Construction Heads Up Part 11: Taxicab Construction News

16 Dec

Torn up TTC rails as part of the construction for the Harbourfront Revitalization Project

Time for an update! Here’s your quick-y look at what construction is going to do to your museum route for the week of December 17 to December 21, 2012 just in time for the “end of the world”.

  • Bay St. to 55 Harbour Square – traffic will remain on the south side of the street to accommodate Toronto Hydro who continues to work in the north lanes.
  • 55 Harbour Square to just east of Lower Simcoe Street – traffic will shift to the centre of Queens Quay (the former TTC corridor). Please note – during this time, the TTC stop at York Street will be located just west of York Street on the northside of the centre travel lane. A special “island” loading/unloading zone will be created using concrete barriers. A designated walkway to the signalized intersection will also be put in place to give passengers a safe way to access the bus stop.
  • Lower Simcoe Street to Robertson Crescent – traffic will run along the north side of Queens Quay until just past the Lower Simcoe TTC stop (which will remain at the northside sidewalk). At that point, traffic will travel along the centre lanes until just past Robertson Crescent when traffic moves back to the northside of the street. The TTC stop just past Rees St. will remain on the northside sidewalk.

Special Note about Taxis:
The taxi stand in front of the QQT is being rebuilt along the northwest side of the building.  All major work for the new 5-vehicle taxi stand is expected to be completed by Friday, December 21. When complete, the existing taxi stand will be decommissioned.

And as always, you can steer clear of the cars by following our pedestrian directions or check out the original construction notice here for detailed information about what stage the work is in and what to expect in the coming weeks.

Posted by: Brittany Holliss, MIA’s Visitor Services Officer

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