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As part of the TTC’s commitment to safety and modernization, Donlands Station (Line 2) will be getting new elevators to provide accessibility, and a new Secondary Exit/Entrance to improve customer safety and convenience. To minimize the duration of overall construction, the TTC will build the Donlands Station Easier Access project at the same time as the second exit/entrance project:

  • The TTC Board unanimously approved the Local Working Group’s recommended Second Exit/Entrance location at 17/19 Dewhurst Boulevard.
  • New elevators will serve the existing station entrance at Strathmore Boulevard and Donlands Avenue.

Please view the online construction open house presentation on the project page.


Strathmore Boulevard Pedestrian access closes at Dewhurst Avenue - April 19, 2021 to Q1 2023

Beginning the week of April 19, 2021, crews will close sidewalk access on the north side of Strathmore Blvd at Dewhurst Blvd for the second exit/entrance construction project. The sidewalks and public access to 1 – 14 Strathmore Blvd will be closed for approximately two years.

On March 24, 2021, access at Dewhurst Blvd to Strathmore was closed to vehicles and pedestrians on the south side of Strathmore Blvd. On Monday, April 19, 2021, the sidewalk on the north side of Strathmore Blvd at Dewhurst Blvd will also be closed from 2 – 14 Strathmore Blvd. Only private residential access for homes (and their deliveries) within the work zone (1 – 14 Strathmore Boulevard) will be maintained from Dewhurst Blvd. All other vehicular and pedestrian traffic will have to use Danforth Avenue as an alternate for east/west travel.

What to Expect

  • Construction crews will erect barriers on the west side of Strathmore Blvd at Dewhurst Blvd to close access to the north sidewalk from 2 – 14 Strathmore Blvd.
  • Residents from 1 – 14 Strathmore will have private access walkways installed from Dewhurst Blvd.
  • Removal of front yard landscaping, sidewalk and construction of the walkway, on the north-side of Strathmore Blvd will begin.
  • Installation of a temporary path and signage for local access or deliveries only (2-14 Strathmore Blvd).
  • Utility relocation work will begin on the north side of Strathmore Blvd once the sidewalk is closed off at Dewhurst Blvd.
  • Caisson installation continues at the construction site on Dewhurst Blvd.
  • Construction trucks, equipment and site staff will be present in the general area.

Parking impacts

  • Parking has been removed on Strathmore Blvd between Donlands Ave and Dewhurst Blvd except for construction vehicles and equipment.
  • The accessible parking stalls on the south-side of Strathmore Blvd east of 11 Strathmore Blvd will be maintained.
  • Alternative parking arrangements have been made with permit holders who live on Strathmore Blvd between Donlands Ave and Dewhurst Blvd. These permit holders can park in the 31 Langford Avenue (Lot 142) or 12 Woodycrest Avenue (Lot 149) parking lots or in the 8A permit area.
  • Additional on-street permit parking has been added to the east side of Dewhurst Blvd between Fielding Ave and Strathmore Blvd.

Traffic and pedestrian access

  • Strathmore Blvd will be open to local traffic from Donlands Ave only.
  • The sidewalk on the north side of Strathmore Blvd will be removed from 2 – 14 Strathmore.
  • The neighbourhood is encouraged to use Danforth Avenue as an alternative for east/west travel.
  • Pedestrian access for homes within the work zone only (1-14 Strathmore Blvd) will be maintained from Dewhurst Blvd.

Timing

  • Some work may be rescheduled due to weather conditions or unforeseen circumstances.
  • Work is scheduled to take place between 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday to Friday.

Strathmore Boulevard closed at Dewhurst Avenue beginning March 24

Beginning on March 24, crews closed Strathmore Boulevard at Dewhurst Boulevard for the second exit/entrance construction project. The work areas are in the construction site at 17/19 Dewhurst Boulevard and on Strathmore Boulevard east of Dewhurst Boulevard.

Only private residential access for homes within the work zone (1 – 14 Strathmore Boulevard) will be maintained from Dewhurst Boulevard. All other vehicle and pedestrian traffic will have to use Danforth Avenue as alternates for east/west travel.

What to Expect

  • City crews will be on Dewhurst Avenue converting the road to one-way southbound from a point 12 metres north of Strathmore Boulevard and a point 40 metres north of Danforth Avenue (in order to maintain driveway access for residents on Dewhurst Boulevard north of Strathmore).
  • Construction barriers were installed around the construction site on Strathmore Boulevard at Dewhurst Boulevard to create a safe work zone.
  • Watermain and Toronto Hydro pole relocation work will take place on Strathmore Boulevard.
  • Caisson installation continues at the construction site at 17/19 Dewhurst Boulevard. Caisson work will continue on Dewhurst Boulevard and Strathmore Boulevard within the hoarded work zone.
  • Construction trucks, equipment and site staff will be present in the general area.

Parking impacts

  • Parking will be removed on Strathmore Boulevard between Donlands Avenue and Dewhurst Boulevard except for construction vehicles and equipment.
  • The accessible parking stall on the south-side of Strathmore Boulevard near 11 Strathmore Boulevard will be maintained.
  • Additional on-street permit parking has been added to the east side of Dewhurst Boulevard between Fielding Avenue and Strathmore Boulevard.

Traffic and pedestrian access

  • Dewhurst Boulevard will be converted to one-way southbound from a point 12 metres north of Strathmore Boulevard and a point 40 metres north of Danforth Avenue (in order to maintain driveway access for residents on Dewhurst Boulevard north of Strathmore Boulevard).
  • Strathmore Boulevard will be open to local traffic from Donlands Avenue only.
  • The east side of the sidewalk on Dewhurst Boulevard from Strathmore Boulevard to the laneway north will be closed due to construction. The sidewalk on the west side of Dewhurst Boulevard will remain open. The sidewalks on both sides of Strathmore Blvd will be open east of 13 and 14 Strathmore Blvd for local use. The neighbourhood is encouraged to use Danforth Avenue as an alternative for east/west travel.
  • Pedestrian access for homes within the work zone only (1-14 Strathmore Boulevard) will be maintained from Dewhurst Boulevard.

Timing

  • Some work may be rescheduled due to weather conditions or unforeseen circumstances.
  • Work is scheduled to take place between 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday to Friday.

Construction begins at Strathmore Boulevard and Dewhurst Boulevard with Caisson installation - continues in April and May

Beginning in March 2021, crews began installing caissons at the future second exit/entrance location for Donlands Station. The work area is in construction site at 17/19 Dewhurst Avenue. The caisson installation will continue along Dewhurst Boulevard and then moved to the construction site on Strathmore Boulevard.

Caisson Installation

A drill rig will work to install a series of vertical caissons for the permanent second exit/entrance walls. Caissons are formed by drilling and placing a hollow tube into the ground, placing a large steel beam with a crane into the tube, and filling it with concrete. These “piles” of concrete will form the foundation of the future entrance/exit building. However, unlike a foundation for a house – where a hole is dug and then the foundation walls are built –crews drill overlapping caissons to form the foundation wall, then dig the hole. The caisson wall supports the future second exit/entrance building and the neighbouring buildings. Similar work was done successfully for the second exit/entrance buildings and elevators for Chester, Coxwell and Woodbine stations adjacent to neighbouring homes. The photo shows the vertical caisson wall for the Chester Station second exit/entrance building beside a home.

What to Expect

A drill rig, vacuum truck and crane will be on site for the caisson installation. Caisson installation stabilizes the soil, creates a safe work zone, and is typical on construction sites where dewatering will be done. This photo shows caisson installation next to a neighbouring house at Coxwell Station. Crews will be drilling around the perimeter of the second exit/entrance site and there will be noise and vibration with this work from the drill rig and vacuum truck.

  • Noise and vibration should be expected with this work from the drill rig and vacuum truck. The contractor is monitoring vibration and noise and complying with City of Toronto Noise and Construction Vibration By-Laws
  • New dust mitigation fencing in addition to the existing dust mitigation fencing and filters on neighbouring fences will be placed prior to the work.
  • Some on-street parking will be required for the construction trucks for deliveries to the site
  • Construction trucks, equipment and site staff will be present in the general area

Timing

  • Caisson installation began in March and is expected to continue along Dewhurst Boulevard during April and move to Strathmore Boulevard in May 2021.
  • Some work may be rescheduled due to weather conditions or unforeseen circumstances.
  • Work is scheduled to take place between 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday to Friday.

Traffic, pedestrian and transit restrictions

Pedestrian walkways will remain open.


Third party utility work

Utility relocation work in the area - update as of April 16, 2021

In order to accommodate the safety and accessibility upgrades for Donlands Station, utility relocation work is required in the area. To date, Enbridge, Rogers, Toronto Hydro and watermain relocation work has been taking place in the area by third party contractors.

Planned works in the area are as follows:

  • Watermain relocation: ongoing at Donlands and Strathmore until May 2021
  • Rogers relocation work: completed
  • Enbridge work: ongoing at Strathmore and Dewhurst
  • Toronto Hydro work: planned to commence late April 2021

Work Hours

This work will typically take place Monday to Friday from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. with evening and weekend work as required and will include: cutting of asphalt/concrete, excavation, watermain relocation, gas line relocation, hydro pole relocation and tree cutting.

Traffic restrictions

Adjacent on-street parking near work areas may be blocked off during the utility work.

Pedestrian Impact

Sidewalk in the direct work zone may be closed or redirected temporarily as work activities are carried out.


Parking

During the majority of construction (3-4 years) there will be little to no street parking available on Strathmore Boulevard between Dewhurst Boulevard and Donlands Avenue. City of Toronto Transportation Services typically bags the existing signs and adds no parking signs. Parking will be removed in order to accommodate safe excavation and dewatering tanks that will be located on the south side of Strathmore Boulevard.

The water table in this area is high and placing these dewatering tanks is essential. The tanks assist in the process of separating solid waste from sludge and temporarily lowering groundwater levels for stable work underground. If you already have a street parking permit, you may park on any licensed street within your parking permit area (8A). City Transportation has confirmed there are parking spots available within area 8A. If you have a driveway or laneway access, you will be able to access your driveway/laneway using the available space on Strathmore Boulevard roadway and park your vehicle on your property.

The TTC reached out to the City of Toronto to request their assistance for items under City control in the City right-of-way. This includes the TTC’s request on our neighbours’ behalf to designate new on-street parking spots on Dewhurst Boulevard and a separate request to the Toronto Parking Authority (TPA) for off-street parking availability in their lots on Langford and Woodycrest avenues. TPA approved the TTC's request to rent the Langford lot at their meeting on April 6, 2021. TTC is renting the parking lot for the parking spots that were displaced on Strathmore Boulevard.

The City has advised that they do not designate spaces for exclusive use and cannot designate the east side of Dewhurst for permit parking. If you already have a street parking permit, you may park on any licensed street within the permit area.


For further information:

Chris Joseph, Senior Community Liaison, Christina.Joseph@ttc.ca.

Niki Angelis, Community Liaison, Niki.Angelis.ttc.ca.