Important: TTC road closures around the hospital
Toronto, May 8, 2014
From May 11 to May 31, 2014, the TTC will close the intersection of Queen Street East and Victoria Street for streetcar track replacement and partial road and sidewalk construction.
This will have a number of impacts around the hospital:
- Intersection closed: No vehicles will be allowed to pass through the Queen Street East and Victoria Street intersection during the construction period.
- Access to the hospital: The Queen Street drop-off zone will be closed to vehicles because of the road closure. Patients who need to be dropped off at an accessible entrance should use the Shuter or Victoria entrance (see map below). Pedestrian access will be maintained at all entrances. Please note that access points to the hospital are subject to change as construction progresses. Check back for updates.
- Wheel-Trans: Wheel-Trans will continue to drop off and pick up patients at the Queen St. entrance.
- Reduced parking: No parking in the active work zone and reduced on-street parking in the neighbouring areas.
- Increased traffic and detours: Expect delays on Queen and Victoria Streets and increased traffic on side streets.
- TTC streetcar diversions: 501/301 Queen, 502 Downtowner and 508 Lake Shore streetcars on Queen St. will be diverted around the closed intersection.
- Noise and vibrations: As with most construction projects, there will be an increase in noise, dust and vibrations.
Pedestrian access to the hospital, local businesses and walkways will be maintained on all sides of both streets at all times.
For more detailed information about the road closures and an explainer video, visit the TTC website or call 311.
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About St. Michael's Hospital
St. Michael’s Hospital provides compassionate care to all who enter its doors. The hospital also provides outstanding medical education to future health care professionals in 27 academic disciplines. Critical care and trauma, heart disease, neurosurgery, diabetes, cancer care, care of the homeless and global health are among the hospital’s recognized areas of expertise. Through the Keenan Research Centre and the Li Ka Shing International Healthcare Education Centre, which make up the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute, research and education at St. Michael's Hospital are recognized and make an impact around the world. Founded in 1892, the hospital is fully affiliated with the University of Toronto.