Extended Construction Hours for Excavation and Tunnel Demolition at Chaplin Station Spring 2020

avril 9, 2020


 What Work is Taking Place?

Deep excavation has been underway at Chaplin Station since fall 2019.  Crews are currently, excavating the Main Entrance, located on the north side of Eglinton Avenue between Chaplin Crescent and Gilgorm Road, as well as the station box beneath Eglinton Avenue.  In April 2020, crews will begin to demolish the tunnels beneath Eglinton Avenue to make way for construction of the station underground.

Using an excavator and crane, the concrete tunnel encasement will be broken, loaded onto a truck and hauled to an off-site facility.  Crews will continue to excavate, load and haul soil from the Main Entrance and station box while tunnel demolition takes place.  To accelerate construction, tunnel demolition, deep excavation and associated site maintenance work will take place on a 24/7 basis for approximately four (4) weeks.  To minimize disruption, the period between 12:00 a.m. – 5:00 a.m. will be used for loading, hauling and site maintenance only.

Occasionally, chipping of hardened material and concrete will be required as part of deep excavation.  An excavator with a jack hammer will be used to perform chipping.  Chipping typically takes place for periods of 1-2 weeks at a time.  Chipping will take place between 5:00 a.m. – 12:00 a.m. only.  Notice will be provided in advance of sustained periods of chipping.


Hours of Work

  • As early as April 14, 2020 construction will take place 24 hours a day, seven days per week for approximately four (4) weeks
  • Tunnel demolition will take place between 5:00 a.m. – 12:00 a.m.
  • The contractor may not always work during these hours, but may do so at its discretion
  • This work may be longer or shorter than expected


Work Area Map

What to Expect

  • Access to-and-from the site as well as loading will take place from the Main Entrance location
  • Dump trucks will be staged on the Chaplin Cres median north of Spadina Rd
  • Overnight noise and site lighting can be expected
  • Property access will be maintained


Traffic and Pedestrian Details

  • The current traffic configuration and pedestrian routes at Chaplin Station are expected to remain in place for the duration this work


Travelling Smart during Construction

Travel delays are expected with the Crosstown construction. Please allow extra time for your journey. Traffic will be extra heavy at peak periods during the Crosstown construction. When possible, please travel during the off-peak period between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m.

Sign up for e-mail updates at www.thecrosstown.ca/sign-up or download the Crosstown traffic app to get real-time traffic and transit information for the Eglinton corridor.


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