Upcoming Metrolinx Ontario Line Work in Your Area

Hoarding Installation at King St. W. & Bathurst St.

Please see attached a construction notice for hoarding installation at King and Bathurst, starting as early as Wednesday, April 10, 2024.

Crews will be installing long-term hoarding at both north and south station sites. This hoarding will be painted and branded once complete. Work began on April 3, 2024 to remove the temporary hoarding to make way for long-term hoarding. This work will take place in the evenings, starting around 3 PM.

Residents can expect to hear noise from tools and equipment related to transport and installation of new hoarding. No lane closures for either pedestrians or traffic are expected for this work.

This notice is being distributed to community groups, including BIA and elected officials. Hard copies will be carried by the work crews. Please don’t hesitate to reach out with any questions or concerns.

Contact: Ontario Line Metrolinx | ontarioline@metrolinx.com | 416-202-5100


Laydown & Site Preparation at the future Osgoode Station

Please find attached an updated construction notice regarding the East façade of the heritage building on the south site.

Bolded on the second page, we’ve provided updates to the work being done this week to protect, remove, and store the East façade wall to a designated storage space in front of 168 Simcoe Street, for future reinstallation in the completed building design for Osgoode station.

This work will continue until April 15 during the day between 7 AM to 5 PM. Overnight work is not anticipated, however if required it may occur on April 13 and 14 from 7:00 PM to 5:00 AM  Final wall anchoring and cleanup is expected to take place on April 14 and 15.

Please note that access to the laneway directly south of 205 Queen Street West will be fully closed from Simcoe Street between April 13 and 14. Laneway access will be maintained via Duncan Street for any deliveries. Affected stakeholders have been notified.

Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.

Contact: Ontario Line Metrolinx | ontarioline@metrolinx.com | 416-202-5100


Overnight Hoarding Installation at Queen St. W. & Spadina Ave.

Please see the attached construction notice for overnight hoarding installation at Queen and Spadina, starting as early as Monday, April 15, 2024 at 9:00 PM.

Work crews will be installing new plywood hoarding at the north station site, located at the northeast corner of the intersection. Pedestrian access to the area will remain open during this work. There are no expected impacts to transit in the area. Traffic lane restrictions will be in place during this work. Residents can expect to hear noise from trucks supplying the plywood and installation of the hoarding.

This notice is being shared with the community, including BIA, community groups, and elected officials. Hard copies will be carried by the work crew

Please don’t hesitate to reach out to us with any questions or concerns.

Contact: Ontario Line Metrolinx | ontarioline@metrolinx.com | 416-202-5100


THESL Utility Work at Stewart Street

Please see the updated construction notice focusing on utility work on Stewart Street beginning on Monday April 8. Please be advised Toronto Hydro will conduct underground utility work to accommodate the future construction of the King-Bathurst Ontario Line station. Please see the attached construction notice and map area for reference.

The work on this project will take place weekdays from 7 AM to 5 PM.

This notice is being shared with residents, elected officials and 311. Please reach out should you have any questions.

Contact: Ontario Line Metrolinx | ontarioline@metrolinx.com | 416-202-5100


THESL Utility Work at King-Bathurst 

Please be advised Toronto Hydro will conduct underground utility work with the first piece taking place on Stewart Street, starting Wednesday April 3, 2024. Although this work is being carried out by the City of Toronto, it is directly related to the Ontario Line construction project. Please see the attached construction notice and map area for reference.

The work on this project will take place weekdays from 7 AM to 7 PM.

This notice is being shared with residents, elected officials and 311. Please reach out should you have any questions.

Contact: Ontario Line Metrolinx | ontarioline@metrolinx.com | 416-202-5100


Construction of New Streetcar Infrastructure on York Street  

Prior to the long weekend, we wanted to share this updated construction notice regarding updates to the next phase of construction on the 501 Queen streetcar detour on York Street, that will begin as early as April 4, 2024.

In this first phase of track installation work, beginning as early as April 4, 2024 and ending by May 10, 2024, crews will mobilize to the intersection of York Street and Richmond Street.

During this phase:

  • One lane northbound on York Street will be maintained at all times.
  • Two lanes westbound on Richmond Street will be maintained.
  • The eastbound and westbound curb lanes on Queen Street will be closed (as indicated in the map attached) and used as a laydown area.
  • One eastbound and westbound lane on Queen Street will be maintained.
  • The lane closures identified in the map attached will remain in place during weekdays, as well as weekends when no active construction work takes place.
  • Pedestrian access and bike lanes will be maintained.
  • A Paid Duty Officer will assist with traffic control at the intersection of York Street and Richmond Street.

Metrolinx will continue to coordinate with property owners to provide advance notice of impacts to driveways or parking lots. Impacts will be mitigated via ongoing communication of the various construction phases well in advance, so appropriate coordination can take place.

Clear signage will be posted to caution and direct drivers, cyclists, and pedestrians.

Work may be delayed due to weather conditions, or other unforeseen circumstances. All necessary construction permits have been obtained.

More information on the next sequence of work will be shared as the project advances.

Contact: Ontario Line Metrolinx | ontarioline@metrolinx.com | 416-202-5100


Hoarding Installation Queen-Spadina 

Please see attached the construction notice for the commencement of Ontario Line construction at Queen-Spadina hoarding installation starting as early as March 31, 2024.

To prepare for construction of the future Ontario Line subway at Queen and Spadina, construction crews will be installing plywood fencing, also known as hoarding, around the future South and future North station sites, to protect the public from the work zone. Existing covered pedestrian walkways on Queen Street West and Spadina Avenue will be reconfigured and replaced at both sites, in preparation for the next phase on construction. Plywood hoarding is a safety measure to ensure the protection of the public during construction. It also helps with the transfer of noise from the site to the neighbourhood.

Work hours take approximately two weeks on weekdays, from 7:00 AM to 5:00 PM, Sunday March 31 and Sunday April 7 9:00 PM to 5:00 AM.

This notice is being shared with community members, elected officials, and 311.

Contact: Ontario Line Metrolinx | ontarioline@metrolinx.com | 416-202-5100


TTC Entrance Closure Osgoode Station – University Ave. & Queen St. W. Entrance, NE Corner

Please see the attached construction notice. To prepare for construction activities at the future Ontario Line Osgoode station, the University Avenue and Queen Street West entrance to Osgoode Station (located at the northeast corner) will be demolished and permanently closed as early as April 1, 2024.

This entrance will be incorporated into the new Ontario Line interchange station at Osgoode which will connect to the TTC Yonge-University Line.

Community members should expect to see workers, construction vehicles, construction hoarding, and machinery such as trucks and excavators. Required equipment will be stored within the existing work zone without obstructing pedestrians or vehicle traffic.

Crews conducting demolition are expected to work weekdays between 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Occasional nights or weekends may be required.

During demolition, the north bound bike, vehicle, and pedestrian traffic on University Avenue will shift to the west, as indicated in the map attached.

Pedestrians coming to and from the TTC Osgoode Subway Station will still have access to all other entrances via the station and street level.

Work may be delayed, rescheduled, or extended due to weather conditions or unforeseen circumstances.

Contact: Ontario Line Metrolinx | ontarioline@metrolinx.com | 416-202-5100


Updated – Hoarding Installation at Queen St. W. & Spadina Ave.

Please see attached the updated construction notice for hoarding installation at Queen and Spadina, now with Saturday work starting March 14, 2024.

Work began on February 26, 2024 to install new plywood hoarding around the work site at the southwest corner of Queen and Spadina to ensure public safety and to act as a noise barrier for the community. Saturday work hours will be from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Crews may arrive on site prior to 8 a.m.

This notice is being shared with community members, elected officials, and 311. Hard copies will be carried by the work crew. Please contact us with any questions or concerns.

Contact: Ontario Line Metrolinx | ontarioline@metrolinx.com | 416-202-5100


Monitor Installation at Queen Street West, West of Spadina Avenue

Please see the attached construction notice for utility monitoring installation at Queen and Spadina, beginning as early as March 6, 2024.

Crews will be working at various points along Queen St. West between John St. and Portland St. to install devices to monitor underground conditions in preparation for construction of Queen/Spadina station. Crews will be moving between all indicated locations as the work progresses. No overnight or weekend work is expected.

Residents can expect to hear nose from hydrovac trucks and other related equipment, such as drills. Temporary lane closures will be requires, as indicated in the notice.

This notice is being shared with the community (including BIA), elected officials, and 311. Hard copies will be carried by the field crew.

If you have any questions or concerns about this work, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Contact: Ontario Line Metrolinx | ontarioline@metrolinx.com | 416-202-5100


Piling Work at King Street West and Bathurst Street

Please see the attached construction notice for piling work beginning as early as February 29, 2024.

Crews will be conducting drilling to install structural walls to support the station buildings at King/Bathurst. Work will begin at the south station site and move to the north station site. No overnight work is expected. Occasional weekend work may be required. Residents can expect to hear noise from the equipment in use on site.

Metrolinx is hosting a virtual information session on February 28 for this area. More information about the event, including how to register, is included in the notice.

This notice is being distributed to community groups (including BIAs), elected officials, and 311. Hard copies of this notice will be carried by the field crew.

Please don’t hesitate to reach out with any questions or concerns about this work.

Contact: Ontario Line Metrolinx | ontarioline@metrolinx.com | 416-202-5100


Update – York Street Track Work

Please see the attached updated construction notice for the York Street track work, which describes work currently taking place on the North side of Richmond, as well as temporary changes to the bike lane. This phase is well underway and is expected to be completed by March 2024.

Feel free to reach out with any questions or concerns.

Contact: Ontario Line Metrolinx | ontarioline@metrolinx.com | 416-202-5100


Update – Demolition at King Street West & Bathurst Street

Please see the attached updated construction notice of demolition for King/Bathurst, starting as early as February 3, 2024.

Crews will be working weekdays from 6 AM – 6 PM and weekends from 7 AM – 3 PM Work will not begin before the specified times, however crews will arrive on site and complete pre-construction activities prior to the respective start times. Pedestrian access through this area will be fully maintained through the work period.

Residents can expect to near noise from construction vehicles and equipment during this time.

This notice has been distributes to community groups, elected officials, and 311. Hard copies will be carried by the site crew. Please reach out to us with any questions or concerns regarding this upcoming work.

Contact: Ontario Line Metrolinx | ontarioline@metrolinx.com | 416-202-5100


Site Preparation at the future Osgoode Station

Please see the attached construction notice for work in the future Osgoode Station area.

To prepare for construction activities at the future Ontario Line station at Osgoode Hall, crews will undertake several activities to prepare the area to the west of Osgoode Hall to support the next phase of construction. The work will occur during the day from 7 AM to 7 PM and overnight from 7 PM to 5 AM, on both weekdays and weekends. Crews will undertake several activities including: fence installation, removal of light posts and pruning and removal of trees.

Work may be delayed or rescheduled due to weather conditions or unforeseen circumstances.

This notice is being shared with residents, community groups, and elected officials.

Please feel free to contact the Ontario Line if you have any questions or concerns.

Contact: Ontario Line Metrolinx | ontarioline@metrolinx.com | 416-202-5100


Piling Work at Queen Street West & Spadina Avenue

Please see the attached construction notice for piling work at Queen St. W. and Spadina Ave., starting as early as January 17, 2024.

Crews will be conducting drilling to install structural walls to support the station buildings at Queen/Spadina. Work will begin at the south station site and move to the north station site. No weekend or overnight work is expected. Residents can expect to hear noise from the equipment in use on site.

Metrolinx is hosting a virtual information session on January 17th for this area. More information about the event, including how to register, is included in the notice.

This notice is being distributed to community groups (including BIAs), elected officials, and 311. Hard copies of this notice will be carried by the field crew.

Please don’t hesitate to reach out with any questions or concerns about this work.

Contact: Ontario Line Metrolinx | ontarioline@metrolinx.com | 416-202-5100


University Avenue Median Site Preparation

Please see the attached construction notice for work in the future Osgoode Station area.

To prepare for construction of an Ontario Line connection at the existing Line 1 Osgoode subway station, crews will be undertaking several activities on and beside the University Avenue median between Queen Street West and Armoury Street.  Specialized restoration crews experienced in the preservation of historic structures will remove the South African War Memorial in the median of University Avenue. Work will be overseen by a heritage specialist. The memorial will be restored and reinstated to its current location once construction is complete.

Metrolinx is closely coordinating its work with the City of Toronto’s traffic services through its recently announced infrastructure upgrades requiring the closure of two southbound lanes along University Avenue. Follow this link to learn more about the City of Toronto work.

This notice is being shared with residents, community groups, and elected officials.

Please feel free to contact the Ontario Line if you have any questions or concerns.

Contact: Ontario Line Metrolinx | ontarioline@metrolinx.com | 416-202-5100


Fencing Installation at Queen Street West & University Avenue

Please see the attached construction notice for work in the future Osgoode Station area.

To prepare for construction activities for the future Ontario Line Osgoode Station, crews will be installing a temporary metal fence along the exterior perimeter of the existing heritage fencing at the Osgoode Hall corner. Work is expected to begin as early as October 30, 2023, and will take one night to install. Crews will be working between the hours of 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. to minimize pedestrian impact and ensure safety. The fence is expected to be in place until at least March 30, 2024, and may be reconfigured as a part of future activities.

This notice is being shared with residents, community groups, and elected officials.

Please feel free to contact the Ontario Line if you have any questions or concerns.

Contact: Ontario Line Metrolinx | ontarioline@metrolinx.com | 416-202-5100


York Street Track Work – Construction Notice

Please see attached notice for upcoming construction of streetcar infrastructure on York Street, starting as early as October 16, 2023.

This work will be conducted during weekdays from 7:00 AM – 12:00 PM with some overnight and weekend work required. This is expected to complete in Fall 2024.

This notice is being shared with community groups and businesses, 311, and elected officials. Hard copies will also be carried by the field crew.

Please reach out to us if you have any questions or concerns.

Contact: Ontario Line Metrolinx | ontarioline@metrolinx.com | 416-202-5100


York Street Track Installation Update

Metrolinx has provided a community update on the status of the York St track installation plan.

Work is expected to begin in early October and will result in the reduction of York St to one lane northbound from 150 York St parking to Queen St and one lane each direction from Adelaide to 150 York St parking. These lane reductions are expected to stay in place until mid-2024 at which point Metrolinx will re-evaluate the traffic management plan.

No driveway closures are expected due to this work. All existing pedestrian access will be maintained except for the crossing on the north side of the Richmond & York St intersection.

For more information, see the attached diagram & timeline.

Contact: Ross Andersen | Community Engagement Advisor – Ontario Line Metrolinx | Ross.Andersen@metrolinx.com | 416-418-9281


York Street Track Installation Status

Metrolinx will begin the process of track installation on York St starting in August with utility relocates. Attached is a diagram showing the final configuration of York St, along with a presentation detailing the entire Osgoode station construction process, and a summary of the Q & A. Metrolinx’s contractor is currently determining the construction schedule & staging.

No driveway closures are expected, and Metrolinx will be maintaining at least one lane each way on York St except for some weekend closures for which notice will be given. Pedestrian access along York St will always be maintained. Metrolinx will confirm how pedestrian access across York St will be maintained. The FDBIA will be meeting with the contractor and Metrolinx in the upcoming weeks for more details.

For a recording of the meeting, see https://we.tl/t-Cwi5yCLv3h (meeting minutes)

For further detail and information, please see the attached York St Configuration and Osgoode Construction Liason Committee Deck, which is being circulated to community members and elected officials.

Contact: Ontario Line Metrolinx | ontarioline@metrolinx.com | 416-202-5100


Road Closures on Queen Street

Please be advised of the planned Queen Street closure to accommodate construction for the new Queen Station. Beginning May 1, 2023 a full road closure of Queen Street will take place from Bay Street to Victoria Street and will last until late fall 2027. This closure is required to facilitate utility relocations and station construction. Yonge Street, Bay Street and Victoria Street will remain open throughout the closure and Queen Street will remain accessible to pedestrians.

Metrolinx has worked closely with the City of Toronto, TTC, EMS and other key partners through the development of the Queen Street closure plan, and will continue to throughout the project lifecycle. Safety is a top priority for Metrolinx and there will be paid duty officers and traffic control people on site throughout the closure to direct pedestrians.

More information and details about the closure is included in the community notice linked here. You can find more information about the project linked here.

Contact: Ontario Line Metrolinx | ontarioline@metrolinx.com | 416-202-5100