As of Monday, November 12, the Ship Channel Bridge located on Cherry Street will be closed to vehicle traffic to enable the Toronto Port Authority to carry out repairs on the bridge. During the closure pedestrian and cyclist access will be permitted.
The bridge is located south of Commissioners Street and north of Unwin Avenue.
The bridge will be closed to vehicle traffic from November 12, 2012 to June 2013.
Vehicles that require access to the Portlands area south of the Ship Channel Bridge may travel eastbound to Leslie Street. Vehicles will be able to access Unwin Avenue via Leslie Street.
Vehicles accessing the lower Portlands may have to cross a single-lane bridge on Unwin Avenue. This bridge meets provincial transportation standards and is equipped with traffic lights provided by the City of Toronto. The bridge on Unwin Avenue can accommodate vehicles up to 63.7 tonnes on five axles.
Motorists, cyclists and pedestrians should abide by City of Toronto detour and informational signage.
Bridge operations to accommodate the movement of vessels will continue until November 30. Operation for the movement of vessels will resume June 2013. During repairs the bridge will not be raised to accommodate vessels of any kind.
The bridge will remain open to pedestrians and cyclists. Access will alternate between the east and west sides, depending on construction activity.
Questions regarding the closure of the Ship Channel Bridge should be directed to Angus Armstrong, Harbour Master and Chief of Security at email@example.com
or by phone at 416-462-3304 or 416-558-8074.
Construction-related inquiries and comments should be directed to Phillip Warren, Projects Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org
Media related inquiries should be directed to Pamela McDonald, Director of Communications and Public Affairs at email@example.com