City of Toronto


City of Toronto

The City of Toronto is planning significant water-main replacement project that
extends from the D’Arcy St – River St.

Construction is expected to begin fall 2011, with an anticipated completion date
of spring 2013. Most of the construction work will be conducted underground and
will involve tunneling the water-main along a route from D’Arcy Street to Gerrard
Street East and River Street. Six access shafts must be constructed along the route
in order to facilitate the tunneling process.

Two of the construction shaft locations will be on River Street – one just north
of Gerrard Street and the other just north of Mark Street. Construction will take
approximately 6 months at each shaft site. Unfortunately, construction/ shafts
will result in traffic and pedestrian restrictions and inconveniences.

In January 2011, City of Toronto staff, councilor McConnell, planners and
engineers met with local residents to hear their concerns and share information
about this large scale project.

During this meeting, residents voiced their concerns about shaft location, traffic
congestion, and parking implications and shared ideas about how to minimize
interruptions and inconveniences.

The City of Toronto project team is preparing an update that will include a revised
traffic plan and information on safety precautions. The DVCRA will post this letter
as soon as we receive it.

For more information about this water-main replacement project:

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