The City of Toronto announced the start of a five-month construction project on Broadview Avenue between Gerrard Street East and Danforth Avenue to replace TTC streetcar tracks.

This $6.5 million project is coordinated with the TTC and bundles multiple construction needs into one project to save time and money. To help complete this work as quickly as possible, construction will be permitted 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

“This is another example of the major infrastructure work we are doing as quickly as possible to minimize disruption and as fiscally responsible as possible to maximize the City’s investments in multiple projects. There will be long-term gain for everyone who uses Broadview Avenue, including TTC passengers, when this construction is over and I want to thank people for their patience as crews get this work done,” said Deputy Mayor Jennifer McKelvie, chair of the Infrastructure and Environment Committee.

The City is replacing the TTC tracks to reduce the current track noise and bring them into a state of good repair. The City is also resurfacing the road and repairing damaged sidewalks and curbs on Broadview Avenue and Montcrest Boulevard.

Additionally, work is taking place in the area to extend the life of sewers, avoiding the need for extensive excavation. The sewer work will be done in phases and completed by early 2024.

Phase 1 – July 4 to early August

  • Replacement of streetcar tracks between Gerrard Street East and Sparkhall Avenue
  • Reconstruction of Montcrest Boulevard

Phase 2 – Mid-August to late September

  • Replacement of streetcar tracks between Danforth Avenue and Sparkhall Avenue
  • Intersection of Danforth Avenue
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Phase 4 – Early October to end of November

  • Road resurfacing from Danforth Avenue to Gerrard Street East
  • Crews will perform work on the west side of Broadview Avenue

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