PortsToronto and City of Toronto to Reach Substantial Completion of Phase 1 of Ship Channel Bridge Rehabilitation Project

Toronto (January 29, 2024) – PortsToronto is pleased to announce that Phase 1 of the Ship Channel Bridge Rehabilitation Project will reach substantial completion in March 2024, and as a result both the north and south roadway approaches to the bridge will re-open to vehicle traffic on February 1, 2024.
In March 2022, PortsToronto in partnership with the City of Toronto, commenced a major rehabilitation program to restore and modernize the ageing Ship Channel Lift Bridge, a vital piece of infrastructure supporting Toronto’s supply chain.
It is necessary to rehabilitate this bridge, originally constructed in 1931, in order to ensure the continued safe transportation of cargo and goods across the bridge while maintaining marine, vehicle, bicycle and pedestrian traffic along the various rights of way serviced by the bridge.
This project will modernize three key components of this ageing infrastructure in two distinct phases.
Phase 1 – Substantial Completion in March 2024.
  1. Rehabilitation of the bridge north and south roadway approach spans
Phase 2 – To commence in late 2024.
  1. Restoration of the Bascule lift bridge structure
  1. Replacement of end of life mechanical and electrical lift systems.
The majority of work related to this phase of the project is limited to the winter months when the Ship Channel Bridge lift is not operational.
It is expected that the overall project will be completed in 2027.
PortsToronto consults with the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation on all projects.
For more information on the rehabilitation project, please click here.