Major Capital Infrastructure Coordination

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Archaeological potential is defined within the City of Toronto's Archaeological Management Plan as land which may contain archaeological resources or sites. Soil disturbance activities associated with public works and infrastructure projects in areas of archaeological potential should be subject to an archaeological resource assessment in advance of construction. The assessment will evaluate the significance of any resources encountered and outline measures to mitigate possible impacts. Contact: Susan Hughes - City Planning, Heritage Preservation Services at 416 338-1096.Read more.

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Cable Installation

Installation of new underground and/or overhead cables or pulling cables through existing duct banks.

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Avenue Study

Examination of areas where growth is encouraged. The study identifies challenges and opportunities for development including the size of buildings, traffic and parking issues, and community desires.

Centre Studies

The Scarborough, North York, Etobicoke and Yonge-Eglinton Centres are places with excellent transit accessibility where jobs, housing and services will grow together. Read more.

Civic Improvements

Improvement of neighbourhood areas, especially where there is heavy pedestrian and vehicular traffic. Improvements may be achieved through major planning initiatives.

Secondary Plans

Secondary Plans establish local development policies to guide growth and change in a defined area of the City where major change is expected. Secondary Plans guide the creation of new neighbourhood and employment areas while ensuring adequate public infrastructure and environmental protection. 

Streetscape Manual

The Streetscape Manual is a reference tool developed to guide the design, construction and maintenance of streetscape improvements on Toronto's road network. The manual emphasizes design quality with specifications for paving, trees, medians, lighting and street furniture.

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A geographic area of the city that is represented politically by one Councillor.

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Cable Installation

Installation of new underground and/or overhead cables or pulling cables through existing ducts banks.

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Community Councils are committees of City Council that consider local City business within a specific area and provide input into Council's decision-making process. Their responsibilities generally include local planning and development matters, traffic plans, parking regulations and exemptions from by-laws. There are six community councils in Toronto - representing between six and ten wards each.

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Business Improvement Area Program (BIA)

A BIA project may include streetscape and/or intersection improvements, lighting, street furniture, tree planting, installation of banner poles, etc.

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GTA Project

Installation of new pipe lines to expand the existing natural gas distribution system.

Facility Project

Construction of a new regulation facility to expand the existing natural gas distribution system.

Utility Bridge Project

Replacement of the existing utility bridge crossing with a new below ground crossing under the Don River.

Gas Main Replacement

Replacement of gas main and maintenance of Enbridge system.

Gas Main Relocation

Relocation of the gas main.

Gas Main Reinforcement

System reinforcement and/or maintenance to maintain system load.

Service Related

Gas main extension to capture new service or gas main replacement to handle new loads.

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Infrastructure Renewal Project

Replacement of existing or installation of new transmission infrastructure.

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Additional Track Installed

Addition of new railway tracks and the underlying support materials.

System-Wide Electrification

Electrified train service on GO Transit’s rail corridors.

Bridge Work

Modifications to bridges along the route.

Eglinton Crosstown LRT

The Crosstown is a light rail transit line that will run across Eglinton Avenue, between Mount Dennis (Weston Road) and Kennedy Station. This 19-kilometre corridor will include a ten-kilometre underground portion, between Keele Street and Laird Drive/Brentcliffe Road.

Finch West LRT

The Finch West LRT is an 11-kilometre light rail transit line that will run along the surface of Finch Avenue West from the new Finch West Subway Station on the Toronto-York Spadina Subway Extension (Keele Street) to Humber College.

Georgetown South

Expansion of the Kitchener GO line to meet GO Transit ridership demand and to accommodate existing and future VIA Rail and CN freight service as well as the Union Pearson Express. Work includes additional tracks, modifications to bridges along the route as well as new bridges, underpasses and/or tunnels.

Grade Separation

Grade separations involve reconstruction of existing at-grade level crossings of road and rail to improve public safety. A grade separation may involve lowering the road and utilities beneath the rail corridor, or building a structure to elevate the track above the road.

Mississauga Transitway

The transitway will serve passengers coming from Toronto (via TTC) and heading to Mississauga (via MiWay) or inter-regionally (via GO). Work includes a grade-separated bus-only transit way and roadway/station connectivity improvements (construction of four underpasses at Commerce Boulevard, Renforth Drive, Matheson Boulevard and Eglinton Avenue West). The new installation of the Renforth Gateway Transit hub as a part of the transitway project will include the construction of a new station building with ticket-vending machines (TVMs) and GO/MiWay ticket/info agent, washrooms, bike racks, climate-controlled waiting areas, heated shelters, canopies, bus platforms, a bus layover, and a Kiss & Ride.

Secondary Traffic Review Route

Routes where traffic may be monitored due to Eglinton Crosstown construction.

Station and Stop

New light rail transit underground stations and at-grade stops along the Eglinton Crosstown and Finch West LRT. All stations and stops will be accessible for wheelchairs and strollers. The main station entrances will all have elevators and escalators. Each station will also have safety features such as Designated Waiting Areas and closed-circuit TV monitoring.

Station Work

Construction of new stations and/or revitalization of existing stations.

Underground Installation

Construction of underground stations, emergency exit buildings, headwalls, cross passages, etc.

Utility Relocation

Depending on site conditions, gas, hydro, water mains, sewers, traffic and street lighting, as well as telephone lines and cable, will be relocated to allow for construction.

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Capital Program

Reconstruction and/or rehabilitation of the Ministry of Transportation's highways and bridges. Work may include additions of high-occupancy vehicle lanes and repairs or restoration of culverts, storm sewers and/or security fencing.

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Artificial Ice Rink State of Good Repair Rehabilitation

Upgrade and/or maintenance work to ensure Artificial Ice Rinks (AIRs) are in a state of good repair.

Arena

Construction of and/or addition to arena.

Arena State of Good Repair Rehabilitation

Upgrade and/or maintenance work to ensure arenas are in a state of good repair.

Accessibility

Upgrades to improve accessibility.

Bridges State of Good Repair Rehabilitation

Upgrade and/or maintenance work to ensure bridges are in a state of good repair.

Community Centre

Construction of and/or addition to Community Centre.

Community Centre State of Good Repair Rehabilitation

Upgrade and/or maintenance work to ensure community centres are in a state of good repair.

Dog Off-Leash Area

Construction of and/or addition to Dog Off-Leash Area.

Environmental Initiatives

Upgrades to improve environmental impacts.

Ferry Marine State of Good Repair Rehabilitation

Upgrade and/or maintenance work to ensure ferry marine areas are in a state of good repair.

Fountain State of Good Repair Rehabilitation

Upgrade and/or maintenance work to ensure fountains are in a state of good repair.

Outdoor Pool State of Good Repair Rehabilitation

Upgrade and/or maintenance work to ensure outdoor pool facilities are in a state of good repair.

Facilities

Construction of and/or addition to Outdoor Recreation Centres.

Facilities State of Good Repair Rehabilitation

Upgrade and/or maintenance work to ensure outdoor recreation centre are in a state of good repair.

Sports Fields State of Good Repair Rehabilitation

Upgrade and/or maintenance work to ensure sports fields are in a state of good repair.

 Park

Construction of and/or addition to park.

Parking Lot State of Good Repair Rehabilitation

Upgrade and/or maintenance work to ensure parking lots are in a state of good repair.

Playgrounds/Waterplay/Wading Pool/Splash Pad

Construction of and/or addition to playground, waterplay, wading pool or splashpad.

Parking Lots/Tennis Courts/Sports Pads

Construction of and/or addition to parking lot, tennis court or sports pad.

Indoor and Outdoor Pools

Construction of and/or addition to indoor or outdoor pool.

Indoor and Outdoor Pools State of Good Repair Rehabilitation

Upgrade and/or maintenance work to ensure indoor or outdoor pools are in a state of good repair.

Play Enhancement Program

Upgrades to enhance playgrounds.

Facilities

Construction of and/or addition to special facilities.

Facilities State of Good Repair Rehabilitation

Upgrade and/or maintenance work to ensure special facilities are in a state of good repair.

Seawall and Docks State of Good Repair Rehabilitation

Upgrade and/or maintenance work to ensure seawall or docks are in a state of good repair.

Trails/Pathways/Bridges

Construction of and/or addition to trail, pathway or bridge.

Tennis Courts and Sports Pad State of Good Repair Rehabilitation

Upgrade and/or maintenance work to ensure tennis court or sports pads are in a state of good repair.

Waterplay State of Good Repair Rehabilitation.

Upgrade and/or maintenance work to ensure waterplay facilities are in a state of good repair.

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Cable Installation

Consist of the installation of new underground and/or overhead cables or pulling cables through existing duct banks.

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The Bentway

Waterfront Toronto and the City of Toronto are constructing a pedestrian and cycling bridge to create a safe connection across Fort York Blvd, underneath the Gardiner Expressway.  The bridge crossing is part of The Bentway (formerly Project:  Under Gardner) which includes 1.75 Kilometres of public space located beneath the Gardiner Expressway form Strachan Ave to Spadina Ave.

Court House Development

Province of Ontario is building a new court house.  To improve courthouse accommodation and service delivery, the Ministry of the Attorney General will be constructing a New Toronto Courthouse which will be located at 11 Centre Ave in Toronto. The new courthouse will be delivered by Infrastructure Ontario and will bring together under one roof several of Toronto's courts.

Fort York Pedestrian and Cycle Bridge

The Fort York Pedestrian and Cycle Bridge will create a vital connection between Trinity Bellwoods Park in the north and the Fort York grounds in the south and foster stronger community networks in and around the City, Fort York and the waterfront.

Invictus Games

The 2017 Invictus Games will take place from September 23 to 30 and will see more than 550 ill, injured and wounded servicemen and women from 17 allied nations compete in 12 adaptive sports. Please be mindful of the duration for these Games and the Venues when planning and coordinating construction activities within the vicinity of the Games location.

John St Revitalization

Improvements occurring in the corridor by multiple City Divisions.

Landfill Gas Extraction Piping

Installation of landfill gas extraction piping network to extract the remaining landfill gas that is still being generated from closed landfills.  The piping is about 4" (100mm) in diameter, and will be connected to a blower building placed on City of Toronto property (ie. Parks, Works Yards, Transfer Stations, etc.)

Northwest PATH

Front Street at Union Station is undergoing several major construction projects, including the Northwest PATH Extension, Union Station Revitalization, and the TTC subway platform expansion project. The Northwest PATH tunnel will connect Union Station to the existing PATH system in the Wellington Street area.

Union Station Revitalization

Union Station is undergoing several major construction projects, including the Northwest PATH Extension, Union Station Revitalization, and the TTC subway platform expansion project.

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Cable Installation

Consist of the installation of new underground and/or overhead cables or pulling cables through existing duct banks.

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250 Davenport Revitalization

Revitalization of existing communities to build better homes and mixed income neighbourhoods within Toronto and provides opportunities for affordable home ownership.

Alexandra Park Revitalization

Revitalization of existing communities to build better homes and mixed income neighbourhoods within Toronto and provides opportunities for affordable home ownership.

Allenbury Gardens Revitalization

Revitalization of existing communities to build better homes and mixed income neighbourhoods within Toronto and provides opportunities for affordable home ownership.

Lawrence Heights Revitalization

Revitalization of existing communities to build better homes and mixed income neighbourhoods within Toronto and provides opportunities for affordable home ownership.

Leslie Nymark Revitalization

Revitalization of existing communities to build better homes and mixed income neighbourhoods within Toronto and provides opportunities for affordable home ownership.

Regent Park Revitalization

Revitalization of existing communities to build better homes and mixed income neighbourhoods within Toronto and provides opportunities for affordable home ownership.

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Site Work

Work in spot locations. Work may include pole installation, vault/roof rebuild, transformer change, etc.

Underground/Overhead Work

A combination of work on underground and overhead infrastructure.

 

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Ashbridges Bay

Installation of new tracks along Leslie Street from Commissioners Street to Queen Street and  streetscaping improvements along Leslie Street from Commissioners Street to Queen Street and along Queen Street from Hastings Avenue to Jones Avenue. This work will also include resurfacing of the road and sidewalk re-building, as required.

Bus Pad

Installation of bus pads, including modifications and extensions required for wheelchair accessibility, due to the instruction of the new articulated buses.

TTC Bus Queue Jump Lane
Installation of curb side queue jump lane including the re-alignment of traffic lanes/islands/signals/street furniture/light poles/utilities/storm sewer catch basins (where necessary), removals of pavement, curb and boulevard infrastructure, construction of new lane/curb/boulevard/lane markings/driveway alterations, coordination of signal timing and restoration of boulevard space.

Capital Program

Work may include station modernization, pavement rehabilitation, and/or bridge and tunnel repairs.

Curb Cuts and TVM

Curb and sidewalk modifications to facilitate access to the new light rail transit vehicles, including installation of Ticket Vending Machines (TVMs) on streetcar routes.

Electrical Program

Reconstruction of streetcar overhead lines and replacement of the track or power system.

Road Reinstatement

Repair of roads as part of the Toronto-York Spadina Subway Extension project.

Secondary Traffic Review Route

Routes where traffic may be monitored due to Toronto-York Spadina Subway Extension project construction.

Subway Pump Replacement

Replacement of subway pumps.

Subway Closure

Closing of subway services for construction and/or maintenance activities.

Toronto-York Spadina Subway Extension (TYSSE)

Extension of the subway system from Downsview Station northwest through York University to the Vaughan Corporate Centre, including the construction of new subway stations.

Track Replacement

Replacement of the streetcar tracks/rails and the underlying support materials. Work may include resurfacing or reconstruction of the adjacent road/traffic lanes.

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Basement Flooding Study

Locations recognized as frequently experiencing basement flooding. Environmental Assessments (EAs) to review the systems' ability to manage runoff during extreme storms. Recommendations from EAs are prioritized and scheduled for construction in coordination with other projects.

Basement Flooding Protection Program

Work aimed at the reduction of flooding risk in areas prone to basement flooding. Work may include upgrades to the existing storm sewer system, such as the installation of new pipes, or the replacement of existing pipes with larger pipes, the installation of dry ponds or underground storage tanks, and other improvements to the sewer system. Work includes the replacement of the City-owned portion of substandard water service connections. The property owner is encouraged to replace the private portion of the substandard water service connection as well.

Forcemain Renewal Program

Construction of new forcemains or replacement of existing forcemains to extend the service life and/or improve system performance.

Sewer Rehabilitation

Rehabilitation of an existing sewer pipe to extend its life and improve system performance. Work may include the cleaning of the interior of an existing sewer, installation of a liner inside an existing pipe, sealing cracks and/or joints, repairs to catch basins or maintenance holes, and necessary upgrades of City-owned portion of sewer connections.

Sewer Replacement

Construction of new sewers to improve system performance. Work includes any necessary upgrades to maintenance holes, catch basins or the City-owned portion of connections to properties. Work also includes the replacement of the City-owned portion of substandard water service connections. The property owner is encouraged to replace the private portion of the substandard water service connection, as well.

Stormwater Management

Provision of drainage of surface water from streets, which is necessary to keep the roads in a state of good repair and limit surface flooding. Stormwater management projects also slow down the flow of water and allow it to seep into the ground. The projects may include the installation of new storm sewers or catch basins, maintenance of existing ditches or swales, and construction of underground or aboveground storage systems.

Transmission Watermain Installation

Replacement or installation of new watermains.

Trunk Sewer Program

Construction of new trunk sewers, or the rehabilitation and/or replacement of an existing trunk sewer pipe to extend its service life and improve system performance. May include cleaning the interior of an existing sewer, installing a liner inside an existing pipe, sealing cracks and/or joints, etc., reconstructing or realigning an existing pipe.

Trunk Sewer Maintenance Hole

Rehabilitation of an existing Trunk Sewer Maintenance Hole to extend its service life and improve system performance. May include cleaning the interior of an existing maintenance hole, installing a liner inside an existing maintenance hole, sealing cracks and/or joints, and/or reconstructing an existing maintenance hole. The rehabilitation of these Trunk Sewer Maintenance Holes is expected to proceed between 2015 and 2017, with individual rehabilitation works starting at different schedules between 2015 and 2017. The final construction schedule for these works will be developed to optimize delivery and minimize disruption.

Watermain Rehabilitation (Cathodic Protection)

Extension of the service life of existing metallic watermains by reducing external pipe corrosion, the primary cause of watermain deterioration. Work involves attaching a metal rod to the watermain, so that the rod corrodes instead of the pipe.

Watermain Rehabilitation (Structural Lining)

Removal of build-up from the inside of older watermains and insertion of a "new pipe" within the old pipe. Watermain Structural Lining addresses complaints about low water pressure, low water flow or rusty water and also strengthens pipe to extend its service life. Construction includes the excavation of pits to access the inside of the pipe. During construction, water supply is maintained through an above-ground pipe or by-pass. Work may also include the replacement of fire hydrants and water valves. The City-owned portion of substandard water service connections will also be replaced. The property owner is encouraged to replace the private portion of the substandard water service connection, as well.

Watermain Replacement

Construction new watermains to enhance the operation and the reliability of the water distribution system. Work may include the replacement of fire hydrants and water valves. The City-owned portion of substandard water service connections will also be replaced. The property owner is encouraged to replace the private portion of the substandard water service connection, as well.

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King's North Connection

Construction of a new natural gas transmission pipeline.

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Bikeway Trail

Construction of multi-use trails.

Bridge Rehabilitation

Maintenance work to keep the bridge in a state of good repair.

F G Gardiner Expressway Rehabilitation

Maintenance work to keep the F G Gardiner Expressway in a state of good repair.

Infrastructure Enhancement

Construction of new infrastructure or modification of the existing infrastructure.

On-Street Bikeway Construction

Construction of various cycling infrastructure, including bike lanes, cycle tracks, sharrows, and contra-flow lanes.

On-Street Bikeway Paving Markings

Installation of various cycling infrastructure, including bike lanes, sharrows, and contra-flow lanes.

Moratorium

A City policy that prevents non-emergency roadwork from taking place in an area where it has occurred in the past five years. This is done to reduce disruption to a community where work has previously taken place and to maintain the quality of our infrastructure.

Neighbourhood Improvements

Public Realm Neighbourhood Improvement Projects.

Pedestrian Infrastructure Improvement

Improvements of pedestrian infrastructure, including the implementation of accessible pedestrian signals, tactile walking surfaces, etc.

Road Reconstruction

Replacement of the entire road structure, including the asphalt and underlying support materials. Repair, improvement, or replacement of: road drainage, curbs, boulevards, and sidewalks. Also, includes the replacement of the City-owned portion of substandard water service connections. The property owner is encouraged to replace the private portion of the substandard water service connection, as well.

Road Resurfacing

Replacement of old asphalt surface with new asphalt surface, including repairs of any damaged sidewalks and curbs. Work may include the closure of individual lanes or the entire road.

Sidewalk Construction

Installation of new sidewalks where none existed before.

Street Furniture Installation

Installation of various street furniture, including shelters, information pillars, washrooms, etc.

Traffic Signals

Installation and/or repair of Traffic Signals.

Transportation Safety and Local Improvement Program (TSLIP)

Provision of safety-related improvements to the roadway.

Utility Cut Repair and Road Paving (Utility Cut Grind and Pave)

Replacement of old asphalt surface with new asphalt surface, including repairs of any utility cuts, damaged sidewalks and curbs. Work may include the closure of individual lanes or the entire road.

Utility Cut Repair and Road Paving (Utility Cut Road Rehabilitation)

Repairs to utility trenches and rehabilitation of the road structure, including the asphalt and underlying support materials, drainage, curbs, boulevards and sidewalks.  Work may include the closure of individual lanes or the entire road.

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Waterfront Revitalization Projects

Revitalization of the waterfront area to create a vibrant environment for residents, pedestrians, and cyclists.