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May 152015

Utility Work at Bayview and Eglinton (Update)

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.

What work is starting?

What: Crews will be doing some preparatory work at the intersection of Bayview Avenue and Eglinton Avenue East prior to the utility relocation and headwall construction for the future Bayview Station. Read more »

May 142015

Temporary Water Shut Off - Wednesday May 20th 2015

What:  A temporary Water Shut Off is scheduled for the above noted date. During this time, the water main will be shut off and there will be no water available from the taps. 

When:  10:00 am to 5:00 pm on, Wednesday May 20th, 2015 

Where:  Temporary water shut off will be experienced by north side properties of:

1220 to 1164 Eglinton Ave West Read more »

May 142015

Gas line relocation for future Oakwood Station - Starting the week of June 1st, 2015

What work is starting?

What: Enbridge Gas Distribution (Enbridge) will be relocating natural gas pipelines at the site of the future Oakwood Station. Blue highlights indicate where work crews will occupy one lane of the road.

Map - Oakwood - Enbridge Read more »

May 052015

Mount Pleasant Public School Meeting May 5

On Monday, May 4, Councillor Josh Matlow hosted a public meeting with the TDSB, parents of children attending Eglinton Junior Public School and Metrolinx to discuss station construction plans regarding the location of a vent shaft on school property, and general construction staging activities regarding the setup of a jet grout plant nearby. Read more »

May 042015

Parking in the vicinity of Mount Pleasant, Bayview and Laird during construction

crosstown alignment map

Transforming transit across the middle of Toronto is a significant undertaking and requires a lot of coordination. Construction is visible along the Eglinton corridor and on many side streets while we work to build this important transit project. In some cases, there will be short-term local street closures, turning and parking restrictions to allow for the construction to take place Read more »

May 042015

Stage 2 Cross Passage Construction near Locksley Ave. and Alameda Ave.


A cross passage is a tunnel cut between two other parallel tunnels required for maintenance or emergency purposes. 

Stage 2:  Cross Passage Construction near Locksley Ave. and Alameda Ave. Stage 2 work involves the placing of a generator and a dewatering treatment tank occupying a short curb lane restriction for approximately 6 months.  

Where:  Read more »

May 042015

What kind of work is upcoming in the vicinity of Bayview Avenue?

bayview station rendering

Utility Relocation: The first stage of work in this area is utility relocation. Construction of headwalls requires some utilities such as hydro, gas, water, telecommunication, etc. to be moved safely out of the way in advance of tunnel and station construction. Read more »

April 272015

Cross Passage Headwall Construction near Duncannon Drive Continues - Stage 2

What we are building

What: A cross passage is a tunnel cut between two other parallel tunnels required for maintenance or emergency purposes. Crews will be building one headwall for the future cross-passage required for future maintenance of the tunnels.  Read more »

April 232015

Lane Reduction near 666 Eglinton Avenue East – Saturday, April 25

What/Where: Crews will be installing a hydro pole on City of Toronto property near 666 Eglinton Avenue east. 

Why:  The next stages of Emergency Exit Building construction near Leaside High School requires some hydro utility relocation.   Specifically, a hydro pole needs to be installed and overhead hydro wires relocated.

When:   Read more »

April 222015

Utility Relocation Work for Emergency Exit Building on South Side of Eglinton - Temporary Closure of Petman Avenue

Emergency exit buildings (EEBs) are built in between the stations when station platforms are more than approximately 760 metres apart to allow for easy evacuation of passengers during an emergency situation. The construction of an EEB includes the building of an evacuation pathway, a set of stairs from the tunnel to ground level, and a small building at the surface. The scale of construction is similar to building a small-scale underground station. Generally, it takes up to 24 months to complete construction of each EEB. Read more »