Notice of Upcoming Work

Queen’s Park Reconstruction Project

What is happening?

A geotechnical investigation is underway to test soil conditions in a variety of locations on the Macdonald Block Complex property (900 Bay Street).  Drill rigs began digging boreholes (deep holes approximately 15cm wide) at identified locations around the complex in December.  In order to complete the investigation of 900 Bay Street, short-term traffic lane closures will be required in June and potentially July 2017.


Early June to July 2017 between approximately 9am and 4pm (weekdays only)

How will this affect me?        

The remaining boreholes are located along the outer perimeter of the Macdonald Block Complex property line. In order to access these locations, a drill rig will be positioned within the curb lane, and in some cases, the bicycle lane, resulting in short-term traffic restrictions at:

·       Bay Street just north of 880 Bay Street

·       Wellesley Street just west of Bay Street


The curb lane closures will occur during daytime hours only – the outside traffic lane will remain open at all times. The curb lane and bicycle lane will re-open to traffic once work is completed each day. Sidewalks will remain open however minor pedestrian diversions may be required. All traffic and pedestrian restrictions have been coordinated with the City of Toronto. Appropriate signage and personnel will be in place while the work is underway.


We apologize for any inconvenience and thank you for your cooperation.

More information?

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About the Project
In July 2016, the Government of Ontario announced the Queen’s Park Reconstruction Project (QPRP), an initiative that involves the extensive reconstruction of the Macdonald Block Complex and the rehabilitation of the Whitney Block.  
More information about the project is available online at: