Stage 2: Support of Excavation Works at Leaside Station

December 15, 2017


Original Issue Date: December 15, 2017

Updated: December 28, 2017

What Work is Taking Place?

Earlier in 2017, crews started support of excavation work, also known as shoring, at the main entrance site and in the city right of way at the future Leaside Station. The station is located at the intersection of Bayview Avenue and Eglinton Avenue East. Steel piles as well as braces and tie-backs will be installed around the perimeter of the station box and entrances to support excavation. Once steel piles are installed in each area, shallow excavation occurs and wooden decking is installed over the excavated area followed by reinstatement of the roadway. The entire process will take approximately 15 months.

Hours of Work

  • The traffic configuration in the intersection will change as soon as January 2, 2018 and will be in place until approximately spring 2018.
  • Work is permitted between the hours of 7:00 AM and 11:00 PM, 7 days a week. Crews will be working until 11:00 PM on a regular basis.
  • Occasional overnight work may be required – Metrolinx and CTS will notify the public in advance and monitor activities throughout.
  • Work may be rescheduled due to weather conditions or unforeseen circumstances.

Upcoming Traffic Stage

What to Expect

  • Nearby residents and businesses can expect noise in the area caused by a pile drill, crane, loaders, trucks and other construction equipment, as well as dust from drilling activity and debris removal.
  • Heavy truck traffic entering and exiting the work zone.
  • In addition to construction activity, residents can expect to see equipment and material storage within the designated work zones.
  • For safety purposes, fencing will be erected around the work zone.

Traffic and Pedestrian Impacts


  • Lane reductions will be in place; however, a minimum of one through lane will be maintained in all directions.
  • Westbound left turn will be prohibited (Eglinton Ave westbound to Bayview Ave southbound).
  • Eastbound right turn will be prohibited (Eglinton Ave eastbound to Bayview southbound).
  • Westbound left turn will be prohibited from Eglinton Ave westbound to Mann Ave southbound.
  • All other right turns will be restricted to no right turns allowed when the light is red.


  • The north-south crosswalk on the west side of Bayview Ave will be closed.
  • Pedestrian access will be maintained, but may be rerouted around construction zones.
  • Overhead protection for pedestrians will be in place at various locations near the work zone.

TTC Details

  • To accommodate ongoing work at Leaside Station, TTC bus stops on the corners of Eglinton Ave East and Bayview Ave that were relocated in the previous stage will remain in the new temporary locations for stage 2.


You can view the permit for these works here.

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