Guideway Excavation at Ionview Road

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August 13, 2019

What Work is Taking Place?

As part of the ongoing LRT works at intersections along Eglinton Avenue East in support of construction of the future surface stops, crews will be conducting guideway works at the Ionview intersection at Eglinton Avenue East. Guideway construction will continue through the Ionview Road intersection as early as August 15 and be in place for approximately six (6) weeks.

The north-south crosswalks at Ionview Road will beclosed at the intersection in order to carry the work out safely.


The work includes cutting and removal of asphalt, excavation, installation of subgrade materials, duct banks installation and track drainage, track slab and stops.


Hours of Work

  • Work is expected to start as early as August 15, 2019 and last for approximately six (6) weeks.
  • Time: guideway work will be performed between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 11:00 p.m.
  • Note: Unexpected circumstances (weather, equipment failure, etc.) may also change the above interruption plans or prolong the interruption. If this occurs, we will endeavour to provide reasonable notice.

What to Expect

  • Cutting and removal of existing asphalt will take place in the center of Eglinton Avenue East. The work will be performed within a protected work zone.
  • Eglinton Avenue East remains open in both directions at all times.
  • Nearby businesses and residents can expect noise from excavation, bobcats, trucks and other construction equipment caused by utilities relocation activity.  
  • Pedestrians and road users can expect delays when traveling through work zone.
  • As always, please take care when travelling near work sites.

Traffic and Pedestrian Impacts

  • A minimum of one lane of eastbound and westbound through traffic will be maintained during this work.
  • North-south through traffic restrictions will be in place at the Ionview intersection during this work.
  • The north-south crosswalk at Ionview Road will be closed at the intersection in order to carry the work out safely.
  • Emergency services access will be maintained.
  • Pedestrian access will be maintained.

TTC Impacts

  • TTC bus stops in the affected area may be relocated for the safety of transit riders.
  • Relocation and re-routing of bus stops and buses respectively, is done in consultation with TTC to ensure construction can continue safely while minimizing impact on the community and customers.

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For more information, please contact the East Community Office.

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

Please support your local businesses during construction.


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