Emergency Closure: Dundas St W, between Brock Ave & Sheridan Ave

Toronto Water and city divisions are on-site and working to repair this issue. 

Last updated: Friday, December 16, 2022, 3:20pm

During a sewer replacement on Thursday, November 24, Toronto Water discovered a large void under Dundas St W between Brock Ave & Sheridan Ave. Large voids such as this lead to sinkholes unless repaired. This section of the street is currently closed to all traffic. 

Toronto Water and city divisions are on-site and working to repair this issue. A construction contractor has been assigned to this project and will be working 24/7 to remedy the issues, including sewer repair and backfilling. 

My office and I are actively monitoring the situation and will continue to provide updates to the community as they are available. 

Construction Timeline

My team has been collaborating closely with Toronto Water, TTC and several other City divisions to ensure that work has been well coordinated and takes the minimum amount of time possible. While the initial estimate for completion was end of January 2023, great progress has been made and the road will re-open shortly. 

Toronto Water is expected to complete road restoration by the morning of Saturday, December 17. TTC will be taking over the site on Saturday for track sweeping, salting, and streetcar overhead wire reinstatement.

Once TTC has completed their work, the road is expected to re-open by the afternoon/evening of Monday, December 19.

Work Details

Sidewalks between Brock Ave and Sheridan Ave remain open during construction. All local businesses are open. 

The repair or installation by the City's contractor may involve:

  • Moving equipment on-site and preparing the work area
  • Excavating pits in the road and/or between the road and properties abutting the road in order to access sewer/water mains, sewer-water service connections, catch basins, maintenance holes, hydrants, and valves
  • Replacing any City-owned water and/or sewer service pipes that do not meet City standards (from the water/sewer main to the property line)

You may experience dust, noise and other inconveniences during this construction. The City will make efforts to reduce the impacts. Property owners in the immediate area should remove items located within City property limits (boulevard), such as landscaping and/or decorative objects. 

Changes to TTC Service

Streetcars on the 505 Dundas route are not serving stops between Ossington Ave and College St due to the repairs. Streetcars are diverting both ways via Dundas Street West, Ossington Avenue, College Street and Dundas Street West.

After a request from my office, the TTC has posted signage at all stops which are not being served as a result of this diversion. Temporary signage is now in place, with more detailed signage to come soon. 

Shop Local

Businesses on Dundas St W between Sheridan Ave and Brock Ave will need our support over the coming months. I encourage you to shop local this holiday season and support these local businesses. 

My office will be working with the Little Portugal Toronto BIA to find creative ways to encourage people to shop local, including signage near and on the worksite, and more. 

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