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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 SEE 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 location at 17/19 Dewhurst Boulevard.
  • New elevators will serve the existing station entrance at Strathmore Boulevard and Donlands Avenue.
  • Construction is currently scheduled to begin as early as Fall 2020.

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


Strathmore Boulevard and Donlands Avenue - Rogers utility relocation work - January 14 to February 14

Third Party Utility Work

Beginning on January 14, 2021, Rogers started relocating utility lines to make way for the major construction of the future elevators for Donlands Station. The work relocation area will be located along Donlands Avenue from Fielding Avenue to Danforth Avenue and on Strathmore Boulevard from Dewhurst Boulevard to west of Greenwood Avenue.

Timing

  • Roger’s utility relocation work started on January 14, on Strathmore Boulevard east of Donlands Avenue, and is expected to continue and move throughout the neighbourhood until February 14, 2021.
  • Some work may be rescheduled by the utility company due to weather conditions or unforeseen circumstances.
  • Work will take place between 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday to Friday.

What to expect

  • Short-term lane closures may be required on Strathmore Boulevard and Donlands Avenue in order to facilitate the work. Work is expected on both sides of Strathmore Boulevard and Donlands Avenue.
  • Some on-street parking will be required for the construction truck.
  • Construction trucks, equipment and site staff will be present in the general area.

Traffic, pedestrian and transit restrictions

Pedestrian walkways will remain open.


Overnight and weekend work on the subway platform level - January 18 to February 18

Beginning on January 18, 2021, crews will begin working overnight on the platform level of Donlands Station for the major construction of the second exit/entrance building at 17/19 Dewhurst Avenue and the future elevators for Donlands Station. The primary work location is on both platform levels of the station and this work can only be done safely after revenue service has ended.

Timing

  • Overnight removal work is scheduled to start in the station on Monday, January 18, on the platform level until February 18, 2021.
  • Some work may be rescheduled by the contractor due to weather conditions or unforeseen circumstances.
  • Work will take place between 2 a.m.-6 a.m. from Monday-Friday with weekend work also expected.

What to expect

  • A vacuum is required for the removal work and will be on the street-level at Donlands Station. Some noise can be expected from this equipment but sound proofing will be installed around the vacuum unit.
  • Noise levels will be monitored in accordance with overnight noise bylaw limits.
  • The primary work area is within the station on the platform level.
  • Construction trucks, equipment and site staff will be present in the general area.

Traffic, pedestrian and transit restrictions

Pedestrian walkways will remain open.


Strathmore Boulevard utility relocation and parking restrictions - update as of December 10, 2020

As early as Monday, December 14, crews on behalf of the TTC will begin work to relocate utilities in preparation for upcoming construction in support of the upcoming Donlands Easier Access project. Work will take place on the north side of Strathmore Boulevard adjacent to the Metamorphosis Daycare and continue on Donlands Avenue. Please see the map below for more information. Residents should also expect to see work beginning at the west end of the street at Dewhurst Boulevard. This work is associated with the Second Exit/Entrance project. Demolition of 17/19 Dewhurst Boulevard is anticipated to begin as early as December 14.

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 Metamorphosis Child Care will be blocked off during the utility work.

Pedestrian Impact

The sidewalk on the north side of Strathmore Boulevard adjacent to the daycare will be temporarily closed for a few weeks to accommodate the utility relocation. Access to homes will be maintained.

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 licenced 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 for off-street parking availability in their lots on Langford and Woodycrest avenues.

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 licenced street within the permit area.


Strathmore Boulevard utility relocation, temporary walkway construction and tree removal update

As early as Monday, December 7, crews on behalf of the TTC will require access to the front yards of numbers 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13 and 14 Strathmore Blvd. to investigate and prepare for the relocation of watermains, gas lines, hydro poles and telecommunications infrastructure. This work is in support of the upcoming Second Exit/Entrance construction work. Crews on behalf of the TTC will also require access to the front yards of numbers 5, 7, 9 and 11 Strathmore Blvd. to begin taking measurements to install the temporary walkway. Tree removal is also scheduled to begin Saturday, December 12 at 9 a.m. in the front yards of 2, 7 and 9 Strathmore. Residents will still have the ability to enter and exit their homes during all of this planned work.

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 will be blocked off during tree removals and utility work.

Pedestrian Impact

The adjacent sidewalk will be temporarily closed for a few hours, with re-routing per any such construction work. Access to homes will be maintained.

TTC service

Transit will not be impacted by this construction work.


For further information:

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