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.

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