So how many people took the wrong bus to the Harbourfront at least once this week?
*Raises hand* (In my defense, not all of us are “Morning People”)
Hopefully everyone is getting used to the new shuttle bus system that has replaced the 509 and 510 street cars that run from Union Station to York Street. If you need a little refresher, check out our previous posting that includes a short video produced by the TTC and shows some of the traffic changes taking place.
As for this long weekend …
No road work on Monday! Yipee!!
But once this civic holiday has passed, it’s back to business.
For the week of August 7-10th you’ll still catch a glimpse of workers removing the overhead wiring from the portal to just East of Spadina Avenue. The crew and their trucks will be occupying the track right-of-way but there should be no pedestrian disruption. Vehicle traffic will experience short “holds” when crews cut the span wires that extend to curbside poles but this delay should only last about five minutes.
Another vehicle disruption will take place on both August 9th and 10th when Bell crews begin to install new copper and fibre cables. To facilitate this construction, a localized single-lane closure will take place on the North side of the street (in the Westbound curb lane) just East of Lower Simcoe from 9am-4pm. Both temporary barriers and duty officers will be in the area to direct traffic.
And, as always, you can read the official construction update here.
Might I suggest reading it in a well air conditioned place with plenty of icy water.
Hope you (and those construction workers) find a way to keep cool and have a great long weekend!
– Posted by: Brittany Holliss, MIA’s Visitor Services Officer