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April 23, 2007
Westbound Lake Shore Blvd. reopens after early morning watermain break
The westbound lanes of Lake Shore Blvd. have been reopened, following a watermain break that closed it to all traffic early this morning.

The westbound lanes reopened at approximately 2:30 p.m. today. The eastbound lanes are expected to remain closed for the next 24 to 36 hours.

The closure was the result of a watermain break which occurred on Lake Shore Blvd. in the east bound lane, approximately 15 to 20 meters from the east side of the intersection, on Monday April 23, at approximately 3 a.m. Toronto Water crews were dispatched to the location at Lake Shore Blvd. near Lower Simcoe and Reese Sts. Both east and westbound lanes were closed to traffic.

Travelers intending to use the eastbound lanes should monitor media reports over the next 24 hours, prior to beginning their travels, to learn if and when they are open to traffic.

There were similar breaks along this stretch of Lake Shore Blvd. in the fall of 2006, and the City has approved the replacement of the watermain in question, scheduled for later this year. Council recently approved a water rate increase to fund the replacement of Toronto’s aging infrastructure.

Toronto is Canada's largest city and sixth largest government, and home to a diverse population of about 2.6 million people. It is the economic engine of Canada and one of the greenest and most creative cities in North America. In the past three years Toronto has won more than 50 awards for quality and innovation in delivering public services. Toronto's government is dedicated to prosperity, opportunity and liveability for all its residents.

Media contact:
Lisa S. Boynton, Senior Communications Coordinator, 416-338-6590



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