A large sinkhole has caused the City to close a stretch of College Street for at least two months as crews perform emergency repair work.

As a result, College Street is now closed between McCaul and Huron streets.

Given the complexity of the repair, in order to access the swear to begin the work, crews first needed to remove the above-ground TTC tracks and safely navigate a significant amount of underground infrastructure.

Crews are now working around the clock to repair the sewer and have the roadway reinstated as soon and as safely as possible.

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Last Friday evening, a brick sewer, which dates back to 1873, collapsed and created a void/sinkhole approximately 25 feet deep and up to 20 feet in circumference under College at Beverley and St. George Street.

City crews and police responded immediately to close the roadway and make the area safe.

Those planning essential travel near the area are asked to plan ahead and choose an alternate route and to follow detour signs that are in place and to be patient.

The following full closures are now in place to keep members of the public and crews in the work zone safe:
•       College Street between McCaul Street and Huron Street
•       Beverley Street at Cecil Street
•       St. George Street at approximately 30 metres north of College Street

TTC diversions are already in place for both eastbound and westbound service on 506 Carlton and 306 Carleton streetcars, as well as for 506B/306B Carlton replacement buses. Full details for these temporary service changes can be found here.

Residents are advised to use the Road Restrictions map to plan their essential trips, and paid duty officers will be located at key locations near the site to help direct traffic.