Demolition at the future Chaplin Station

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October 25, 2016

What Work is Taking Place?

Beginning as early as mid-October 2016, crews will demolish the east portion of 641 Eglinton Avenue West, the former Toronto Fire Hall 135, to make way for the tertiary entrance of the future Chaplin Station.  The west portion of the building will be preserved for future development.  A cinderblock retaining wall will be constructed and installed to protect the west portion of the structure during demolition activity.

Please note that the ongoing utilities relocation on the south side of Eglinton Avenue West will continue concurrently with demolition activity for approximately three (3) weeks.

Hours of Work

  • Beginning as early as late-October for approximately six (6) weeks
  • This work will be conducted Monday through Friday between the hours of 7:00 AM and 11:00 PM, with crews working until 11:00 PM on a regular basis
  • The contractor may not always work during the permitted hours, but may do so at its discretion
  • In the event that overnight work is required, Metrolinx and CTS will notify the public in advance and monitor activities throughout
  • Work is subject to permits and all relevant approvals, and may be rescheduled due to weather or unforeseen circumstances

Chaplin Demolition Setup

What to Expect

  • Nearby residents and businesses can expect increased noise in the area caused by a excavators, bobcats, trucks and other construction equipment, as well as dust from demolition activity and debris removal
  • In addition to construction activity, residents can expect to see equipment and material storage within the work zone
  • For safety purposes, metal fencing will be erected around the work zone

Pedestrian Details

  • The existing pedestrian rerouting around the Fire Hall on the south side of Eglinton Avenue West will remain in effect

Traffic Details

  • Truck traffic will enter and exit the work zone at the east side
  • Motorists may experience delays while trucks enter and exit the work zone
  • A traffic control person  will be present to direct truck and pedestrian traffic as required
  • As always, please take care when travelling near construction zones

TTC Details

  • To accommodate ongoing work at Chaplin Station, one (1) TTC bus stop, on the southeast corner of Eglinton Avenue West and Chaplin Crescent has been relocated approximately 120 meters to the east.  Additionally, one (1) TTC bus stop on the northeast corner of Eglinton Avenue West and Chaplin Crescent has been temporarily removed for the duration of station construction.  The next closest available northbound stop is located approximately 60 meters south of Eglinton Avenue West on Chaplin Crescent.  
  • The stops service the following TTC bus routes:

- #32 Eglinton West 

- #332 Eglinton West

- #14 Glencairn East


  • Please look for signage informing passengers of the new temporary stop locations


Contact Us

For more information about construction in the area, please contact Stas Ukhanov at 416-782-8118 or For more information about transit service, please contact TTC directly.


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