Bloor Street Construction to Stop at Bartlett for the Winter

Pouring sidewalk on Dec 12 - photo courtesy Dyan Marie

Jack Frost has landed in Toronto, and with the cold weather our construction crews will be packing up shortly for the season, to return in the early spring 2014 to finish the job to Montrose Avenue.

Crews will be working hard over the next week to complete the road resurfacing west of Bartlett Avenue, and tidy up the completed work zone. Street trees and pit covers will be installed in spring 2014. Until then, the contractor will back-fill all tree pits for sidewalk safety.

Post-and-ring bike locks have been returned, with two additional bike racks to be installed in the near future.

Sidewalk paver installation in progress

Sidewalk paver installation in progress

New decorative pavers are being laid at intersection corners. You may have also noticed the new detectable warning plates, also known as tactile pavers. These bumpy plates signal to pedestrians with reduced vision that they are approaching an intersection. Expect to see these kinds of plates installed across the city with each new sidewalk reconstruction project.

Bloordale Blooms: stainless steel flowers

Steel flower art installed in sidewalk

Steel flower art installed in sidewalk

Thanks to the Dyan Marie with the Bloordale BIA, you will now see a number of stainless steel flowers inlaid in the cement sidewalk. Crews are still in the process of cleaning off construction residue, but we are already hearing praise and appreciation from people passing by. More flowers will be installed next year as the additional decorative treatments are applied at some connecting street intersections.

Visit the Bloordale Facebook page for more great photos.

Thank you all for your patience and cooperation. You may see some small crews working on a few tasks during any warm spells we might get in early 2014, but otherwise we won't be pulling up any more sidewalk or roadway until the spring.

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