Hydro Utility Relocation at Fairbank Station

février 3, 2017


What is the Crosstown?


Metrolinx is building the Eglinton Crosstown, Toronto’s new 19-kilometre light rail transit (LRT) line that will run along Eglinton Avenue with a central 10 km underground section. The Crosstown will connect Mount Dennis in the west to Kennedy Road in the east, and the new service will be up to 60% faster than the bus service today. With 25 stations and stops and connections to 3 TTC subway stations, 54 local bus routes, 3 GO Transit lines and the UP Express, the Crosstown will improve travel times and change the way we move through the heart of the city. 



Hydro Utility Relocation at Fairbank Station 


What work is taking Place?

Crews will relocate overhead hydro utilities in the vicinity of Dufferin Street and Eglinton Avenue West to prepare for construction of Fairbank Station.  Existing hydro poles and cables located in the station box area will be removed, temporary poles will be installed, and the cables will be relocated to the temporary poles or an underground duct bank. 

Temporary power outages will be required when switching over to the new hydro infrastructure.  Businesses and 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 February 2017 for approximately eight (8) 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
  • Where 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

Work zone for hydro relocation

What to Expect

  • Traffic and pedestrian changes, such as lane reductions, turn prohibitions and pedestrian rerouting will be in effect.
  • Nearby businesses and residents can expect to hear noise caused by a hydro-vacuuming truck, excavator and other construction equipment.
  • Some properties may experience temporary door access interruptions during trenching work.
  • Some properties may experience hydro outages during switching operations.
  • Door access interruption and longer-duration outages will be communicated to affected businesses and residents separately.
  • For safety purpose, metal plating and fencing will be erected around work zones.
  •  In addition to construction activity, residents can expect to see equipment and material storage within the designated work zones.

Traffic and Pedestrian Details

  • Rolling lane closures and turn prohibitions will be in effect.
  • Traffic on Eglinton Avenue West will be reduced to one lane in each direction.
  • Pedestrian traffic will be rerouted around work zones.
  • Temporary sidewalk and crosswalk closures may be in effect.

Contact Us

For more information about construction in the area, please contact Stas Ukhanov at 416-782-8118 or crosstown@metrolinx.com.

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

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