Shoring in the Roadway and Tertiary Entrance at Chaplin Station

février 17, 2017

What Work is Taking Place?

In October 2016, crews started support of excavation work (shoring) at the main entrance site of the future Chaplin Station.  In February 2017, crews will begin shoring of the station box, starting on the south side Eglinton Avenue West, as well as the tertiary entrance located at the old Toronto Fire Hall, east of Chaplin Crescent.  Shoring is a common step in the process of constructing the foundation of a building.  Steel piles as well as braces and tie-backs will be installed around the perimeter of the station box to support excavation. 

Shoring in the roadway will be completed in four stages.  This stage is the first of four, and will take approximately sixteen (16) weeks to complete.  

Please carefully review all of the traffic and pedestrian changes – road closures, lane reductions, turn prohibitions and pedestrian changes will be in effect.

Temporary Traffic Changes

  • Gilgorm Road will be closed at Eglinton Avenue West, and converted to a two-way street for local access only.
  • Access to Gilgorm Road is maintained from Spadina Rd and New Haven Drive.
  • Left turns in all directions will remain prohibited at the intersection of Chaplin Crescent and Eglinton Avenue West. Northbound and eastbound right turns will also be prohibited. 
  • Eastbound left turns from Eglinton Avenue West onto Latimer Avenue will be prohibited.
  • Traffic will be shifted to the north side of Eglinton Avenue west, and reduced to one lane in each direction.
  • Motorists may experience delays while trucks enter and exit the work zone.
  • A flag person will be present to direct truck traffic.
  • As always, please take care when travelling near construction zones.

Shoring in the Right of Way

Hours of Work 

  • This work will be conducted Monday through Friday between the hours of 7:00 AM and 11:00 PM, with crews working until 11:00 PM on a regular basis.
  • Weekend work may be required.
  •  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, the public will be notified in advance, and activities will be monitored throughout.

Work is subject to permits and all relevant approvals, and may be rescheduled due to weather or unforeseen circumstances.

What to Expect

Traffic changes, including road closures, lane reductions and turn prohibitions will be in effect.

Nearby residents and businesses can expect increased noise in the area caused by a pile drill, crane, loaders, trucks and other construction equipment.

Dust from drilling activity and debris removal can be expected.

Truck traffic entering and exiting the work zone can be expected.  Trucks will not use the laneway south of Eglinton Ave West

In addition to construction activity, residents can expect to see equipment and material storage within the work zone.

For safety purposes, metal fencing has been erected around the work zone.

Temporary Pedestrian Changes

The west pedestrian crosswalk at Chaplin Crescent and Eglinton Avenue West will be restricted.

The existing pedestrian rerouting around the Toronto Fire Hall on the south side of Eglinton Avenue West will remain in effect.

TTC Details

TTC Stops

To accommodate ongoing work at Chaplin Station, four (4) TTC bus stops, at the corners of Eglinton Avenue West and Chaplin Crescent will be relocated or eliminated. 
The stops service the following TTC bus routes:
# 32 Eglinton West 
# 332 Eglinton West
# 14 Glencairn East
Please look for signage informing passengers of the new temporary stop locations.

Please Contact Us

If you would like more detail about this work or any other aspect of the Eglinton Crosstown project, please contact Stas Ukhanov at (416) 782-8118.
Thank you for your patience as we work to build this important project

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