Mayor John Tory addressed the media on Thursday morning to advise them that there will be some significant closures for road and TTC construction around the city in the coming months.
Tory says that due to last summer’s Pan Am games there was a lot of work that was pushed back into this year. He adds that they would like to try and get this work done quickly, but they can’t compile all of it together to be done at once.
Projects like the additional bike lanes that will be taking place on Bloor Street West between Shaw Street and Avenue Road will be done over the course of a 24-hour blitz in order to have fewer disruptions. That construction is slated to take place for two weeks starting on Tuesday, August 2nd.
The TTC track replacement work done at College and Bathurst streets was a significant project where side walk repairs were also be done in that area.
Richmond Street will also see streetcar track work and water main replacement.
The mayor says that over half the amount projects the city has to tackle are being worked on over a 24 hour basis with multiple crews on site.
There will also be a major subway closure that will take place on two weekends in October for the University line between St. George and Downsview stations.