Tree Removals for Retaining Wall Construction

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March 19, 2020

Original Post: March 19, 2020

Updated: March 20, 2020


As early as March 24, crews will begin to remove a grouping of ravine trees located north of Eglinton Avenue East between Brentcliffe Road and the West Don River Bridge, to make way for construction of a retaining wall. The retaining wall will hold and stabilize the embankment created by widening Eglinton Avenue. The number of trees to be removed is the minimum amount required to safely construct the retaining wall and associated grading works.  All tree removals and construction will be performed from within the City Right-of-Way.   

Tree protection measures will be in effect, and environmental personnel will be on site to ensure tree removal and protection is carried out in accordance with regulatory requirements. All removals have been approved by the City of Toronto and Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA).  Upon the completion of the Crosstown LRT, new trees will be planted in place of the removed ones


  • Starting as early as March 24, 2020 for approximately two (2) weeks.
  • Work is expected to occur from 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • The contractor may not always work during the permitted hours but may do so at its discretion.
  • Work may be rescheduled due to weather conditions or unforeseen circumstances.


  • Removal of ravine trees on the north side of Eglinton Avenue East, east of Brentcliffe Road.
  • Residents and businesses nearby should anticipate noise from chainsaws and woodchippers for the removal of trees.
  • In addition to construction activity, residents can expect to see equipment and material storage within designated work zones.


  • The sidewalk on the north side of Eglinton Avenue East will remain closed.
  • The sidewalk on the south side of Eglinton Avenue east will remain open between Brentcliffe Road and Leslie St.
  • There will be no impacts to the current traffic configuration on Eglinton Avenue East.