Notice of Construction Activity:
Temporary Sidewalk Closure, Leslie Street South of Lake Shore Blvd.
Nature of Work
TTC contractors will be conducting tests on the east side of Leslie Street, just north of Commissioners Street. This work is required to assist with design work associated with the buried utilities.
When will the Work take place?
The contractor is scheduled to commence work on September 4th , 2012 for approximately one month. The majority of the work will take place between 8:30 am and 5 pm daily.
What to expect
Approximately 50 metres of the sidewalk on the east side of Leslie Street, between Commissioners Street and Lake Shore Blvd. will be closed to accommodate this work.
The work area on the boulevard will be clearly signed and fenced off for public safety. Construction cones and signage will be used to safely redirect pedestrians onto the Martin Goodman Trail.
This work will have no impact to the Martin Goodman Trail.
The Ashbridges Bay Facility will maintain and store Toronto’s new low-floor accessible streetcars. The streetcars will begin arriving in 2013 and will be operational on city streets in 2014.
Thank you for your patience as TTC works to improve our infrastructure.
For more information on the project please contact the Community Liaison:
The new Ashbridges Bay Maintenance and Storage Facility is one step closer to being built. Crews and equipment will arrive this week to prepare for installation of water monitoring wells, a dewatering system and a storm water management pond at the south-east corner of the property.
When will the Work take place?
The contractor is expected to be on site six days per week, from 7 am to 7 pm on weekdays and 9 am to 7 pm on Saturdays, as per City of Toronto bylaws.
Traffic Details and what to expect
Truck traffic associated with work around the main facility will be restricted to using Commissioners Street. This will minimize any impact to those wishing to visit businesses on Leslie Street, south of Lake Shore.
The Ashbridges Bay Facility will maintain and store Toronto’s new low-floor accessible streetcars. The streetcars are scheduled to arrive in 2013 and will be operational on city streets in 2014.
For more information or if you wish to be added to our e-mail distribution list, please contact the Community Liaison:
In a public meeting on November 9th, the landscape architecture plans for the perimeter of the Ashbridges TTC Yard were presented by the winners of the design competition, Brown & Storey. Approximately 50 residents and stakeholders were present. Please have a look at the attached PDF link and let us know your thougths about the plantings, the pathways, the wall and the greening that is being proposed – firstname.lastname@example.org
There will be another public meeting in the coming weeks to seek public input on the changes coming to Leslie Street as a result of the laying of new streetcar tracks that will lead into the TTC Yard at Ashbridges. Stay tuned for the details.
Ashbridges TTC Yard Design 11 Pages.PDF
Ashbridges TTD Yard January 2012 Update
The TTC has issued a new update (January 2012) about the progress of construction and streetscaping plans for the Ashbridges yard, landscaping plans and Leslie Street track-laying and streetscaping. Download the PDF here Ashbridges_Bay_Community_Update-_January_2012.pdf or visit the dedicated website for more information.