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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 282016

Continuing Preparatory Works for the Future Keelesdale Station

Since December 2015, crews have been conducting preparatory activities along Eglinton Avenue West in the vicinity of the future Keelesdale (formerly Keele) Station to prepare for the next phase of construction of the Eglinton Crosstown. Work will continue through winter 2015/2016 in advance of the construction of the Keelesdale Station, which will begin in spring 2016.

What work is starting and where? 

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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 »

January 062016

Preparatory and Early Works Activities Scheduled January-March 2016

Over the next few months, crews will be conducting several activities along the Eglinton Line around the Eglinton Maintenance and Storage facility and the future stations of Keele and Dufferin.

Why: Metrolinx continues to build the Eglinton Crosstown Line (Line). It is now partnering with Crosstown Transit Solutions (CTS) to design and construct the stations and stops, track work, and signaling system. To prepare for construction across the Line, CTS will conduct a number of preparatory and early works activities around each of the underground stations. 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 282015

Preparatory work for the future station at Keele Street - Monday November 2 to Thursday November 5

What: Crews will inspect the condition of sewer lines with a closed circuit television (CCTV) truck via manholes in the vicinity of the future station site. Where required, crews may also use a hydro-vac truck to clean and safely dispose of debris. Read more »

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 052015

Utility works and geotechnical tests scheduled for the future Keele Station

Over the next few months, crews will be conducting several investigative works in the vicinity of the future Keele Station.

Why: 

Metrolinx continues to build the Eglinton Crosstown Line (Line). It is now partnering with Crosstown Transit Solutions to design and construct the stations, tracks, and signaling system for the Line. Before starting construction on Keele Station, CTS will confirm and benchmark soil condition, noise and vibration levels, and the condition of buildings. Read more »