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Leslie upgrades and track installation:
Landscaping work blocks Goodman Trail

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Leslie Street Map September 2015City 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.)

Yesterday, crews rerouted the Martin Goodman Trail onto Leslie Street, between Lake Shore Boulevard East and Commissioners Street, as they prepare to landscape the perimeter of the Leslie Barns and build the new, permanent trail. Barrels delineate the re-routed trail and protect cyclists from motor vehicles.

The TTC held a landscape-design competition in 2010, asking participants to submit proposals for the area around the facility at Leslie and Lake Shore. Brown + Storey Architects won the competition for its conceptual plans of the area. Its concept, “Capture the Moment”, incorporates the natural elements of the area, linking the Eastern Beaches, Martin Goodman Trail and Leslie Spit. Landscaping features include new plantings, trees, wider sidewalks and better lighting.

Crews are also working today, Saturday, September 12 between Queen Street East and Commissioners Street. Work starts north of Mosley Street as early as 9 a.m.

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


Brown + Storey Architects landscape proposal for Leslie Street at Lake Shore Boulevard East.


Brown + Storey Architects landscape proposal for Leslie Street at Commissioners.