Toronto Hydro-Electric System Limited (THESL) and Telecommunication Relocations (Brentcliffe to Leslie)

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October 30, 2017

What Work is Taking Place?

Crews will relocate and upgrade existing overhead and underground telecommunication and hydro utilities between Brentcliffe Road and Leslie Street along Eglinton Ave East in preparation for construction of the Brentcliffe Portal and Sunnybrook Park Stop.

Work zone on Eglinton between Brentcliffe and Leslie

Outages may be required to switch services to the new infrastructure. Outage requirements and impacts will be communicated separately only to those directly impacted.


  • Beginning as early as late October 2017 for approximately six (6) months. 
  • This work may take place between the hours of 7:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.
  • The contractor may not always work during the permitted hours, but may do so at its discretion. Work may be rescheduled due to weather conditions or unforeseen circumstances.
  • Updates on works taking place during overnight periods will be communicated separately.

What to Expect

  • The majority of the work will take place within the public boulevard, off the roadway. 
  • Crews will be installing new poles, wires, transformers, and new duct banks.
  • Nearby businesses and residents can expect noise from excavators, bobcats, trucks and other construction equipment caused by utilities relocation activity.

Traffic Impacts

  • Lane reductions will be required with a minimum of one through lane of traffic in each direction maintained.
  • There may be occurrences where a shoulder is narrowed and/or a traffic protection barrier is placed to accommodate safe working conditions.
  • As always, please take care when travelling near work sites.

Pedestrian Impacts

  • Pedestrian access will be maintained.
  • Temporary pedestrian rerouting around work zones may be necessary to accommodate this work.

TTC Impacts

  • TTC bus stops in the affected area may be relocated for the safety of transit riders. Please watch for posted signs indicating the adjusted locations.
  • Relocation and re-routing of bus stops is done in consultation between TTC and Metrolinx to ensure construction can continue safely while minimizing impact on the community and customers.

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

Thank you for your patience as we work to build this important project.

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