Talbot Street Streetscape Information

Update May 22, 2016

We are excited to announce that base asphalt is being installed on Phase 1 and 2 (Talbot Street from Pearl Street to St. George Street).  The section is scheduled to reopen to traffic on the weekend, including the intersections.

Commencing next week, Talbot between Metcalfe Street and Queen Street will be closed to traffic during the day and reopened at night to complete the balance of the work.  This final restoration work will take approximately one week and then these phases will fully reopen to traffic.  The Talbot Street intersections at St. George Street, Queen Street , Metcalfe Street and Pearl Street will remain open during this time.

Construction on Phase 3 (St. George Street to Stanley Street) is ongoing with sewers, watermain and utility work between St. George Street and New/William Street.  A detour will remain in place.

We encourage you to continue to support local businesses in the area during construction


Talbot Streetscape Construction - Stanley Street to Pearl Street

The Talbot Street construction project will renew the underground infrastructure and transform the streetscape into a pedestrian friendly zone.  The revitalized gateway to the downtown core will include:

  • Landscaping in median islands and planter boxes along the sidewalk
  • St. Thomas railway history incorporated into the streetscape
  • Paving stones in the boulevard and parking bays
  • Improved pedestrian crossings
  • Decorative streetlights
  • Benches
  • New watermain and sanitary sewer

The project is scheduled to start at the end of March and be completed by the end of August.  The project has been phased to minimize overall disruption.

Phase 1 - Queen Street to Pearl Street: March - May

Phase 2 - Intersection of Talbot Street/St. George Street:  April - May

Phase 2 - Stanley Street to St. George Street:  May - August

In order to safely complete the work Talbot Street will be closed to through traffic during construction but local business traffic will be maintained to the extent possible.  Detour routes will be in place.  Pedestrian access will also be maintained to the extent possible.

We encourage you to continue to support local businesses during construction.  Parking is available on adjacent side streets or at the municipal parking lot on Centre Street.

Please continue to check this page for updates during the project.

If you have any questions feel free to contact the City's Project Manager:

Ric Radauskas, C.E.T.

Senior Design Technologist

519-631-1680 ext. 4222