From January 21 until February 16, the City of Toronto will be rehabilitating the sewer manhole on King Street West at Niagara Street. This project is part of the Council-approved Capital Works Program to renew our aging infrastructure, and ensure continued long-term reliable sewer service.

Work Details
Based on the results of a preliminary inspection, the rehabilitation of the manhole(s) will involve:

  • Completing internal repairs to concrete benching.
  • Installing new maintenance ladders and platforms.
  • Flushing and cleaning the manhole with high pressure water to remove debris.
  • Installing a structural liner system in the manhole, where required, via a specialized crew approximately one week following cleaning activities. The liner typically takes 2-3 days to install.

Of note: Access inside the manholes is made through the existing maintenance hole openings located onthe street, as such, excavation is not typically required. If the existing access openings are discovered to be too small for man entry and/or equipment, excavation may be necessary. Excavated areas will be restored once construction is complete.

What to Expect During Construction

Overnight Work Hours: In an effort to minimize traffic disruption and congestion, work will take place from 5:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m., Sunday to Friday.

Sewer Service Disruption: There will be no interruptions to your sewer service

Noise: You may experience intermittent noise and vibration during construction (from vacuum trucks, power generators, air compressors, etc.). All work will comply with the City of Toronto’s Noise Bylaw.

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. The construction work zone will be limited to the immediate vicinity of the individual manhole access opening(s). Access for emergency vehicles will be maintained at all times.

Driveway Access: Typically, driveway access will not be restricted. If temporary restrictions to your driveway are necessary, the contractor will notify you directly in advance of the work.

Traffic Management: Efforts have been made to manage traffic in the area for the safety of workers, road users and residents. Road users may experience some delays and increased traffic on nearby main and side streets during periods of active construction.

Parking: Parking in the active work zone is not permitted due to space requirements for construction equipment and materials. If your parked vehicle affects the construction work, it will be re-located with no charge to the owner. If your vehicle is moved, please contact parking control for its location at 416-808-2222.

You may park outside of the inspection work zone. City Parking Officers will be advised not to issue tickets for “Parking in Excess of 3 Hours” on affected streets. Tickets will be issued for all other violations, such as parking too close to a corner or fire hydrant and other restricted areas.

Restoration: If excavation is required, the construction work area will be restored with sod, seed, concrete and/or asphalt where required. Interlocking bricks, flagstone on a granular base, or other similar features that are removed from public and private property during construction will be replaced. Lawn seeding and/or laying of sod will be done as needed during ideal growing seasons only – in the spring (April to June) and fall (September to October). Permanent restoration of the road and sidewalk will take place within 18 to 24 months.

Garbage & Recycling: Please follow your normal routine. If required, the contractor will move bins to an appropriate location and return them. Please ensure that you label your bins with your address.

More Information

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Field Ambassador – 647-821-9813 /
General Inquiries – 311

Download the construction notice here.