Leslie upgrades and track installation:
Lake Shore reopened, September 1



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City of Toronto and TTC contractors continue the project to upgrade the street, improve the water-service infrastructure and install streetcar tracks on Leslie Street.

(They’re building new tracks to connect the future Leslie Barns streetcar maintenance and storage facility to the tracks on Queen Street East.)


Yesterday, Tuesday, September 1, contractors restored all traffic lanes on Lake Shore Boulevard East at Leslie Street. Motorists can now use three traffic lanes and a left-turn lane in each direction. Crews also opened more lanes on Leslie south of Lake Shore, providing motorists with two northbound lanes and one southbound lane. They also restored access to the north entrance to the Canadian Tire plaza.

You can still expect crews to intermittently reduce some traffic lanes as they rebuild the centre median on Lake Shore East, finish upgrading the streetscape and install new overhead power lines.

They’ll install the final layer of asphalt in the intersection of Lake Shore East and Leslie overnight at a later date to improve the roadway for motorists crossing the new streetcar tracks.


The TTC continues to detour buses operating along the 31B branch of the 31 Greenwood route and the 83 Jones route.