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Construction mess finally to end on Queens Quay

Queens Quay has been an utter mess for around three years now as construction crews have worked on a major revitalization of the lakefront street. Now, as we enter June and the Pan Am Games loom near, the major work on the street is set to come to a close.

Waterfront Toronto has released a schedule that charts when each intersection will open along Queens Quay, as crews activate traffic lights in a westerly direction from Bay St. to Spadina Ave. The work will proceed at a rate of one intersection per day, which means that the Quay will be back to two way traffic by June 10th.

A grand opening is set for June 19th as Waterfront Toronto scrambles to get the street looking as good as possible for the Games. This won't, however, spell the end of construction here, as a highly publicized problem with the need for additional Hydro cables in the area means that some work will need to be completed after the big opening, but it's not actually that extensive.

In other words, it's finally time to get excited about this crucial section of the waterfront.

Photo via Waterfront Toronto


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