Chaplin Station Headwall Construction for Twin Tunnels - Stage 3 Traffic Update - Work Zones have been shifted to the South Side of Eglinton

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August 15, 2014

What we are building

What: Crews are building headwalls for the future Chaplin Station and cross-passages for the future maintenance of the tunnel. Headwalls are underground support walls located at the east and west ends of the station location. Following the site preparation, crews will be installing these underground station headwalls in advance of the twin tunnel construction.
Why: 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. 

Where: The work zones at Chaplin Crescent and Latimer Avenue have been 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.  Various traffic control measures and construction zones will occupy the Eglinton Avenue and Chaplin Crescent intersection.

When: A new traffic pattern for the construction of headwalls began as mid-August 2014. The traffic has shifted to the north side of Eglinton Avenue.  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

Traffic Details

•    Traffic has switched 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 is reopened to north-bound traffic.
•    Chaplin Crescent is reduced to one lane in each direction south of Eglinton Avenue West.
•    No left turns allowed at the intersection of Eglinton Avenue West and Chaplin Crescent in ANY direction.
•    Through traffic only in eastbound direction on Eglinton Avenue West. No left or right turns allowed at the intersection of Eglinton Avenue West and Chaplin Crescent.
•    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 is re-opened.

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.
•    Pedestrians should cross Eglinton Avenue West at the light at Heddington Avenue.

West of Chaplin:
•    The sidewalk from west of Chaplin Crescent to east of Kay Gardner Beltline Trail on the south of Eglinton Avenue West will be closed.  The staircase down to the Trail will remain open.
•    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, please visit our website at or 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 the local road configurations, work zones and other day to day items such as signage and temporary adjustments.

Transit Information

  • The 14 Glencarin buses and the 33 Forest Hill buses will return back to their normal routes. 
  • 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 TTC directly.

Work Hours

Most of the work will be carried out between 7 a.m. and 11 p.m., 7 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 work during the extended hours, but may do so at its discretion.

Please Contact Us
If you would like more detail 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.