What we are doing and why

TTC will be rebuilding an existing underground utility chamber and duct bank on the east side of Dovercourt Road just north of Queen Street. The utility chamber is located at the north-east corner of the Queen/Dovercourt intersection, and the duct bank runs along the east curb lane and connects to a utility chamber in front of 127 Dovercourt Road (which was rebuilt in 2019). The chamber is part of a network in the city that provide access to electrical and communication cabling for TTC, as well as for other utility companies.

TTC is working in cooperation with the City’s ongoing watermain project in the area. The City’s contractor will demobilize the area prior to TTC’s start date of February 1.


Activities will include minor roadway excavation to expose the utility chambers, rebuilding the concrete chamber and restoring the roadway. Equipment, materials and the work zone/traffic controls will remain onsite until the project is completed.

Work Zone

Beginning as early as Monday, February 1 at 7 a.m., crews will begin setting up a safe work zone and temporary traffic controls.

Traffic, parking, pedestrian and cyclist details

  • Dovercourt Road along this section of road is currently one-way southbound due to the City’s watermain project. The one-way southbound will remain in place during TTC’s chamber and duct work. In order to maintain safe traffic movement in the southbound direction through the work zone on Dovercourt Road, on-street parking will be temporarily restricted in the immediate area.
  • There will be no northbound access to Dovercourt Road from Queen Street
  • Queen Street will be reduced to one westbound lane through the Queen/Dovercourt intersection. Two lanes of eastbound travel on Queen Street will be maintained.
  • The laneway north of Queen Street that runs between Dovercourt Road and Fennings Street will be temporarily closed at Dovercourt Road during working hours. Please use Fennings Street to access the laneway.
  • The east-west pedestrian crosswalk on the north side of the intersection will be temporarily closed for safety.
  • All sidewalks and store entrances will be maintained.
  • The work zone and traffic controls will remain in place until project completion.

Work hours and timeline

Work will take place Monday to Friday between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. Efforts will be made to complete the work sooner by working Saturdays between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., as required.

Thank you for your patience during this essential work.

For further information:

Paul Tran, Community Liaison, 647-461-5133; paul.tran@ttc.ca.