Category Archives: Transit, Roads & Public Works

Eastern Avenue Construction and TTC Diversion

Eastern Avenue will be reduced to one westbound lane from January to December 2015.

This closure is needed to replace aging water infrastructure and to create a sidewalk on the north side of Eastern Ave.

Work will take place from 7AM to 7PM however, installation of the TTC streetcar tracks will require some overnight work.

The 143 Beach Express Bus will also be diverted.

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For more information please use the following contact information.

City Contact:  

Easan Vallipuram (Project Manager)



TTC Contact: 

Diego Sinagoga (Community Liaison)


TTC Track Maintenance at Kingswood Rd. & Queen St. East

Priority Track Repairsunderground cabling - Queen and Kingswood




501 Queen Streetcar Detour May 11-June 21

Hello All,

Due to a TTC construction project, the Queen and Leslie intersection will be closed from May 11- June 21.

This closure is required for underground utility upgrades and the installation of the new streetcar tracks and infrastructure in the intersection.

This project will unfortunately require that streetcars and buses be diverted for the duration of the intersection closure.

The detour on the 501 Queen streetcar will take approximately 12 minutes more each way. The frequency of the 501 Queen streetcar will essentially be unchanged, with service continuing to be scheduled every 5-7 minutes throughout the day, and every 9-10 minutes in the evenings. The replacement bus service along Queen Street will be scheduled at about the same as the streetcar, every 5-7 minutes during the day and every 8-10 minutes in the evenings.

The detour can be viewed below:


For more information, please view the pdf version of this notice: Leslieville TTC Project

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Have a great day!

Councillor McMahon Stands-up for Transit

Councillor Mary-Margaret McMahon, who at one point Thursday told her councillors to “grow a spine,” said some of her colleagues were reluctant to “stick their necks out” and endorse tolls or taxes. “We don’t want to tax our residents any more, but how the hell are we going to pay for transit?” she said.



At last week’s City Council meeting, Toronto was asked to recommend how to pay for transit expansion.  City Council chose to be timid and tepid in their recommendations, but Councillor McMahon was vocal in her support for realistic, dedicated revenue tools. The Globe & Mail, Now Magazine, The Toronto Star,  and 680 News all wrote about Councillor McMahon’s strong stance on transit funding.


Dundas and Kingston Road Parkette Design Released

As a result of the work planned on Kingston Road this summer, a new parkette at the corner of  Kingston Road and Dundas will be constructed. The corner will be redesigned to be safer for pedestrians, driver and cyclists and new seating and green space will be installed. A public meeting was held last fall with local residents, the Councillor and planning staff.

Please let us know what you think!

Below are the conceptual drawings for the newly designed corner.
Kingston and Dundas Parkette Design

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