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Part of Queens Quay West to Become a One-Way Street, Starting Monday

This is what Queens Quay West will look like when the construction is done, in early 2015 or so. Image courtesy of Waterfront Toronto.

Prepare for some traffic-related annoyance: Waterfront Toronto announced yesterday that Queens Quay West between Bay Street and Spadina Avenue will become a one-way, westbound street starting on Monday, November 5 and ending at some point in spring 2013. That’s the bad news. On the other hand, it’s all part of an ongoing revitalization project being spearheaded by Waterfront Toronto. So at least, when all is said and done, this stretch of Queens Quay will be a tree-lined, granite-sidewalked boulevard, complete with a totally rebuilt streetcar lane and a new section for the existing Martin Goodman bike trail. The project is expected to be completed, trees and all, in 2015.

UPDATE: November 2, 2012, 1:15 PM Also, for those of you trying to catch one of the TTC buses that are temporarily running in place of the 509 streetcar during construction, here’s where the new eastbound stops will be located.


  • Anonymous

    What’s with the framing urban renewal in terms of a traffic annoyance? That’s pretty common in the local media (e.g. CBC, The Star), but I don’t think I’ve seen it on this site before.

  • Anonymous

    So they’re going to do half the street? Typical.

    • Herb

      One side is for cars, the other for pedestrians and cyclists. In the middle streetcars. That was always the plan.

      • Anonymous

        Yes, but it stops at Bay and will continue to look like absolute shit the rest of the way. Typical half-assed Toronto project.