The City of Toronto has just released the 2013 update of its web-based mapping system, T.O. INview. This website, which stands for Toronto Infrastructure Viewer, shows all the planned construction and infrastructure work to take place in the city, from road work to transportation, utilities to new construction. It allows the city to better coordinate infrastructure and development work, while informing the public of planned disruptions or changes in their neighbourhoods.
On the Infrastructure Coordination and Mapping Portal, you can choose to view City Construction (roads and cycling), Utility Construction (such as Toronto Hydro) or Third Party Construction (such as TTC). These maps show the big picture of city works to come in 2013.
A view of the planned Bikeway Network construction (in green):
A view of the planned Toronto Hydro construction (in yellow):
A view of the planned TTC track replacements (in red):
As well as the news on construction, utilities, street, transportation, and other public works, the updated website now contains details on planning, from parks to cycling infrastructure. Also new for 2013 is a pilot project on different sidewalk surfaces to help visually impaired pedestrians know when they are approaching an intersection.
Using maps and searches by ward or address, you can find out what kind of work is planned for your area. You can also find out how to get involved in one of the city's committees, studies or projects dealing mainly with roads, water and waste.
For information on short-term or emergency work, go to the City's road restriction's web page.