Preliminary Project Update - December 2012

The following preliminary project overview provides an update on the connection tracks to be built on Leslie Street, between Queen Street East and Commissioners Street. The tracks will connect the Leslie Barns with the existing TTC Streetcar network. Construction is scheduled to begin in Spring 2013. As well as the connection tracks, work will include multiple utility upgrades and streetscape enhancements.

Access to businesses and residences will be maintained throughout construction, with alternative access provided when closures are required on Leslie Street. One sidewalk on one side of the road will always be maintained, as will bike trails in existing or alternate location. For more information, please view the Leslie Barns – Connection Track & Streetscape Enhancements Preliminary Project & Construction Overview PDF file (1 MB). This construction staging is in development and will updated following meetings in the community.

IMPORTANT NOTICE from Hydro One - November 14, 2012

Hydro One is working in your community

November 14, 2012

Since June 2012, Hydro One has been working to relocate sections of its underground cable located in the northbound lane of Leslie Street, south of Lake Shore Boulevard and east of Leslie Street, and along the Martin Goodman Trail by Lake Shore Boulevard. This work is necessary to accommodate the Toronto Transit Commission"s Ashbridges Bay Streetcar Maintenance and Storage Facility project, located at Lake Shore Boulevard and Leslie Street.

Over the past months, Hydro One has completed approximately 300 metres of the 500 metre stretch of underground cable along Lake Shore Blvd. Once this work is completed, we will begin work along Leslie Street, between Lake Shore and Commissioners Street, likely beginning in December 2012.
Hydro One would like to remind users of the Martin Goodman Trail that the trail will be closed to the public along sections of the path between Lake Shore Blvd. and Commissioners St. and Coxwell and Leslie Streets. Hydro One has ensured that these sections are rerouted in order to maintain access to all trail users. In the interest of public safety, please be advised that the closed sections, as marked by fencing and signage, are not to be accessed by the public. It has been brought to our project team"s attention that recreational users have continued to utilize the closed sections of the path, which is an active construction site.

Hydro One takes public safety and the safety of our workers very seriously, and wants to ensure that pedestrians are obeying the signs and barricades put in place, for their protection.We kindly remind users to respect the closures and continue to enjoy the Martin Goodman Trail through the marked diversions.

We thank you for your patience, and apologize in advance for any inconvenience this work may cause. Thank you for your cooperation as we work through this important project.

For more information, please contact:
Marylena Stea
Community Relations
Tel: 1-877-345-6799

Project Update - October 2012

Construction of the future Streetcar Maintenance and Storage Facility continues at the southeast corner of Leslie Street and Lake Shore Boulevard. The contract for construction specific to Leslie Street (which will include multiple utility upgrades, connection tracks, and streetscape enhancements) is scheduled to be issued in the Fall and awarded by the end of 2012.

Construction on Leslie Street is scheduled to begin in Spring 2013.

Community outreach to discuss construction plans will be scheduled soon!

For more information on the updated streetscape improvement plans, please see our Landscape Design page.

July 3, 2012

Ashbridges Bay Streetcar Facility for new and improved streetcars.

On-site Activity
The Ashbridges Bay Maintenance and Storage Facility is under construction. Crews and equipment will arrive this week to prepare for installation of water monitoring wells, a dewatering system and a storm water management pond at the south-east corner of the property.

When will the work take place?
The contractor is expected to be on site six days per week, from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. on weekdays and 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Saturdays, as per City of Toronto bylaws.

Traffic details and what to expect
Truck traffic associated with work around the main facility will be restricted to using Commissioners Street. This will minimize any impact to those wishing to visit businesses on Leslie Street, south of Lake Shore.

Further information
The Ashbridges Bay Facility will maintain and store Toronto"s new low-floor accessible streetcars. The streetcars will begin arriving in 2013 and will be operational on city streets in 2014.

For more information or if you wish to be added to our e-mail distribution list, please contact the Community Liaison:
tel: 416-397-8696


Learn more about the new Bombardier-built Streetcars by visiting: newstreetcars.ttc.caphoto of Bombardier Flexity streetcar on the street in Innsbruck, Austria

Bombardier Flexity -Innsbruck, Austria