In some cases, they’ll be removing trees to make way for future work to relocate underground utilities or to build various structures that contractors required to tunnel the future line. (Metrolinx has received approval from the City of Toronto to remove certain trees.) Fortunately, they’ll also take steps to protect other trees, installing guards around trees near construction sites.
One crew will remove trees at sites along the light rail transit route on City rights of way and Metrolinx lands Mondays to Fridays from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. In some cases, the crews may have to block the sidewalk to keep the public safe during their work.
Along the sidewalk edge of Ben Nobleman Park (across from Eglinton West Station), they’ll have to remove six trees. However they’ll also protect other trees beside the future construction zone at the park edge. Metrolinx says it paid particular attention to protecting the trees and the community orchard in the park during the design process and will continue to do so during the upcoming construction.