September Construction Update

September College St Construction Update #4

The streetscaping work on College Street continues to progress, however work on the north side will now reach substantial completion by September 30 (update #3 stated mid-September). Six-foot fencing has been removed between Havelock to Dovercourt, with some protection measures around the tree pits being used until final pit components are delivered for installation.

The City’s contractor is also completing work between Ossington and Shaw.

 Fencing is needed to provide a safe area between pedestrians and the crews completing the work.This work will be completed in stages moving along the street. The work limits and use of fencing to restrict access may cause inconveniences of 3-7 hours per day for 4 days on the north side of College Street. The contractor will notify you in advance of them being in front of your address.

The work involves:

  • completing the excavation of the sidewalk,
  • installing granular and leveling the area
  • installing concrete forms
  • pouring concrete

Notices will be posted at City of Toronto ECS Ward site by AM of Sept 16th


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Additional Information

For more information about Toronto Construction projects:
www.toronto.ca/improvements

College Street Projects:
www.toronto.ca/collegest

Downtown Construction Projects:
www.toronto.ca/downtownconstructionprojects

 TTC Service Diversions information:
http://www.ttc.ca/Service_Advisories/Route_diversions/index.jsp

 Toronto Road Restrictions:
http://www.toronto.ca/roadrestrictions

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TTC Construction Notice

TTC [Converted]
Essential concrete repairs to track area
College between Manning and Grace


Date: August 17, 2016

Work description and purpose
TTC is currently conducting concrete repairs to multiple areas on College Street between Manning Avenue and Grace Street. This work is required to return the track area to a state of good repair and is expected to be completed in 7 to 10 days.
This work, which usually requires streetcars to divert around the work zone, is being conducted while buses are operating on College Street due to other construction activities. Streetcars are scheduled to return to the entire 506 Carlton route on October 9, 2016.

Work hours
Activities will include minor breaking and removal of concrete and placing new concrete. The majority of the work will be done during the day time (8 a.m. to 9 p.m.).
Newly placed concrete will typically set until approximately 5 a.m. the next morning before traffic is allowed to travel over the track area.

Traffic and parking details
• To create a safe work zone and maintain through traffic in both directions, street parking will be restricted within the work zone.
• Traffic on College Street will be maintained in the curb lane and restrictions will be removed after completion of each work zone.


Thank you for your patience during these essential repairs.

TTC contacts
• Paul Tran, Community Liaison, 416-981-1601; paul.tran@ttc.ca.
• Customer Service, 416-393-3030 (daily 7 a.m. to 10 p.m., closed holidays) or @TTChelps
• TTY Line: 416-481-2523 (Daily, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., except statutory holidays)
• Route/Schedules/Fares: 416-393-4636 and www.ttc.ca/

 

 

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College St Construction Update

Streetcar Track Reconstruction and Intersection Improvements at College and Lansdowne Ave
EARLY COMPLETION

Our contractor was able to finish their work one day ahead of planned schedule and therefore the intersection of College and Lansdowne was   reopened early on Saturday August 6th night by 11 pm.

TTC Overhead will start their work  after Monday August 8 at 6 am as a separate assignment by TTC. Lane restrictions will be in effect for this work, signage will be posted.


 Little Italy BIA lighting Installation
August to November 2016

The City of Toronto is improving the streetscape of College Street West between Shaw Street and Havelock Street. The improvements include new parkettes, bike rings, tree plantings and light fixtures.

 Work Hours: The contractor can work from 7:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m., Monday to Friday, and will do so as required. The Contractor may also work on weekends as necessary.

Phase 1: North side of College Street (Havelock to Shaw): Expected end date: Late August

  • Remove the old sidewalk, install electrical conduit, pour concrete and install new pavers
  • Remove old tree protectors
  • Install new tree protection
  • Restore areas affected by construction with the installation of new fixtures listed above. 

Phase 2: South side of College Street (Havelock to Shaw): Late August to mid-October

  • Remove the old sidewalk, install electrical conduit, pour concrete and install new pavers
  • Remove old tree protectors
  • Install new tree protection
  • Restore areas affected by construction

 Phase 3: Parkette installation – Mid-October to November 30.

Traffic Management: Efforts have been made to manage traffic in the area for the safety of workers, road users and residents. Access for emergency vehicles will be maintained at all times. Road users should expect delays and increased traffic on nearby main and side streets.

  • Traffic on College Street will be reduced to two lanes, one in each direction through this work zone.
  • Due to construction work on the sidewalk and the curb lane being used for machinery. A special walking lane will be made available for pedestrians with access to businesses.

Work will start on the north lane of College Street starting at Havelock and working east towards Shaw Street. When work is complete on the North side it will move to the South side of College Street an update will be provided before the work zone is shifted. 

 Garbage & Recycling Pickup During College Street Promenade BIA Construction 

Throughout the construction project, every Thursday by 4:30 p.m.:
Leave bins for collection in front of your property or if you can bring the bins to the corner nearest your property before the Thursday night pick up that would be helpful. The Contractor will move bins to each corner so that waste can be picked up according to schedule. The Contractor will then return bins in front of your address on Friday mornings. If you missed pick up or leaving your bins out, please contact the inspector on this project, the inspector will then call 311 to arrange for pick up.

City Inspector: Danny Bajit, 416-436-8398,  Email: dbajit@toronto.ca


Next blog post will feature:
The Trees of College Street
Insights into the BLUE ROOM

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Please feel free to send us stories and pictures to have them included in the blog.
All submissions will be reviewed before posting for relevance and appriotienness.
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Additional Information

For more information about Toronto Construction projects:
www.toronto.ca/improvements

College Street Projects:
www.toronto.ca/collegest

Downtown Construction Projects:
www.toronto.ca/downtownconstructionprojects

 TTC Service Diversions information:
http://www.ttc.ca/Service_Advisories/Route_diversions/index.jsp

 Toronto Road Restrictions:
http://www.toronto.ca/roadrestrictions

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STARTING TODAY TTC Intersection Reconstruction at College Street and Lansdowne Avenue.

Today July 25th, The City of Toronto will start construction work on replacing the streetcar tracks at the intersection of College and Lansdowne.To accommodate this work the intersection will be completely closed from today Monday July 25th to Monday August 8th.
The intersection will be reduced to one lane from August 8th to September 2nd.

What To Expect:  The first few days of full intersection closure are the most disruptive and involve breaking and removing concrete within the streetcar track areas.
The breaking will stop at 11:00 p.m.

Pedestrians will have to walk around the work area on sidewalks or walkways provided.

Local businesses will remain open during the construction.

Cyclists must dismount and walk the same sections as pedestrians or use alternate routes provided below. Barrels will be in place to guide cyclists along the detours. Mind the streetcar tracks when entering/exiting College Street.

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TTC Service
T
he following routes will be diverted ( map below)

  • 506/306 Carlton
  • 47 LansdowneVisit ttc.ca for further service details.College - Lansdowne service map - July 25 to Aug 8

Project End Date:
The intersection will reopen with one lane in all directions on August 8, 2016.
All lane restrictions at the intersection will be cleared on September 2, 2016.

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Streetcar Track Reconstruction and Intersection Improvements at College and Lansdowne Ave

The City of Toronto will replace the streetcar tracks at the intersection of College and Lansdowne. To accommodate this work the intersection will be completely closed from Monday, July 25th to Monday, August 8th. The intersection will be reduced to one lane from August 8th to September 2nd.

Work Hours:
The first few days of full intersection closure are the most disruptive and involve breaking and removing concrete within the streetcar track areas. The breaking will stop at 11:00 p.m.

Traffic Management:
Efforts have been made to manage traffic in the area for the safety of workers, road users, and residents. These efforts include adding Local Access signs and revising traffic signal times.
Road users should expect delays and increased traffic on nearby main and side streets.

  • The College Street & Lansdowne Avenue intersection will be closed to traffic Monday, July 25, 2016, at 6 a.m. to Monday, August 8, 2016, at 6 a.m.
  • Pedestrians will have to walk around the work area on sidewalks or walkways provided.
  • Cyclists opting to use the sidewalk must dismount and walk the same sections as pedestrians or use alternate routes provided below.
  • The intersection will reopen with one lane in all directions on August 8, 2016.
  • All lane restrictions at the intersection will be cleared on September 2, 2016.

 

Alternate Cycle Routes:
Southbound Cyclists: Cyclists travelling south on Lansdowne between Bloor and College Streets and will be diverted west to St. Helen’s Avenue via Lumbervale Avenue, then west onto Dundas Street West and south on Sorauren Avenue.

Northbound Cyclists: The northbound bicycle lane on Lansdowne Avenue will be closed between Rideau Avenue and Dundas Street West and cyclists will be required to share a lane with motor vehicle traffic. At Dundas Street, cyclists may travel east to Brock Avenue and then proceed north on Brock Avenue to College or Bloor.

Eastbound Cyclists: Travelling east on Dundas to Brock Street then north on Brock to College Street (note there is a detour off of College Street between Havelock and Shaw Street).

Westbound Cyclists: Will have to turn off College Street at Brock Avenue, south to Dundas Street West and turn right at Dundas Street West.

Cycling Detours Maps at: www.toronto.ca/collegest

 TTC Service The following routes will be diverted

  • 506/306 Carlton
  • 47 Lansdowne

Visit ttc.ca for further service details.

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BIA Streetscape Improvements on College from Shaw St. to Havelock St.

At this time, the sidewalk on the north side of College St. has not been completely removed. Sidewalk removal is complete from Havelock St. to Roxton Rd. Ramps are in place at businesses and traffic on College Street is limited to one lane in each direction. Work will not progress to the south side of College Street until the work on the north side is completed.

  • the contractor has ordered the pavers and the first delivery will take place in early August
  • the hard surface (Base concrete) will be completed on the north side by mid-August
  • the north sidewalk will be fully completed by the end of August; however, some customized items such as tree guards and tree pit drains may be late and installed upon delivery.
  • before the operation shifts to the south side, a notice will be provided, the south side will be completed by mid-October
  • the overall contract will be completed in November.
  • the contractor will try to expedite the parkette works in order not to delay the overall schedule.

*REMINDER: Cycling detour around this project…
Cycling Detours Maps at: www.toronto.ca/collegest
*REMINDER: Garbage & Recycling Pickup During Construction 

As part of the BIA streetscaping on College Street. The City’s contractor is responsible for ensuring garbage, recycling and green bins are picked up according to your regular schedule.
For the duration of construction in front of your property please:
1) Label your bins with the correct address
2) Leave bins for collection on the street by 4:30 p.m. every Thursday afternoon.

The Contractor will move bins to each corner so that waste can be picked up according to schedule. The Contractor will then return bins in front of your address on Friday mornings.
If you missed pick up or leaving your bins out, please contact the inspector on this project, the inspector will then call 311 to arrange for pick up.
Inspector: Danny Bajit, 416-436-8398,  Email: dbajit@toronto.ca

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College St. and Bathurst St. Streetcar Track Reconstruction & Intersection Improvements Update

College St. and Bathurst St. Streetcar Track Reconstruction & Intersection Improvements Update:
The TTC rail installation portion of work will involve some late evening and overnight work.
Overnight work will happen on the first eight nights ( June 20 – 28)  of the construction project.

The overnight rail work by TTC may consist of moving rail into position, rail installation and rail welding / grinding. After-hours work by TTC is required to support the daytime construction and complete the project as quickly as possible.

Cycling detours, vehicular rerouting and traffic management will be posted in the Construction Notice sent out two weeks prior to construction starting. 

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February – March Open Houses

The City held three open houses along college street between Lansdowne Ave. and Bathurst St.  City staff, TTC staff and local Councillors attended meetings to address questions and comments from the public. Click here to view meeting materials

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Rebuilding College-Spadina

The TTC and City of Toronto rebuilt the intersection of College and Spadina in three weeks. Here’s a look at how we did it in just over 2 minutes!

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Project Timelines

What:   Watermain Upgrade
Where:   Lansdowne Avenue South of Dundas to Rideau Avenue
When:   June – September
What:  College Promenade BIA Streetscape Improvements
Where:   Havelock Street to Shaw Street
When:  Mid June – November
What:  TTC Intersection Reconstruction
Where:  College Street and Bathurst Street
When:  June 20 – July 22
What:  TTC Intersection Reconstruction
Where:  College Street and Lansdowne Avenue
When:  July 18 – August 15
What:  Little Italy BIA Lighting Installation
Where:  Euclid Avenue south side to Bathurst Street north side
When:  Mid-August – December
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