Work Zones to be shifted to the South Side of Eglinton at Chaplin

July 21, 2014

What is the purpose of the construction work at Chaplin?

Station headwalls create the frame for future underground stations, and are required to be in place prior to the arrival of tunnel boring machines at each of the station locations along the Eglinton Crosstown route. Construction of the headwalls requires a grout plant to be established nearby to pump a form of concrete, otherwise known as “grout”, to the station headwall location.

What is happening next?

Work on the north side of Eglinton is nearing completion. The work zones at Chaplin Crescent and Latimer Avenue will be shifted to the south side of Eglinton Avenue West. The work zone will be separated from the right-of-way with traffic cones and concrete barriers and/or fencing for safety reasons. Various traffic control measures and construction zones will occupy the Eglinton Avenue and Chaplin Crescent intersection.

When: Upon completion of work on the north side in the coming weeks, traffic will shift to the north side of Eglinton Avenue West. Construction is expected to continue to late fall of 2014. Timelines may be rescheduled or adjusted due to weather conditions and unforeseen circumstances.

Chaplin construction switching sides July 2014

New Traffic Patterns

  • Traffic will be switching to the north side of Eglinton Avenue West.
  • Traffic lanes on Eglinton Avenue West will remain as one lane in each direction starting from Gardiner Road to Heddington Avenue.
  • Chaplin Crescent will be reopened to northbound traffic and reduced to one lane in each direction.
  • During this stage of construction, the jet grout plant will remain in place at Gilgorm Road on the Metrolinx property. Traffic will continue to be one lane on Gilgorm Road.
  • Latimer Avenue at Eglinton Avenue West will be reopened.

Traffic delays are expected during construction. Please take care when travelling near construction areas. Please watch and obey traffic signs for the sake of everyone’s safety.


Sidewalk closures will be in effect along the south side of the work zones on Eglinton Avenue West:

East of Chaplin:

  • The sidewalk from east of the Chaplin Fire Station to west of Russell Hill Road on the south of Eglinton Avenue West will be closed to through pedestrian traffic.
  • Pedestrians should cross Eglinton Avenue West at the light at Heddington Avenue.

West of Chaplin:

  • The sidewalk from west of Chaplin Crescent along the work zone on the south of Eglinton Avenue West will be closed.
  • Pedestrians should cross Eglinton Avenue West at the light at Spadina Road.

Please take care when travelling near construction areas. For your own safety, please observe and follow signs directing pedestrians.

For more details or updated traffic information, contact the Community Relations Office at 416-782-8118.

Transforming transit across the middle of Toronto will involve significant road works. Construction will be visible along the corridor and on some side streets. There will be short-term local street closures and turning restrictions to allow for the construction to take place. Metrolinx, City of Toronto staff and your elected officials are working closely together to monitor and make adjustments to local road configurations, work zones and other day-to-day items such as signage and temporary adjustments.

Transit Information

  • Changes to the bus routes in the area are expected, please check with the TTC for latest route information.
  • Transit delays are expected in the area during the construction period.
  • For the safety of transit riders, both eastbound and westbound TTC bus stops in the affected area will be relocated. Watch for posted signs and future information indicating the new locations. For more information about TTC bus service please contact the TTC directly.

Work Hours

Most of the work will be carried out between 7:00 a.m. and 11:00 p.m., seven days a week. In certain situations, some late night and/or early morning works may be required to complete the work and keep construction moving. The contractor will not always be working during the extended hours, but may do so at its discretion.

The Crosstown Community Office

We understand that construction can be disruptive, and we will do our best to keep you informed. If you would like more information about this work or any other aspect of the Eglinton Crosstown project, please do not hesitate to contact us. We thank you for your continued patience as we work to build rapid transit.

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