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November 182015

Monitoring Equipment Installation along Eglinton Avenue West at Castle Knock Avenue

What: Monitoring equipment will continue to be installed at major intersections along Eglinton Avenue West. This equipment will measure important data related to the work of our tunnel boring machines underground. These measurements will allow construction crews to adjust tunnelling activities along Eglinton Avenue West if needed.   Read more »

November 182015

Monitoring Equipment Installation along Eglinton Avenue West from Latimer Avenue to Tarlton Road

What: Monitoring equipment will continue to be installed at intersections along Eglinton Avenue West. This equipment will measure important data related to the work of our tunnel boring machines underground. These measurements will allow construction crews to adjust tunnelling activities along Eglinton Avenue West if needed.   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 282015

Thank You Neighbour Event

Utility relocation and headwall construction for the future Avenue Station and Laird Station are complete. To thank the community for their patience during the first phase of construction, two events will be held. Look for the Metrolinx tent and the Crosstown team as we hand out warm autumn drinks and treats from local merchants!

Date: October 30, 2015, Friday

Time: 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. 

Venue: Northwest corner of Avenue Road and Eglinton Avenue West

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October 072015

Monitoring Equipment Installation in the vicinity of Eglinton Avenue West and Vesta Drive

What: Monitoring equipment will be installed on Eglinton Avenue West in the vicinity of Vesta Drive. This equipment will measure important data related to the work of our tunnel boring machines underground. These measurements will allow construction crews to adjust tunnelling activities along Eglinton Avenue West if needed.  

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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 »

October 022015

Short- term Road Closures at Gilgorm Road for Removal of Grout Plant

What: The jet grout plant at Eglinton Avenue West and Gilgorm Road will no longer be needed and will be taken down over the next few weeks. This will result in road closures at the south end of Gilgorm Road. 

When: The demobilization of the plant has started and will continue over the next couple of weeks. The road closure is expected to start as early as October 2 and last for approximately six days. The site will no longer occupy the south end of Gilgorm Road after October 9.   Read more »

October 012015

Eglinton Crosstown Line Station and Stop Names

The Eglinton Crosstown Project is building the Eglinton Line, a 19-kilometre light rail transit (LRT) line that will run along Eglinton Avenue through the heart of Toronto, with a 10-kilometre underground tunnel in its central section. When it’s complete, the line will connect Mount Dennis in the west to Kennedy Road in the east, and will be up to 60% faster than bus service today.    Read more »

September 252015

East tunnel boring machines begin their journey!

The Eglinton Crosstown LRT tunnel boring machines 'Don' and 'Humber' will begin their journey westward on September 29, 2015, marking another milestone toward the completion of the new LRT. 

The westbound tunnelling will start from the launch shaft located east of Brentcliffe Rd. and will proceed towards Yonge St. Work on the western segment of the tunnel has been underway since June 2013 with four of the 6.5 kilometres already complete. All tunnelling work is expected to be finished by the end of 2016. Read more »