Welcome to shoptheQueensway.com BIA, the new hub of the west end and brand new BIA. With over 300 unique and interesting businesses, the Queensway is an entertainment, dining, and shopping destination. One of Toronto's avenues it is transforming into a vibrant mixed-use street with a growing population. Changes to a more pedestrian friendly street, new outdoor patios, new and renewed parks, and a proposed arts hub will enliven the street scene in years to come.

shoptheQueensway.com BIA runs along the Queensway from Kipling Ave to Park Lawn Road

Thursday, 16 November 2017 11:38

Construction Update#1

November 1, 2017

Road Resurfacing on The  Queensway   

from High Street to Mimico Creek  

Contract #: 17ECS-TI-05MR

Expected Start Date:  November 8, 2017

Expected End Date:  December 22, 2017

*Timeline is subject to change. Future notice to be provided.


The City of Toronto will resurface The Queensway from High Street to 110m West of Park Lawn Road. Our inspection of the road shows that it needs repaving and sections of damaged curb and sidewalk need to be replaced to bring them to a state of good repair.


The contractor will deliver this work in 3 phases:

Phase 1: remove and replace deteriorated sidewalk and curb and realign catch basins

Phase 2: mill (remove top asphalt) repair the concrete road base

Phase 3: lay top asphalt



  • You may experience dust, noise and other inconveniences. The City will make efforts to reduce the impacts. We appreciate your patience.
  • Property owners on The Queensway should remove items located within City property limits (boulevard area) such as landscaping and/or decorative objects. If you have a sprinkler system within the boulevard, please contact the Project Manager.
  • The City will not be responsible for damage to any privately owned items on City property.



Work Hours: Work will take place from 7:00 am to 11:00 pm., Monday to Friday, with work from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturdays, after hours, and on weekends as required.  

Intersection work may take place overnight.


Road and Sidewalk Access: In order to complete the work in a safe manner, there will be road and sidewalk restrictions within the construction work zone. Access for emergency vehicles will be maintained at all times.

Driveway Access: The contractor will notify you of any temporary restrictions to your driveway access. If your property has two entrances, one entrance will be kept open at all times.


Traffic Management: Efforts have been made to manage traffic in the area for the safety of workers, road users and residents. Some of these efforts include adding Local Access signs, revising traffic signal times. Road users should expect delays and increased traffic on nearby main and side streets.

  • at least one lane of traffic will be maintained in each direction
  • during the AM rush hour from Monday to Friday 2 eastbound lanes will be maintained

TTC Service: This project may affect travel times on the 80 Queensway Bus service through the work zone.

Visit ttc.ca for accurate schedule information.


Cyclist information: Cyclists will be required to share a single lane of traffic with vehicles where work is taking place on The Queensway. 


Asbestos in Asphalt                         

As part of the work, the City must test the removed asphalt for asbestos.  Our tests show that there is 0.5% to 3.0% of asbestos in the asphalt. This is below levels of concern to the Ministry of the Labour. Asbestos was used in asphalt mixes throughout the 1970s and early 1980s to improve the performance of the asphalt. Air quality monitoring conducted by the City of Toronto at other sites has not detected asbestos fibres in the air as a result of resurfacing of asphalt. The risk of exposure to asbestos for workers and bystanders is low.


As a precaution, the City's contractor will follow these steps:

  • Wet the pavement during asphalt cutting, grinding or removal
  • Attach dust collecting devices with HEPA filters to equipment, where possible, to prevent dust from becoming airborne
  • Provide personal protective equipment, such as disposable coveralls and respirators, to on-site workers upon request, and
  • Transport and dispose of asphalt containing asbestos at provincially approved disposal sites.



Deliveries: Businesses may want to consider adjusting delivery times or routes as a result of the lane restrictions on The Queensway during the duration of this project.


Restoration: Areas affected by construction will be restored.




If you have questions about the upcoming work, please contact us and quote contract # 17ECS-TI-05MR


Project Manager

Shams Khan, 416-396 7152, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.                      

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Thank you for your patience.  Building a great city takes time. Better infrastructure for all of us is worth the wait.