Demolition Work for Future Eglinton Station

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March 24, 2016

Upcoming Works – Demolition

  • The property at 7 Eglinton Avenue East will be demolished to make way for the construction of the future Eglinton Station. 
  • The property is the Salvation Army Community Church. A new Community Church will be rebuilt in the same location at a later date. 
Cowbell Lane Closure Sidewalk re-routing  


  • For safety purposes, temporary chain-link fencing will be installed around the demolition site, with spotters present at gates as required during working hours.
  • Sidewalk canopies will be erected to protect pedestrians from debris.


  • Demolition works are expected to begin as early as April 1, 2016 and will last for approximately two months.
  • Demolition works will take place between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m.
  • Some work may be rescheduled or adjusted due to weather conditions and unforeseen circumstances.

Traffic and Pedestrian Impacts

  • Protective fencing will be put in place; a partial lane closure of Cowbell Lane is required for four weeks during demolition.
  • The sidewalk will remain open; however, a short term relocation of the sidewalk directly in front of 7 Eglinton Avenue East is required. 
  • Signage will be in place to safely direct pedestrians.   
  • Increased truck traffic in the area is expected. 
  • Traffic control personnel will be present to manage the flow of truck traffic into the construction site. 

What to expect

  • Residents and businesses near demolition sites should anticipate increased noise from excavators, bobcats, and other construction equipment as well as dust caused by demolition activity and removal of debris.
  • To control dust levels, crews will regularly clean debris generated from demolition and will use water to reduce dust and clean the site.

What’s next?

Following demolition, excavated areas will be backfilled and utility relocation works as well as shoring will commence. Further details will be communicated as they become available.

Please Contact Us

If you would like more detail about this work or any other aspect of the Eglinton Crosstown project, please do not hesitate to contact Nicole DiCarlo 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.

Please support your local businesses during construction.