road reconstruction

Action on Roads

I have been working hard to direct staff and city resources towards Ward 25’s worst roads, which were battered by our colder than usual winter.

At City Council, I voted to increase the city’s spring road repair budget, and crews have already filled over 190,000 pot holes since the first of January.

But pot hole fixes are temporary repairs, and I have been concentrating on long term fixes. That is why I meet regularly with the General Manager of Transportation Services. In fact, my first meeting as a City Councillor way back in 2010 was about how to increase the pace of road repairs in Ward 25. I’m on our roads each and every day and even had the city’s senior management team tour Ward 25 and see some of our worst roads first hand.

Construction coordination – particularly with utility companies over which the city has limited jurisdiction – can throw up major road blocks, but I have been working with the city’s capital coordination team to improve the process.

To see a complete list of road reconstruction projects in Ward 25, please click here.

For more information about the roads in your neighbourhood or to bring a bad road to my attention, do not hesitate to contact me.

Hoggs Hollow Stormwater Management Update

Phases I and II of the city’s $24 million Hoggs Hollow road and stormwater management project are complete, and Phases III and IV are on schedule for completion in 2014.

The city recently awarded the contract for Phase III to Clearway, and construction will begin in early spring on the following streets:

  • Donwoods Drive from Knightswood Road to Donino Avenue;
  • Donwoods Grove;
  • Winton Road;
  • Plymbridge Road from the bridge to Donwoods Drive; and,
  • Donwoods Drive from Donino Avenue to Ivor Road.

The work involves storm sewer installation and road reconstruction. The water main on Winton Road will also be replaced. Phase IV is set to get underway in the second half of 2014.

For more information about any aspect of the project, you can contact Manveer Ramburrun, the Project Engineer, at or (416) 395-1112.

Progress on Ward 25 Roads

Road Reconstruction on Riverview Drive

After a significant push from my office, I’m pleased to announce that Riverview Drive is scheduled for reconstruction in 2015!

A public consultation meeting took place on November 24 with neighbours and city staff.

The project includes road resurfacing, cul-de-sac improvements, sidewalk restoration, catch basin replacement and the installation of a bioretention unit to absorb surface drainage from the roadway.

For more information, please contact Chetan Shah at or 416-392-4956.

Road Reconstruction on Old Colony Road

After successfully moving the project ahead from 2018 to 2016, the pre-design and geotechnical surveys are underway for a full reconstruction of Old Colony Road!

Delivery of the project is confirmed for 2016 and the work also involves a complete stormwater infrastructure upgrade.

A full public consultation process will take place in 2015 and city staff will provide advance written notice of any public meetings to all impacted neighbours. Check upcoming eNewsletters for more information!