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Traffic ‘crisis’ has many Toronto-area residents ‘reluctant’ to work in office: poll

Many Toronto-area residents are “reluctant to travel to work” amid a traffic and congestion “crisis,” a new poll indicates. The poll, conducted by Ipsos for the Toronto Region Board of Trade (TRBT), also showed that a majority of respondents have contemplated moving outside of the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area …

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Ontario government hopeful interest rate cut will spur struggling home construction

Ontario housing minister Paul Calandra expressed confidence that the Bank of Canada’s interest rate cut on Wednesday will help spur housing development as the province struggles to realize its goal of constructing 1.5 million homes by 2031. Calandra told reporters he was “very relieved” interest rates had finally been cut …

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Toronto’s construction season traffic is ‘unacceptable.’ Is there a better way?

Sun’s out, shovels out. As the warm weather sets in, Toronto will welcome its unofficial fifth season: construction season. Workers will be outside taking advantage of the weather to get all sorts of projects done, such as road maintenance and sewer upgrades. However, the season is notorious for its traffic …

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Ontario transportation minister pitches 24-hour work to speed up Gardiner construction

As claustrophobic congestion on Toronto’s Gardiner Expressway worsens with years-long lane closures to accommodate road repairs, Ontario’s minister of transportation is suggesting around-the-clock construction could dramatically shorten the time frame. Parts of the Gardiner, between Dufferin Street and Strachan Avenue, have been reduced by one lane in each direction for …

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Construction workers shortage stands in the way of housing boost: experts – National

Solving a longstanding construction worker shortage will be key to boosting housing supply, experts say, as Canada’s national housing agency continues to forecast housing start levels that fall short of growing demand. The growing construction labour shortage was cited by the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp. as one of three …

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Worker injured inside construction zone in DVP hit-and-run – Toronto

Toronto police say a construction worker was injured in a hit and run on the Don Valley Parkway early Tuesday. Police said the worker was hit at around 1:11 a.m. on the expressway near the Spanbridge Road overpass area. Investigators said the northbound curb land and middle lane were closed …

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Gardiner Expressway construction: Closures to resume after brief reopening

Toronto commuters will soon run again into lane closures of parts of the Gardiner Expressway starting Monday night. The expressway, which is undergoing what the city calls “critical rehabilitation work,” will see its one of its eastbound lanes closed between Dufferin Street and Strachan Avenue for rehabilitation work as of …

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Rental construction across Canada hit ‘record levels’ in 2023: CMHC – National

The construction of purpose-built rentals and condominiums hit “record levels” in 2023, data from the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation released on Wednesday shows. According to the CMHC’s Spring 2024 Housing Supply Report, purpose-built rental construction in six major markets combined to hit record levels in 2023. Rentals also accounted …

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West Toronto residents call for compensation over construction disruptions – Toronto

After living in a construction zone for close to three years, residents of a west Toronto neighbourhood are demanding accountability, and some are calling for compensation. The basement flooding protection program and storm sewer upgrades on Old Mill Drive and Catherine Street had an original end date of August 2022, …

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