Progress continues, albeit slowly, on the Leslie Street connection. Much of the utility work is now completed, and a finished road, including streetcar track, is starting to appear in some blocks.
December 8, 2014
September 24, 2014
As segments of the utility work below Leslie Street are completed, the project has reached the stage where track, or at least foundations for track, are starting to appear south of Queen Street. The photos below were taken on September 21.
June 22, 2014
Streetcar service has resumed on Queen between Broadview and Coxwell with the completion of the intersection at Leslie. This will continue until Monday, June 30 when reconstruction of the intersection at Broadview will require that streetcars divert via Gerrard for about three weeks.
June 17, 2014
The last of the concrete work on the new tracks was being poured when I visited the site this morning. However, curb lanes at the intersection remain an excavation waiting to be restored.
Current TTC plans are for transit service, both bus and streetcar, to resume using Queen Street between Broadview and Coxwell on Sunday, June 22 so that full, normal service will be in place for Pride Week.
The Queen car will return to a diversion via Gerrard (between Coxwell and Parliament) on Monday, June 30 when reconstruction of the intersection at Broadview begins. Based on the time required at Victoria Street earlier this year, that should be roughly a three week project.
Queen and Kingston Road shuttle buses will divert around the Broadview project via Carlaw, Dundas and River Streets.
Work on track south from Queen to the Leslie Barns at Commissioners Street will occur later in 2014 after utility work is completed.
June 10, 2014
When I last visited the site, I thought “there won’t be any track here for a few days, I will come back next week”. On occasion, the TTC can move astoundingly swiftly as the photos below from Harold McMann show. What was a big empty excavation on June 5 became, by June 9, a fully assembled junction.
June 5, 2014
Utility work to replace nearly century-old infrastructure beneath Queen & Leslie is now complete, and construction of the new intersection can begin.
An update [pdf, 4mb] from the Community Office shows some of the recent work and details the staging of what is to come for the balance of 2014. Information is included about the Queen/Broadview reconstruction planned for late June through July.
Information about Leslie Barns in general can be found at the TTC’s Leslie Barns project page.