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April 072016

Tunnelling: What you may experience

As you may know, the Eglinton Crosstown includes a 10-kilometre underground portion, between Keele Street and Laird Drive. For the tunnelled portion, locomotives run along interim track and transport materials and haul spoils in and out of the tunnels to the extraction shafts. Tunnel boring machines (TBMs) and muck removal operations run around the clock - 24 hours a day. Read more »

March 242016
February 012016

Tunnelling: What you may experience

Dear Neighbour:

As you may know, the Eglinton Crosstown includes a 10-kilometre underground portion, between Keele Street and Laird Drive.For the tunnelled portion, we have tunnel boring machines (TBMs) operating around the clock - 24 hours a day, seven days week.

On average, the tunnel boring machines each travel approximately 10-15 metres per day. TBMs are working approximately 16-20 metres below ground, but we sometimes hear from nearby residents who may experience noise and vibration from the TBMs as they pass through the area. Read more »

January 192016

Eglinton Crosstown Year-In-Review

The Crosstown team appreciates the patience of our neighbours and local businesses while we work to build new rapid transit. In 2015, the project made significant progress and hit a number of key milestones. We would like to take this opportunity to reflect on the past year and provide a look ahead to how we expect the project to progress in 2016. Read more »

December 182015

Tunnelling: What You May Experience

Dear Neighbour:

As you may know, the Eglinton Crosstown is a 19-kilometre light rail transit that includes a 10-kilometre underground portion, between Keele Street and Laird Drive. For the tunneled portion, we have tunnel boring machines (TBMs) operating around the clock - 24 hours a day, seven days week.

On average, the tunnel boring machines each travel about 10 metres per day. TBMs are working about 20 metres below ground, but we do sometimes hear from nearby residents who may experience vibration from the TBMs as they pass through the area. Read more »

December 182015

Tunnelling: What You May Experience

Dear Neighbour:

As you may know, the Eglinton Crosstown is a 19-kilometre light rail transit that includes a 10-kilometre underground portion, between Keele Street and Laird Drive. For the tunneled portion, we have tunnel boring machines (TBMs) operating around the clock - 24 hours a day, seven days week.

On average, the tunnel boring machines each travel about 10 metres per day. TBMs are working about 20 metres below ground, but we do sometimes hear from nearby residents who may experience vibration from the TBMs as they pass through the area. Read more »

November 052015

Tunnelling for the Crosstown: What you may experience

As you know, tunnelling continues on the Eglinton Crosstown Light Rail Transit (LRT) project as we build the underground portion of the future transit line. 

The tunnel boring machines (TBMs) operate around the clock - 24 hours a day, seven days week. On average, they each travel about 10 metres per day. Our TBMs are working about 20 metres below ground, but we do sometimes hear from nearby residents who may experience vibration from the TBMs as they pass through the area.    Read more »

October 272015

Re-Opening of Pedestrian Walkway and Park Hill Road at Eglinton Avenue West

What: Pedestrian traffic is to be shifted back to the north of the extraction shaft. A traffic adjustment will also return a second eastbound lane for TTC buses, west of the Allen Road and Park Hill Road will re-open.

Where: Crews will be adjusting lanes of traffic as the work begins to reinstate the area of the tunnel extraction shaft on the north side of Eglinton Avenue West, west of the southbound Allen Road ramp.

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October 052015

Eglinton Crosstown Construction Update

Metrolinx is making progress on the Crosstown project. Construction of a launch shaft east of Brentcliffe Road is complete and assembly of two tunnel boring machines (TBMs) is nearing completion. Utility relocation and headwall construction along Eglinton Avenue East between Brentcliffe and Bayview started in January 2014. Some works along the road have been completed and others are progressing well. The Crosstown Team appreciates the patience of our neighbours while we work to build transit. Read more »