City has finally filled in Coronation Dr. sinkhole
A sinkhole surrounded by pylons is no longer bedevilling traffic on Coronation Dr., after the city finally filled it in. Our May 25 column was about a hole that formed in the eastbound lane of Coronation, east of Manse Rd., barricaded with pylons that kept traffic away from it but caused an even worse problem.
After the pylons went up, there wasn’t enough room for eastbound traffic to go around without veering into the opposite lane. And since it was on a bend in the road, drivers couldn’t get an early look at oncoming traffic.
Sinkholes are usually caused by a leaking water or storm sewer pipe that washes out the roadbed. Toronto Water investigated and said it had nothing to do with its pipes, which left transportation services to figure it out.
Whatever the cause, we got an email last week from transportation services, saying the sinkhole was fixed, which we confirmed when we returned.
On June 10 we reported on a street sign that had potential to confuse some drivers looking for Park Home Ave., while headed south on Yonge St., south of Finch Ave.
A large street sign for Park Home has for many years been mounted on a pole about a block north of the Yonge-Park Home intersection, to inform drivers looking for the street that they’re approaching it. But long after the sign went up, two condo towers were built right next to it on the west side of Yonge, with a lane in between them — created to provide service access to the buildings — that looks a lot like a new street.
A reader told us it had potential to confuse some drivers who aren’t familiar with the area by misleading them into thinking that the laneway is Park Home.
Allen Pinkerton, who’s in charge of street signage, sent staffers to check it out and emailed to say the sign indeed has the potential to mislead drivers and is scheduled to be taken down soon. Our May 15 column was about sunken pavement around a storm sewer chamber at the foot of Woodbine Ave., just north of the Donald D. Summerville pool.
A reader thought it had something to do with persistent flooding around some catch basins in the area, but it turns out the flooding was caused by water washing up into the storm sewer discharge pipes in the lake.
As for the sunken pavement, we got a note from the reader who first told us about it, along with a photo showing an asphalt crew repaving the street.
For the record . . . Last Tuesday, we reported that a reader told us he long ago contacted the office of city Councillor Michael Ford (Ward 2, Etobicoke North) about persistent uncut grass on city property.
Dan Jacobs, Ford’s chief of staff, told us they keep a log of calls from the public and have no record of any complaint about it until last Monday night.