Jan 02, 2024

By Jane Brown

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With students and teachers still off for their holiday break this week, traffic is lighter than usual.

But with Toronto teeming with construction projects this coming year, you can bank on a slower commute during 2024.

In addition to the Ontario Line subway, work is underway for several other Metrolinx travel projects across the city, including the Scarborough Subway Extension, Eglinton Crosstown West Extension and Yonge North Subway Extension.

Construction for the new SmartTrack Stations is also expected to begin this year. The stations are St. Clair West GO, Bloor-Lansdowne GO, King-Liberty GO, East Harbour Transit Hub and Finch-Kennedy GO.

Work to replace aging streetcar tracks and a 146-year old watermain along King Street West between Dufferin and Shaw is set to begin next month.

Motorists will also continue to see lane restrictions on Adelaide between York and Victoria Streets for installation of streetcar tracks.

There’s also work to take place on University, Broadview, Gerrard East along with other routes.

Jennifer Keesmat is a former chief planner for the City of Toronto. She says Toronto has a problem with construction delivery.

“It simply takes too long,” Keesmaat told CP24, “It is simply too uncoordinated between projects and there are ways to solve that problem and we need to start talking about that in 2024 in this city.”

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