Updated: Ventilation Fan Works at Laird Station

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January 15, 2018

Original Issue Date: December 18, 2017

What Work is Taking Place?

Starting as soon as mid-January 2018, crews will complete electrical connections for ventilation fans within the existing tunnels underneath Eglinton Avenue.

An approximate 1' x 1' trench will be excavated in the eastbound curb lane of Eglinton Avenue from the secondary entrance, east of Laird Drive to the west side of Brentcliffe Road. At the east end of the trench, two boreholes will be drilled on both the north and south side of Eglinton Avenue to connect to the tunnels.

Work zones for the boreholes will be completed in a sequence to minimize disruption and each stage will take approximately 2-3 days to complete.

Hours of Work

  • Work is expected to begin as soon as January 15, 2018 and is expected to take approximately three (3) weeks to complete.
  • Work is permitted between the hours of 7:00 AM and 7:00 PM.
  • Work may be rescheduled due to weather conditions or unforeseen circumstances.

Traffic Impacts

  • Lane reductions will be required to conduct this work safely. A minimum of one through lane in each direction will be maintained. 
  • Work zones will be left in place overnight.
  • Access to driveways will be maintained.

Pedestrian and TTC Impacts

  • Pedestrian routes will be maintained.
  • One TTC bus stop on the south side of Eglinton Avenue East will be impacted during a portion of these works. Please watch for signage informing passengers of the new temporary stop location.