Support of Excavation at Cedarvale Station

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March 22, 2017

What Work is Taking Place?

  • Over the last year tunnel work in the vicinity of Allen Road has concluded and preparatory work for station construction has started. The next phase of work will involve further utility relocations as well as the start of support of excavation work (also known as shoring) for the future Cedarvale Station.
  • The entire shoring and road decking installation process will take approximately 18-24 months to complete and will be conducted in phases. The first phase of shoring outlined in this notice will occur at the future east and south entrances for the new Cedarvale LRT station. Notices for future phases will be shared as they become available.


  • Work is expected to begin as early as May 2017.
  • This first stage of shoring will be approximately 8-10 months.
  • Shoring work can be expected between the hours of 7:00 AM and 11:00 PM, 7 days a week.
  • The contractor may not always work during the permitted hours, but may do so at its discretion.
  • Work outside these hours may be required for other construction activities. This information will be communicated separately. Work is subject to permits and all relevant approvals, and may be delayed due to weather conditions or unforeseen circumstances.

Cedarvale Shoring

What to Expect

  • Nearby residents and businesses can expect noise in the area caused by a pile drill, crane, loaders, trucks and other construction equipment, as well as dust from drilling activity and debris removal.
  • Heavy truck traffic entering and exiting the work zone.
  • Noise and vibration levels will be monitored during shoring activities and kept below the mandated City of Toronto bylaw levels.
  • In addition to construction activity, residents can expect to see equipment and material storage within designated work zones.
  • For safety purposes, metal fencing will be erected around the work zone and there will be dust control measures in place.
  • All access to businesses is maintained throughout the stages.

Walking Information

  • The pedestrian path that runs parallel with Allen Road South from Whitmore Avenue to Eglinton Avenue will close.
  • The sidewalk on the south side of Eglinton Ave from Winnett Avenue to Everden Road will close. Please cross to the north side of Eglinton or detour through Ben Nobleman Park.
  • The pedestrian path on the north side of Eglinton Avenue West from Park Hill Road to Allen Road off-ramp will be closed and a new walkway will be installed along Eglinton Ave on the south side of the construction site.
  • The existing north-south pedestrian crosswalk will be shifted west towards Winnett Ave. In addition a new temporary pedestrian crosswalk will be installed on the east side of the TTC subway station. Thank you for enjoying Eglinton on foot.

Transit Information

Access to the TTC Eglinton West Subway Station will be maintained at all times. Relocation and re-routing of bus stops is done in consultation between TTC and Metrolinx to ensure construction can continue safely while minimizing impact on the community and customers. Please watch for posted notices at the TTC Eglinton West Subway Station indicating new information.

Driving Information

  • At least one (1) lane in each direction east-west along Eglinton Avenue will be maintained. Use the free aCrosstown app to plan your journey.
  • Everden Road will close at Eglinton Avenue. Approximately 20 paid parking spots will be impacted. Local access for residents will be maintained from Gloucester Grove.
  • Left turns from Winnett Avenue to Eglinton Avenue will be restricted.
  • Access to and from Allen Road will be maintained at all times.

Travelling Smart during Construction

Travel delays are expected with the Crosstown construction. Please allow extra time for your journey. Traffic will be extra heavy at peak periods during the Crosstown construction. When possible, please travel during the off-peak period between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m.

For more information, please contact the West Community Office.

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

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