Toronto Life - The Informer

Insider intel on the politics and personalities shaping the city. Sign up for Preview newsletter for weekly updates


1 Comment

QUOTED: a police traffic spokesperson on the “carmageddon” at Queen and Spadina

Obviously traffic’s going to be screwed. It’s a huge intersection.

—a Toronto Police Traffic Services spokesperson, on how closing the intersection of Spadina and Queen will make for an “awful” July. As of this morning, the busy crossroads was shut down for transit maintenance and will stay that way until July 23. For the next two weeks, vehicles, including streetcars, will be diverted to Dundas, Richmond, King and Adelaide, most of which are already backed up because of other construction projects. The intersection has only been shut down for a few hours, but the situation’s already being labelled “Carmageddon TO” in anticipation of a slow-moving, gridlocked mess. Happy summer! [Globe and Mail]