This summer, from June 25 to September 8, the City of Toronto and the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) will replace streetcar tracks at the intersections of Broadview Avenue at Dundas Street East and Gerrard Street East which will result in phased intersection and road closures.
From Monday, June 25 at 4 a.m. until Monday, July 23, the intersection of Broadview Avenue and Dundas Street East will be closed for the first phase of replacement and repair work. During this time, only northbound travel will be permitted on Broadview Avenue between Gerrard Street East and Dundas Street East. From June 24 until July 24, one lane of traffic will be maintained in each direction on Broadview Avenue between Gerrard Street East and Danforth Avenue as crews work to repair other sections of track.
From Tuesday, July 24 to Saturday, September 8, the second phase of work will close the intersection of Broadview Avenue and Gerrard Street East. More information on the second phase closure will be available in the coming weeks.
This work is part of the City’s comprehensive, coordinated strategy to rehabilitate and upgrade Toronto’s roads, transit and underground infrastructure for current and future needs with reduced disruption to the public.
When the Broadview Avenue and Dundas Street East intersection closure is in effect, road users travelling east-west are encouraged to use Eastern Avenue to the south and Gerrard Street and Danforth Avenue to the north. Road users travelling north-south are encouraged to use Parliament Street to the west and Jones Avenue to the east.
Local traffic access will be provided to Hamilton Street, Boulton Avenue, First Avenue and Broadview Avenue north of Queen Street.
To help manage traffic in the area, signs will be posted to ensure the safe travel of all local road users, pedestrians and cyclists.
Most of the work on this project will take place Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. but some work will occur on a 24/7 basis. The first few days of work will be the most disruptive and involve the breaking of concrete until 11 p.m.
Starting June 25, there will be a number of changes to TTC service as a result of this work:
- 505 Dundas buses will operate both ways around the closed intersection via Dundas Street East, River Street, Gerrard Street East and Broadview Avenue
- 504 streetcars will not go to Broadview Station and will be extended to Queen Street East and Kingston Road
- 504D buses (a temporary service) will operate from Broadview Station and loop back via Parliament Street, Front Street East, Berkeley Street and back onto King Street East.
More information about TTC route changes will be available at http://www.ttc.ca.
Visit www.toronto.ca/Broadview-Track for notices and updates.
Residents and visitors are encouraged to use the City’s web-based map, http://www.toronto.ca/roadrestrictions, to help plan their travel and avoid road closures.
Information about the City’s planned capital construction work is available at http://www.toronto.ca/inview.