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Lower Jarvis sewer and water-main construction: TTC detour, starting May 3

Starting Monday, May 3, the City of Toronto is closing

  • Lower Jarvis Street, northbound lanes, between The Esplanade and Queens Quay East

to accommodate a project (.pdf) to upgrade a 91-year-old vintage water main and the City-owned portion of substandard water services on Lower Jarvis between The Esplanade and Queens Quay East. The City is alo replacing the sanitary sewer between the Metrolinx / GO Transit bridge and south of Lake Shore Boulevard East.

During the project, Lower Jarvis is open to southbound traffic only. The work zone blocks through traffic from the eastbound Frederick G. Gardiner Expressway off-ramp from turning northward along Lower Jarvis Street. Instead, motorists must drive eastward along Lake Shore Boulevard East. The work zone also restricts traffic along Lake Shore Boulevard East to just one lane in each direction during active construction.

Lower Jarvis construction.jpg

Occasionally, the City may fully close the intersection of Lower Jarvis Street with Lake Shore East to allow more extensive work at the intersection.

The TTC is detouring buses along this route, while the traffic lanes are closed:

  • 75 Sherbourne.


This phase of construction on Lower Jarvis and the resulting TTC detour continue until August 15.

75 Sherbourne

From Monday, May 3 until Sunday, August 15, southbound buses operate along their regular route to Queens Quay East and Richardson Street, ending their trips.

Southbound buses skip their regular stop

  • on Lower Jarvis Street beyond Queens Quay East.

Northbound buses start their trips on Queens Quay East at Richardson Street, then proceed:

westward along Queens Quay;
northward along Yonge Street; and then
eastward along The Esplanade to Lower Jarvis Street,
resuming their regular route eastward along The Esplanade.

Northbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Lower Jarvis Street beyond Queens Quay East and at Lake Shore Boulevard East and The Esplanade.

Instead, northbound buses drop off or pick up passengers at temporary stops

  • on Queens Quay East at Richardson Street, beyond Lower Jarvis Street and at Freeland and Yonge Streets,
  • on Yonge Street beyond Queens Quay East and
  • on The Esplanade at Church and Market Streets.