Toronto is implementing restrictions on utility work in an effort to improve traffic flow in the downtown core.
Mayor John Tory says non-emergency work won’t be allowed weekdays between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. in a four-square-kilometre area of downtown.
Work can be done in parking lanes between 9:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.
Tory says outside of the designated area and parking lanes, workers can only do maintenance in the “off-peak direction” only as determined by city staff.
He says the policy also applies to all subcontractors working on behalf of utility companies.
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