Crosstown

Demolition Work for the future Mount Pleasant Station

June 7, 2016

What work is Taking Place?

Starting as early as mid-June 2016, crews will begin demolition of 256-258 Eglinton Avenue East, the former Second Cup building, to make way for the future main station entrance.  The existing building, a Metrolinx Heritage Property, was designed in 1928 and established as an Imperial Bank of Canada.  Certain structural and design elements of the existing building will be preserved.  During demolition, the building façade will be disassembled brick-by-brick, catalogued, labelled, and then reassembled upon construction of the future station structure. View the permit for the work.

Timing

  • Demolition works will last for approximately four months and are expected to begin as early as mid-June 2016, subject to approvals. 
  • Demolition works will take place Monday to Friday, between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. and on Saturdays between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m.
  • Some work may be rescheduled or adjusted due to weather conditions and unforeseen circumstances.
  • Occasional overnight work may be required – Metrolinx and CTS will notify the public in advance and monitor activities throughout.

What to Expect

  • Businesses and residents near the work site can expect to hear trucks, excavators, backhoes, and other construction equipment, as well as dust from demolition activity and debris removal.
  • In addition to the construction activities, residents can expect to see material storage and equipment movement in the designated work zone.
  • Construction staging has been designed to reduce impacts to the neighbourhood as best as possible while allowing crews to complete the work safely.

Safety

  • For safety purposes, metal fencing, concrete barriers and scaffolding will be erected around the work zone.

Traffic Details

  • The southbound, curbside lane of Mount Pleasant Road will be closed from Eglinton Avenue East to approximately 70 meters north.
  • The westbound, curbside lane of Eglinton Avenue East will be closed from Mount Pleasant Road to approximately 20 meters west.
  • Traffic on Mount Pleasant Road will be reduced to one shared right turn lane and one shared left turn lane in each direction, from Eglinton Avenue East to approximately 70 meters north of Eglinton Avenue East.
  • As always, please take care when travelling near construction zones.

Pedestrian Impacts

  • For safety purposes, pedestrian traffic will be rerouted onto Mount Pleasant Road and Eglinton Avenue East, and separated from vehicular traffic with concrete barriers.
  • The west to east crosswalk on the north side of Eglinton Avenue East will be closed.

Traffic Details

  • One bus stop for TTC routes #74 Mount Pleasant, #103 Mount Pleasant North, #141 Downtown/Mount Pleasant Express will be temporarily relocated approximately 95 meters north.  Please look for signage informing passengers of the new temporary stop location.

 

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

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