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May 272015

Utility Relocation Work for Headwall Construction at Bayview and Eglinton

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What work is starting?

What: Crews will be performing utility relocation at the intersection of Bayview Avenue and Eglinton Avenue East prior to the headwall construction for the future Bayview Station. Read more »

May 262015

Temporary Crosswalk Closure and Sidewalk Blockage - Saturday, May 30 at 7:00 a.m. to Monday, June 1 at 8:00 a.m.

What phase of work is starting in the vicinity of Sutherland Drive? 

What:  A temporary closure of the Eglinton crosswalk and south-side Eglinton sidewalk on City of Toronto right-of-way near Leaside High School is scheduled for the above noted dates. During this time, pedestrians will be diverted to cross Eglinton at Bayview Avenue and Rumsey Road. Also, the south-side Eglinton sidewalk near Leaside High School will be temporarily blocked and not accessible to pedestrian traffic. Read more »

May 252015

Latest Update: Laird West Headwall Construction on North side of Eglinton - Work Zone Extended East from Sutherland to Laird

What phase of work is starting in the vicinity of Sutherland Drive? 

What:  Crews will build the Laird west headwall on the north side of Eglinton for the future Laird Station in advance of tunnel construction. Headwalls are underground support walls located at the east and west ends of the station location. Also in this area will be a holding/storage area for work associated with jet grout during headwall construction. Read more »

May 252015

Update: Emergency Exit Building Construction near Petman Avenue - Utility Relocation Work Moves to North Side of Eglinton Avenue East

Emergency exit buildings (EEBs) are built in between stations when station platforms are more than approximately 760 metres apart to allow for easy evacuation of passengers. The construction of an EEB includes the building of an evacuation pathway, a set of stairs from the tunnel to ground level, and a small building the surface. The scale of construction is similar to building a small-scale underground station. Generally, it takes up to 24 months to complete construction at each EEB.

What work is starting? Read more »

May 152015

Utility Work at Bayview and Eglinton (Update)

The Eglinton Crosstown is a 19-kilometre light rail transit (LRT) line that will run along Eglinton Avenue through the heart of Toronto, with an underground central section. The line 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.

What work is starting?

What: Crews will be doing some preparatory work at the intersection of Bayview Avenue and Eglinton Avenue East prior to the utility relocation and headwall construction for the future Bayview Station. Read more »

May 142015

Temporary Water Shut Off - Wednesday May 20th 2015

What:  A temporary Water Shut Off is scheduled for the above noted date. During this time, the water main will be shut off and there will be no water available from the taps. 

When:  10:00 am to 5:00 pm on, Wednesday May 20th, 2015 

Where:  Temporary water shut off will be experienced by north side properties of:

1220 to 1164 Eglinton Ave West Read more »

May 142015

Gas line relocation for future Oakwood Station - Starting the week of June 1st, 2015

What work is starting?

What: Enbridge Gas Distribution (Enbridge) will be relocating natural gas pipelines at the site of the future Oakwood Station. Blue highlights indicate where work crews will occupy one lane of the road.

Map - Oakwood - Enbridge Read more »

May 052015

Mount Pleasant Public School Meeting May 5

On Monday, May 4, Councillor Josh Matlow hosted a public meeting with the TDSB, parents of children attending Eglinton Junior Public School and Metrolinx to discuss station construction plans regarding the location of a vent shaft on school property, and general construction staging activities regarding the setup of a jet grout plant nearby. Read more »

May 042015

What kind of work is upcoming in the vicinity of Bayview Avenue?

bayview station rendering

Utility Relocation: The first stage of work in this area is utility relocation. Construction of headwalls requires some utilities such as hydro, gas, water, telecommunication, etc. to be moved safely out of the way in advance of tunnel and station construction. Read more »

May 042015

Parking in the vicinity of Mount Pleasant, Bayview and Laird during construction

crosstown alignment map

Transforming transit across the middle of Toronto is a significant undertaking and requires a lot of coordination. Construction is visible along the Eglinton corridor and on many side streets while we work to build this important transit project. In some cases, there will be short-term local street closures, turning and parking restrictions to allow for the construction to take place Read more »

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