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Events Updates

Location: Various Locations

Expected Timeline: Various Times

Adelaide Street — TTC Track Work Starting the Week of June 12


Expected Timeline:

Location: Sections of Adelaide Street: Bathurst Street to York Street and Victoria Street to Parliament Street, York Street to Victoria Street

Expected Timeline: May 2023 - June 2024

St Andrew Station – Concourse Modification

Location: St Andrew Station at the concourse level - All construction will be contained within the station.

Expected Timeline: January, 2023 – December, 2023

Location: The project area includes a section of John Street

Expected Timeline: May 2023 – December 2024

Osgoode Station – Osgoode Hall Stairway Closure

Location: North east stairway at University Avenue and Queen Street (Osgoode Station – near Osgoode Hall)

Expected Timeline: May 23 - August 2023

Simcoe St. & Front St. PATH Tunnel Construction

Location: Simcoe Street will be closed to northbound and southbound vehicular traffic, from Front Street to Wellington Street - with the exception of vehicles which need to access the SPL/RBCC loading dock. Wellington Street will also be closed to eastbound vehicular traffic from John Street to Simcoe Street. Please note, Wellington Street will remain open to westbound traffic.

Expected Timeline: August 21, 2021 - July 2023

Location: Douro Street Wellington Street, between King Street and Blue Jays Way

Expected Timeline: Work is expected to be completed by July 2023

Filming Notifications

Location: Various Locations

Expected Timeline: Various Times

Upcoming Metrolinx Ontario Line work in your area

Location: Various Locations

Expected Timeline: 2022 - 2029

Location: The boundaries for the project include Adelaide Street West (North), Charlotte Street (East), Oxley Street (South), and Spadina Avenue (West).

Expected Timeline: May 2022 - November 2023

Location: Richmond St W from Peter St to Widmer St., South / East corner of Queen St W and Spadina Ave, on Spadina Ave at Buwler St

Expected Timeline: April 10, 2023 - April 28, 2023

Notice of Construction: OL Osgoode (Queen and University)

Location: University Ave and Queen St W

Expected Timeline: April 26, 2023 - June 16, 2023

Pearl Street: Enwave Energy Centre Development

Location: Simcoe and Adelaide Street West

Expected Timeline: April, 2023 - May, 2024

Location: Navy Wharf Court, Blue Jays Way, Navy Wharf Court @ Bremner Boulevard

Expected Timeline: TBD

Location: Sections of Front Street West, Wellington Street West, and Simcoe Street.

Expected Timeline: April 2023 – August 2023

Location: Adelaide St. (Bathurst St. to Parliament St.)

Expected Timeline: Expected End date: April 2023

Location: The boundaries for the project include Queen Street West (North), Simcoe Street (East), Front Street West (South), and Brant Street (West).

Expected Timeline: September 2022 – December 2023

Museum Station Easier Access & Second Entrance/Exit Project

Location: Museum Station

Expected Timeline: August 15, 2022 - the end of 2024.

Location: Wellington Street from Strachan Avenue to Blue Jays Way

Expected Timeline: July 2022 - July 2023

Lower Simcoe and Waterfront Flood Mitigation Work

Location: Lower Simcoe

Expected Timeline: N/A

Upcoming Conferences and Conventions

June 2023

Lift Toronto 

  • Date: June 1-3
  • Location: Metro Toronto Convention Centre
  • Attendance: 15,000

ISMRM 31st Annual Meeting & Exhibition

  • Date: June 3-8
  • Location: Metro Toronto Convention Centre
  • Attendance: 4,000

Law Society of Ontario – Solo and Small Firm Conference 2023

  • Date: June 8
  • Location: Metro Toronto Convention Centre

Nix Tattoo Show

  • Date: June 9-11
  • Location: Metro Toronto Convention Centre
  • Attendance: 5,000- 20,000

Canadian Gaming Summit

  • Date: June 13-15
  • Location: Metro Toronto Convention Centre
  • Attendance: 2,000

Remi/ISSA Show 2023

  • Date: June 14-15
  • Location: Metro Toronto Convention Centre
  • Attendance: 1,000

Small Business Expo 2023

  • Date: June 16
  • Location: Metro Toronto Convention Centre
  • Attendance: 2,000

The Art of Leadership for Women

  • Date: June 20
  • Location: Metro Toronto Convention Centre
  • Attendance: 2,000 – 5,000

Canadian Immigrant Fair

  • Date: June 22
  • Location: Metro Toronto Convention Centre
  • Attendance: 20,000

World Non-Communicable Diseases Congress 2023

  • Date: June 25-30
  • Location: Metro Toronto Convention Centre
  • Attendance: 1,500

HITEC 2023

  • Date: June 26-29
  • Location: Metro Toronto Convention Centre
  • Attendance: 6,500

 Collision 2023

  • Date: June 26-29
  • Location: Enercare Centre
  • Attendance: 50,000

July 2023

IAFP 2023 Annual Meeting

  • Date: July 16-18
  • Location: Metro Toronto Convention Centre
  • Attendance: 4000


IB Global Conference

  • Date: July 27-30
  • Location: Metro Toronto Convention Centre
  • Attendance: 500


  • Date: July 29
  • Location: Metro Toronto Convention Centre
  • Attendance: 1000-5000


John Street Construction Meeting

John Street Stakeholders:

Please see below briefing notes from September 2022 meeting with the City. 

Meeting Date:

September 15, 2022

Meeting attendees:

  • TDW BIA: Janice Solomon, Anojan Sathasivam
  • City: (BIA Office) Pauline Ho, (TS) Cassidy Ritz
  • THESL: Francis Szto
  • DPM: Mike Gentile
  • DIALOG: Bryce Miranda
  • MBII: Paul Boken, Alan McIntosh; Gillian Wright

Items discussed:

  1. DIALOG and MBII presentation
  • DIALOG and MBII has been working directly with the BIA on the catenary system on concepts, feasibility, case studies and potential layouts.
  • Review base system with twinkle lights and explored various methods and feature elements. Don’t know what the final load is. As design process, weight needs to be accounted such as snow/ice accumulation.
  • Catenary section study: Based on 5m overhead clearance with a 5% sag, proposed design modifications to shift catenary above BIA banners.
  • The system that the design team is looking at is quick connect type throughout the entire corridor except for intersections.
  • DPM suggested for Transportation Services to review and comment on the 5m clearance.
  • DIALOG to circulate the presentation to the group.
  • Transportation Services noted on any design changes including modification of where catenary system/banners sit on the pole has to be reflected in the design refresh in advancing the lighting agreement with various partners.
  • Toronto Hydro noted with the area being mixed use including residential, it usually generate a lot of public concerns. An important point to consider with the elements associated with the catenary system.
  • DPM noted the catenary system will be part of the BIA dedicated supply, not directly from the grid.
  • DPM noted power centre power load is 200 amp service and should suffice. Will review and confirm.
  • DIALOG is finalizing the visualization and studies. Working with DPM and will wait for this group’s feedback.
  • Transportation Services noted on the proposed system and the City’s O&M. Continual discussions will be needed.
  1. Toronto Hydro construction progress:
  • Received latest Toronto Hydro updates on September 23, 2022.
  • Construction at John and Wellington. South along John St. to Front St. Wrap up by end of October.
  • Last few weeks needed to make accommodation for Water Main project at Wellington and for TIFF.
  • Last week shut down took out 2 crews on Thur/Fri for TIFF to set up staging at Metro Hall. Have not heard issues and assumes all went well and acceptable with TIFF. 
  • Have slight concern with Hydro’s schedule and may request City’s work zone coordinator to allow some work on Saturday.
  • Toronto Hydro has made request to send out invoices to the BIA Office.
  1. Update from The City
  • New senior PM who has dealt with special lighting projects at Portland has been assigned to move ahead with the John Street agreement.
  • Transportation Services noted that Scott has updated quotes and has some questions for the consultants. Cassidy will touch base with ECS and TW on timing.
  • The project will be phased implementation and noted challenges with Ontario Line’s (OL) enabling work.
  • The City noted that Angela Haynes from the BIA Office is the support liaison for OL.
  1.     Progress of Tender drawings
  • DPM needs information to further progress and coordinate final cabinet locations. City to follow up with BIA and DPM.
  • Based on upcoming design decisions with the catenary system, the bulk to progress is with catenary.
  • When Hydro work is complete, BIA Office to request DPM to conduct an As-built review.
  1.     BIA
  • BIA to circle back re: maximizing the utilization of the Fed Dev fund and explore leveraging opportunity. City to check internally on any precedents in the past. 
  1. Next meeting: October 13, 2022 at 2pm


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