Road Closure of Lower Simcoe between Harbour Street and Queens Quay West: October 30 – November 2

GTA Weekly
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Work continues on the construction of the new off-ramp from the Gardiner Expressway to Lower Simcoe Street. As part of the project, Lower Simcoe, between Harbour Street and Queens Quay West, will be closed to through traffic in both directions from 7 a.m. on Monday, October 30, reopening at 7 p.m. on Thursday, November 2. The closure is required for the construction of the new Gardiner Expressway off-ramp at Lower Simcoe Street.

Traffic restrictions associated with this closure include:
• Traffic on Harbour Street will not be affected through the intersection of Harbour Street and Lower Simcoe Street, but there will be no right turns onto Lower Simcoe Street. 
• North access from Queens Quay should be made at York Street or Rees Street.
• The eastbound Rees Street on-ramp will be open at all times.
• Westbound lanes on Lake Shore Boulevard West will remain open.
• Local access will be maintained to the driveways and parking facilities on Lower Simcoe from Queens Quay. 
• There will be no through north or southbound traffic on Lower Simcoe between Lake Shore Boulevard West and Queens Quay West.
• Southbound traffic along Lower Simcoe Street will be diverted at Lake Shore Boulevard West to go west and at Harbour Street to go east.
• Northbound traffic from Queens Quay can use the alternate routes of York Street or Rees Street. 

Enhanced signage will inform drivers of the road closure and help manage traffic in the area.

During this closure, pedestrian and cyclist access to the area will be restricted. Pedestrians and cyclists are advised to use alternate routes such as Bremner Boulevard, Rees Street and York Street. The Lake Shore Boulevard West multi-use trail remains closed from Rees Street to York Street and will remain closed for the duration of the project. Cyclists are advised to use the Martin Goodman Trail on Queens Quay West. 

The City has a web-based map to help residents and visitors make their travel plans available at Information about the City’s planned capital construction work is available at

This work is part of the City’s comprehensive, co-ordinated strategy to rehabilitate and upgrade Toronto’s roads, transit and underground infrastructure for current and future needs.

This news release is also available on the City’s website:

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