To ensure the safety and reliability of pipeline infrastructure, Enbridge Gas is replacing portions of an important 20-inch high-pressure gas pipeline along Lake Shore Blvd. in downtown Toronto. The project requires the replacement of approximately 4.5 km of pipeline and related facilities, which are part of Enbridge Gas’ Kipling Oshawa Loop (KOL). The component being replaced resides on Lake Shore Blvd. between Cherry St. and Bathurst St. in the City of Toronto.

The current pipeline, which was installed in the 1950s, continues to provide natural gas to a densely populated area. It also provides natural gas to critical customers, including hospitals, who count on a reliable, dependable energy source for their daily operations.

In 2019, Enbridge Gas identified three potential routes that would be technically feasible for the replacement pipeline. Each route option would run from Bathurst St. to Cherry St. and make several connections along the waterfront. The chosen route generally runs parallel to Lake Shore Blvd., Harbour St. and Queens Quay, and the pipeline is being installed within the municipal road rights of-way, where possible.

The identification of a preferred route option required input from multiple stakeholders, including the City of Toronto, the public, Indigenous communities, regulatory agencies, private interest groups and other interested/affected parties.

Component 2 of this project was completed in March 2022, and construction of component 3 will begin in May 2022.

Project status/timeline

  • Feasibility


  • Environmental studies


  • Regulatory review


  • Regulatory approval


  • Under construction


  • In-service


Project status/timeline

  • Feasibility


  • Environmental studies


  • Regulatory review


  • Regulatory approval


  • Under construction


  • In-service



Project information