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July 17, 2019

Underground excavation work will commence in early August in the tunnels below Eglinton Avenue East at Lillian Street. This work will occur on a 24 hour basis with all works being completed below ground. The excavation will create a connection corridor underground between the north tunnel and the south tunnel. The work is expected to last for approximately two (2) weeks.  

The dewatering system that has been operating on a 24 hour basis since earlier in 2019 will continue to operate on the surface during these works. The only other activity that will occur on the surface during the excavation is reviewing the monitoring equipment that is currently in place in the right of way on a regular basis. 



  • Periodic maintenance of surface dewatering equipment and readings of monitoring equipment will occur between 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. 
  • Dewatering system will operate on a 24 hour basis.
  • Underground excavation will occur on a 24 hour basis. 
  • 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



  • There are no pedestrian or TTC impacts related to this work.
  • Periodic lane reductions may be required and would occur between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. 
  • A fenced enclosure will be in place on the south side of Eglinton Avenue just east of Lillian. 
  • Generators and pumps are in place and will operate on a 24 hour basis until fall 2019. 



  • Nearby residents and businesses can expect noise in the area caused by pumps, generators and other construction equipment.
  • Noise or vibration from underground activities will be minimal. 
  • In addition to construction activity, residents can expect to see equipment and material storage within designated work zones.
  • One additional generator will be added to the existing enclosure during the two (2) weeks of excavation. 
  • All access to businesses is maintained throughout the stages.



  • Travel delays are expected with construction. Please allow extra time for your journey.
  • Traffic will be extra heavy at peak periods during the Eglinton Crosstown LRT construction.
  • Download the free ‘aCrosstown’ traffic app to get real-time traffic and transit information for Eglinton Avenue.


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