Stage 2: Mount Pleasant Headwall Construction on the South Side of Eglinton

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October 27, 2015

What phase of work is starting in the vicinity of Mount Pleasant Road? 

What:  Crews will build the Mount Pleasant headwalls on the south side of Eglinton Avenue East, east and west of Mount Pleasant Road, for the future Mount Pleasant Station in advance of tunnel construction. Headwalls are underground support walls located at the east and west ends of the station location. 

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 station location along the Eglinton Crosstown route. 

When:  Following Mount Pleasant headwall construction on the north side of Eglinton, construction will shift to the south side of Eglinton, east and west of Mount Pleasant Road.  Construction on the south side of Eglinton, east of Mount Pleasant will begin in late-October. Construction on the south side of Eglinton, west side of Mount Pleasant Road is expected to commence as soon as early November, 2015.  Both stages of construction are expected to last approximately two to three months from commencement. Some work may be rescheduled or adjusted due to weather conditions and/or unforeseen circumstances.

Where: During this stage of construction, a work zone will be set up on the south side of Eglinton Avenue East, between Redpath Avenue and Falcon Street. 

MP headwall construction Oct 2015

Traffic Details

  • Left turns onto and from Taunton Road remain prohibited.
  • Left turns onto and from Brownlow Avenue remain prohibited.
  • Eastbound Eglinton curb-lane traffic approaching Brownlow, must exit southbound onto Brownlow.
  • Westbound Eglinton left turns onto Lillian Street remain prohibited.
  • During this stage of construction, traffic on Eglinton Avenue East, to the east and west of Mount Pleasant Road will be shifted to the north side of Eglinton Avenue East.
  • Traffic on Eglinton Avenue East will be reduced to one lane in each direction.  
  • Traffic will be separated from construction with traffic cones and concrete barriers with fencing. 
  • On-street parking remains restricted along Eglinton Avenue East within the construction zone. 

Traffic delays are expected during construction. Please use caution and watch the signs when travelling near construction areas. 


  • Access to all businesses will remain open during construction.
  • In some cases, sidewalks may require a temporary blockage for the safety of pedestrians. Please follow signs directing pedestrians and use caution when travelling near construction areas.

Work Hours

Most of the work will be carried out between 7:00 a.m. and 11:00 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.

Noise and Vibration

Noise and vibration associated with construction can be expected with this work. Monitoring equipment is in place to monitor noise and vibration levels and ensure that they are within acceptable legal limits. 

Waste Collection 

Solid Waste Management Services will continue to pick up waste during construction of the Crosstown. Recycling and garbage collection schedules along Eglinton Avenue will not change during the construction period. Please continue to abide by their guidelines for garbage disposal and follow your normal routine. Please label your bins with addresses and place them as close to the usual location as possible before 7:00 a.m. or the night before the scheduled collection day. If necessary, during construction, your bins may be temporarily moved to the edge of the work zone by the contractor.

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.




Businesses remain open on Mount Pleasant Road and Eglinton Avenue East. 

Please support your local businesses during construction.