Upcoming Traffic and Pedestrian Changes at Forest Hill Station (Bathurst and Eglinton)

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August 3, 2018

The next phase for support of excavation at Forest Hill Station includes piling and shallow excavation on the north side of Eglinton Avenue, west of Bathurst Street. The work zone that has been on the south side of Eglinton will shift to the north side. Traffic which has been flowing on the north side of Eglinton will shift to the south side.

Support of excavation, also known as shoring, is a common step in constructing the foundation of a building. Shoring involves installing steel piles, as well as braces and tie-backs, around the perimeter of the area to be excavated to support the ground while crews dig.

 Hours of Work

  • Starting as early as August 7, 2018, crews will be working overnight for approximately 1-2 nights to install the new traffic staging west of Bathurst. 
  • Shoring work can be expected between the hours of 7 a.m. and 11 p.m., 7 days a week. (Work outside these hours may be required for other construction activities. This information will be communicated separately).
  • Work may be delayed due to weather conditions or unforeseen circumstances.

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.
  • There will be noise and vibration associated with shoring activities.
  • In addition to construction activity, residents can expect to see equipment and material storage within designated work zones.
  • There will be fencing around the work zone as well as traffic barrels and/or fencing leading up to the work zone.
  • Access to all businesses will be maintained.


Traffic Details

  • Between Hilltop Road and Bathurst Street, traffic will shift from the north side to the south side of Eglinton Avenue.
  • At least one (1) lane in each direction east-west along Eglinton Avenue will be maintained.  
  • Turns at the Bathurst and Eglinton intersection will remain restricted during this stage.

Pedestrian Details

  • The sidewalk on the north side of Eglinton Avenue from Hilltop Road to Bathurst Street will be routed around the new work zone.
  • All other existing pedestrian routes and crosswalks will remain in place for this stage.

Travelling Smart During Construction

  • Travel delays are expected with construction. Please allow extra time for your journey.
  • Traffic will be extra heavy at peak periods during Eglinton Crosstown LRT construction.
  • When possible, please travel during the off-peak period between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m.
  • Download the free ‘aCrosstown’ traffic app to get real-time traffic and transit information for Eglinton Avenue.