Toronto Hydro Installation for Facility Services Building Construction at Eglinton Station

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March 15, 2018

What Work is Taking Place?

As early as March 20, work will get underway to install new underground Toronto Hydro infrastructure that will replace the existing overhead cables, provide temporary power during construction of the Facility Services Building for the TTC Line 1 Subway system (pictured below) and new power connections for the same in the future. The existing overhead cables will be removed to facilitate the construction of the new building.

The future Facility Services Building will house an upgraded ventilation system and will be located on the TTC Line 1 corridor (Yonge-University), south of Berwick Avenue. The new ventilation system will include smoke extraction for emergency situations at Eglinton Station. Fans will be equipped with acoustic dampers to reduce noise, and, outside of emergency situations, will only run for testing purposes.

Crews will undertake various activities inside the TTC station.

Timing

  • Work will begin as early as March 20, and last for approximately 4-6 weeks; 1+ weeks per stage. 
  • This work will occur during regular working hours (7am – 11pm) daily.

 

What to Expect

  • Construction zones and laydown areas will be set up on Berwick Avenue between Duplex Avenue and Yonge Street.
  • During some stages of the work, Berwick Avenue will be reduced to one lane. A paid-duty officer will be present to maintain both directions of traffic during these stages.
  • Sidewalks will close intermittently. Pedestrians will be routed around the work zone.
  • Nearby residents and businesses can expect noise in the area caused by construction equipment.
  • Heavy truck traffic entering and exiting the work zone, and traveling through nearby streets can be expected.
  • Residents can expect to see equipment and material storage within designated work zones.
  • All access to business entrances will be maintained throughout construction.

 

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.

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Contact Us

If you would like more detail about this work or any other aspect of the Eglinton Crosstown project, please contact the East Community Office at (416) 482-7411.