Tree Removals for Retaining Wall Construction

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April 13, 2020

Tree Removal on Eglinton Ave, East of Brentcliffe Road

April 16, 2020


To accommodate continued Road widening and reconstruction along Eglinton Avenue East in support of the Crosstown LRT, a retaining wall will be constructed on the north side of Eglinton Avenue East, east of Brentcliffe road. The retaining wall will hold and stabilize the embankment created from the newly widened road.

Prior to the construction of the retaining wall, the removal of 274 ravine trees located between Eglinton Avenue East and Thursfield Crescent will take place on the City of Toronto right-of-way (depicted below). The number of trees to be removed is the minimum amount required to safely construct the retaining wall and perform associated grading works.

All removals have been approved by the City of Toronto and the Toronto Conservation Region Authority. All removals taking place after April 1, 2020 will be approved by an avian biologist to confirm the absence of nesting birds. 

Tree removal began on March 24, 2020 for a period of one (1) day. Tree removal will resume for a period of two (2) weeks beginning April 16, 2020.  



  • Tree removal will resume April 16, 2020 for a period of two (2) weeks.  
  • Work is expected to occur from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
  • The contractor may not always work during the permitted hours but may do so at its discretion.
  • Work may be rescheduled due to weather conditions or unforeseen circumstances.


  • Removal of 274 trees between Eglinton Avenue East and Thursfield Crescent, east of Brentcliffe Road.
  • Tree removals up to the property line may be required to support the limit of excavation.
  • Residents and businesses nearby should anticipate noise from chainsaws and woodchippers for the removal of trees.
  • In addition to construction activity, residents can expect to see equipment and material storage within designated work zones.


  • There will be no impacts to the existing traffic configuration, pedestrian routes or TTC stops.

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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