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June 032016

Disruption from service locomotives

Dear Neighbour, 

As you may know, the Eglinton Crosstown LRT Project includes a 10-kilometre underground portion. Two Tunnel Boring Machines (or “TBMs”) are building the 3.5km eastern underground section of the Crosstown tunnels between Brentcliffe Road and Yonge Street. The TBMs are making great progress tunneling at an average rate of over 10-15 metres per day.  They have completed approximately 70% of their journey and expected to be at Yonge Street in early September. Read more »

May 272016

Mount Pleasant Installation of Dewatering Wells June 2016

What work is starting?

What: Crews are required to install dewatering wells in advance of the arrival of the tunnel boring machines, Don and Humber. Following the installation, dewatering work will commence as early as late June 2016.

When: Starting as early as May 30, 2016 until late June 2016, construction will begin on the south side of Eglinton Avenue East, east of Mount Pleasant Road. Some work may be rescheduled or adjusted due to weather conditions and/or unforeseen circumstances. Read more »

May 112016

Roadway Restoration on Eglinton Avenue East and Mount Pleasant Road Continues

What phase of work is starting?

What: Crews are resuming road surface restoration in the vicinity of Mount Pleasant. This work is being done following the completion of the Mount Pleasant headwalls on the north side of Eglinton Avenue East.

Why:  Temporary pipes were installed underneath the Eglinton Avenue East roadway for station headwall construction. With the completion of this work these pipes will now been removed and the roadway will be restored.  Read more »

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 »

February 262016

Demolition Work for Future Mount Pleasant Station

What work is starting?

In February 2016, crews began conducting preparatory activities and utilities works including surveying, locating utilities, and drilling boreholes to obtain additional information of sub-surface utilities and ground conditions in the Mount Pleasant Road and Eglinton Avenue East vicinity to make way for the future Mount Pleasant Station.

Upcoming Works – Demolition Read more »

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 »

November 242015

Temporary Sewer Work - Walder Avenue

What work is starting?

What: In conjunction with the nearby Eglinton Avenue East sewer rehabilitation work, crews will be excavating for temporary bypass pipes on the west side of Walder Avenue in the southbound lane.  

Why:  A major sewer under Eglinton Avenue East requires upgrading prior to tunnel excavation. 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

Stage 2: Mount Pleasant Headwall Construction on the South Side of Eglinton

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

What:  Crews will build the Mount Pleasant headwalls on the south 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.  Read more »