Crosstown

Preparation for Facility Services Building Construction at Eglinton Station

January 30, 2018

Originally Published: January 30, 2018

Updated: February 6, 2018

Updated: February 8, 2018

Updated: February 9, 2018

What Work is Taking Place?

Beginning February 10, 2018, work will get underway in preparation for the construction of a Facility Services Building for the TTC Line 1 Subway system (pictured below).

The future Facility Services Building will house an upgraded ventilation system and will be located on the TTC Line 1 corridor (Yonge-University), south of Berwick Avenue. The new ventilation system will include smoke extraction for emergency situations at Eglinton Station. Fans will be equipped with acoustic dampers to reduce noise, and, outside of emergency situations, will only run for testing purposes.

Crews will undertake various activities inside the TTC station.

Rendering of Facility Services Building

Approximate Work Zone     

Laydown Area

  

Timing

  • Due to the location of the new building, the work can only be carried out safely while the subway is not in operation. There will be a series of weekend subway closures (between Lawrence and St. Clair stations) throughout the entire year. 
  • Please note that this will be no different from other TTC train closures. As such, service continues until the last train on Friday nights. Regular service resumes on Monday mornings (see Transit Information below). 
  • Below are the upcoming approved weekend subway closures for February 2018:
    • February 10th and 11th, 24th and 25th

Additional weekend subway closures are anticipated throughout 2018. Please see below:

  • March 3rd and 4th
  • May 19th and 20th, 26th and 27th
  • June 2nd and 3rd, 16th and 17th, 30th and July 1st
  • July 7th and 8th, 14th and 15th, 21st and 22nd
  • August 11th and 12th, 18th and 19th
  • September 1st and 2nd, 8th and 9th, 22nd and 23rd
  • October 13th and 14th, 20th and 21st, 27th and 28th
  • November 3rd and 4th, 24th and 25th
  • December 8th and 9th, 15th and 16th
  • This will allow for construction activities for the TTC Line 1 Subway system and to facilitate required work inside the station for the Eglinton Crosstown LRT Project.
  • Construction activities will begin on each Friday before these weekends, and will continue during regular working hours (7am-11pm) and overnight (11pm-7am) until the subway re-opens the following Monday morning.

What to Expect

  • Construction zones and laydown areas will be set up on Berwick Avenue between Duplex Avenue and Yonge Street, Hillsdale Avenue just west of Yonge Street, and in TTC’s corridor (south of Berwick Avenue).
  • Nearby residents and businesses can expect noise in the area caused by construction equipment.
  • Heavy truck traffic entering and exiting the work zone, and traveling through nearby streets can be expected.
  • Residents can expect to see equipment and material storage within designated work zones.
  • Work will occur on a 24 hour schedule on the TTC subway weekend closures listed above.
  • All access to business entrances will be maintained throughout construction.

Traffic and Pedestrian Impacts

  • Some driveways may be impacted during the closure of Berwick Avenue. Property owners with affected driveways will be contacted individually.
  • Pedestrian access will be maintained along the north side of Berwick Avenue from Duplex Avenue to Yonge Street.

Transit Information

There will be no subway service at TTC Eglinton Station. Access to TTC Eglinton Station Bus Terminal will be maintained, allowing TTC users to access shuttle buses for the duration of the closure. Please visit the TTC website for more details under Scheduled Subway Closures on subway closures and shuttle bus operation. Click here to view Eglinton Station hours.

Relocation and re-routing of bus stops is done in consultation between TTC and Metrolinx to ensure construction can continue safely while minimizing impact on the community and customers. Please watch for posted notices indicating new information. 

Travelling Smart during Construction

Travel delays are expected with the Crosstown construction. Please allow extra time for your journey. Traffic will be extra heavy at peak periods during the Crosstown construction. When possible, please travel during the off-peak period between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m.

Stay Informed

Sign up for e-mail updates at www.thecrosstown.ca/sign-up or download the aCrosstown traffic app to get real-time traffic and transit information for the Eglinton corridor.

Contact Us

If you would like more detail about this work or any other aspect of the Eglinton Crosstown project, please contact Phil Rodriques at the East Community Office at (416) 482-7411.

 

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

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