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April 8, 2005
Toronto’s Contingency Measures for Transportation and other City Services during TTC Disruption
  
Should TTC service be disrupted on Monday, April 11, the City of Toronto will
adopt certain contingency plans and emergency traffic measures that will remain
in effect throughout the disruption. This will ensure that all City roads and
services will continue to operate as efficiently as possible. All City services
and programs will continue to operate as efficiently as possible during the
disruption and all permits will continue at City facilities.

Throughout the TTC disruption, the City of Toronto will ensure that all
emergency vehicles and services will continue to be available to Torontonians
throughout the transit disruption. In order to do this, we will institute a
series of emergency traffic measures and are encouraging drivers to “Keep
Right” when they hear an emergency vehicle approaching and to clear a path in
the middle of the road.

If TTC users have to make alternative arrangements for travel, such as walking,
cycling or car pooling, they should do everything they can to minimize road
congestion. Cycling is an excellent alternative. It's fast, safe and parking is
free. There are 939,000 cyclists in Toronto. Drivers are reminded to watch for
bikes. Drivers and cyclists are urged to take extra care when driving in the
vicinity of schools, parks and playgrounds.

To ensure the highest degree of mobility for emergency vehicles, emergency
routes will be established where parking will be prohibited between 7 a.m. and
7 p.m. as follows:

  • Avenue Road/University Avenue between Lawrence Avenue and Front Street

  • Bloor Street/Danforth Avenue between Jane Street and Victoria Park Avenue

  • Yonge Street between Front Street and Steeles Avenue

  • Eglinton Avenue between Allen Road and Brentcliffe Road

  • Bayview Avenue from Eglinton Avenue to Lawrence Avenue

  • Finch Avenue from Highway 400 to Jane Street

  • McCowan Road from Eglinton Avenue to Ellesmere Road

  • Lawrence Avenue from Markham Road to Brimley Road

  • The Queensway from Roncesvalles Avenue to Parkside Drive

    To assist all residents in getting to work, reserved bus lanes on Eglinton
    Avenue, Bay Street, Fleet Street, King Street and Pape Avenue will be
    temporarily designated as car pool lanes for the duration of the transit
    disruption.

    The City encourages employers to consider flexible work hours, car pooling and
    any other arrangements that may help reduce road congestion during peak periods.

    Parking lots at 14 designated City community centres will be available free of
    charge primarily for car pooling.

    All businesses are encouraged to review their scheduled delivery times to
    ensure that they have the least impact on traffic on major roadways.

    If necessary, the City will continue to promptly communicate to residents and
    businesses any changes to the delivery of City services via the media, the City’
    s Web site, www.toronto.ca and Access
    Toronto at 416-338-0338.

    Media contacts:

    Steve Johnston
    Works & Emergency Services
    416-392-4391

    Margaret Dougherty
    Corporate Communications
    416-397-5313

    Patchen Barss
    Office of Mayor David Miller
    416-338-7134




    Parking lots at 14 City of Toronto community centres will be available free of
    charge primarily for car pooling for the duration of the transit disruption as
    follows:

    West District
    Centennial Park Centennial Park Road, Renforth north of Rathburn

    Chris Tonks Arena 2801 Eglinton Avenue West, Black Creek and Eglinton

    Gord and Irene Risk Community Centre 2650 Finch Avenue West, Finch and Islington

    Downsview Arena 1633 Wilson Avenue, Wilson and Jane

    Elmbank Community Centre 10 Rampart Road, Martin Grove south of Finch

    East District
    Kidstown parking lot Birchmount and McNicoll Avenues

    Centennial Community Recreation Centre Ellesmere Avenue and Markham Road

    Scarborough Village Community Centre Kingston Road and Markham Road

    North District
    Fenside Arena 30 Slidell Crescent, Victoria Park and York Mills

    York Mills Arena 2539 Bayview Avenue, Bayview and York Mills

    Baycrest Arena 140 Neptune Drive, Bathurst, south of 401

    Herb Carnegie North York Centennial Centre 580 Finch Avenue West, Finch and
    Bathurst

    Esther Shiner Stadium 5720 Bathurst Street, Bathurst, south of Steeles

    John Booth Arena 230 Gorsford Blvd., Jane and Finch



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