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!


Join the conversation Load comments

Latest in City

More than 50 dogs rescued from Texas snow storms now looking for homes in Toronto

Ontario city trying to attract new residents by giving away pajamas you can wear in public

Travellers arriving at Toronto's Pearson Airport are ignoring new quarantine rules

Major flooding turns Toronto transit station into terrifying water park

Civil liberties advocates criticize Toronto for sending police bill to Adamson BBQ

Toronto businesses say we're not in this together anymore as lockdown continues

CNE planning to reopen for summer 2021 in Toronto

People are sharing their unpopular opinions of Toronto and some are pretty harsh