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Leslie upgrades and track installation:
Work continues September 20



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City of Toronto and TTC contractors continue the project to upgrade the street, improve the water-service infrastructure and install streetcar tracks on Leslie Street.

(They’re building new tracks to connect the future Leslie Barns streetcar maintenance and storage facility to the tracks on Queen Street East.)


leslie-sept25-web.jpgThe contractors have scheduled crews to work this weekend, tomorrow, Saturday, September 20 and Sunday, September 21 from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m., when they’re:

  • working on the northwest corner of the intersection of Leslie with Eastern. Flag people will help direct pedestrian traffic. The contractors will restore access after work hours.
  • upgrading utilities at the intersection of Leslie with Commissioners.

The contractors plan to reopen the intersection of Leslie with Eastern for east-west traffic Tuesday, September 23 morning. They’ll make a northbound lane available on Leslie Street from Eastern Avenue to provide access to the Marigold Gardens Condominium parking garage.


Monday, September 29, crews start the next phase of the project on Leslie Street **between the north side of Lake Shore Boulevard East and the entrances into the Loblaws / Burger King and Tim Horton’s / Wendy’s / FreshCo parking lots. While this section of Leslie, north of Lake Shore East is closed, crews will upgrade the utilities and install tracks.

Motorists will not be able to access northbound lanes of Leslie from Lake Shore.

Motorists can still travel east-west through the entrances to the two plazas or access the stores from Lake Shore at the intersection of Eastern Avenue and Mosley Street.

Pedestrians may still cross Leslie on the north side of the plaza entrances.


The TTC continues to detour buses operating along the 31B branch of the 31 Greenwood route, the 83 Jones route.

Buses operating along the 143 Downtown / Beach express route may resume their regular route after Tuesday, September 23 if the Eastern / Leslie intersection reopens, but the TTC hasn’t confirmed this.