Implementation of the New Eglinton Avenue Streetscape and Cycle Track Phase 1: Duplex Avenue to Lascelles Boulevard.

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June 17, 2020

What Work is Taking Place?

As part of Eglinton Crosstown LRT project, improvements to streetscape, cycle tracks and utility upgrades will be implemented at certain stations areas and stretches of Eglinton Avenue.  The improvements have been designed in coordination with the City of Toronto’s planned Eglinton Connects Streetscape and Cycle Track Design and include street and sidewalk renewal and reconfiguration, sidewalk widening, designated cycle lanes, on-street parking, trees, and street furniture.  For more information on the City’s Eglinton Connects Streetscape and Cycle Track Design, visit

The new streetscape and cycle track will be implemented continuously between Avenue Road and Holly Street.  Construction will take place in phases, beginning with Phase 1 on the north and south sides of Eglinton Avenue from Duplex Avenue to Lascelles Blvd. starting in July 2020.  Using traffic barrels, work zones will be erected along Eglinton Avenue.  Using excavators, the existing roadway, sidewalk, and any street furniture will be removed.  Excavated material will be loaded into dump trucks and hauled to an off-site facility.  Once the road and sidewalk have been removed, wet and dry utility works will take place.  Concrete and asphalt will be used to construct the new streetscape and cycle track. 

Phase 1 will take approximately six (6) months to complete. Crews will work Monday through Saturday from 7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. with overnight work as required.  Eglinton Avenue streetscape and cycle track construction between Avenue Road and Lascelles Blvd. and in other areas within the Eglinton Crosstown LRT project scope will continue through 2021.  Construction notices will be issued in advance of each phase of work.

Occasionally, use of a hydro-vacuum truck, jack hammer and/or compaction roller will be required.  Property access will be maintained.  Significant traffic and pedestrian changes will be in effect. Please review the complete notice or visit  for more information.

Hours of Work

  • Beginning as early as Wednesday July 6, 2020
  • Phase 1 will take approximately six (6) months to complete
  • Work will take place Monday through Saturday from 7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
  • Overnight work may be required
  • Work may be rescheduled due to inclement weather or unforeseen circumstances

Duplex Ave to Edith Dr North Side Traffic Setup

Final Configuration

What to Expect

  • Noise from construction activity, including trucks, breaking of concrete and asphalt, utility work, and use of heavy equipment
  • Construction vehicles and trucks will stage within work zones and traffic tapers
  • Traffic barrels, fencing, signage, and other equipment will be erected to delineate work zones
  • Property access will be maintained

Traffic and Pedestrian Details

  • Eglinton Ave W will be reduced to one lane in each direction between Edith Drive and Duplex Avenue while this work takes place.
  • The sidewalk on the northside of Eglinton Avenue West will be reduced to 1.5 meters between Edith Drive and Duplex Avenue while this work takes place
  • Pedestrian access to business store fronts will be maintained at all times

Transit Information

  • Access to TTC will be maintained at all times.
  • Please visit for more information.

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