Clearing and Grubbing at the Future Science Centre Station

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March 4, 2016

What work is starting

  • Crews will be clearing and grubbing in the vicinity of Eglinton Avenue East and Don Mills Road, to allow for widening of the Eglinton Avenue East roadway, to make way for the future Science Centre (formerly Don Mills) Station.
  • As part of the clearing and grubbing work, a number of shrubs, bushes and trees that are closest to the curbside will be removed.
  • Additionally, a number of trees in close proximity to the station work zone will be protected during construction. Trees will be replanted and landscaping of the station area and portions of the streetscape will take place upon completion of station construction.
  • Portions of the streetscape and road along Eglinton Avenue East will be upgraded as part of the City of Toronto’s Eglinton Connects plan.
  • All appropriate permissions and permits to remove selected trees which are in conflict with the station construction are obtained prior to the start of this work.


  • Work will begin as early as March 7, 2016, pending all permissions and will last for approximately four weeks.
  • Work will take place between the hours of 7:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m.


  • Crews will be present along Eglinton Avenue East, east of Leslie Street to east of Gervais Drive, and along Don Mills Road, south of Wynford Drive to north of Rochefort Drive.

What to expect:

  • Residents and businesses nearby should anticipate noise from chainsaws and wood chippers for the removal of debris.

Traffic and Pedestrian Impacts:

  • Lane closures along the curbside lanes of Eglinton Avenue East and Don Mills Road are expected (subject to approval).
  • A flag person will be present for the safety of pedestrians on nearby sidewalks.
  • Pedestrian access will be maintained.
  • As always, please take care when travelling near work sites.

Please Contact Us

If you would like more detail about this work or any other aspect of the Eglinton Crosstown project, please contact Heather Glicksman at (416) 482-7411. We thank you for your continued patience as we work to build rapid transit.

The Eglinton Crosstown is a 19-kilometre light rail transit (LRT) line that will run along Eglinton Avenue through the heart of Toronto, with an underground central section. The line will connect Mount Dennis in the west to Kennedy Road in the east, and the new service will be up to 60% faster than the bus service today.

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