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October 142015

Stage 1: Bayview Headwall Construction

What work is starting?

What: Crews will be constructing the east headwall for the future Bayview station in advance of the twin tunnel construction. Headwalls are underground support walls located at the east and west ends of the future station location. This work will include heavy civil construction; installation of secant piles which includes the use of a large drill-rig, jet grouting, daylighting and relocating utilities. Read more »

October 082015

Gas line relocation for future Yonge Station - Starting the week of October 13, 2015

What work is starting?

What: Enbridge Gas Distribution (Enbridge) will be relocating natural gas pipelines at the site of the future Eglinton Station. Enbridge will be working near the areas marked in blue.

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October 072015

Monitoring Equipment Installation in the vicinity of Eglinton Avenue West and Vesta Drive

What: Monitoring equipment will be installed on Eglinton Avenue West in the vicinity of Vesta Drive. This equipment will measure important data related to the work of our tunnel boring machines underground. These measurements will allow construction crews to adjust tunnelling activities along Eglinton Avenue West if needed.  

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October 052015

Eglinton Crosstown Construction Update

Metrolinx is making progress on the Crosstown project. Construction of a launch shaft east of Brentcliffe Road is complete and assembly of two tunnel boring machines (TBMs) is nearing completion. Utility relocation and headwall construction along Eglinton Avenue East between Brentcliffe and Bayview started in January 2014. Some works along the road have been completed and others are progressing well. The Crosstown Team appreciates the patience of our neighbours while we work to build transit. Read more »

October 052015

Utility works and geotechnical tests scheduled for the future Keele Station

Over the next few months, crews will be conducting several investigative works in the vicinity of the future Keele Station.

Why: 

Metrolinx continues to build the Eglinton Crosstown Line (Line). It is now partnering with Crosstown Transit Solutions to design and construct the stations, tracks, and signaling system for the Line. Before starting construction on Keele Station, CTS will confirm and benchmark soil condition, noise and vibration levels, and the condition of buildings. Read more »

October 022015

Short- term Road Closures at Gilgorm Road for Removal of Grout Plant

What: The jet grout plant at Eglinton Avenue West and Gilgorm Road will no longer be needed and will be taken down over the next few weeks. This will result in road closures at the south end of Gilgorm Road. 

When: The demobilization of the plant has started and will continue over the next couple of weeks. The road closure is expected to start as early as October 2 and last for approximately six days. The site will no longer occupy the south end of Gilgorm Road after October 9.   Read more »

October 012015

Eglinton Crosstown Line Station and Stop Names

The Eglinton Crosstown Project is building the Eglinton Line, a 19-kilometre light rail transit (LRT) line that will run along Eglinton Avenue through the heart of Toronto, with a 10-kilometre underground tunnel in its central section. When it’s complete, the line will connect Mount Dennis in the west to Kennedy Road in the east, and will be up to 60% faster than bus service today.    Read more »

September 252015

East tunnel boring machines begin their journey!

The Eglinton Crosstown LRT tunnel boring machines 'Don' and 'Humber' will begin their journey westward on September 29, 2015, marking another milestone toward the completion of the new LRT. 

The westbound tunnelling will start from the launch shaft located east of Brentcliffe Rd. and will proceed towards Yonge St. Work on the western segment of the tunnel has been underway since June 2013 with four of the 6.5 kilometres already complete. All tunnelling work is expected to be finished by the end of 2016. Read more »

September 222015

Preparatory work for the future station at Keele Street - Monday September 28 to Thursday October 1, 2015

What: Crews will inspect the condition of sewer lines with a closed circuit television (CCTV) truck via manholes in the vicinity of the future station site. Where required, crews may also use a hydro-vac truck to clean and safely dispose of debris. Read more »

September 182015

Utility Relocation and Piling Works for the Emergency Exit Building near Petman Avenue

Emergency exit buildings (EEBs) are built in between stations when station platforms are more than approximately 760 metres apart to allow for easy evacuation of passengers. 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 on 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 at each EEB.

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