Construction Project

Six Points Interchange Reconfiguration

Construction is underway to reconfigure the Six Points Interchange, at Bloor Street West, Dundas Street West and Kipling Avenue. Reconfiguration of the interchange will support the development of Etobicoke Centre as a vital mixed use community, and the urban focus of the west part of Toronto.

Since 2001, many studies have been completed leading to a major reconfiguration of streets and other infrastructure. You can find more information about these studies below.

Frequently Asked Questions

News and Updates

Current Status: Construction is underway.

Preliminary construction work began in 2014, and was completed at the end of 2015. This work focuses on the preparation of the new alignment of Dundas Street between Kipling Avenue and Bloor Street, and is primarily taking place within the former Westwood Theatre lands.

The preliminary construction phase includes:

  • site clearing
  • tree removal
  • partial grading for the roadbed of the new Dundas Street West alignment
  • sanitary sewer work along the new Dundas Street West alignment

Construction activity is taking place between 7:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. Monday to Friday. You will be notified in advance of any traffic impacts.

While the City is completing the preliminary construction work, Enbridge Inc. will carry out the process of abandoning its on-site pipeline. This work began in August 2015 and will be completed by the end of January, 2016.

Major construction work is expected to begin in fall 2016. The overpasses are expected to be demolished in spring 2018. A more detailed timeline for the major construction phase will be provided in fall 2016.

Next Steps

  1. Preliminary construction completion: January 2016
  2. Issue purchase order for Bell utility work: Spring 2016
  3. Issue contract for major construction work: Summer 2016
  4. Update construction schedule for master contract: Fall 2016
  5. Projected master contract construction duration is 3 - 4 Years

Note: a timeline for the master construction phase will be provided in fall 2016. 

"Etobicoke Centre" is an area running along Dundas Street West from Shorncliffe Road to Kipling Avenue and between Dundas Street West and Bloor Street West from Kipling Avenue to Montgomery Road. Within Etobicoke Centre and directly adjacent to the Six Points Interchange is a site called the "Westwood Theatre Lands," where the Westwood movie theatre was located. Both Etobicoke Centre and the Westwood Theatre Lands are shown on the map below.

View 6 Points Interchange in a larger map

Over the next several years, Etobicoke Centre will develop as the urban focal point for the western part of the City of Toronto, and is one of four centres where a concentration of workers and residents will be encouraged to create significant economic activity. At the same time, the existing configuration of the Six Points Interchange has been identified as a significant barrier to development in this area and to the realization of the vision for Etobicoke Centre.

Plans for intensification have been studied extensively over several years, and many policies have been adopted over that time that have led to the reconfiguration of the Six Points Interchange.

The detailed technical design of the reconfiguration of the Six Points Interchange was completed in 2014. This design includes specifications for all underground utilities including watermain, sanitary sewer, storm sewer and private utilities like hydro and telecommunications. Street alignments and designs are consistent with Council-approved preliminary designs developed during the Six Points Reconfiguration Environmental Assessment Study and within the Etobicoke Centre Streetscape and Open Space Plan. One innovative element that will be incorporated is the use of district energy throughout the precinct. This initiative is being led by the City's Energy Efficiency Office.

Design details can be reviewed the in the June 2014 and June 2013 Community Update tabs.

An extensive public consultation program was carried out as part of the Six Points Reconfiguration Environmental Assessment, including two public meetings. You can review the results of that consultation here. Public feedback helped to shape the final plans for the Interchange Reconfiguration.

Throughout the major construction process, the City will provide newsletter updates at key project milestones. These will include information on construction schedules, any traffic impacts, and other announcements. The project newsletters will be available on this website and will be emailed to the project mailing list. You can join the project mailing list by clicking the link on the right hand column, above. 

Below is the Community Update provided in June 2014. You can also access a PDF here

Text-only version of presentation

Frequently Asked Questions

Below is the Community Update provided in June 2013:

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Background Studies and Policies

ExpandToronto Official Plan and Etobicoke Centre Secondary Plan

Etobicoke Centre is one of four "vital mixed use communities" know as the Centres. The current Official Plan (OP), consolidated in 2010, encourages creating a concentration of workers and residents in these locations to create significant centres of economic activity.

Opportunity for significant development is identified for Etobicoke Centre, particularly around the Kipling and Islington subway stations and on the Westwood Theatre Lands. The OP also identifies the opportunity to improve services to residents by moving municipal and other government services to the area.

Adopted in 2002, the Etobicoke Centre Secondary Plan further clarifies land use policy for the centre. The plan identifies the Westwood Theatre lands as providing an opportunity to develop a campus of institutional uses as well as residential and office uses.

ExpandWest District Design Initiative

Building on opportunities identified in the Etobicoke Centre Secondary Plan, the City initiated the West District Design Initiative to determine city building visions for current Etobicoke Civic Complex Lands, the Bloor-Islington Lands, and Westwood Theatre Lands.

A series of design charettes led to design guidelines for the three sites. The Westwood Theatre Lands study provided two separate guideline options: a Civic Centre option and a Mixed-use Centre option. Both options included a strong pedestrian network, parks and open space system, and similar built form layout, land use pattern, traffic and parking concepts.

Learn more about the West District Design Initiative

ExpandSix Points Reconfiguration Environmental Assessment

The City undertook a Municipal Class Environmental Assessment (EA) to examine options for the reconfiguration of the Six Points Interchange to support the development of Etobicoke Centre and the objectives of the Etobicoke Centre Secondary Plan. The study began in 2003 and concluded in 2008. The recommended design was based on the removal of the existing bridges and the creation of regular intersections between Kipling Avenue, Bloor Street West and Dundas Street West as shown in the image below.

Plan view of the interchange showing recommendations of the EA.

Recommendations of the EA also finalized number of lanes and lane widths for all new streets to be constructed.

Learn more about the Six Points Reconfiguration Environmental Assessment

ExpandEtobicoke Centre Streetscape and Open Space Plan

To finalize streetscaping and open space plan details across Etobicoke Centre, the City undertook an urban design study between 2009 and 2011. This study included detailed streetscape designs for the new roads to be constructed following the Six Points Reconfiguration EA. Cross sections finalized in this study included public realm details such as pedestrian clear zones, market zones and tree planting zones.

Learn more about the Etobicoke Centre Streetscape and Open Space Plan

ExpandKipling Anchor Mobility Hub

Etobicoke Centre includes the Kipling Mobility Hub, adjacent to and overlapping the Six Points Interchange. Kipling is one of 18 Anchor Mobility Hubs in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area identified by Metrolinx' Big Move regional transit plan. Anchor Mobility Hubs have significant potential to attract new growth and development and the potential to transform the regional urban structure. Designs for the Kipling Mobility Hub are currently being developed.

Learn More about Mobility Hubs

Learn More about the Kipling Mobility Hub