Dundas/Lansdowne Reconstruction

The second leg of College Loop is under construction at Dundas & Lansdowne, although the work has been interrupted by an unexpected gas main. The northern leg at College & Lansdowne was done in 2016, and the western leg at College & Dundas is planned for 2020 along with other work on the western end of the Dundas and Carlton routes.

A snag in the project is described in a comment on another thread:

Re: Dundas and Lansdowne, based on conversations with a TTC worker a few days ago, it seems that contractors discovered a previously unknown high-pressure gas main directly under the roadbed, thus the slowdown. (I had noticed a switch from demolition using heavy machinery to much slower work with handheld jackhammers in that area.) The worker I spoke to said that due to the discovery of the gas main they would be unable to install the west-to-north curve as current standards demand greater clearance between the tracks and buried gas lines. The pipe does indeed seem to be very shallow and is readily visible when standing on the northeast corner of the intersection. I was told that relocation of the gas main would not be possible within the current construction window and that the missing curve would have to be installed next year as part of the College/Lansdowne reconstruction. [comment by “slmably”]

Looking at the pending construction work map on the City of Toronto’s website, work is planned on Lansdowne south from College in 2019.

Here are photos of the work in progress:

Thursday, September 13. 2018

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Friday, September 28, 2018

2018.09.28 Looking E on Dundas at Lansdowne