Eglinton - Crosstown LRT -- Yonge / Eglinton:
TTC detours start December 14



Uodate — Tuesday, December 13, 3:47 p.m.: Metrolinx and the TTC has postponed these changes by one week, to next Wednesday, December 19.


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

Starting tomorrow, Wednesday, December 14, the contractors are setting up work areas near Yonge Street and Eglinton Avenue. They’re relocating or replacing the underground utilities, including storm and sanitary sewers, water mains, hydro ducts and telecommunications, in a series of stages near the future Eglinton Station.

The TTC is rerouting buses and relocating bus stops during the work.

Crews will establish construction zones along Eglinton Avenue, Yonge Street, Duplex Avenue, Orchard View Boulevard, Roehampton Avenue and Redpath Avenue at various stages of the project, and they’ll block traffic lanes on Yonge and Eglinton Avenue to work. But, they’ll also maintain at least one lane in each direction east-west along Eglinton and north-south along Yonge.

The City of Toronto is prohibiting most turns at the intersection. However, motorists may turn right during some stages of the project. The contractors will maintain access to all businesses throughout the stages.

Crews are mainly placing construction zones on the west side of Yonge Street north of Eglinton Avenue West and on the north side of Eglinton Avenue East east of Yonge. They’ll block the crosswalk on the north side of the intersection. Pedestrians crossing east-west across Yonge Street from the south side of Eglinton Avenue.

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When construction crews use utility access portals (or “manholes”) to reroute hydro cables, they’ll also set up smaller, temporary construction zones on Duplex Avenue, Orchard View Boulevard, Roehampton Avenue and Redpath Avenue.

This stage of the project to relocate the utilities should continue for one to two months or until about Friday, February 24, 2017. Crews mostly work from 7 a.m. until 11 p.m. seven days a week, but occasionally may work overnight. Residents and business operators near the construction sites should expect noise from excavators, bobcats and other construction equipment.

Changes to TTC services during construction

The TTC is rerouting buses and relocating bus stops for most routes serving the Yonge-and-Eglinton area. (In some cases, it has already relocated bus stops for some time.) It’s revising service along these routes:

  • 34 Eglinton East;
  • 51 Leslie;
  • 54 Lawrence East;
  • 56 Leaside;
  • 97 Yonge;
  • 320 Yonge overnight;
  • 334 Eglinton East overnight;
  • 354 Lawrence East overnight.

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34 Eglinton East

Westbound buses no longer drop off or pick up passengers at stops on Eglinton Avenue East directly across from Dunfield Avenue and Cowbell Lane. Instead, they serve a stop also across from Dunfield, further east on Eglinton East, closer to Redpath Avenue.

Eastbound buses continue to serve a stop on Duplex Avenue south of Eglinton Avenue West. They no longer no longer drop off or pick up passengers on Eglinton Avenue East at Holly Street. Instead, they serve a temporary stop on Eglinton East at Dunfield Avenue.

334 Eglinton East overnight

Starting Wednesday, December 14, westbound buses operate along their regular route to Eglinton Avenue and Yonge Street, then detour:

westward along Eglinton West;
northward along Duplex Avenue;
eastward along Orchard View Boulevard;
southward along Yonge Street;
westward along Berwick Avenue; and then
northward into Eglinton Station terminal,
ending their trips.

Westbound buses no longer drop off or pick up passengers at stops on the north side of Eglinton Avenue East directly across from Dunfield Street and Cowbell Lane. Instead, they serve a stop also across from Dunfield, further east on Eglinton Avenue East, closer to Redpath Avenue. They also serve stops on Eglinton Avenue West at Duplex Avenue and on Yonge Street south of Eglinton Avenue West beside the station entrance.

Eastbound buses start their trips in Eglinton Station terminal, then proceed:

northward along Duplex Avenue; and then
eastward along Eglinton Avenue West,
resuming their regular route.

Eastbound buses no longer drop off or pick up passengers at a stop on the south side of Eglinton Avenue West east of Duplex Avenue. Instead, they continue to serve a stop on Duplex Avenue south of Eglinton Avenue West. They no longer no longer drop off or pick up passengers on Eglinton Avenue East at Holly Street. Instead, they serve a temporary stop on Eglinton East at Dunfield Avenue.

54 Lawrence East

Westbound buses no longer drop off or pick up passengers at stops on Eglinton Avenue East directly across from Dunfield Avenue and Cowbell Lane. Instead, they serve a stop also across from Dunfield, further east on Eglinton East, closer to Redpath Avenue.

Eastbound buses continue to serve a stop on Duplex Avenue south of Eglinton Avenue West. They no longer no longer drop off or pick up passengers on Eglinton Avenue East at Holly Street. Instead, they serve a temporary stop on Eglinton East at Dunfield Avenue.

<354 Lawrence East

Starting Wednesday, December 14, westbound buses operate along their regular route to Eglinton Avenue and Yonge Street, then detour:

southward along Yonge Street;
westward along Berwick Avenue; and then
northward into Eglinton Station terminal,
ending their trips.

Westbound buses no longer drop off or pick up passengers at stops on the north side of Eglinton Avenue East directly across from Dunfield Avenue and Cowbell Lane. Instead, they serve a stop also across from Dunfield, further east on Eglinton Avenue East, closer to Redpath Avenue. They also serve a stop on Yonge Street south of Eglinton Avenue West beside the station entrance.

Eastbound buses start their trips in Eglinton Station terminal, then proceed:

northward along Duplex Avenue; and then
eastward along Eglinton Avenue West,
resuming their regular route.

Eastbound buses no longer drop off or pick up passengers at a stop on the south side of Eglinton Avenue West east of Duplex Avenue. Instead, they continue to serve a stop on Duplex Avenue south of Eglinton Avenue West. They no longer no longer drop off or pick up passengers on Eglinton Avenue East at Holly Street. Instead, they serve a temporary stop on Eglinton East at Dunfield Avenue.

56 Leaside
51 Leslie

Starting Wednesday, December 14, westbound buses operate along their regular route to Eglinton Avenue and Yonge Street, then detour:

southward along Yonge Street;
westward along Berwick Avenue; and then
northward into Eglinton Station terminal,
ending their trips.

Westbound buses no longer drop off or pick up passengers at stops on the north side of Eglinton Avenue East directly across from Dunfield Avenue and Cowbell Lane. Instead, they serve a stop also across from Dunfield, further east on Eglinton Avenue East, closer to Redpath Avenue.

The TTC is rearranging stops in Eglinton Station bus terminal to accommodate the temporary routing for buses operating along the two routes.

Eastbound buses start their trips in Eglinton Station terminal, then proceed:

northward along Duplex Avenue; and then
eastward along Eglinton Avenue West,
resuming their regular route.

Eastbound buses continue to serve a stop on Duplex south of Eglinton West. They no longer drop off or pick up passengers on Eglinton Avenue East at Holly Street. Instead, they serve a temporary stop on Eglinton East at Dunfield Avenue.

97 Yonge
320 Yonge overnight

Southbound buses no longer drop off or pick up passengers at a stop on Yonge Street at Eglinton Avenue West. Instead, they serve a temporary stop on Yonge Street at Orchard View Boulevard. They continue to serve a stop on Yonge south of Eglinton West beside the station entrance.

Northbound buses no longer drop off or pick up passengers at stops just south and just north of Eglinton Avenue East. Instead, they serve temporary stop on Yonge Street further south of Eglinton East across from the station entrance and at Roehampton Avenue.