Cherry Street Construction Begins

In addition to the closure of Old Eastern Avenue, Cherry Street also closed last week between Eastern Avenue and Mill Street. There is no vehicular, pedestrian, or cycling access during this phase of construction, which is expected to last until the end of 2012.

Update: Cherry Street is now closed from Lake Shore Boulevard to Eastern Avenue until the end of the year. 72A Pape buses will be on diversion via Lake Shore Boulevard and Parliament Street until the street reopens (details at TTC.ca)

The closure marks the beginning of the transformation of the former industrial street into an urban street never seen before in Toronto. When complete, Cherry Street will provide wide sidewalks and boulevards, bike lanes, and a dedicated streetcar right-of-way.

Rendering of Cherry Street after construction (looking north from Mill Street) (source: Waterfront Toronto)

Cherry Street will close between King Street and Front Street at a date to be determined. The CRBA is working with WaterfrontToronto, Infrastructure Ontario, and Pan Am 2015 to ensure residents and businesses receive more advance notice of road closures in the future.

Front Street in Corktown is also under construction as the final stage of watermain work and street reconstruction begins. One lane in each direction will be maintained as crews rebuild the sidewalks and roadway.

Read more:
Waterfront Toronto – Cherry Street Transit

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