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

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April 16, 2015

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.

TBM move map notice 2


Local Access Only:  

  • On the west side of Allen Road, Marlee Avenue to Park Hill Road
  • On the east side of Allen Road, Westover Hill Road to Bathurst Avenue

Residential side streets in the neighbourhood will be posted for local access only. From designated side streets, local traffic may access Eglinton Avenue businesses. Parking on the side streets is encouraged when visiting the Eglinton Avenue neighbourhood.

No Access: 

No vehicle access is allowed from Park Hill Road to Westover Hill Road. Throughout the weekend, paid duty officers will be providing direction and assistance at various points between Marlee Avenue and Bathurst Avenue.  

Allen Road will be closed in both directions from Eglinton Avenue to Lawrence Avenue beginning Friday, April 17 at approximately 9:00 p.m., and reopening on Monday, April 20 at 5:00 a.m. This work is happening in coordination with the City of Toronto’s planned weekend closure of the Allen Road Expressway for regular spring maintenance. 


Pedestrians will be able to access this area through the weekend, but will be restricted to a designated pedestrian walkway on the south side of Eglinton Avenue. Pedestrian will be able to the TTC’s Eglinton West Subway station throughout the weekend. Please follow posted pedestrian signs for access around the restricted areas.

Transit Users:

TTC Subway service at Eglinton West Station will not be impacted and will be operating on a regular schedule throughout the weekend.

Eglinton West Subway will be accessible via the pedestrian walkways as posted. TTC Wheel-Trans stops will be located at Winnett Avenue and Flanders Road, within the Eglinton Avenue closure zone. 

TBM move schedule

TBM Moves:  

The first TBM will be visible in the early morning hours on Saturday, April 18  from approximately 1:00 a.m. to 5:00 a.m., as it is lifted from the extraction shaft west of Allen Road and moved to the launch shaft east of Allen Road. Similarly, on Sunday morning, the second TBM will be visible when it’s moved from the west extraction shaft to the east launch shaft from approximately 1:00 a.m. to 5:00 a.m.

Please Contact Us

If yo uwould like more detail about this work or any other aspect of the Eglinton Crosstown project, please contact us. We thank yo ufor your continued patience as we work to build rapid transit.