The City of Toronto and Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) streetcar track replacement work continues this summer on Broadview Avenue. This will result in the full intersection closure of Broadview Avenue at Gerrard Street East.
From Tuesday, July 24 at 4 a.m. until the beginning of September, the intersection of Broadview Avenue at Gerrard Street East will be fully closed to all traffic. Road users travelling east-west are encouraged to use Eastern Avenue and Dundas Street East or Danforth Avenue. Road users travelling north-south can use Parliament Street, River Street, Logan Avenue or Carlaw Avenue.
Local traffic will only be permitted on streets within the north-south boundaries of Danforth Avenue to Dundas Street East, and east-west boundaries of Logan Avenue to Blackburn Street.
Signs will be posted to manage traffic in the area and to help ensure the safe travel of pedestrians, cyclists and drivers. Sidewalks along Broadview Avenue and Gerrard Street East will remain accessible and cyclists will need to dismount to walk around the intersection closures.
This work is part of the City’s comprehensive, coordinated strategy to reduce disruption to the public while rehabilitating and further improving Toronto’s roads, transit and underground infrastructure for current and future needs.
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. however some work will occur on a 24/7 basis. The first few days of work will be the most disruptive as it involves the breaking of concrete until 11 p.m.
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 Jack Layton Way, St. Matthews Road, Gerrard Street East and River Street.
- 504 streetcars will not go to Broadview Station and will be extended to Queen Street and Kingston Road.
- 504D buses (a temporary service) will run between Broadview Station and King Street East/Parliament Street via Broadview Avenue, Jack Layton Way, St. Matthews Road, Gerrard Street East, River Street and King Street East with bus/streetcar transfer points along King Street East between River and Parliament streets.
- 506 and 306 replacement buses will divert both ways around the closed intersection via Logan Avenue, Dundas Street East and River Street and will continue to be extended to Victoria Park Station due to construction at Main Street Station.
More information about TTC route changes will be available at http://www.ttc.ca.
More information about this project is available at http://www.toronto.ca/broadview-track.
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. More information about the City’s planned capital construction work is available at http://www.toronto.ca/inview.