UPDATE: Shoring and Excavation Work for Avenue Station

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March 13, 2017


Based on consultations with local residents and businesses as well as elected officials, the following amended staging plan has been prepared and will be implemented as soon as March 13, 2017.

What changed?

The pedestrian walkway in front of the Secondary Entrance construction area will be closed. There will be no continuous travel on the north side of Eglinton Ave between Lascelles Blvd  and Avenue Road. To access businesses on the east side of the secondary entrance, please use the crossing at Oriole Parkway. 

Updated Avenue Shoring Map

What Work is Taking Place?

Support of excavation work continues at the Avenue Station.  Crews are working on the piling portion of works at the Main Entrance. At the secondary entrance, crews have completed the piling portion of work and are preparing for excavation to start. 

Shoring is a common step in the process of installing the foundation of a building. In the first stage, crews will install steel piles, braces and tie-backs around the sides of the future entrances to support the excavation of these buildings to a depth of 32m at the main entrance and 24m at the secondary entrance. This will support the surrounding loads until the underground levels are constructed. This stage will take approximately 12 months.

Hours of Work:

  • The work is permitted between 7 a.m. and 11 p.m., 7 days a week. 
  • For this stage of construction, crews will be working until 11p.m. on a regular basis.
  • Occasional overnight work may be required. If approval for this is granted, Metrolinx and its constructor, Crosslinx Transit Solutions (CTS) will notify the public in advance and monitor activities throughout.

What to Expect

Construction staging has been designed to reduce impacts to the neighbourhood as best as possible while allowing crews to complete the work safely.

  • Future stages of the work at Avenue Station will be mined. This will significantly reduce the potential impact to the roadway and allow crews to work under the roadway.
  • Residents near the work site can expect to hear trucks, excavators, backhoes, a pile drill and other construction equipment.
  • There will be heavy truck traffic at times entering and exiting the station entrances.
  • In addition to the construction activities, residents can expect 

Traffic Details – No changes - (upwards of 40 months beginning in September 2016)

  • The two northerly westbound traffic lanes of Eglinton Avenue West from Lascelles Boulevard to a point approximately 60 meters east of Avenue will be closed to accommodate the work 
  • One northerly westbound curb lane of Eglinton Avenue West from Avenue Road to 20 metres east of Braemar Avenue will be closed to accommodate the work 
  • All traffic lanes on Oriole Parkway from Eglinton Avenue West to a point approximately 10 metres north thereof will be closed. There will be no access to Eglinton Avenue from Oriole Parkway.
  • Two-way traffic will be allowed on Oriole Parkway from Burnaby Road to the point of closure.
  • In addition to existing turning restrictions, the eastbound to northbound left turn from Eglinton Avenue to Avenue Road will be prohibited. Westbound to southbound left turn on to Highbourne and Oriole will be restricted.
  • During peak hours, travel times may be affected. Be sure to allow extra time for travel through this area.

Pedestrian Impacts (upwards of 40 months beginning in September 2016)

West of Avenue Road – No changes 
  • The sidewalk on the northwest corner of Eglinton Avenue West and Avenue Road will be closed to pedestrians from Avenue Road westward.
  • Access to businesses will be facilitated by a temporary pedestrian crossing just west of Braemar Avenue.
  • The pedestrian crossing on the west side of Avenue Road to cross Eglinton Avenue West will be closed.
East of Avenue Road - UPDATED
  • Pedestrian access to shops and businesses along the north side of Eglinton Avenue will remain open.
  • The sidewalk immediately in front of the secondary entrance site will be closed.
  • The sidewalk in front of Eglinton Park will be closed. Pedestrians will be directed to cross at Lascelles Blvd. 
  • There will be a pedestrian detour around the work zone to access Oriole Parkway North.  

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

Please support your local businesses during construction.

Click Here to see the work permit.