Crosstown

Construction Updates

March 262015

Gas line relocation for future Dufferin Station Starting the week of April 6, 2015

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 per cent faster than the bus service today. Read more »

March 262015

Return of Northcliffe Boulevard to One-Way Traffic Northbound

UPDATE: During construction at the intersection of Dufferin Street and Eglinton Avenue, Northcliffe Boulevard between Vaughan Road and Eglinton Avenue West was temporarily converted from a one-way northbound street to a two-way street.

The week of April 6th, Northcliffe Boulevard will return to a one way northbound street to accommodate Enbridge Gas Distribution gas line relocation. Traffic signage will be in place to reinforce the change.

Further construction on Northcliffe Boulevard can be expected. Information will be shared as it becomes available.  Read more »

March 192015

Temporary Road Closure

What:  Toronto Water shut off water this morning to residents and businesses between Kane Avenue and Scott Road along Eglinton Avenue and from Eglinton Avenue south to Cameron Avenue (one block). 

Why: Crews working on a passage way connecting the twin tunnels of the Eglinton Crosstown Light Rail Transit (LRT) noticed water and soil leakage last evening. 

As a precaution to prevent any issues such as flooding, work was stopped immediately and this incident was reported to City authorities.  Read more »

March 162015

Emergency Exit Building near Petman Avenue - Temporary Partial Driveway Closure and Rolling Lane Restrictions

What & Where:  As part of current work to construction an emergency exit building near Petman Avenue, crews will be relocating Toronto Hydro utilities on the north side of Eglinton Avenue East, between Cardiff Road and Forman Avenue. This work will occur in two stages and will temporarily block some driveways on the north side of Eglinton. Vehicles will be able to access the above noted addresses, at all times. Read more »

March 162015

Monitoring Equipment Installation along Eglinton Avenue East

What: Monitoring equipment will be installed at major intersections along Eglinton Avenue East. This equipment will measure noise and vibration that may be related to the work of our tunnel boring machines underground. These measurements will allow construction crews to adjust tunnelling activities along Eglinton Avenue East if needed.   Read more »

March 122015

Yonge & Eglinton Avenue East Extraction Shaft Work Shifting to North Lanes

What: Work on the construction of the tunnel boring machine extraction shaft located within the Eglinton Avenue roadway on the east side of Yonge Street continues. The next stage of work is set to begin, and will involve construction shifting back to the north lanes of Eglinton Avenue. This work will include daylighting and relocating utilities.

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March 062015

Parking in the vicinity of Bathurst, Chaplin and Avenue during Construction

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 »

March 062015

Yonge & Eglinton Avenue East Extraction Shaft Work Shifting to Centre Lanes

What: Work on the construction of the tunnel boring machine extraction shaft located within the Eglinton Avenue roadway on the east side of Yonge Street continues. The next stage of work is set to begin, and will involve construction shifting to the centre lanes of Eglinton Avenue. This work will include daylighting and relocating utilities.

When: Work shifting to the centre lanes is expected to start as soon as March 9, 2015. Timelines may be adjusted due to weather conditions and/or unforeseen circumstances.  Read more »

March 052015

UPDATE – Construction Shifts to the South Side of Eglinton for Bathurst Station Headwall Construction for Twin Tunnels

What we are building

What: Since October 2014, crews have been building headwalls for the future Bathurst Station ahead of the arrival of the Tunnel Boring Machines (TBMs). Headwalls are underground support walls located at the east and west ends of the underground station.  Read more »

March 022015

Avenue Station Headwall Construction for Twin Tunnels Stage 2 – West Headwalls

What we are building?

What: In this phase of construction, crews will be building the west headwalls for the future Avenue Station.  Headwalls are underground support walls located at the east and west ends of the station location. Following the site preparation, crews will be installing these underground station headwalls in advance of the arrival of the tunnel boring machines to the area.  Work on the east headwalls began in January and is still ongoing. Read more »

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