Traffic Change at Fairbank Station - October 2017

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October 19, 2017

What Work is Taking Place?

Since fall 2016, crews have been conducting support of excavation work (also known as shoring) at the Main Entrance and Service Building sites of the future Fairbank Station.  In the spring, crews began shoring of the station box, as well as wet utilities relocation, on the north side of Eglinton Avenue West.

On October 21, new temporary traffic changes will be implemented at Dufferin Street and Eglinton Avenue West, to make way for support of excavation activity as well as relocation of Bell cables at the northwest and centre of the intersection. 

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 box to support excavation. 

Shoring in the roadway will be completed in stages.  This stage will take approximately three weeks to complete.  

Hours of Work

  • This work will be conducted Monday through Saturday, between 7:00 a.m. and 11:00 p.m.
  • Work on Sundays may be required.
  • In the event that overnight work is required, the public will be notified in advance.


What to Expect

  • Traffic and pedestrian changes will be in effect.
  • Pedestrians and motorists can expect delays when travelling through the intersection.
  • Noise and dust as well as equipment and material storage within work zones can be expected.
  • For safety purposes, metal fencing, scaffolding, concrete barriers and dust cloth have been erected.

Temporary Traffic and Pedestrian Changes

  • Traffic on Dufferin Street will be split on either side of a new work zone in the centre of Dufferin Street.
  • During this interim stage, all crosswalks at the intersection will be open. Please note the next stage requires the west crosswalk will be closed and the east crosswalk will be reinstated.
  • Turn prohibitions will be in effect at Dufferin Street and Eglinton Avenue West and the surrounding area.

TTC Details

  • To accommodate Fairbank Station construction, three (3) TTC bus stops, at the corners of Dufferin St and Eglinton Ave W have been temporarily relocated or eliminated.   Please look for signage informing passengers of the new temporary stop locations.

Please Contact Us

  • If you would like more detail about this work or any other aspect of the Eglinton Crosstown project, please contact Carlos Hernandez at the West Crosstown Community Office.