We asked: “The following problem has existed at the intersection of Sherbourne + Shuter, for at least the past 4 months. In the centre of the northbound lane of Sherbourne St, right at the interscetion of Shuter, there is a depression in the pavement, which has been patched several times with ashpalt paving. Even when there has been no rain for a few weeks, this depression in the roadway is filled with water, which suggests that there is very likely a slow, underground leak from a nearby watermain.
Hopefully this problem can be fixed soon, before winter; otherwise the resulting ice will be very hazardous for cyclists, pedestrians and motorists.”
Response from Toronto 311 (Oct 14): “The issue at Sherbourne & Shuter has been investigated by Toronto Water and is scheduled to have a “leak detection” to determine the problem. At this time we are unable to give you a specific date as to when the permanent repairs will be completed.”
(updated March 7, to include photos; April 21, to include Toronto Star link)