Support of Excavation Works (Shoring) within Bus Terminal and Secondary Entrance Site for Science Centre Station

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December 16, 2016

What Work is Taking Place?

Starting as early as mid-December 2016, crews will start support of excavation work, also known as shoring, for the future Science Centre Station. The station is located at the intersection of Don Mills Road and Eglinton Avenue East, with the main station entrance on the southwest corner and the secondary entrance located on the northeast corner. Steel piles, as well as braces and tie-backs will be installed around the perimeter of the station box, entrances and bus terminal to support excavation. 

Shoring will be conducted in phases, starting within the current bus terminal and secondary entrance site on the northeast corner of Don Mills Road and Eglinton Avenue East. The first phase will take approximately six (6) weeks to complete. The entire shoring process will take approximately twenty-four (24) months to complete.


  • Pending all appropriate approvals and permits, work is expected to start as early as mid-December 2016 and is expected to last up to six (6) weeks. 
  • Work is permitted between the hours of 7:00 AM and 11:00 PM, 7 days a week. The contractor may not always work during the permitted hours, but may do so at its discretion.
  • Occasional overnight work may be required. Metrolinx will notify the public in advance and monitor activities throughout.
  • Work may be rescheduled due to weather conditions or unforeseen circumstances.

What to Expect

  • Nearby residents and businesses can expect to hear trucks, excavators, backhoes, a pile drill and other construction equipment, and may experience dust from drilling activity and debris removal.
  • Heavy truck traffic entering and exiting the work zone can be expected. In addition to construction activity, residents can expect to see equipment and material storage and movement within designated work zones.
  • For safety purposes, metal fencing has been erected around the work zone.

Traffic Details

  • This particular stage of work will occur off of the roadway, but existing lane occupancy for other stages of work remains in effect. 
  • A minimum of two lanes of traffic in each direction on Don Mills Rd and/or Eglinton Ave will be maintained.

Pedestrian Details

  • The existing crosswalk closure and sidewalk detour/closures are still in effect. 
  • Pedestrian detours are clearly marked with signage directing pedestrians to the alternate routes.

For more information, please contact Heather Glicksman at the East Community Office.

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