City Construction on Bathurst Street Begins May 17

While much of our focus during this time has been on responding to the COVID-19 pandemic, city maintenance projects are still underway. Several necessary maintenance projects are being coordinated on Bathurst Street. The image above provides a visual on each stage of this work, and corresponding timelines. You can access the full construction notice here

Beginning the week of May 17, Bathurst Street from Front Street West to Fort York Boulevard will be closed to all vehicles (including cyclists) to accommodate bridge rehabilitation. Pedestrians will have access to one sidewalk, and cyclists can dismount and use the available sidewalk. This closure will continue through December 2020. The nearby Garrison Crossing Bridges and the yellow Puente de Luz will remain open for cyclists and pedestrians to cross the rail corridor. Please note that construction work on this project will take place seven days a week, from 7 am 11 pm Monday to Saturday, and 9 am 7 pm on Sundays. 

Beginning in June, Bathurst Street between Front Street West and King Street West will be partially closed for replacement of  the 145-year-old watermain and existing substandard water service connections. Road access will be reduced to one shared (single file) lane in each direction for cars and cyclists. Sidewalks on both sides of the Bathurst will remain open. Parking will not be allowed in the work zone. Please note that construction work on this project will take place from 7 am 11 pm  Monday to Friday, and 7 am 7 pm on Saturdays (with an exception for intersection work, which will occur from 7 am 11 pm on weekends only). 

Once this section is completed, this area will reopen, and Bathurst Street between King Street West and Queen Street west will be partially closed (estimated to begin in August) under similar conditions. 

Finally, beginning in September, Bathurst Street between Wolseley Street and Dundas Street West will be partially closed for TTC track replacement. This work is estimated to take approximately four weeks, with sidewalks remaining open. Please note that construction work on this project will primarily occur during the following times, though some track work may occur 24/7: 7 am 11 pm, Monday to Saturday; and 9 am 7 pm on Sundays. 

It is important that all residents are still able to access the street and their neighbourhood during this time. If you have an accessibility or accommodation request, please contact the Public Consultation Unit at: downtownconstruction@toronto.ca or (416) 392-0472.

Due to the scheduled work, buses are replacing the 511 Bathurst streetcar for this period. TTC service information will be posted at www.TTC.ca

For some residents, I understand that construction and road closures can pose an additional challenge during these difficult times. However, this work is key to ensuring that our roads, water system, and public transit are safe and working well. This is all part of building and maintaining our great city. 

If you have any specific concerns or questions, please reach out to me at councillor_cressy@toronto.ca