Update: Shoring Work for Oakwood Station October 2016 - December 2016

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September 30, 2016

Information as of September 29 2016 


What is the Crosstown?

Metrolinx is building the Eglinton Crosstown, Toronto’s new 19-kilometre light rail transit (LRT) line that will run along Eglinton Avenue with a central 10 km underground section. The Crosstown will connect Mount Dennis in the west to Kennedy Road in the east, and the new service will be up to 60% faster than the bus service today. With 25 stations and stops and connections to 3 TTC subway stations, 54 local bus routes, 3 GO Transit lines and the UP Express, the Crosstown will improve travel times and change the way we move through the heart of the city.

Update: Shoring Work for Oakwood Station

October 2016 - December 2016

What Work is Taking Place?

Shoring operations will begin as early as October 5th, 2016 at the main entrance site for the future Oakwood Station. In order for crews to safely begin the shoring process, the main entrance site will expand southward. Pedestrians will be able to cross in front of the main entrance however there will be a flag person on site to direct pedestrian traffic as required when trucks enter the site from Eglinton Avenue West.

Oakwood Intersection


  • The work is permitted between 7 a.m. and 11 p.m., 7 days a week.
  • The contractor will not always work during the extended hours, but may do so at its discretion.
  • Occasional overnight work may be required.  Metrolinx and CTS 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.


What to Expect

Construction staging has been designed to reduce impacts to the neighbourhood as best as possible while allowing crews to complete the work safely.

  •  Residents and businesses near the work site can expect to hear trucks, excavators, backhoes, a pile drill and other construction equipment.
  • There will be heavy truck traffic at times entering and exiting the station entrances.
  • In addition to the construction activities, residents can expect to see material storage and equipment movement in the designated work zone.


Traffic and Pedestrian Details

  • A minimum of 1.5 metres of sidewalk will be maintained for pedestrians
  • Flag persons will be on site during construction operations to manage pedestrian traffic.
  • Pedestrians will be stopped when trucks enter the main entrance site from Eglinton Avenue West.
  • Trucks will exit the site by way of a rear gate and the laneway.


TTC Details

  • Westbound bus stop for route #32 Eglinton West and route #332 Eglinton West Blue Night  to Renforth and Pearson Airport will be relocated. Please look for signs informing passengers of the new stop locations.


Please Contact Us

For more information about this work, please contact Lancefield Morgan at 416-782-8118 or crosstown@metrolinx.com.

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

Please support your local businesses during construction.

Please click here to see the permit for this work.


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