Any Torontonians driving down College Street over the next several weeks may be faced with a detour thanks to a large sinkhole that’s being repaired.
According to Toronto Transportation Services, a 100+-year-old sewer collapsed at the intersection of College Street and Beverley/St George Street, causing the sinkhole. To fix the sinkhole, a 400m stretch of College from McCaul Street to Huron Street will be fully closed for up to eight weeks.
Construction crews are already on-site to complete the emergency repairs, with Transportation Services describing the repair work as “complex.”
According to Transportation Services, crews are working around the clock to have the road back in action as soon as possible.
The sinkhole is at College St & Beverley St/St George St intersection and caused by collapsed 100+ year old sewer. Repair work is complex. Crews are working round the clock to have the road reinstated as soon as possible. Thank you for your patience and be safe.
— TO Transportation (@TO_Transport) March 31, 2021
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To deal with the closure, detour signs will be put up to direct cars away from the construction zone, but drivers are asked to plan alternate routes for any essential travel in the area.
TTC riders taking the 506 Carlton streetcar, which typically runs along College, will be rerouted via Spadina Avenue and Dundas Street. Shuttle buses will also run between Spadina and Broadview, detouring via McCaul, Dundas, and Spadina.