Member Resources

Upcoming Metrolinx Ontario Line Work in Your Area

Location: Various Locations

Expected Timeline: 2022 – 2029

Events Updates

Location: Various Locations

Expected Timeline: Various Times

Location: Queen Street West, Peter Street, & Richmond Street West

Expected Timeline: May 2024 – June 2024

Location: Adelaide Street West between Brant & Spadina

Expected Timeline: May 2024 – March 2025

Location: Adelaide St

Expected Timeline: June 12 2023 – Spring 2024

Location: Various

Expected Timeline: April 5 – 7

Traffic Plan & RODARS for King St. W.

Location: King Street West between Widmer Street and Simcoe Street

Expected Timeline: April 5 – April 8

Filming Notifications

Location: Various Locations

Expected Timeline: Various Times

Gardiner Expressway Rehabilitation Plan

Location: Various

Expected Timeline: mid-2027

Enbridge Road Work on Richmond Street West

Location: Richmond Street West

Expected Timeline: November 2023 – May 2024

Watermain Replacement on University Avenue

Location: University Avenue

Expected Timeline: November 2023 – July 2024

Location: Various

Expected Timeline: October 2023 – August 2024

Watermain Replacement on Mercer Street

Location: Mercer Street

Expected Timeline: March 2024 – July 2024

Location: Sections of Adelaide Street: Bathurst Street to York Street and Victoria Street to Parliament Street, York Street to Victoria Street

Expected Timeline: May 2023 - June 2024

St Andrew Station – Concourse Modification

Location: St Andrew Station at the concourse level - All construction will be contained within the station.

Expected Timeline: January, 2023 – December, 2023

Location: The project area includes a section of John Street

Expected Timeline: May 2023 – December 2024

Pearl Street: Enwave Energy Centre Development

Location: Simcoe and Adelaide Street West

Expected Timeline: April 2023 - May 2024

Location: Navy Wharf Court, Blue Jays Way, Navy Wharf Court @ Bremner Boulevard

Expected Timeline: TBD

Upcoming Conferences and Conventions

April 2024

2024 ODA Annual Spring Meeting

  • Date: April 16 – 20
  • Location: Metro Toronto Convention Centre
  • Attendance: 12,000

WWF – CN Tower Climb for Nature

  • Date: April 20 – 21
  • Location: Metro Toronto Convention Centre
  • Attendance: 5,000

2024 OPSEU SEFPO Annual Conference

  • Date: April 25 – 27
  • Location: Metro Toronto Convention Centre
  • Attendance: 3,000

The Travel Summit

  • Date: April 27 – 28
  • Location: Metro Toronto Convention Centre
  • Attendance: 1,000+

2024 AATS Annual Meeting

  • Date: April 27 – 30
  • Location: Metro Toronto Convention Centre
  • Attendance: 2,600

May 2024

2024 PAS Annual Meeting

  • Date: May 2 – 6
  • Location: Metro Toronto Convention Centre
  • Attendance: 7,000

2024 AAPD Annual Conference

  • Date: May 23 – 26
  • Location: Metro Toronto Convention Centre
  • Attendance: 5,000

2024 COS Annual Conference

  • Date: May 30 – June 2
  • Location: Metro Toronto Convention Centre
  • Attendance: 1,800
John Street Construction Meeting

John Street Stakeholders:

Please see below briefing notes from September 2022 meeting with the City. 

Meeting Date:

September 15, 2022

Meeting attendees:

  • TDW BIA: Janice Solomon, Anojan Sathasivam
  • City: (BIA Office) Pauline Ho, (TS) Cassidy Ritz
  • THESL: Francis Szto
  • DPM: Mike Gentile
  • DIALOG: Bryce Miranda
  • MBII: Paul Boken, Alan McIntosh; Gillian Wright

Items discussed:

  1. DIALOG and MBII presentation
  • DIALOG and MBII has been working directly with the BIA on the catenary system on concepts, feasibility, case studies and potential layouts.
  • Review base system with twinkle lights and explored various methods and feature elements. Don’t know what the final load is. As design process, weight needs to be accounted such as snow/ice accumulation.
  • Catenary section study: Based on 5m overhead clearance with a 5% sag, proposed design modifications to shift catenary above BIA banners.
  • The system that the design team is looking at is quick connect type throughout the entire corridor except for intersections.
  • DPM suggested for Transportation Services to review and comment on the 5m clearance.
  • DIALOG to circulate the presentation to the group.
  • Transportation Services noted on any design changes including modification of where catenary system/banners sit on the pole has to be reflected in the design refresh in advancing the lighting agreement with various partners.
  • Toronto Hydro noted with the area being mixed use including residential, it usually generate a lot of public concerns. An important point to consider with the elements associated with the catenary system.
  • DPM noted the catenary system will be part of the BIA dedicated supply, not directly from the grid.
  • DPM noted power centre power load is 200 amp service and should suffice. Will review and confirm.
  • DIALOG is finalizing the visualization and studies. Working with DPM and will wait for this group’s feedback.
  • Transportation Services noted on the proposed system and the City’s O&M. Continual discussions will be needed.
  1. Toronto Hydro construction progress:
  • Received latest Toronto Hydro updates on September 23, 2022.
  • Construction at John and Wellington. South along John St. to Front St. Wrap up by end of October.
  • Last few weeks needed to make accommodation for Water Main project at Wellington and for TIFF.
  • Last week shut down took out 2 crews on Thur/Fri for TIFF to set up staging at Metro Hall. Have not heard issues and assumes all went well and acceptable with TIFF. 
  • Have slight concern with Hydro’s schedule and may request City’s work zone coordinator to allow some work on Saturday.
  • Toronto Hydro has made request to send out invoices to the BIA Office.
  1. Update from The City
  • New senior PM who has dealt with special lighting projects at Portland has been assigned to move ahead with the John Street agreement.
  • Transportation Services noted that Scott has updated quotes and has some questions for the consultants. Cassidy will touch base with ECS and TW on timing.
  • The project will be phased implementation and noted challenges with Ontario Line’s (OL) enabling work.
  • The City noted that Angela Haynes from the BIA Office is the support liaison for OL.
  1.     Progress of Tender drawings
  • DPM needs information to further progress and coordinate final cabinet locations. City to follow up with BIA and DPM.
  • Based on upcoming design decisions with the catenary system, the bulk to progress is with catenary.
  • When Hydro work is complete, BIA Office to request DPM to conduct an As-built review.
  1.     BIA
  • BIA to circle back re: maximizing the utilization of the Fed Dev fund and explore leveraging opportunity. City to check internally on any precedents in the past. 
  1. Next meeting: October 13, 2022 at 2pm


Retail Strategy

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