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May 29, 2006
Transportation contingency measures during TTC disruption
During the TTC disruption today the City of Toronto will adopt certain contingency plans and emergency traffic measures that will remain in effect throughout the disruption. This will ensure that all City roads and services will continue to operate as efficiently as possible. All City services and programs will continue to operate where possible during the disruption and all permits will continue at City facilities.

The City has altered traffic signals to ensure the smooth flow of traffic. As well, all road maintenance and construction operations have been minimized.

Throughout the disruption, the City of Toronto will ensure that emergency vehicles and services continue to be available to Torontonians throughout this disruption. The City is encouraging drivers to “Keep Right” when they hear an emergency vehicle approaching and to clear a path in the middle of the road.

To ensure the highest degree of mobility for emergency vehicles, motorists are requested to not park or stop on the following routes, as enforcement will be in place:
  • Avenue Road/University Avenue between Lawrence Avenue and Front Street
  • Bloor Street/Danforth Avenue between Jane Street and Victoria Park Avenue
  • Yonge Street between Front Street and Steeles Avenue
  • Eglinton Avenue between Allen Road and Brentcliffe Road
  • Bayview Avenue from Eglinton Avenue to Lawrence Avenue
  • Finch Avenue from Highway 400 to Jane Street
  • McCowan Road from Eglinton Avenue to Ellesmere Road
  • Lawrence Avenue from Markham Road to Brimley Road
  • The Queensway from Roncesvalles Avenue to Parkside Drive

The City encourages employers to consider flexible work hours, car pooling and any other arrangements that may help reduce road congestion during peak periods. As well, businesses are encouraged to review their scheduled delivery times to ensure that they have the least impact on traffic on major roadways.

The City will promptly communicate any changes to the delivery of City services via the media, the City’s website, and Access Toronto at 416-338-0338.

Media contacts:
Steve Johnston, Sr. Communications Co-ordinator, 416-392-4391
Brad Ross, City of Toronto Media Relations, 416-392-8937



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