King Street Rejuvenation

A photo of King Street looking north towards the harbour.


The Town has been planning the revitalization of King Street from Bayshore Drive to Yonge Street for a number of years. Tatham Engineering, in partnership with Envision-Tatham, was retained to complete the detailed designed work required for this project which resulted in a complete rejuvenation of King St.

The rejuvenation includes but isn't limited to:

  • New Sanitary System
  • New Storm System
  • New Watermain
  • New Road alignment and parking configurations
  • Reconfiguration as a flexible street design with movable bollards
  • New traffic signals
  • New pedestrian crossings
  • New landscape features

The Town of Midland has a rich history and King Street being the focal point for the town plays a large role in this. This rejuvenation project will help maintain this history as well update the downtown to today's standards and solidify Midland as a leader in North Simcoe and a top tourist destination.


The Town has been planning the revitalization of King Street from Bayshore Drive to Yonge Street for a number of years. Tatham Engineering, in partnership with Envision-Tatham, was retained to complete the detailed designed work required for this project which resulted in a complete rejuvenation of King St.

The rejuvenation includes but isn't limited to:

  • New Sanitary System
  • New Storm System
  • New Watermain
  • New Road alignment and parking configurations
  • Reconfiguration as a flexible street design with movable bollards
  • New traffic signals
  • New pedestrian crossings
  • New landscape features

The Town of Midland has a rich history and King Street being the focal point for the town plays a large role in this. This rejuvenation project will help maintain this history as well update the downtown to today's standards and solidify Midland as a leader in North Simcoe and a top tourist destination.

  • Phase 2 Update - Work schedule updated, first section of work to extend to Hugel Avenue - April 1, 2020

    1 day ago

    An alternative work schedule has been created to address the needs of the construction crews doing the Phase 2 work. Starting the week of April 6, the road closure will be extending south to Hugel Avenue. The new work schedule can be viewed here.

    There are a few reasons for this change:

    1. It has been determined that additional dewatering of the ground water is required in order to install the underground infrastructure. In order to do so, they need to complete the removals and install well points in both the current block and the next block ahead, in order to draw the water down.
    2. Since there has been little activity downtown with most of the businesses being closed, we would like to take the opportunity to move in a second crew ahead of schedule in order to accelerate the schedule.
    3. In order for two crews to have the space required to work efficiently, as well as work within current COVID-19 spatial restrictions, the space of the extra block is needed.

    An alternative work schedule has been created to address the needs of the construction crews doing the Phase 2 work. Starting the week of April 6, the road closure will be extending south to Hugel Avenue. The new work schedule can be viewed here.

    There are a few reasons for this change:

    1. It has been determined that additional dewatering of the ground water is required in order to install the underground infrastructure. In order to do so, they need to complete the removals and install well points in both the current block and the next block ahead, in order to draw the water down.
    2. Since there has been little activity downtown with most of the businesses being closed, we would like to take the opportunity to move in a second crew ahead of schedule in order to accelerate the schedule.
    3. In order for two crews to have the space required to work efficiently, as well as work within current COVID-19 spatial restrictions, the space of the extra block is needed.

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  • Weekly Project Update - Week of March 23, 2020

    6 days ago

    Here is an update on work completed the week of March 23, and what work will take place next week.

    Here is an update on work completed the week of March 23, and what work will take place next week.

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  • Road Closure Map for Phase 2

    7 days ago

    Here is the planned road closure map for Phase 2 of the King Street Rejuvenation project. It is also available in PDF format here.

    Here is the planned road closure map for Phase 2 of the King Street Rejuvenation project. It is also available in PDF format here.

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  • Phase 2 of King Street Rejuvenation Project to begin on Monday, March 30, 2020!

    7 days ago

    Arnott Construction is currently preparing to recommence the King St Rejuvenation Project. They are currently on site setting up preliminary traffic control and they plan begin with the first block road closure the week of March 30th. The first block closure will include from Bayshore Drive to Dominion Avenue, including Bay St. East and West up to the laneways. As part of this first closure there will be a period of time that access to the 509 Bay St. West parking lot will be limited. Once the contractor has completed the required tie in work on Bay St. West the closure will be modified to re-establish access to the 509 Bay St. West parking lot. The access to King St. from the 509 Bay St. West parking lot will be closed for the duration of the project.

    The following documents are available for reference:

    Road Closure & Traffic Control Plan

    Tentative Work Schedule

    The Road Closure & Traffic Control Plan help detail and illustrate the typical signage that will be installed around the site as well show the overall closure limits and pedestrian crossings. The closure limits shown are what is anticipated to be the typical closures throughout the project. These closure limits are subject to change as it may required in order to complete critical tie in work. During these situations we will work diligently in order to regain access points as quickly as possible.

    The Tentative Work Schedule is subject to change and will be updated as required throughout the project. The schedule is shown as block by block construction to help identify which areas of the road will be worked on. There will also be a closure map showing the limits of each block to be published in the near future to help identify each closure block.

    It should be noted that, similar to the construction last fall, a pedestrian walkway will be maintained throughout the project to the front of all buildings. Access via the rear laneways in encouraged where possible.

    With the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Arnott Construction Ltd., the contractor on the project, is taking all reasonable precautions necessary in order to follow the most up to date industry best practices in order to fight the spread of the virus. Changes have been made to Health & Safety procedures and protocols, as well contingency plans have been put into place. The situation will continue to be monitored and changes will be implemented where necessary.

    If there are any concerns regarding the project please contact Arnott's Public Relations Officer for further details.

    Arnott Construction is currently preparing to recommence the King St Rejuvenation Project. They are currently on site setting up preliminary traffic control and they plan begin with the first block road closure the week of March 30th. The first block closure will include from Bayshore Drive to Dominion Avenue, including Bay St. East and West up to the laneways. As part of this first closure there will be a period of time that access to the 509 Bay St. West parking lot will be limited. Once the contractor has completed the required tie in work on Bay St. West the closure will be modified to re-establish access to the 509 Bay St. West parking lot. The access to King St. from the 509 Bay St. West parking lot will be closed for the duration of the project.

    The following documents are available for reference:

    Road Closure & Traffic Control Plan

    Tentative Work Schedule

    The Road Closure & Traffic Control Plan help detail and illustrate the typical signage that will be installed around the site as well show the overall closure limits and pedestrian crossings. The closure limits shown are what is anticipated to be the typical closures throughout the project. These closure limits are subject to change as it may required in order to complete critical tie in work. During these situations we will work diligently in order to regain access points as quickly as possible.

    The Tentative Work Schedule is subject to change and will be updated as required throughout the project. The schedule is shown as block by block construction to help identify which areas of the road will be worked on. There will also be a closure map showing the limits of each block to be published in the near future to help identify each closure block.

    It should be noted that, similar to the construction last fall, a pedestrian walkway will be maintained throughout the project to the front of all buildings. Access via the rear laneways in encouraged where possible.

    With the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Arnott Construction Ltd., the contractor on the project, is taking all reasonable precautions necessary in order to follow the most up to date industry best practices in order to fight the spread of the virus. Changes have been made to Health & Safety procedures and protocols, as well contingency plans have been put into place. The situation will continue to be monitored and changes will be implemented where necessary.

    If there are any concerns regarding the project please contact Arnott's Public Relations Officer for further details.

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  • Postponed - Phase 2 Pre-Construction Open House - Thursday, March 19, 2020

    22 days ago

    Due to the ongoing situation with the COVID-19 pandemic, this Open House event has been postponed until further notice.

    The Town of Midland will be holding a King Street Rejuvenation - Phase 2 Pre-Construction Open House on:

    When: Thursday, March 19, 2020 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.
    Where: North Simcoe Sports & Recreations Centre - Community Hall 527 Len Self Boulevard, Midland
    *This Open House is drop-in style. There will be no presentation.*

    The purpose of this Open House is to:

    • Coordinate the upcoming Phase 2 of the rejuvenation project with businesses and downtown residents;
    • Answer questions and explain more about Phase 2, with Town Staff, Tatham Engineering Staff and Arnott Construction Staff available; and
    • Provide construction drawings for the upcoming work, construction sequencing plans, and Traffic Control plans.

    It is recommended that all King Street area businesses attend!

    Due to the ongoing situation with the COVID-19 pandemic, this Open House event has been postponed until further notice.

    The Town of Midland will be holding a King Street Rejuvenation - Phase 2 Pre-Construction Open House on:

    When: Thursday, March 19, 2020 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.
    Where: North Simcoe Sports & Recreations Centre - Community Hall 527 Len Self Boulevard, Midland
    *This Open House is drop-in style. There will be no presentation.*

    The purpose of this Open House is to:

    • Coordinate the upcoming Phase 2 of the rejuvenation project with businesses and downtown residents;
    • Answer questions and explain more about Phase 2, with Town Staff, Tatham Engineering Staff and Arnott Construction Staff available; and
    • Provide construction drawings for the upcoming work, construction sequencing plans, and Traffic Control plans.

    It is recommended that all King Street area businesses attend!

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  • Phase 1 Construction is Complete!

    4 months ago

    The intersection of Bayshore Drive and King Street is now open, after the traffic lights were given a green light by inspectors today! With that, the Phase 1 Construction of the King Street Rejuvenation is now complete!

    Phase 2 of the rejuvenation will begin in Spring 2020. Stay tuned for updates as spring gets closer


    The intersection of Bayshore Drive and King Street is now open, after the traffic lights were given a green light by inspectors today! With that, the Phase 1 Construction of the King Street Rejuvenation is now complete!

    Phase 2 of the rejuvenation will begin in Spring 2020. Stay tuned for updates as spring gets closer


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  • Bay Street West is now open!

    4 months ago

    The Fall 2019 Phase of the King Street Rejuvenation is nearing completion, as today the road closure for Bay Street West at King Street was removed allowing traffic to flow north of Dominion Avenue to Bay Street West. The main portion of work left to be completed is the installation of the traffic lights at Bayshore Drive and King Street. Depending on delivery of those materials/equipment, the work is expected to be completed within the next two weeks.


    The Fall 2019 Phase of the King Street Rejuvenation is nearing completion, as today the road closure for Bay Street West at King Street was removed allowing traffic to flow north of Dominion Avenue to Bay Street West. The main portion of work left to be completed is the installation of the traffic lights at Bayshore Drive and King Street. Depending on delivery of those materials/equipment, the work is expected to be completed within the next two weeks.


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  • Completion in sight for the King Street Rejuvenation - Phase 1

    5 months ago

    The King Street Rejuvenation - Phase 1 work is nearing completion for the Fall 2019 phase.

    Work completed to date:

    • All underground water, sanitary and storm work is complete.
    • All curb work is complete.
    • Road has been constructed sub-grade elevation.

    Work to be completed:
    • Underground/overhead electrical work.
    • Road grading, paving and line painting.
    • Sidewalks to be temporarily-paved with asphalt for the winter.
    • Construction fencing and signage removal once safe to do so.
    The snowy weather arrived earlier than anticipated, but crews have been hard at work to complete this project on schedule. Weather-permitting, the plan is for the Fall 2019...

    The King Street Rejuvenation - Phase 1 work is nearing completion for the Fall 2019 phase.

    Work completed to date:

    • All underground water, sanitary and storm work is complete.
    • All curb work is complete.
    • Road has been constructed sub-grade elevation.

    Work to be completed:
    • Underground/overhead electrical work.
    • Road grading, paving and line painting.
    • Sidewalks to be temporarily-paved with asphalt for the winter.
    • Construction fencing and signage removal once safe to do so.
    The snowy weather arrived earlier than anticipated, but crews have been hard at work to complete this project on schedule. Weather-permitting, the plan is for the Fall 2019 Phase to be completed by the end of November.

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  • Project Update - Week Recap and Week of October 28 preview

    5 months ago

    Project Update from Arnott Construction LTD. on what works was completed this past week, and what work is scheduled for the week of October 28, 2019.


    Project Update from Arnott Construction LTD. on what works was completed this past week, and what work is scheduled for the week of October 28, 2019.


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  • Project Update - Week Recap and Week of October 21 preview

    6 months ago

    Project Update from Arnott Construction LTD. on what works was completed this past week, and what work is scheduled for the week of October 21, 2019.


    Project Update from Arnott Construction LTD. on what works was completed this past week, and what work is scheduled for the week of October 21, 2019.


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