Leslieville construction

TTC construction fiasco a nightmare for Leslieville

Mention the name "Leslie Barns" to folks in Leslieville and you're libel to get an eye roll. The construction affiliated with the new home for Toronto's low-floor streetcars has been a major downer for neighbourhood businesses and residents, and it just keeps going.

Already well delayed, the latest setback comes in the form of 60 metres of improperly laid streetcar track that will have to be dug up and removed, pushing a construction project that was supposed to be complete last fall into July. The TTC isn't on the hook for the cost of the replacement, as the fault is with the contractor, but that won't appease those who've been anxiously waiting for the work to wrap up.

The section of track in question is located on Leslie street, which lessens the impact on smaller businesses in the area, many of which were impacted by construction on Queen St. last summer. Some day the new streetcar barns will be done, and there might even be functional vehicles to put in them. Some day!


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