Mining Equipment Mobilization - 24 Hour Work - Avenue Station Main Entrance

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February 23, 2018


Mining operations will begin at the Avenue Station Main Entrance in Spring 2018. The mining equipment is planned to be delivered to the site during the weekend of March 2 – 4. 

In order to lower the heavy mining equipment to the bottom of the Main Entrance shaft, a temporary crane will be erected on Eglinton Avenue. This crane will take up one additional westbound lane of traffic, just west of Avenue Road.

Between Friday night and Sunday night, the temporary crane will be set up, the equipment will be delivered and lowered into the bottom of the shaft, and the crane will be dismantled. This work is planned to take place on a continuous 24 hour schedule.


  • Nearby residents and businesses can expect to hear noise associated with the use of construction equipment.
  • One additional westbound lane will be required. One west bound lane will be maintained.
  • On-street parking on the north side of Eglinton between the Main Entrance and the temporary pedestrian crossing will not be available during this work.


  • Work will take place from March 2 at 11PM until March 4 at 11PM.
  • Work will take place on a continuous 24 hour schedule.


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  • If you would like more detail about this work or any other aspect of the Eglinton Crosstown project, please contact the west community office at (416) 782-8118.