Wellington Street East Project - Yonge to Church

Track Replacement and Streetscape Improvements
Effective March 2022 to October 2022

Resumption of work

Starting March 14, 2022, the City of Toronto and Toronto Transit Commission will resume construction activities on the Wellington Street East project.

Construction work on this project was halted in 2021 due to the discovery of underground conflicts. The City has worked closely with affected utilities to address and resolve these challenges.

In addition to the TTC track work, this project includes streetscape improvements, some road/sidewalk work, electrical and other civil work by the City.

The track work on this project includes

  • Replacement of the westbound streetcar tracks on Wellington Street from just east of Yonge Street to Church Street. The eastbound track will be permanently removed. Track replacement just west of Yonge Street was undertaken during the work in 2021.

  • Replacement of the southbound track on Church Street from south of King Street to Wellington Street. The northbound track will be permanently removed.

  • The track work is currently scheduled from late May 2022 to mid-July 2022.

  • Installation of new TTC streetcar overhead infrastructure. Scheduled from mid-Sept 2022 to late October 2022.

Traffic restrictions during track work

Wellington St East: One westbound traffic lane maintained.

Church Street: One traffic lane maintained (direction to be finalized).

Church/Wellington intersection: Full closure (date to be finalized).

Overhead work will be completed during the daytime with traffic lane restrictions

Work hours – during new track installation

There will be periods of 24-hour operation during new rail installation by TTC track crews.

Around-the-clock work by TTC is required in order to preserve the integrity and quality of new rail and concrete, and to support the daytime work. Overnight rail work by TTC may consist of moving/pulling the new rail strings into position, rail assembly/installation and rail welding / grinding.

TTC service

In late April/early May some changes to the 121 Esplanade-River bus service will be required during a full closure of Front/Church intersection for City work.

Thank you for your patience as we work to reinstate streetcar operations in this section of the city.

For further information

Diego Sinagoga, Senior Community Liaison Officer, M: 647-468-4183, diego.sinagoga@ttc.ca 

For additional construction details, visit the City of Toronto website Downtown East Construction – City of Toronto

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