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November 2, 2012
Eastbound Queen's Quay closed to traffic from Spadina to Bay
Eastbound traffic on Queen's Quay between Lower Spadina Avenue and Bay Street in Toronto will not be permitted from November 5 until next spring. This closure will enable construction to proceed for the revitalization of Queen's Quay. Westbound traffic on Queen's Quay will not be affected.

Vehicles eastbound on Queen's Quay will be diverted northbound to Lake Shore Boulevard at Lower Spadina Avenue. Regular eastbound traffic on Queen's Quay resumes after Bay Street.

During the closure, pedestrian access to all businesses and residences in the area will be maintained.

Lake Shore Boulevard is an alternative eastbound route for motorists.

TTC service along Queen's Quay will be changed as follows:
• 509 Harbourfront replacement buses travelling from Union Station to the Exhibition Loop will continue to operate westbound on Queen's Quay through the construction area serving the same stops as usual.
• Eastbound service from the Exhibition loop for Queen's Quay will be diverted on Lake Shore Boulevard at Fort York Boulevard, with stops at Stadium Road, Bathurst Street, Dan Leckie Way, Lower Spadina Avenue, Simcoe Street and Bay Street. Due to traffic operations on Lake Shore Boulevard, it is not possible to have a transit stop at Rees Street. Passengers in that area will be required to board an eastbound bus (one block away) at either Lower Spadina Avenue or Simcoe Street.

Construction work on the 1.7-kilometre section of Queen's Quay from just west of Lower Spadina Avenue to just east of Bay Street will rebuild and revitalize the area - above and below ground. Waterfront Toronto is leading the transformation of Queen's Quay. The transformation is expected to be completed in early 2015.

Toronto is Canada's largest city and sixth largest government, and home to a diverse population of about 2.7 million people. Toronto's government is dedicated to delivering customer service excellence, creating a transparent and accountable government, reducing the size and cost of government and building a transportation city. For information on non-emergency City services and programs, Toronto residents, businesses and visitors can dial 311, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

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Steve Johnston
Senior Communications Coordinator



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