Support of Excavation Work for Keelesdale Station Stage One: Spring- Fall 2016

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March 29, 2016



The Eglinton Crosstown is a 19-kilometre light rail transit (LRT) line that will run along Eglinton Avenue through the heart of Toronto, with an underground central section. The line will connect Mount Dennis in the west to Kennedy Road in the east, and the new service will be up to 60% faster than the bus service today.


Support of Excavation Work for Keelesdale Station

Stage One: Spring- Fall 2016

What work is starting?

A crew is now setting up staging areas at Keele Street/Trethewey Drive and Eglinton Avenue West for support of excavation work also known as ‘shoring’. For the Keelesdale Station, an area the size of the station’s footprint (about 130m x 20 m) is cut, a shallow area excavated, and steel piles, braces and tie-backs are installed around the sides to support the excavation.

When construction starts, multiple lanes will be restricted by the staging areas. Construction staging has been designed to lessen impacts to residents as best as possible while allowing crews to complete the work safely.

During construction, expect lane reductions on Eglinton Avenue West from Yarrow Road to East of Keele Street; and on Keele Street/Trethewey Drive and south of Eglinton Avenue West.

While every effort will be made to minimize noise, residents near the work site can expect to hear trucks, excavators, backhoes, and other construction equipment.

In mid-April, shoring will begin on the station box and lane reductions will take effect.

 Location of work zones

 Traffic Details:  


During stage one traffic along Eglinton Ave West will be shifted to the north side of Eglinton while works proceed on the south side.

 During stage one traffic on Keele/Trethewey will be shifted to the east lanes while work proceeds on the west side.

 Southbound right and left turns will be maintained.


All other left and right turns at the intersection of Keele Street/Trethewey Drive and Eglinton Ave West will be restricted for private vehicles.

 Yarrow Road Closure – April 2016

Once shoring work begins, Yarrow Road at Eglinton Avenue West will be closed for approximately seven months while the Stage One shoring works are undertaken on the south side of the street.  The roadway will be reopened when work shifts to the north side of Eglinton.  Local access to Yarrow will be provided from Avon Drive and Juliet Crescent.

For permits associated with the closure of Yarrow Road please see here 

Access to Green P lot:  

As early as April 18, the public parking lot at 2623 Eglinton Avenue West may be accessed from Keele Street only. The driveway on Eglinton Avenue West will be closed for approximately seven months. 

Hours of Work:

Hours of work as permitted are between 7am and 11pm, 7 days a week.   

The contractor will not always work during the extended hours, but may do so at its discretion.


Work may be rescheduled due to weather conditions or unforeseen circumstances.

Pedestrian Details: 

Starting in mid-April 2016, the pedestrian crossing on the west side of Keele Street/Trethewey Drive will be closed.

All other pedestrian walkways will remain open.

TTC Details: 

Bus stops for Route #32 Eglinton West and Route #41 Keele will be relocated. 

Please look for signs informing passengers of the new stop locations.


For more information about permits associated with this work please see here

Please Contact Us

For more information, please contact Lancefield Morgan at  

West Community Office, 1848 Eglinton Avenue West | | 416-782-8118 

Thank you for your continued patience as we work to build this important project.


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