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Basement Flooding Protection Program Sanitary and Storm Sewer Upgrades on Finch Avenue West

Start Date: November 1, 2022

End Date: March 2024

The City of Toronto is modifying and upgrading the storm and sanitary sewer system in your area in order to reduce surface and basement flooding. This work also involves replacing the City-owned portion of substandard water services and sanitary sewer laterals. This project is part of the Council-approved 2020 Basement Flooding Protection Program to improve the water distribution system; renew our aging infrastructure and reduce the risk of sewer collapse or blockages that cause sewer backups and flooding. Streets impacted include: Holcolm, Hounslow, Park Home, Stafford, Stafford Park Trail, Tamworth, Wallbridge, Yorkview, Altamont, Christine, Cloebury, Dromore, Ellerslie, Finch Ave. West, Finchurst and Fleetwell.


  • Currently upgrading sanitary sewers on Wallbridge Court and Finchurst Drive

  • Storm sewers are currently being upgraded on Stafford Park Trail and Finchurst Drive

  • Service laterals are being upgraded on Finchurst Drive, Fleetwell Court, Christine Crescent, Stafford Road, Yorkview Drive and Sheppard Avenue


Please find information below that outlines the remaining work for this Contract. Restoration will follow sewer replacements and service lateral upgrades. Restoration work includes road paving, sod replacement, curb installations and sidewalk section replacement.

Underground work is anticipated to be completed by winter 2023, with permanent restoration to be completed by spring 2024. Thank you for your patience while we complete this important work. We anticipate all work, including restoration, will be completed by March 2024.


  • You may experience dust, noise, and other inconveniences. The city will make efforts to reduce the impacts. We appreciate your patience.

  • The City will not be responsible for damage to any privately owned items on City property.

Work Hours: Work will take place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday to Friday, with work after hours and on weekends as required.

Traffic Management: Road users should expect delays and increased traffic on nearby main and side streets. Motorists are reminded that bicycles and cars will be sharing the lane. When driving, please be mindful of vulnerable road users.

  • Traffic on the identified streets on the map will occasionally be reduced to one lane, and road closures may be required during working hours where active sewer/watermain construction is taking place.

  • Signs will be installed at the entrance of any roads requiring closures. The contractor will have flag persons to ensure safe traffic on the street while construction is proceeding.

  • We encourage residents to avoid entering streets where "Road Closed Local Traffic Only" signs are posted, unless they reside on that street, in which case they may need to turn back and go around depending on the progress of the work in relation to the location of their home.

Road and Sidewalk Access: In order to complete the work in a safe manner, there will be road and sidewalk restrictions within the construction work zone. Access for emergency vehicles will be maintained at all times.

Driveway Access: The contractor will notify you of any temporary restrictions to your driveway access. If your property has two entrances, one entrance will be kept open at all times.

Pedestrians: The work may require temporary sidewalk restrictions, however any necessary sidewalk closures will alternate in each direction to ensure pedestrian access is maintained during construction.

Accessible Accommodation: The City's contractor must ensure safe and accessible walkways and entryways are maintained for everyone during construction. Any temporary access disruptions will be communicated as soon as possible. If you experience a disruption, have a specific access need or related accommodation request, inform the contact listed below.


If you have questions about this construction project, please contact staff listed below. If you need to speak with staff on the construction site – please ask for the site inspector, respect physical distancing and wear a mask.



Field Ambassador

Janet Webster, 416-338-5497,

TTY Hearing Impaired Service

416-338-0889 (Daily 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., closed holidays)

General inquiries



Thank you for your patience. Building a great city takes time. Better infrastructure for all of us is worth the wait.


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