Shoring at Chaplin Station Main Entrance Fall 2016

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September 21, 2016

What Work is Taking Place?

Beginning as early as mid-September, crews will start support of excavation work (shoring) at the main entrance site of the future Chaplin Station.  The main entrance is located on the northeast corner of Eglinton Avenue West and Chaplin Crescent.  Shoring is a common step in the process of constructing the foundation of a building.  Steel piles, braces and tie-backs will be installed around the perimeter of the main entrance area to support excavation.

This stage will take approximately eight (8) weeks to complete.  In late 2016, shoring of the station box, within the roadway, is expected to begin for a period of approximately 20 months.

Please note that the ongoing Bell utilities relocation on the south side of Eglinton Avenue West will continue concurrently with shoring activity for approximately five (5) weeks.

Hours of Work

  • This work will be conducted Monday through Friday between the hours of 7:00 AM and 11:00 PM, with crews working until 11:00 PM on a regular basis.
  • The contractor may not always work during the permitted evening hours, but may do so at its discretion.
  • In the event that overnight work is required, Metrolinx and CTS will notify the public in advance and monitor activities throughout.
  • Work is subject to permits and all relevant approvals, and may be rescheduled due to weather or unforeseen circumstances.

Chaplin Shoring Setup

What to Expect

  • Nearby residents and businesses can expect increased noise in the area caused by a pile drill, crane, loaders, trucks and other construction equipment.
  • Dust from drilling activity and debris removal can be expected.
  • Truck traffic entering and exiting the work zone can be expected.
  • In addition to construction activity, residents can expect to see equipment and material storage within the work zone.
  • For safety purposes, metal fencing has been erected around the work zone.

Pedestrian Details 

  • Pedestrian access will be maintained.
  • The existing pedestrian rerouting around the Toronto Fire Hall on the south side of Eglinton Avenue West will remain in effect.

Traffic Details 

  • Truck traffic will enter and exit the west side of the work zone from Chaplin Crescent.
  • Motorists may experience delays while trucks enter and exit the work zone.
  • flag person will be present to direct truck and pedestrian traffic.
  • As always, please take care when travelling near construction zones.

TTC Details 

  • To accommodate ongoing work at Chaplin Station, one (1) TTC bus stop, on the southeast corner of Eglinton Avenue West and Chaplin Crescent has been relocated approximately 120 meters to the east.  Additionally, one (1) TTC bus stop on the northeast corner of Eglinton Avenue West and Chaplin Crescent has been temporarily removed for the duration of station construction.  The next closest available northbound stop is located approximately 60 meters south of Eglinton Avenue West on Chaplin Crescent.
  • The stops service the following TTC bus routes:
  1. 32 Eglinton West
  2. 332 Eglinton West
  3. 14 Glencairn East
  • Please look for signage informing passengers of the new temporary stop locations.

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


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