Toronto starting TTC track replacement, watermain upgrade and streetscape improvements

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Ontario Construction News staff writer

The City of Toronto is replacing streetcar tracks along Queen Street West and upgrading a portion of 100-year-old watermain between Bay Street and University Avenue.

Construction work started this week and is expected to be completed by December 2021. Work is being done in eight phases of rolling 300-metre work zones with each section taking up to four weeks. Crews will be working around the clock to quicken construction.

During July and August, construction work will start at Bay Street and move west towards Spadina Avenue. From August to December, work will start at Fennings Street and move east towards Spadina Avenue.

City-led construction is considered an essential service and is “necessary municipal work” to ensure Toronto’s infrastructure remains safe and in good repair.

The city requires contractors to abide by the terms and conditions of their contracts, most importantly the Occupational Health and Safety Act and adhere to guidelines issued by public health authorities and the Ministry of Labour to help stop the spread of COVID-19 and ensure the safest possible environment for construction workers.

“This construction is an important investment in local infrastructure that will reduce disruptions in the long-run and ensure our critical infrastructure remains in a state of good repair now and in the future,” said Mayor John Tory.


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