Hydro Utility Relocation at Chaplin Station

November 16, 2016

What Work is Taking Place?

Crews will relocate overhead hydro utilities in the vicinity of Chaplin Crescent and Eglinton Avenue West to prepare for construction of Chaplin Station.  Existing hydro poles and cables will be removed.  Temporary poles will be installed, and the cables will be relocated to the temporary poles and an underground duct bank.   Temporary services outages will be required to switch service over to the new hydro infrastructure.  Some businesses or residents may experience short-duration hydro outages of approximately 20 minutes.  Longer duration outages will be communicated to the affected businesses and residents separately.


  • Beginning in November 2016 for approximately six (6) weeks
  • This work will take place between the hours of 7:00 AM to 11:00 PM
  • The contractor may not always work during the permitted hours, but may do so at its discretion
  • In the event that overnight work is required, Metrolinx will notify the public in advance and monitor activities throughout
  • This work may be rescheduled due to weather or unforeseen circumstances

Chaplin Hydro Relocation

What to Expect

  • Nearby businesses and residents can expect to hear noise caused by a hydro-vacuuming truck, excavator and other construction equipment
  • Some properties may experience hydro outages during switching operations
  • Longer duration outages will be communicated to affected businesses and residents separately
  • In addition to construction activity, residents can expect to see equipment and material storage within the designated work zones

Traffic and Pedestrian Details

  • Short term lane closures will be in effect along Eglinton Avenue West, Chaplin Crescent, Russell Hill Road, Gilgorm Road, Latimer Avenue and Castlewood Avenue 
  • Temporary sidewalk occupancy may be required
  • The existing traffic staging on the south side of Eglinton will remain in effect
  • The pedestrian rerouting on the south side of Eglinton Avenue West, behind the former Fire Hall, will remain in effect

TTC Details

  • To accommodate the ongoing Bell utilities relocation work, one TTC bus stop on the southeast corner of Eglinton Avenue West and Chaplin Crescent has been relocated approximately 120 meters to the east.  The stop services the following TTC bus routes:

- # 32 Eglinton West 

- # 332 Eglinton West

  • Please look for signage informing passengers of the new temporary stop locations

Contact Us

For more information about construction in the area, please contact Stas Ukhanov at 416-782-8118 or


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

Please support your local businesses during construction

Sign up at to receive regular email updates. 

Or, let us help you Experience Eglinton. Choose a category to explore the neighbourhood: