Work description and purpose

In a recent notice, we advised of preliminary work for The Queensway Track project involving welding lengths of rail together into longer strings. Some overnight activity is required to move the rail strings west of Windermere Avenue for storage. Advanced welding creates a stronger rail bond and allows track crews to progress through the rail installation phase of the project quicker.

In an effort to lessen disruption to the community, the first set of welded rail strings were moved shortly after the welding work had been completed for the day (after 7 p.m.). Due to the potential safety risk resulting from the unexpected high volumes of traffic and pedestrian movement in the Windermere Avenue area, relocation of the rail strings will be scheduled to take place overnight between 12 a.m. and 5 a.m.

Work hours

The welding operations are being conducted between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. Overnight activities involving rail relocation for storage will be carried out between 12 a.m. and 5 a.m., Sunday through Thursday, over the next three weeks. Efforts will be made to complete the preliminary rail welding as quickly as possible.

Traffic and parking restrictions

As this welding work is taking place within the streetcar right-of-way, traffic restrictions will not be required until the new strings of rail are pulled through the intersection of The Queensway and Windermere Avenue for storage.

For further information:

Diego Sinagoga, Community Liaison, 416-393-2197;