Elysian Street Construction - St. George Street to East Street


Elysian Street and East Street have been prioritized for watermain, sewer and roadway replacement due to the poor condition of the aging infrastructure.  The area has been identified in the City's Asset Management Plan and 10 year Capital Forecast for renewal as a 2024 Complete Streets project.

Existing Conditions of Elysian Street
                                                   Existing Conditions

The Elysian Street Reconstruction project includes Elysian Street from St. George Street to the east limit, and East Street from Elysian Street to the north limit.  The scope of the project generally includes the replacement of watermain, replacement of sanitary sewer, new storm sewer, sidewalk, curb and gutter and new asphalt driving surface.  

The design follows the City's Complete Street Guidelines to improve and enhance accessibility for roadway users of all ages and abilities.  The design provides a sidewalk on one side of the roadway only, to accommodate sidewalk width requirements of Ontario's accessibility standards within the limited space available in the existing right-of-way.  A map of the proposed improvements can be found here.

                                 Proposed Elysian Sreet Cross Section with no boulevard
                                      Proposed Elysian Street Cross Section with no boulevard

Proposed Elysian Street Cross Section with boulevard

                                     Proposed Elysian Street Cross Section with boulevard

During the design, the one-way configuration on Pearl Street and Penwarden Street from Scott Street to Elysian Street was identified as a problem for access to these streets during construction.  Pearl Street has sufficient road width to allow for two-way traffic without any changes to the existing parking configuration.  Pearl Street will be permanently converted from one-way traffic to two-way traffic as part of the Elysian Street project to encourage slower speeds and improve vehicle access in the neighbourhood.

Penwarden Street does not have sufficient width for two-way traffic without changing the existing parking configuration.  As a result, two-way conversion of this street is not recommended at this time.  During construction, Penwarden Street will be closed to through traffic, but local traffic will be maintained through the construction zone.

                   Convversion of Pearl Street to Two Way Traffic
                                                  Conversion of Pearl Street to Two Way Traffic

Phase 1 - St. George Street to East Pearl Street
  • Tentative Start Date - Early April 2024
  • Anticipated Completion of all underground works to suit safe travel conditions through the construction zone - July 2024
  • Anticipated Completion of all final surface works - September 2024
Phase 2 - East Pearl Street to East Limits of Elysian (including East Street Works)
  • Tentative Start Date - July - September 2024
  • Anticipated Completion of all final surfaces works - September 2024
Project Contacts
City Project Manager                        City Inspector
Cory Pietrzak, C. Tech.   Logan Vandevyvere, E.I.T
T 519-631-1680 x4197   T 519-631-1680 x4155
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