Support of Excavation at Mount Pleasant Station Secondary Entrance

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December 9, 2016

What Work Is Taking Place?

Beginning as early as mid-December 2016, crews will start support of excavation work, also known as shoring, at the Secondary Entrance of future Mount Pleasant Station. The Secondary entrance is located on the north side of Eglinton Avenue East, east of Mount Pleasant Road.

Shoring is a common step in the process of constructing the foundation of a building.  Steel piles, as well as braces and tie-backs, will be installed around the perimeter of the station to support excavation. Prior to installation of the piles, crews will construct a concrete guide wall on either side of the secant wall to ensure the alignment and verticality of the piles. 

The entire shoring process for future Mount Pleasant Station will occur in phases and will take approximately 13 months to complete.

The first area that shoring will occur is the Secondary Entrance site.


  • This work will be conducted Monday through Friday between the hours of 7:00 AM and 11:00 PM.
  •  The contractor may not always work during the permitted hours, but may do so at its discretion.
  • In the event that overnight work is required, Metrolinx and CTS will notify the public in advance and monitor activities throughout.
  • Work is subject to permits and all relevant approvals, and may be rescheduled due to weather or unforeseen circumstances.

What to Expect

  • Noise in the area caused by a pile drill, crane, loaders, trucks and other construction equipment.
  • Dust from drilling activity and debris removal can be expected.
  • Truck traffic entering and exiting the work zone can be expected.
  • In addition to construction activity, equipment and material storage within designated work zones.
  • For safety purposes, metal fencing has been erected around the work zone.

Pedestrian Details

  • While pedestrian access will be maintained, pedestrian traffic may be temporarily stopped while construction vehicles enter and exit the work zone.

Traffic Details

  • Trucks will be staged in the Eglinton Avenue East westbound curb lane in front of the Secondary Entrance. View the permit.
  • The existing traffic conditions at the intersection will remain in effect.
  • Motorists may experience delays while trucks enter and exit the work zone.
  • A flag person will be present to direct truck and pedestrian traffic.
  • As always, please take care when travelling near construction zones.


For more information, please contact Brittany Maxwell at the East Community Office.

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