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June 14, 2017
Lane reductions on Queen Street for sidewalk and streetscaping work
Queen Street, from Bathurst Street to Spadina Avenue, will be reduced to one lane in each direction from June 19 to early September for the reconstruction of sidewalks and streetscaping.

Work will start on the north side of Queen Street at Bathurst and move eastward to Spadina Avenue. Once work on the north side is completed, work on the south side of the street from Spadina Avenue to Bathurst Street will commence. Work on Queen Street itself will be completed prior to the beginning of the Toronto International Film Festival in September however some streetscaping improvements will continue until November. The streetscaping improvements will include two parkettes just off Queen Street, on Dennison Avenue and Ryerson Avenue, as well as new tree plantings, street lighting and public art.

Work on the project will take place from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday, with some work occurring after regular business hours and on weekends to shorten the duration of the project and help minimize disruption to the public.

Pedestrian access, as well as access to businesses and residences, will be maintained at all times. Cyclists are advised to adjust their routes and use Adelaide Street or Richmond Street to avoid this work zone.

To accommodate this project, the 501/301 Queen streetcars have been removed and bus service is now operating along Queen Street. Streetcars will resume normal service along this portion of Queen Street in the fall. For TTC route diversion details, visit

The City has a web-based map to help residents and visitors make their travel plans, available at Information about the City's planned capital construction work is available at

This work is part of the City's comprehensive, co-ordinated strategy to rehabilitate and upgrade our roads, transit and underground infrastructure for current and future needs.

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