Crosstown

Construction Updates

February 122016

Demolition Work for Forest Hill (formerly Bathurst) Station

In February 2016, crews began conducting preparatory activities in the Bathurst Street and Eglinton Avenue West vicinity to make way for the future Forest Hill Station. Read more »

February 122016

Next Stage: Bayview Headwall Construction – Shift to South Side and Middle Lanes on Eglinton Avenue East

What work is starting?

What: Crews will continue constructing the east and west headwalls for the future Bayview Station in advance of the tunnelling works.  On the east side of Bayview Avenue, crews will be shifting construction to the middle lanes on Eglinton Avenue East. On the west side of Bayview Avenue, crews will be shifting construction to the south side of Eglinton Avenue East. Read more »

February 052016

Photography Drive Bridge Demolition

What is happening?

The first step in the construction of the Mount Dennis Station requires the demolition of the Photography Drive Bridge deck, which was closed in 2002. The Photography Drive Bridge is located over Eglinton Avenue West between Black Creek Drive and Weston Road. Eglinton will be closed between these streets during the demolition.

How: Read more »

February 052016

Eglinton Avenue East (Near Yonge) Extraction Shaft Work - Shifting to South Lanes

What we are building

What: Crews will be shifting construction to the south lanes on Eglinton Avenue East to continue work on the tunnel boring machine (TBM) extraction shaft located within the Eglinton Avenue roadway on the east side of Yonge Street. This work will include, heavy civil construction; installation of secant piles, jet grouting, daylighting and relocating utilities.  Read more »

February 012016

Tunnelling: What you may experience

Dear Neighbour:

As you may know, the Eglinton Crosstown includes a 10-kilometre underground portion, between Keele Street and Laird Drive.For the tunnelled portion, we have tunnel boring machines (TBMs) operating around the clock - 24 hours a day, seven days week.

On average, the tunnel boring machines each travel approximately 10-15 metres per day. TBMs are working approximately 16-20 metres below ground, but we sometimes hear from nearby residents who may experience noise and vibration from the TBMs as they pass through the area. Read more »

January 282016

Continuing Preparatory Works for the Future Keelesdale Station

Since December 2015, crews have been conducting preparatory activities along Eglinton Avenue West in the vicinity of the future Keelesdale (formerly Keele) Station to prepare for the next phase of construction of the Eglinton Crosstown. Work will continue through winter 2015/2016 in advance of the construction of the Keelesdale Station, which will begin in spring 2016.

What work is starting and where? 

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January 222016

Sewer Work – Eglinton Avenue East between Banff Road and Bayview Avenue

Dear Neighbour, 

As you know, tunnelling for the Eglinton Crosstown light rail transit (LRT) line will continue through 2016. Metrolinx has sent various updates related to the tunnelling work and its progress; however, regrettably less time has been spent to communicate some of the impacts of preparatory or pre-tunnelling work that is required in advance of tunnel boring machines passing through a particular area.  Read more »

January 202016

Update – Jet Grout Plant at Emergency Exit Building

What work is starting?

What: In addition to the jet grout plant currently set-up on Donlea Drive just north of Eglinton Avenue, crews have recently installed a jet grout surplus treatment plant within the Emergency Exit Building construction site, which is adjacent to Leaside High School on the south side of Eglinton Avenue East. Read more »

January 202016

Update: Restoration Work - Walder Avenue

What work is starting?

What:  Additional work is required to restore Walder Avenue. 

Why:  Sewer repair work on Eglinton Avenue East between Bayview Avenue and Banff Road and on Walder Avenue is complete. Crews will be restoring the roadway on Walder Avenue. Read more »

January 192016

Eglinton Crosstown Year-In-Review

The Crosstown team appreciates the patience of our neighbours and local businesses while we work to build new rapid transit. In 2015, the project made significant progress and hit a number of key milestones. We would like to take this opportunity to reflect on the past year and provide a look ahead to how we expect the project to progress in 2016. Read more »

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