motorists heading to the Portlands must travel along Commisioners and Cherry Street to Unwin Avenue.


The TTC continues to detour buses operating along the 31B branch of the 31 Greenwood route and the 83 Jones route continue off Leslie Street during the construction.

While the Eastern / Leslie intersection is closed, it will also detour buses operating along the 143 Downtown / Beach express route.

While the Commissioners / Leslie intersection is closed, it may also have to further detour buses operating along the 83 Jones route, but has not yet announced detour-routing information.


143 Downtown / Beach express

Mondays to Fridays during morning rush hours from Monday, July 28 until Friday, September 5 until Friday, September 19 until Monday, September 22, westbound buses operate along their regular route to Queen Street East and Woodbine Avenue, then detour:

westward along Queen East; and then
southward along Carlaw Avenue to Eastern Avenue,
resuming their regular route westward along Eastern.

Westbound buses serve all regular stops.

During afternoon rush hours, eastbound buses reverse the westbound detour routing.

Eastbound buses serve all regular stops.