UPDATE, June 15, 2021:
Please click here to view statement from City of Toronto Councillor Kristyn Wong-Tam.

UPDATE, June 14, 2021:
The following was sent by Paul Martin, Public Consultation Coordinator with the City of Toronto, to the BIA and stakeholders:

“The City of Toronto and the Toronto Transit Commission began construction work to renew the aging streetcar tracks on Wellington Street East between Yonge Street and Church Street and on Church Street from south of King Street East to Front Street East. The project also includes streetscape improvements at the intersection of Wellington Street East and Church Street.

The project was planned to be complete in September 2021. However, as construction work advanced, City staff and the project’s contractor encountered a number of complex underground infrastructure challenges that collectively impacted the contractor’s ability to deliver on the details of this multi-phase contract on time. In addition, we heard concerns from the business community in the area about the impact that this construction was having on restaurants and bars, especially those wishing to participate in the CafeTO program.

The City explored a number of options to address these challenges, but after careful consideration, the decision was made to halt construction work on the Wellington Street project until spring 2022. This is to provide City staff and contractors time to address and resolve the challenges mentioned above without causing further disruption to the residents and business community in the area.

Local Business

The City has been in communication with the St. Lawrence Market Neighbourhood Business Improvement Area (BIA) to facilitate registration for potential CaféTO locations in the area and to ensure locations are installed as soon as possible after the work zone is cleared.

•Dates when restaurants and bars in the area can setup their approved sidewalk or curb lane CaféTO locations are:

· Wellington Street East, between Yonge Street and Church Street, and Church Street, from south of King Street East to Front Street East, as soon as Sunday, June 20.

· Front Street East, between Church Street and Yonge Street, after Monday, June 21.

Please see the attached Construction Update #2  (click here for attachment)

Business owners are encouraged to forward concerns to Mark van Elsberg (MarkVanElsberg@stlawrencemarketbia.ca) at the St Lawrence Market Neighbourhood BIA as the City and the BIA will continue discussions until work commences in the spring.

For concerns that are time sensitive please feel free to follow up with:
Public Consultation Coordinator, Paul Martin. Email: paul.martin@toronto.ca Mobile: 437-684-1848


Our original webpage follows:



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The City of Toronto and TTC are renewing aging streetcar tracks on Wellington St (Yonge St to Church St) and on Church St (King St E. south to Wellington St). In addition to track work, this project will include major streetscape improvements at the intersection of Wellington St and Church St transforming the area for the future. Please click here to read the official Construction Notice from the City of Toronto and TTC, which includes estimated phase dates and contact details.

Businesses Open During Construction
(See list below)

Dependent on Provincial direction pertaining to Covid-19, businesses within the construction area will remain open and greatly appreciate your continued patronage. Many have adapted their services and offerings during the pandemic. Please see a list of businesses below and use their contact information and websites to verify if they are open and to learn more about their offerings.

Allan Parss Salon, 42 Wellington St. E, 416-622-9070
Learn more:  allanparss.com

Aroma Espresso Bar,  20 Wellington St. E. #2, 647-748-6300
Learn more: aromacafe.ca

B & M Salon, 26 Wellington St. E., 416-840-0049
Learn more:  bmsalon.ca

BMO Bank of Montreal, 101 King St E, 416-360-0130
Learn more: branches.bmo.com/on/toronto/b0853/

Cantina Mercatto, 20 Wellington St. E, 416 304 0781
Learn more:  cantina.mercatto.ca

COMING SOON: Char Bistro, 40 Wellington St. E.,
Learn more:  charbistro.com

Dentistry On Wellington, 56 Wellington St. E., 416-865-9494
Learn more: dentistryonwellington.com

East Thirty-Six, 36 Wellington St. E., 647-350-3636
Learn more:  eastthirtysix.ca

The Flatiron: A Firkin Pub,49 Wellington St E, 416-362-3444
Learn more: firkinpubs.com/theflatironandfirkin

Garrison Bespoke, 26 Wellington St E #101, 416-566-2041
Learn more: garrisonbespoke.com

HotHouse, 35 Church St, 416-366-7800
Learn more: hothouserestaurant.com

Indigo Parking, 26 Wellington St. E., 416-506-1000
Learn more:  ca.parkindigo.com/en/car-park/26-wellington-street-east

Irish Embassy Pub and Grill, 49 Yonge St., 416-866-8282
Learn more:  irishembassypub.com

Power Up Game Bar, 38 Wellington St. E., 647-404-2937
Learn more: powerupbar.business.site

Pravda Vodka Bar, 44 Wellington St. E., 416-366-0303
Learn more: pravdavodkabar.com

Score On King, 107 King St E, 416-519-4654
Learn more: scoreonking.com

Sokalsky Dental, 26 Wellington St. E.,  416 – 369 – 1680
Learn more:  sokalskydental.com

Subway, 34 Church St, 416-368-1997
Learn more: restaurants.subway.com

SukhoTHAI, 52 Wellington St. E., 647-351-4612
Learn more: sukhothaifood.ca

TPH – The Print House, 26 Wellington St E (off Scott St.), 416-364-9158
Learn more: tph.ca/printing-near-me/ontario/toronto/downtown/wellington-st-east

Third Wave Coffee Inc., 42 Church St, 416-366-0666
Learn more: thirdwavecoffeeinc.com

Tim Hortons, 33 Yonge (facing Wellington E. & Scott St.), 416-913-5755
Learn more: timhortons.ca

Uncle Tony’s, 38 Wellington St. E., 416-455-6650
Learn more:  uncletonys.ca

Valet Cleaners, 38 Church Street, 416-364-7924
Learn more: goo.gl/maps/9auMvQ5Ty3wz46Ar8

Wellington HealthCare, 54 Wellington St. E., 416-366-5660
Learn more: wellingtonhealthcaretoronto.com

Wellington Hair Salon, 33 Yonge St., 416-363-8330
Learn more: thewellingtonsalon.com

The Works, 60 Wellington St. E., 416-594-9675
Learn more: worksburger.com

Yonge and Front Dental, 33 Yonge St., 416-364-2444
Learn more: yongefrontdental.com

Looking for more local businesses to support? Click here for our Old Town Toronto Business Directory.

Want to suggest a page edit? Please email stephenm@stlawrencemarketbia.ca