Emergency repairs to Dundas Street West to last another two weeks

By Kyle Hocking

A portion of Dundas Street West in Little Portugal will stay closed for at least another two weeks after crews uncovered a sinkhole underneath the streetcar tracks during planned construction work.

The City of Toronto told the Little Portugal BIA that a brittle sewer main pipe collapsed as a Toronto Water contractor was attempting to plug a hole in the pipe beneath the street last week.



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Dundas Street West was closed to traffic between Brock and Sheridan Avenues on Nov. 24, 2022 after the sinkhole opened up.

Crews have now cut through the TTC streetcar tracks and excavated a large section of the road for repairs.

The work was originally scheduled to be completed by Dec. 2, but Toronto Transportation now says they don’t expect to be finished until Dec. 16.

In the meantime, the City says drivers and cyclists will be forced to detour around the area while work is completed.

TTC streetcar service is also being diverted, but sidewalks are being maintained to allow access for pedestrian traffic.

In an email to CityNews, the City said work on the repairs will take place 24/7.

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