**New Work Scheduled** Signal System Upgrade – Osler Street Crossing

Major track work is planned at Osler/Pelham track area this Saturday, June 13 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 a.m. and on Sunday, June 14 from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  Residents in the area can expect noise from excavators and trucks with back up beepers as well as surfacing equipment.  CP apologizes in advance for the disruption.

Notice of railroad work – North Toronto Sub, Toronto, ON

Please take note CP has construction work scheduled to begin May 11 east of the railway crossing on Osler Street in Toronto. This important work is part of a signal system upgrade that will enhance the safe operations of rail traffic in the area.

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City Coordinates Road Closures – 29/04/15

City of Toronto taking action to coordinate road closures during busy construction season

The City of Toronto is taking action to coordinate road closures to keep Toronto moving while it makes significant repairs to the city’s roads and infrastructure. This work includes road resurfacing and rehabilitation, sewer and watermain work and TTC track replacement projects, to improve city services for all users.
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Proposed Spring Weekend Road Closures

News Release

March 9, 2015

Proposed weekend road closures for Toronto this spring

The City of Toronto has confirmed the schedule of weekend road closures for its expressways during the spring season.

The list of weekend road closures includes:

• Allen Road, from Sheppard Avenue to Eglinton Avenue, will be closed from Friday, April 17 at 11 p.m. to Monday, April 20 at 5 a.m. for spring maintenance work. (Alternative date: May 8-11)

• The Don Valley Parkway, from the Gardiner Expressway to Highway 401, will be closed from Friday, April 24 at 8 p.m. to Sunday, April 26 at 6 a.m. for spring maintenance activities. The roadway will reopen early on Sunday, April 26 to help improve traffic conditions during the Khalsa Parade which takes place on various city streets. (Alternative date: May 29-June 1, however the roadway would be made available for the Ride for Heart event).

• The Gardiner Expressway, from Carlaw Avenue to Highway 427, will be closed from Friday, May 1 at 8 p.m. to Sunday, May 3 at 6 a.m. for spring maintenance activities. The roadway will reopen early to help improve traffic conditions during the Toronto Marathon which takes place between 6 a.m. and 3 p.m. that weekend on various city streets. (Alternative date: May 15-18, opening for Victoria Day).

• The Gardiner Expressway will be closed from Carlaw Avenue to Highway 427 and the Don Valley Parkway will be closed from Highway 401 to the Gardiner Expressway on Sunday, May 31 from 2 a.m. to 2 p.m. to accommodate the Ride for Heart event.

“Over the last three months, the Road Closures Coordination Committee has been working hard to coordinate roadwork, events and TTC track work in a way that makes sense and results in the least amount of impact on traffic. We are providing the confirmed road closures information as soon as possible so that Toronto residents know which weekends will be impacted by road closures and plan accordingly so we can all still move around this city,” said Mayor John Tory. “The maintenance work that is planned is critical to maintain our network of expressways in a state of good repair.”

Closing the roads at 8 p.m. on Fridays allows the City to complete the necessary road work in cases where the road is scheduled to reopen during the weekend.

This work is part of the City’s comprehensive and coordinated strategy to rehabilitate and upgrade Toronto’s roads, transit and underground infrastructure for current and future needs.

Toronto is Canada’s largest city, the fourth largest in North America, and home to a diverse population of about 2.8 million people. It is a global centre for business, finance, arts and culture and is consistently ranked one of the world’s most livable cities. Toronto is proud to be the Host City for the 2015 Pan American and Parapan American Games. For information on non-emergency City services and programs, Toronto residents, businesses and visitors can visit http://www.toronto.ca, call 311, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, or follow us @TorontoComms.

Media contact: Steve Johnston, Strategic Communications, 416-392-4391, sjohnsto@toronto.ca

City of Toronto preparing to repair potholes and clear catch basins

News Release

March 9, 2015

City of Toronto preparing to repair potholes and clear catch basins

With spring approaching, the City of Toronto is actively patrolling for potholes as they form on streets. City crews are ready to deal with emergency pothole situations by making temporary repairs. When conditions become drier, crews will make more permanent repairs.

The City will be doubling the number of staff fixing potholes this year by assigning almost 100 workers to 25 to 30 crews over the next few weeks.

Over the past five years, the City has repaired an average of 230,000 potholes annually. The City spends about $3.5 million a year to fix potholes.

Residents are asked to use the City’s online service at http://www.toronto.ca/311 to report potholes so crews can be assigned to repair them. On that web page, click on “roads” to create a pothole service request. Residents also have the option of clicking on “open 311API and mobile apps” to download a mobile app to a smartphone, enabling them to report potholes from a mobile device.

Following these three tips when reporting a pothole will assist with expediting the repair work:
– Provide the precise geographic location of the pothole the nearest cross streets and a street address if possible.
– Provide the pothole’s exact location on the roadway in the eastbound centre lane or in the westbound curb lane, for example.
– Estimate the size of the pothole.

While the City usually repairs potholes within five days, requests are prioritized based on the amount of traffic on the road and the severity of the pothole.

In addition, the City will have crews out clearing catch basins in order to prevent flooding on city streets. A catch basin is part of a storm drain designed to trap debris to prevent it from entering a storm sewer. Crews will be addressing expected problem locations as well as areas around bus stops, crosswalks and key intersections.

Residents are asked to help by clearing ice and snow from the catch basins in front of their homes to prevent slush from stopping water from draining off the road. Residents who see flooding on streets in their community are asked to contact 311.

Toronto is Canada’s largest city, the fourth largest in North America, and home to a diverse population of about 2.8 million people. It is a global centre for business, finance, arts and culture and is consistently ranked one of the world’s most livable cities. Toronto is proud to be the Host City for the 2015 Pan American and Parapan American Games. For information on non-emergency City services and programs, Toronto residents, businesses and visitors can visit http://www.toronto.ca, call 311, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, or follow us @TorontoComms.

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Media contact: Steve Johnston, Strategic Communications, 416-392-4391, sjohnsto@toronto.ca