Mayor John Tory announced the launch of five new Construction Hubs, a MoveTO (congestion management plan) and Vision Zero measure to improve road safety for everyone, reduce the impacts of construction and keep traffic moving in areas of the city with a high volume of construction activity.
The new Hubs are located in the downtown core, Liberty Village, East Harbour, Lake Shore West and Lake Shore East areas. Similar to the Yonge-Eglinton Construction Hub, which was launched in 2019, each of these areas have a high density of private developments being built, a significant number of capital construction projects planned and major transit expansion projects being implemented.
On-the-ground Construction Hub coordinators will conduct logistical planning of the right-of-way, review construction management plans, connect travellers with real-time information, collaborate with enforcement officers and communicate impacts and changes to businesses and communities in the neighbourhood.
As the City of Toronto continues to manage rapid growth and the maintenance of critical infrastructure, ensuring accessibility and safety around construction zones and reducing traffic congestion is of the utmost importance. By proactively working with constructors and neighbourhood stakeholders, Construction Hub coordinators will minimize many construction-related disturbances.
People driving within each of the Construction Hubs are advised to plan their travel in advance, consider alternate routes, be aware that street parking may be impacted, obey signage around work zones and be patient while travelling in and around work zones. Residents and visitors are also encouraged to take public transit and cycle and walk, where possible, as a greener, faster and more affordable way of getting around the city.
The City’s web-based map can be used to help plan travel and avoid road closures.
Information about the City’s planned capital construction work is available here.