Upcoming Works at Eglinton Station: Utilities Relocations

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July 27, 2016

What work is Taking Place? 

  • Pending a City of Toronto permit, work will commence to replace and relocate existing utilities in the area of Yonge Street and Eglinton Avenue to make way for the future Eglinton interchange station. Over the coming months, storm and sanitary sewers, water mains, hydro ducts, and telecommunications utilities will be replaced and relocated in a series of stages.


  • Work is expected to begin as early as mid-August 2016.
  • This stage of the utilities relocation is expected to last 1-2 months.
  • Work is permitted 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.
  • Occasional overnight work may be required. Metrolinx will notify the public in advance and monitor activities throughout.
  • Work is subject to permits and all relevant approvals, and may be rescheduled due to weather conditions or unforeseen circumstances.

Map showing traffic and pedestrian details for Eglinton Station utilities relocations stage 1

What to Expect

  • Construction zones will be instated along Eglinton Avenue, Yonge Street, Duplex Avenue, Orchard View Boulevard, Roehampton Avenue, and Redpath Avenue at various stages of utilities relocation.
  • Lane closures on Yonge Street and Eglinton Avenue will be required to carry out the work.
  • At least one lane in each direction east-west along Eglinton Avenue and north-south along Yonge Street will be maintained. 
  • All turns at the Yonge-Eglinton intersection will be restricted. Right turns may be permitted during some stages of utilities relocation. 
  • Residents and businesses near construction sites should anticipate noise from excavators, bobcats, and other construction equipment caused by utilities relocation activity and removal of debris.
  • All access to businesses is maintained throughout the stages.

Short-Term Traffic & Pedestrian Details

Hydro duct pre-roping and re-routing

  • A sequence of localized, temporary construction zones will be instated along Duplex Avenue, Orchard View Boulevard, Roehampton Avenue, and Redpath Avenue as construction crews access manholes to re-route hydro cables. 

Water main and sewer main relocation

  • Construction zones will be instated on the North West side of Yonge Street and on the North East side of Eglinton Avenue (depicted in the diagram below).
  • The crosswalk on the north side of the Yonge-Eglinton intersection will close. Pedestrians crossing east-west across Yonge Street will be directed to the south side of Eglinton Avenue (depicted in the diagram below).

Transit Information

 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 indicating new information. 


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

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