How we mitigate to reduce the construction noise level

Sometimes the most disruptive construction activities for residents living near a work site are not from heavy machinery digging up dirt or building concrete support walls, but from regular everyday activities, such as workers needing to communicate with each other. A great example is  at the intersection of Allen Road and Eglinton Avenue West, where work has started to pour the concrete slab in the tunnels for the LRT tracks.  Read more »

Brentcliffe Portal – Next Steps

At the eastern tunnel entrance at Brentcliffe Road, work is ramping up to transform the site into the transition point between the underground and surface portions of the line.  Read more »

Going deep into the ground at Laird Station

In building the crosstown, we’re working to minimize disruption – here’s how we’re doing that at Laird. We’re using a sequential excavation method (a mining technique) to excavate the underground portion of the station – where the platforms and concourse levels will be built around the current LRT tunnels.

This means once the excavation is complete for the station entrances, a total of two at Laird, we will start mining sideways under the roadway to make room for the platforms and concourse. In contrast, the cut and cover method means excavating vertically from the road.  Read more »

Community Benefits Spotlight – Prajwal Amatya

When Prajwal Amatya moved to Canada from Nepal in early 2016, he was faced with a common challenge for recent immigrants; an inability to secure employment despite a wealth of professional experience as CAD/Drafter.

In an effort to improve his chances of finding a job, Prajwal enrolled in the Toronto District School Board’s Canadian Experience program at the Yorkdale Adult Learning Centre. The Canadian Experience program is designed to help integrate professional immigrants into the Canadian workforce. Read more »

The tunnels are complete – now, what’s next?

Now that the tunnels are prepared, up next is fitting out the tunnels similar to furnishing a freshly built home. Read more »

How we build: Science Centre Station

Constructing the future Science Centre Station is a complex process. It will be the only underground station located between two surface stops (Sunnybrook Park and Aga Khan).

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Utility Relocation – Making Way for the Stations

Before we can dig the underground stations, we have to move the utilities that are in the way. Read more »

Empowering the future generation of women in construction

In April 2017, 15 high school girls from the Eglinton East and Scarborough Village neighbourhoods were granted an inside look at careers in construction and what it means to be a woman working in a male-dominated industry. Read more »

Taking first steps to building the Crosstown’s stations and stops

On April 11, 2016, a crew began to excavate the main entrance to the future Keelesdale Station using a large drilling equipment. This is the first step in the Eglinton Crosstown’s Stations and Stops construction.  Read more »

Pedestrian tunnel closures at Yonge & Eglinton

There are four pedestrian tunnels that enable underground access to and from the existing subway station to the four corners of the Yonge-Eglinton intersection. These tunnels are located directly where supports need to be installed, so all four of these tunnels need to be closed. Read more »