College Street Construction Update #2

College Street Construction Update # 2

Below are some updates regarding the construction projects taking place on  or near College Street this summer. If you wish to be removed from this mailing list, please reply and indicate your preference in the body of the email.

Streetcar Track Reconstruction and Intersection Improvements at College and Lansdowne Ave

From July 18 – September 2, 2016 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.

On all other days the intersection be reduced to one lane.

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.
  • Pedestrianswill 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:

 TTC Service 

The following routes will be diverted

  • 506/306 Carlton
  • 47 Lansdowne

Visit for further service details.

BIA Streetscape Improvements on College from Shaw St to Havelock St

BIA Improvements to the College Street West streetscape between Shaw Street and Havelock Street have begun and are expected to continue until November 30th. Improvements will be made block by block, with fences up for 2-3 weeks per block.

Road and Sidewalk Access:

In order to complete the work in a safe manner, there will be road and sidewalk restrictions within the construction work area. Access for emergency vehicles will be maintained at all times.

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:

TTC Intersection Reconstruction – College Street and Bathurst Street ( Completed)

This project was completed 1 day ahead of schedule.

The City of Toronto thanks you for your patience throughout the construction period.

 Honda Indy Road Closures:  

From Wednesday July 13, 2016  through Friday July 29, 2016 there will be daily road closures due to track construction for the Honda Indy. Please see link below for detailed road closure information

TTC Intersection Reconstruction – College Street and Bathurst Street ( Completed- yay!)

This project was completed 1 day ahead of schedule.The City of Toronto thanks you for your patience throughout the construction period.

For more information about Toronto Construction projects:

College Street Projects

Downtown Construction Projects:

 TTC Service Diversions information:

 Toronto Road Restrictions

 To be added to the construction updates email list:
Please email:

Paul B Martin
Public Consultation Coordinator
Public Consultation Unit
Metro Hall, 19th Floor
55 John Street
Toronto ON M5V 3C6
(416) 392-6681
Twitter: @GetInvolvedTO


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