Work description and purpose

Starting Monday, April 23, 2018, TTC will begin state-of-good repair to the subway ventilation shaft situated on Spadina Road just south of Kendal Avenue (opposite 66 Spadina Road). This work is scheduled to take approximately 12 weeks to complete, weather permitting. All work will occur on the centre lanes of Spadina Road.

Traffic and parking

Traffic on Spadina Road will be maintained in the curb lanes through the work zone. Some street parking will be affected.

Left turns will not be permitted at the intersection of Spadina Road and Kendal Avenue as a result of the work zone.

In preparation for the work, a section of the centre lanes on Spadina Road will be cordoned off during the early morning of April 23 to start set-up of a safe work zone. This must be done during the early morning (starting at approximately 5 a.m.) for safety reasons when traffic volume on Spadina Road is lower. Similarly, the work zone will be removed early in the morning after completion of the project.

Work includes

  • Replacement of the roadway metal grate.
  • Rehabilitation of the concrete and steel beam support structure, requiring the removal of the top 0.6 metres (2 feet) of concrete along the shaft perimeter.
  • Some concrete re-facing of the vent shaft walls.
  • Localized asphalt repairs, as required.


A concrete saw-cutter, hand-held power chipping tools, a generator, scaffolding, a small crane, and concrete truck as required. The loudest noise during the repair work will occur during concrete saw-cutting activities over the course of seven to eight days.

Work hours

To help expedite 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 Saturdays.

TTC service

Bus operations through the area will be maintained. Subway service will not be affected by this work.

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

For further information:

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