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July 26, 2017
Construction to close part of Coxwell Avenue and Queen Street East intersection beginning July 31
Coxwell Avenue from Queen Street East to Eastern Avenue will be reduced to one southbound lane only from July 31 to September 4 and from September 30 to October 13 for watermain construction work, TTC streetcar track work and road resurfacing. Queen Street East through the intersection of Coxwell Avenue will also be reduced to one lane in each direction during this construction.

From September 5 to September 29, the intersection of Coxwell Avenue and Queen Street East will be fully closed for TTC streetcar track replacement work.

All of this work is being done to improve water distribution, reduce the risk of watermain breaks and improve the quality of the TTC streetcar track in the area.

Lake Shore Boulevard East, Carlaw Avenue, Leslie Street and Woodbine Avenue are alternative routes for drivers and cyclists to consider in the area.

The City is taking steps to minimize disruption to the public during this closure. Extended hours, from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m., Monday to Saturday, and Sunday as required are in effect for this project. From September 5 to September 29, work will take place on a 24/7 basis. Noisy work, such as concrete breaking and removal, will stop at 11 p.m.

To help manage traffic in the area, enhanced signage will be used to inform drivers of the road closures, and signal timing changes are being made on parallel routes. However, all road users should expect delays and increased traffic on nearby roads.

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 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 will honour 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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