Shoring Work for Oakwood Station Summer 2016 - December 2016

Looking for information related to a specific area?

Choose an intersection from the drop down list to view the latest news and construction updates. Intersections are listed alphabetically (with Eglinton as the main cross-street).

July 27, 2016

Shoring Work for Oakwood Station

Summer 2016 - December 2016 


What Work is Taking Place?

Starting in mid-August 2016 (pending City of Toronto approval) crews will be setting up staging areas at the main and secondary entrance sites for the future Oakwood 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 approximately 25 metres. This will support the surrounding loads until the underground levels are constructed. Shoring will begin at the Secondary Entrance, followed by the Main Entrance. This stage will take approximately six (6) months.


Hours of Work:

  • The work is permitted between 7 a.m. and 11 p.m., 7 days a week.
  • The contractor will not always work during the extended hours, but may do so at its discretion.
  • Occasional overnight work may be required.  Metrolinx and CTS will notify the public in advance and monitor activities throughout.
  • Please note that work may be rescheduled due to weather and unforeseen circumstances.

Workzone for Oakwood station

What to Expect


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

  • Future stages of the work at Oakwood Station will be mined. This will significantly reduce the potential impact to the roadway and allow crews to work under the roadway.
  • Residents and businesses near the work site can expect to hear trucks, excavators, backhoes, a pile drill and other construction equipment.
  • Residents and businesses near the work site can also expect to feel slight to moderate vibrations from construction activities.
  • 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 and Pedestrian Details

  •  Closure of the north/south crossing of Eglinton Avenue West at Oakwood Avenue
  •   A temporary pedestrian traffic signal will be added mid-block between Oakwood Avenue and Alameda Avenue
  •  Sidewalk closure directly in front of Main Entrance
  • A minimum of 1.5 metres will be maintained for pedestrian passage in front of the secondary entrance
  • An additional sequence will be added to the traffic lights at Oakwood and Eglinton Avenue to facilitate construction vehicle access to the Main Entrance Site

TTC Details

  •  Bus stop for westbound route #32 Eglinton West and route #332 Eglinton West Blue Night  to Renforth and Pearson Airport will be relocated. Please look for signs informing passengers of the new stop locations.



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

Please support your local businesses during construction.


For more information about this work please contact Lancefield Morgan at 416 782-3939 or