Tree Removal at Eglinton Maintenance and Storage Facility Site (EMSF)

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February 7, 2019


What Work is Taking Place?

  • Crosslinx Transit Solutions (CTS), as part of the Certificate of Property Use for the EMSF lands, is required to install a soil cap across the entire EMSF site to prevent contact with existing soil. The requirement stems from a Risk Assessment (RA) that Metrolinx conducted to assess the human/ecological risks from the historical Kodak operations.
  • In preparation for the installation of a soil cap, crews will be removing a number of trees on the east side of the site.
  • All appropriate permissions and permits to remove the trees will be obtained prior to the start of this work.
  • Following earthworks and capping, the area will be restored through tree/shrub planting and natural landscaping.

Hours of Work


  • These removals are expected to occur as early as late February 2019.
  • Occasional overnight work may be required. Metrolinx will notify the public in advance and monitor activities throughout. Work may be rescheduled due to weather conditions or unforeseen circumstances.


Map of Tree Removals and Ecological Restoration

workzone for tree removal


Rendering of Final EMSF Landscape after Ecological Restoration

tree restoration

What to Expect

  • Residents and businesses near construction sites should anticipate noise from excavators, bobcats, and other construction equipment caused by tree removal and removal of debris.


Travelling Smart during Construction

Travel delays are expected with the Crosstown construction. Please allow extra time for your journey. Traffic will be extra heavy at peak periods during the Crosstown construction. When possible, please travel during the off-peak period between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m.


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

Please support your local businesses during construction.

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For more information, please contact Lancefield Morgan at the West Community Office.

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

Please support your local businesses during construction.


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