(They’re building new tracks to connect the future Leslie Barns streetcar maintenance and storage facility to the tracks on Queen Street East.)
Starting 7 p.m., Monday, March 23, crews will reduce a section of Leslie Street between Commissioners Street and the northern entrance into the Canadian Tire plaza to just one northbound lane. Access on Leslie between Lake Shore Boulevard East and the plaza entrance remains open at all times.
Crews will reconfigure the lanes during evening and overnight hours to allow them to paint new lane markings and avoid peak traffic hours. This new configuration of traffic lanes accommodates upcoming work to install streetcar tracks and will be in place for about 10 weeks or until May 29.
One lane in both directions will remain available on Leslie between Lake Shore and the north Canadian Tire plaza entrance. The crews will close the southbound lane between the north plaza entrance and Commissioners Street. At least one lane will be available to traffic in both directions south of Commissioners. At least one lane will be available to traffic in both directions on Commissioners, west of Leslie. Access to the Canadian Tire plaza remains open as usual from Leslie Street and eastbound Lake Shore East.
Project crews are also working Saturday March 21, from 9 a.m. until 7 p.m. to remove of track foundation forms between Queen Street East and Eastern Avenue. Toronto Hydro crews will also work on a duct bank south of Lake Shore East.