Telecommunication Utilities Relocation for Science Centre Station

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October 6, 2016

What Work is Taking Place?

In October 2016, crews will begin relocation of existing telecommunication lines in the vicinity of Don Mills Road and Eglinton Avenue East.  Telecommunication lines within man holes as well within pre-existing duct banks will be relocated in preparation for station construction.  All work conducted during this phase will occur within the public boulevards. 

Map illustrates work zones located on public boulevard


  • Beginning as early as October 11, 2016 for approximately four weeks. 
  • This work will occur between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 11:00 p.m., up to seven (7) days a week.
  • The contractor may not always work during the permitted hours, but may do so at its discretion.
  • If overnight work is required, we will notify the public in advance and monitor activities throughout.
  • Work is subject to permits and all relevant approvals, and may be rescheduled due to weather conditions or unforeseen circumstances.

What to Expect

  • Various work zones will be erected at the southwest and northwest corners of Don Mills Road and Eglinton Avenue East within the public boulevard. 
  • Nearby businesses and residents can expect noise from excavators, bobcats, trucks and other construction equipment caused by utilities relocation activity.
  • For safety purposes, fencing will be erected around the work zones.

Pedestrian Details

  • Pedestrian access will be maintained 
  • Temporary pedestrian rerouting around work zones may be necessary to accommodate this work.

Traffic Details


  • Intermittent lane reductions may be required on Don Mills Road and/or Eglinton Avenue East while crews set-up and/or demobilize. The actual work will take place within the public boulevard, off the roadway.
  • As always, please take care when travelling near work sites.


For more information, please contact Heather Glicksman at the East Community Office.

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