Work description and purpose

Starting on June 1, 2017 TTC will begin repairs to the subway ventilation shaft situated on Strathmore Boulevard just east of Linnsmore Crescent to return it to a state of good repair. This work is scheduled for completion by July 9, weather permitting. All work will occur within the vent shaft area.

Work includes:

  • Replacement of the roadway steel grating.
  • Rehabilitation of the concrete and steel beam support structure.
  • Some concrete re-facing of the vent shaft walls.
  • Localized asphalt repairs, as required.

Traffic and parking restrictions

The vent shaft area will be sectioned-off in accordance with City of Toronto requirements to protect the work site and to allow the crew to safely carry out the work. The work zone will extend from approximately 250 to 260 Strathmore Boulevard. This will restrict access to the private driveway at 256/258 Strathmore Boulevard and temporarily displace four to five parking spots on the north side of Strathmore Boulevard.

If you are a parking permit holder, your parking permit already allows you to park within the designated area called 8E (displayed on your permit sticker). This enables you to park on local roads north of Danforth Avenue, west of Coxwell Avenue, south of Milverton Boulevard and east of Euston Avenue.

Traffic movement in both directions on Strathmore Boulevard will be maintained through the work zone however, vehicles will be required to share a reduced lane width along the south side for the duration of the project. Street parking is normally scheduled on the north side of Strathmore Boulevard beginning on June 1; the scheduled start date of this work.

Temporary parking measures by City of Toronto

Signs will be bagged to: suspend parking on the south side of Strathmore Boulevard between Linnsmore Crescent and Monarch Park Avenue and allow parking on the north side for the duration of the work; allow additional parking on Linnsmore Crescent for 8E permit holders immediately north of Strathmore Boulevard.

If 8E permit holders receive a parking violation for overtime bylaws while parked on Linnsmore Crescent during the TTC work, please contact Toronto Police Services - Parking Enforcement Unit as soon as possible at 416 808-6600 and ask for Andrea Gunn, who will review all infractions independently.

Work hours

To help expedite the completion, work will be scheduled from 7:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. on weekdays. Occasionally, the TTC crew may need to work on weekends. A section on the north side of the street will be cordoned off on May 31 in preparation for the work and work zone starting on June 1. There will be a period when work will be suspended for concrete curing time.


A concrete saw-cutter, hand-held power chipping tools, a generator, scaffolding, a small crane, and concrete truck as required.

Thank you for your patience during this essential infrastructure repair work.

For further information:

Diego Sinagoga, Senior Community Liaison, 416-393-2197 (8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.).