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May 042015

Stage 2 Cross Passage Construction near Locksley Ave. and Alameda Ave.

What: 

A cross passage is a tunnel cut between two other parallel tunnels required for maintenance or emergency purposes. 

Stage 2:  Cross Passage Construction near Locksley Ave. and Alameda Ave. Stage 2 work involves the placing of a generator and a dewatering treatment tank occupying a short curb lane restriction for approximately 6 months.  

Where:  Read more »

May 042015

What kind of work is upcoming in the vicinity of Bayview Avenue?

bayview station rendering

Utility Relocation: The first stage of work in this area is utility relocation. Construction of headwalls requires some utilities such as hydro, gas, water, telecommunication, etc. to be moved safely out of the way in advance of tunnel and station construction. Read more »

April 272015

Cross Passage Headwall Construction near Duncannon Drive Continues - Stage 2

What we are building

What: A cross passage is a tunnel cut between two other parallel tunnels required for maintenance or emergency purposes. Crews will be building one headwall for the future cross-passage required for future maintenance of the tunnels.  Read more »

April 232015

Lane Reduction near 666 Eglinton Avenue East – Saturday, April 25

What/Where: Crews will be installing a hydro pole on City of Toronto property near 666 Eglinton Avenue east. 

Why:  The next stages of Emergency Exit Building construction near Leaside High School requires some hydro utility relocation.   Specifically, a hydro pole needs to be installed and overhead hydro wires relocated.

When:   Read more »

April 222015

Utility Relocation Work for Emergency Exit Building on South Side of Eglinton - Temporary Closure of Petman Avenue

Emergency exit buildings (EEBs) are built in between the stations when station platforms are more than approximately 760 metres apart to allow for easy evacuation of passengers during an emergency situation. The construction of an EEB includes the building of an evacuation pathway, a set of stairs from the tunnel to ground level, and a small building at the surface. The scale of construction is similar to building a small-scale underground station. Generally, it takes up to 24 months to complete construction of each EEB. Read more »

April 222015

Three Hour Parking – Tarlton Road Eglinton Avenue West to College View Avenue

What:  Maximum 3 hour parking will be allowed on Tarlton Road for the duration of this phase of construction on Eglinton Avenue.

Why:  On-street parking will not be available within the vicinity of construction along Eglinton Avenue between Bathurst Street and Avenue Road. To alleviate the loss of parking on Eglinton Avenue during construction, the City of Toronto, in collaboration with Metrolinx, will be adjusting the parking restrictions in certain sections to accommodate parking for the neighbourhood and businesses.     Read more »

April 212015

Emergency Exit Building near Petman Avenue - Temporary Partial Driveway Blockage and Rolling Lane Restrictions

What & Where: As part of the current construction of the Emergency Exit Building (EEB) near Petman Avenue, crews will be relocating Toronto Hydro utilities on the south side of Eglinton Avenue East on City of Toronto property near 365 Eglinton Avenue East. Crews will be working on the south curb lane of Eglinton Avenue East and nearby sidewalk, between Petman Avenue and Forman Avenue. This construction will temporarily, partially block the east driveway of the apartment building located at: Read more »

April 172015

Assistez au déplacement de nos tunneliers!

Le 18 avril 2015

Chers amis et voisins,

Soyez des nôtres ce samedi 18 et ce dimanche 19 avril pour assister à une étape importante du projet de transport léger sur rail (TLR) Eglinton Crosstown! 

Dennis et Lea, les tunneliers qui ont creusé le tronçon ouest de la partie souterraine de la ligne Crosstown, seront hissés du puits d’extraction à l’ouest d’Allen Road et seront transportés jusqu’au puits de lancement situé à l’est d’Allen Road.

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April 162015

Eglinton Crosstown TBMs on the move Friday, April 17 at 9:00 p.m. – Monday, April 20 at 5:00 a.m. UPDATE

Dennis and Lea, the tunnel boring machines (TBMs) that have been building the western segment of the Eglinton Crosstown’s underground tunnel, are getting ready for their own big move.

Over the weekend of April 17–20, 2015, Dennis and Lea will be lifted out of the extraction shaft located just west of Allen Road, and moved to the launch shaft just east of Allen Road. The TBMs are being moved in order to bypass the TTC subway line in this area. Read more »

April 142015

You are invited to our big TBM move!

Dear Friends and Neighbours:

Come join us on Saturday April 18 and Sunday April 19 to witness a significant milestone in the Eglinton Crosstown light rail transit (LRT) project!  

Dennis and Lea, the tunnel boring machines (TBMs) that have been tunnelling the western segment of the Crosstown’s underground section, will be lifted out of the extraction shaft located west of Allen Road, and moved to the launch shaft located east of Allen Road.

TBM lift Read more »