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December 14, 2017
Lane closures on Harbour Street between York and Bay Streets December 16 to 22
Work continues on the construction of the new traffic ramp from the Gardiner Expressway to Lower Simcoe Street. As part of the project, improvements are being made on Harbour Street. Most of the road work is completed on the south side of Harbour Street and will now shift to the north side between York and Bay Streets. Beginning at 7 a.m. on Saturday, December 16, the two north-side lanes on Harbour Street will be closed to complete road reconstruction and the two south-side lanes will be opened. All lanes should reopen by 5 p.m. on Friday, December 22, weather permitting.

Traffic restrictions associated with this closure include:
• Two north-side lanes on Harbour Street will be closed
• Two south-side lanes Harbour Street will be opened
• Westbound lanes on Lake Shore Boulevard West will remain open
• Access to buildings will be maintained. Traffic control persons will assist motorists entering/exiting building garages

Work will take place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Demolition of the existing road will be noisy due to hydraulic breakers smashing concrete, but the remainder of work is not expected to be noisy. There will be a steady flow of trucks and heavy equipment. The contractor will work on Saturday and Sunday, weather permitting.

The Lake Shore Boulevard West multi-use trail remains closed from Rees Street to York Street and will remain closed for the duration of the project. Cyclists are advised to use the Martin Goodman Trail on Queens Quay West. Between York and Bay Streets, pedestrians can use the sidewalk on the north side of Harbour Street.

The City's web-based map to help residents and visitors make their travel plans is 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 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. In 2017, Toronto is honouring Canada's 150th birthday with "TO Canada with Love," a year-long program of celebrations, commemorations and exhibitions. For information on non-emergency City services and programs, Toronto residents, businesses and visitors can visit, call 311, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, or follow us on Twitter at and on Instagram at

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