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Toronto’s Adelaide Street reconstruction begins

October 24, 2022  By  Don Horne

The City of Toronto will be undertaking a major road reconstruction project along Adelaide Street in sections spanning from Bathurst Street to Parliament Street.

The work — which the city says it expects to complete in spring 2023 — is to upgrade critical water, road and cycling infrastructure, as well as to reinstate TTC streetcar tracks in advance of Ontario Line construction.

The work will be constructed in phases, according to the press release:

  • On Monday, Oct. 24, there may be some localized closures on Adelaide Street in sections from Duncan Street to Bay Street to prepare for the work to begin.
  • Beginning Tuesday, Oct. 25, Adelaide Street from Duncan Street to Bay Street will be reduced to one shared lane for vehicles and cyclists. There will be a partial intersection closure on Adelaide Street at Simcoe Street, with no through traffic south of Adelaide Street. Construction on the stretch between Duncan Street and York Street is expected to be completed by the end of November.
  • Beginning Thursday, Oct. 27, the intersection of Adelaide Street and University Avenue will be reduced to one lane in each direction. Anticipated completion of this work is before Tuesday, Nov. 15.
  • Beginning the week of Monday, Nov. 7, Adelaide Street from Widmer Street to Duncan Street will be reduced to one shared lane. Adelaide Street will have partial intersection closures at John and Duncan Streets with no through traffic south of Adelaide Street.
  • Once work on Adelaide Street from Duncan Street to York Street is complete, Adelaide from Spadina Avenue to Widmer Street will be reduced to one shared lane and there will be partial intersection closures at Peter and Widmer streets with no through traffic south of Adelaide and no access to Charlotte Street from Adelaide.
  • Adelaide from Bay Street to Victoria Street will also be reduced to one shared lane for water main replacement and upgrades to cycling infrastructure. The city will share timing details of this work once they’re confirmed.


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