Preparatory and Early Works Activities Scheduled January-March 2016

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January 6, 2016

Over the next few months, crews will be conducting several activities along the Eglinton Line around the Eglinton Maintenance and Storage facility and the future stations of Keele and Dufferin.

Why: Metrolinx continues to build the Eglinton Crosstown Line (Line). It is now partnering with Crosstown Transit Solutions (CTS) to design and construct the stations and stops, track work, and signaling system. To prepare for construction across the Line, CTS will conduct a number of preparatory and early works activities around each of the underground stations.

What work is starting and where? 

Pre-condition survey across the Line

  • A crew will conduct pre-construction survey work along the Line, starting in the vicinity of the future Keele Station.
  • The purpose of the pre-condition survey is to record the existing condition of buildings and structures located in the construction zone. The pre-condition survey includes visual inspections of selected buildings’ walls, ceilings, floors, and foundations and taking photographs of the current conditions. 
  • This work may require workers to come onto your property and where this is necessary, Crosstown Transit Solutions will request your permission, in advance.

Eglinton Crosstown alignment map


  • The pre-construction survey work has commenced.
  • Depending on the size of the property or structure that is being surveyed, it will take approximately ½ hour to one hour per site to complete the pre-condition survey.
  • Activities will last for a short duration in affected areas and will occur between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. 

Utility and geotechnical tests around the Eglinton Maintenance and Storage Facility and future Keele and Dufferin Stations

  • A crew will locate, mark, and inspect underground utilities along Eglinton Avenue around the vicinity of the Keele and Dufferin Stations, and on the site of the Eglinton and Maintenance and Storage Facility.
  • The crew will drill boreholes to collect soil and rock samples for observation and testing as well as confirm the condition of the utilities.


  • Work will begin in early January and is expected to be complete by end of March 2016.

Traffic Impacts

  • There will be short-term single-lane closures.

Video inspection of storm and sanitary sewers in the West Precinct 

  • Over a four-day period, a crew will use a CCTV truck to inspect sewer lines via manholes along Eglinton Avenue, from Weston Road to Municipal Drive. 


  • Sewer inspections throughout the West Precinct are now underway. 
  • The work will occur mostly at night between 10 p.m. and 5a.m. 

Traffic impact

  • There will be short-term single-lane closures.
  • Temporary parking and sidewalk restrictions may be in place.
  • A paid-duty officer will be in place at intersections to provide traffic control assistance.


  • Access to and from properties will be maintained.
  • As always, please take care when travelling near construction areas.

Please Contact Us

For more information about preparatory works, please contact us.