What we are doing and why

The City/TTC is conducting a multi-phase infrastructure renewal project on Wellington Street and on Church Street scheduled from March 8 to mid-September* by the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) and City of Toronto. A City/TTC

Construction notice providing details and dates for each phase has been recently mailed/issued.

Project Work limits for project (March 8 to mid-September*)

  • Wellington Street: From west of Yonge Street to Church Street; and the Wellington/Church intersection.
  • Church Street: From south of King Street to Front Street; and the Church/Front intersection.

Preliminary work - Rail welding/storage - Wellington Street between Church and Scott

Rail-welding work in advance of the track installation is required by the TTC.

Starting on Monday, March 29* through to Saturday, April 3*, a rail welding crew will occupy the two south lanes on Wellington Street between Bay and Yonge streets. This work involves welding standard lengths of rail into longer strings in advance of track reconstruction, which will allow for faster track installation, thereby reducing the construction disruption to local communities. The rail strings will be stored in the south curb lane between Bay and Yonge streets. The rail pile will be depleted as the track work and new rail installation progresses over the course of the project.

Work hours - some night activity

The preliminary rail welding operations will be conducted between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m.* Some after hours and night deliveries of rail may be required to support the daytime welding operation. The set-up for the welding work zone on the first day will begin at approximately 7:30 a.m.

In order to move/pull the long strings of rail safely and efficiently, a night crew will pull the rails overnight. Some noise can be expected during this activity.

Parking and traffic restrictions

On-street parking and lane restrictions will already be in place on Wellington Street as the project starts on March 8 before TTC rail welding activities begin.

Thank you for your patience as the TTC undertakes this preliminary rail welding work.

For further information:

Diego Sinagoga, Senior Community Liaison Officer, 647-468-4183, 416-393-2197, diego.sinagoga@ttc.ca