Extended Construction Hours for Excavation and Tunnel Demolition at Mount Pleasant Station - Summer 2020

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June 8, 2020


What Work is Taking Place?

Deep excavation has been underway at Mount Pleasant Station since February 2020.  Crews are currently excavating the station box beneath Eglinton Avenue. Soil is being removed through the Secondary Entrance located on the north side of Eglinton Avenue, between Mount Pleasant Road and Rawlinson Avenue. In June 2020, crews will begin to demolish the tunnels beneath Eglinton Avenue to make way for construction of the station underground. 

Using an excavator and a crane, the concrete tunnel encasement will be broken, loaded onto a truck and hauled from the Secondary Entrance to an off-site facility.  Crews will use the Main Entrance site to excavate, load and haul soil from 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. – 6:00 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 6:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m. only.  Notice will be provided in advance of sustained periods of chipping.


Hours of Work 

As early as Thursday, June 11, 2020 construction will take place 24 hours a day, seven days per week for approximately four (4) weeks

Tunnel demolition will take place between 6:00 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 Secondary Entrance site

Dump trucks will stage on Eglinton Avenue and within the Main and Secondary Entrance site 

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 Mt Pleasant Station are expected to remain in place for the duration this work


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Thank you for your patience as we work to build this important project.

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