Metrolinx demolishing overpass,
TTC detouring buses, February 19 to 21



eglinton crosstown logo.pngMetrolinx contractors are working to build the future Eglinton Crosstown light rail transit line.

For 50 continuous hours this weekend, they’re demolishing the Photography Drive bridge over Eglinton Avenue West as the first step in building Mount Dennis Station. The bridge has been closed to traffic since 2002, when Kodak Canada closed down its nearby plant.

To accommodate the work and maintain the safety of workers, motorists and residents, the City of Toronto is closing

  • Eglinton Avenue West between Weston Road and Black Creek Drive

late Friday evening, all day Saturday and most of Sunday.

While the street is closed, the City will reroute:

  • eastbound through traffic on Eglinton West - southward along Weston Road and northward along Black Creek Drive to continue eastward along Eglinton West.
  • westbound through traffic on Eglinton West - northward along Black Creek and Trethewey Drives to Jane Street or southward along Black Creek to Weston Road to continue westward along Eglinton.

The TTC is detouring buses operating along these routes:

  • 32 Eglinton West;
  • 71B Runnymede;
  • 171 Mount Dennis; and
  • 332 Eglinton West overnight.

Metrolinx and the City will use message boards and “paid-duty” Toronto Police Service officers to alert motorists during the closure.

Customers can gain access to No Frills from Black Creek Drive. The work blocks the Eglinton access to No Frills during the weekend.


Since early this month, crews have been moving equipment on-site to prepare the bridge deck for demolition. They’ve removed and recycled asphalt, concrete and steel girders from the bridge and installed jersey barriers to redirect traffic and protect workers.

Toronto Hydro crews have removed street lamps to re-use them elsewhere.

This Metrolinx video provides more information about about the demolition project:


32 Eglinton West
332 Eglinton West overnight

From 9 p.m. Friday, February 19 until 10 p.m. Sunday, February 21, eastbound buses operate along their regular route to Eglinton Avenue West and Weston Road, then detour:

southeastward along Weston; and then
northward along Black Creek Drive to Eglinton West,
resuming their regular route eastward along Eglinton.

Eastbound buses skip their regular stop

  • on Eglinton Avenue West at Black Creek Drive.

Instead, eastbound buses drop off or pick up passengers at temporary stops

  • on Weston Road at York, Dennis and Bushey Avenues.

Westbound buses reverse the eastbound detour routing.

Westbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Eglinton Avenue West west of Black Creek Drive and at Weston Road.

Instead, westbound buses drop off or pick up passengers at temporary stops

  • on Weston Road north of Black Creek Drive and across from Lambton, Dennis and York Avenues and at Eglinton Avenue West.
171 Mount Dennis

From 9 p.m. Friday, February 19 until 10 p.m. Sunday, February 21, buses operate along their regular route to Black Creek Drive and Eglinton Avenue West, then proceed:

southward along Black Creek; and then
northwestward along Weston Road to Eglinton Avenue West,
resuming their regular route westward along Eglinton West.

Buses skip their regular stop

  • on Eglinton Avenue West west of Black Creek Drive and at Weston Road.

Instead, westbound buses drop off or pick up passengers at stops

  • on Weston Road north of Black Creek Drive and across from Lambton, Dennis and York Avenues and at Eglinton Avenue West.
71B Runnymede

From 9 p.m. Friday, February 19 until 10 p.m. Sunday, February 21, southbound buses operate along their regular route to Black Creek Drive and Eglinton Avenue West, then proceed:

southward along Black Creek; and then
northwestward along Weston Road to Lambton Avenue,
resuming their regular route westward along Lambton.

Southbound buses skip their regular stops

  • southbound on Weston Road south of Eglinton Avenue West and at York and Dennis Avenues.

Instead, southbound buses drop off or pick up passengers at a temporary stop:

  • northbound on Weston Road north of Black Creek Drive.

Northbound buses operate along their regular route.





























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