Shoring and Excavation Work for Avenue Station (Summer 2016 - Spring 2017)

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August 10, 2016



Based on consultations with local residents and businesses as well as elected officials, the following amended staging plan has been prepared and will be implemented as soon as August 22, pending permit approval.


What Work is Taking Place?

Before the end of August, crews will be setting up the staging areas at the main and secondary entrance sites for the future Avenue Station.  Shoring is a common step in the process of installing the foundation of a building. In the first stage, crews will install steel piles, braces and tie-backs around the sides of the future entrances to support the excavation of these buildings to a depth of 32m at the main entrance and 24m at the secondary entrance. This will support the surrounding loads until the underground levels are constructed. This stage will take approximately 12 months.


Hours of Work

The work is permitted between 7 a.m. and 11 p.m., 7 days a week. 

For this stage of construction, crews will be working until 11 p.m. on a regular basis.

Occasional overnight work may be required. If approval for this is granted, Metrolinx and its constructor, Crosslinx Transit Solutions (CTS) will notify the public in advance and monitor activities throughout.


What to Expect

Construction staging has been designed to reduce impacts to the neighbourhood as best as possible while allowing crews to complete the work safely.

Future stages of the work at Avenue Station will be mined. This will significantly reduce the potential impact to the roadway and allow crews to work under the roadway.

Residents near the work site can expect to hear trucks, excavators, backhoes, a pile drill and other construction equipment.

There will be heavy truck traffic at times entering and exiting the station entrances.

In addition to the construction activities, residents can expect to see material storage and equipment movement in the designated work zone.

Traffic Details

The two northerly westbound traffic lanes of Eglinton Avenue West from Lascelles Boulevard to a point approximately 60 meters east of Avenue will be closed to accommodate the work (upwards of 40 months beginning in August 2016.)

One northerly westbound curb lane of Eglinton Avenue West from Avenue Road to 20 metres east of Braemar Avenue will be closed to accommodate the work (upwards of 40 months beginning in August 2016.)

All traffic lanes on Oriole Parkway from Eglinton Avenue West to a point approximately 10 metres north thereof will be closed. There will be no access to Eglinton Avenue from Oriole Parkway.

Two-way traffic will be allowed on Oriole Parkway from Burnaby Road to the point of closure.

In addition to existing turning restrictions, the eastbound to northbound left turn from Eglinton Avenue to Avenue Road will be prohibited. Westbound to southbound left turn onto Highbourne Avenue will be restricted.

During peak hours, travel times may be affected. Be sure to allow extra time for travel through this area.


Pedestrian Impacts

West of Avenue Road (beginning in August 2016)

The sidewalk on the northwest corner of Eglinton Avenue West and Avenue Road will be closed to pedestrians from Avenue Road westward.

Access to businesses will be facilitated by a temporary pedestrian crossing just west of Braemar Avenue.

The pedestrian crossing on the west side of Avenue Road to cross Eglinton Avenue West will be closed.


East of Avenue Road (beginning in August 2016)

Pedestrian access to shops and businesses along the north side of Eglinton Avenue will remain open.

The sidewalk immediately in front of the secondary entrance site will be closed, however pedestrians will be rerouted around the closure in a minimum 1.5 metre walkway separated from traffic by jersey barriers.

The sidewalk from the west park access pathway to the east park access pathway will be closed. Pedestrians will be directed to cross at Lascelles Boulevard or take the pathway through the park. 

There will be a pedestrian detour around the work zone on Oriole Parkway.  


TTC Details

Bus stop west of Avenue Road for westbound routes #32 and #332 will be moved to Braemar Avenue.

Bus stop east of Oriole Parkway for westbound routes #32, #61, and #332 will be merged with existing stop east of Lascelles Boulevard.

Bus stop north of Avenue Road for southbound route #142 will be moved to the south side of Eglinton Avenue.

Please check TTC service updates to confirm location and timing of stop changes.  


For more information about this work please contact Carlos Hernandez at 416-782-8118 or


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

Please support your local businesses during construction.