Update - Mount Pleasant Headwall Construction on the North Side of Eglinton

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August 20, 2015

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

What:  Crews will build the Mount Pleasant headwall on the north 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. Construction of the headwalls requires a jet grout plant to be established nearby to pump a form of concrete, otherwise known as “grout”, to the station headwall location. The jet grout plant will be located on Eglinton Avenue East, between Dunfield Avenue and Redpath Avenue, and will remain in this location for the duration of Mount Pleasant headwall and extraction shaft construction on Eglinton Avenue East near Holly Street. 

When: Mount Pleasant headwall construction on the north side of Eglinton, east of Mount Pleasant Road has already commenced. The construction at the northwest side of Eglinton Avenue East and Mount Pleasant Road is expected to commence as soon as late August/early September 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: Currently, a work zone has been set up on the north side of Eglinton Avenue East, east of Mount Pleasant Road, from Mount Pleasant Road to west of Forman Avenue. This section of work extends from Mount Pleasant Road to west of Forman Avenue.

During the next stage of construction, which will operate concurrently with the current work at the northeast corner of Eglinton Avenue East and Mount Pleasant Road, a work zone will be set up on the north side of Eglinton Avenue East, west of Mount Pleasant Road. This section of work will extend from Mount Pleasant Road to Redpath Avenue on Eglinton Avenue East, and will merge with the traffic staging area of the jet grout plant area located between Redpath Avenue and Dunfield Avenue.

All work zones will be separated from the right-of-way with fencing and traffic cones.  Sidewalks will remain open.  Please use caution when driving in this area.

Mt Dennis headwall construction Aug 2015

Traffic Details

  • During this stage of construction, traffic on the east and west of Mount Pleasant Road on Eglinton Avenue East will remain shifted to the south side of Eglinton Avenue East.
  • Traffic on the east and west of Mount Pleasant Road on Eglinton Avenue East will be reduced to one lane in the westbound direction and two lanes in the eastbound direction.  
  • Traffic will be separated from construction with traffic cones and concrete barriers with fencing. 
  • Left turns onto and from Taunton Road remain prohibited.
  • Left turns onto and from Falcon Street remain prohibited.
  • Left turns onto and from Brownlow Avenue remain prohibited.
  • Left turns onto and from Lillian Street remain prohibited.
  • On-street parking remains restricted along Eglinton Avenue East within the construction zone. 

Parking garages at 240 and 244 Eglinton Avenue East 

  • The vehicular access to and from Eglinton Avenue East will be closed during this stage of construction.

300 Eglinton Avenue East

  • The west vehicular access/egress of the roundabout will be closed.
  • The east vehicular access/egress of the roundabout and access to the rear parking lot will remain open.

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


  • During this stage of headwall construction, all sidewalks on Eglinton Avenue East and Mount Pleasant Road will remain open. 
  • Access to all businesses will also remain open during construction.
  • In some cases, sidewalks may require a temporary blockage for the safety of pedestrians. Please follow signs directing pedestrians and take care 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 this important project.

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

Please support your local businesses during construction. 

Check out the website of Mount Pleasant Village BIA.