The King Street pilot is launching on Sunday, November 12.

In the weeks ahead, you will see preparatory work along King Street such as new signage, modified traffic signals, and new paint markings. In the final days leading up to November 12, some lane closures will be necessary at times to install the finishing touches. Every effort is being made to minimize disruption and avoid bad times for this work, such as rush hour or late on a Friday night on King West.

When completed, new turn restrictions will be in place along King Street to limit vehicular access to local traffic only. Cars will still be able to reach every block of King Street in both directions, but commuter through-traffic will not be allowed. There will be no public parking on King Street. Instead, in the middle of each block, curbside space will be dedicated to commercial deliveries, accessible pick up and drop off, general pick up and drop off, taxi stands, and expanded public realm.

The project website has now been updated with a variety of materials to help you navigate the new and improved King Street, including: a helpful map of the corridor to help you figure out how to get where you need to go, an implementation timeline, and more.

To get us to November 12 (weather permitting), the following implementation schedule is planned:

  • October 30 – Overhead sign installation begins
  • November 6 – Installation of new transit shelters at select stops, Curbside sign installation begins, pavement marking installation begins
  • November 10 – Installation of streetcar stop/public realm elements installation (concrete barriers, planters, tactile strips, and ramps) begins
  • November 11 – Signal activation
  • November 12 – Pilot begins

To find out more, take a look at this helpful info booklet on the pilot, and stay updated via the project website.