Leslie St. to reopen as TTC streetcar facility nears completion
The TTC is pleased to announce that Leslie St. between Queen and Commissioners Sts. is scheduled to re-open to all traffic tomorrow, Aug. 8.
Since last May, Leslie St. has been closed between Queen St. and Eastern Ave. Tomorrow, the entirety of Leslie St. will re-open to motorists with some lane restrictions still in place. Lane closures will shift as work continues on curb lanes, as well as on the installation of the overhead power supply for streetcars. That work will be finished this fall.
Since September 2013, major watermain replacement work and other utility relocation work has closed potions of Leslie St. as part of the overall Leslie Barns project and streetcar track connection required to Queen St. When open later this year, the state-of-the-art Leslie Barns will be home to the TTC's new low-floor streetcars.
All landscaping in the area will be finished next spring and includes the planting of trees and shrubs. Streetscaping enhancements are already taking shape in the area, including customized street lights and new sidewalks. Along Queen St. in Leslieville at the corners of Rushbrooke, Curzon, Leslie and Hastings Sts., tree plantings and streetscaping upgrades are also taking shape, all part of the TTC's commitment to help beautify the community as part of the Leslie Barns project.
The TTC wants to thank local residents, businesses, motorists and customers for their considerable patience during this disruptive time.