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Eglinton / Etobicoke Creek bridge construction:
MiWay detours start May 29



Update — Tuesday, November 29, 7:12 p.m.: Construction and the MiWay detours continue until December 17.


Update — Tuesday, November 21, 6:49 a.m.*: MiWay opens Renforth Station on the Mississauga Transitway tomorrow, Wednesday, November 22 and further revises the path for buses operating along the 7 Aiport route to serve the new station.


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Tomorrow, Monday, May 29, City of Toronto contractors are start a project (.pdf) to upgrade the bridge that carries Eglinton Avenue across Etobicoke Creek at the very western limits of the city.

(West of the bridge, Eglinton extends entirely into the City of Mississauga, which calls this part of Eglinton, “Eglinton Avenue East”. East of the bridge, the north side of Eglinton is also part of Mississauga, while the south side of the street lies in the City of Toronto, which calls it “Eglinton Avenue West”. Confused yet?)

The City of Toronto project follows earlier work by the City of Mississauga to improve the bridge as part of the Mississauga Transitway project — the transitway parallels Eglinton at this point, just north of the street.

To avoid delaying buses while crews work on the project, MiWay is detouring buses operating along these MiLocal routes:

  • 7 Airport;
  • 35 / 35A Eglinton; and
  • 87 Meadowvale - Skymark.

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During this project, City contractors are:

  • repairing and refurbishing all components of the bridge structure at road level and below, but not the transitway portion;
  • rebuilding the south sidewalk;
  • removing and replacing the concrete path under the bridge;
  • removing and replacing the slope paving under the bridge;
  • waterproofing the bridge deck and resurfacing the roadway;
  • realigning Etobicoke Creek to flow through a straighter course under the bridge and reduce erosion around the bridge and upstream; and
  • restoring all areas by planting shrubs and trees in the creek valley.

(Updated — Tuesday, November 29, 7:12 p.m.) Construction on the Eglinton bridge over Etobicoke Creek and the MiWay detours continue until November 30 December 17.


7 Airport

(Updated — Tuesday, November 21, 6:49 a.m.*) Starting Wednesday, November 22, buses drop off or pick up passengers in Renforth Transitway Station.

Southbound buses operate along their usual route to Renforth Drive and Matheson Boulevard East, then proceed:

southward along Renforth;
westward along the Transitway access road and the Transitway, stopping at platform 1 in Renforth Station;
continuing westward along the Transitway;
eastward along the access road to Commerce Boulevard; and then
northward along Commerce to Citation Place / Skymark Avenue,
resuming their usual route westward along Skymark.

Southbound buses no longer operate along Matheson Boulevard East between Renforth and Commerce Boulevard or Commerce between Matheson East and Skymark.

Starting Monday, May 29, southbound buses operate along their regular route to Matheson Boulevard East and Spectrum Way, then detour:

westward along Matheson East; and then
southward along Creekbank Road to Eglinton Avenue East,
resuming their regular route westward along Eglinton East.

Southbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Spectrum Way south of Matheson Boulevard East [2 stops], across from Skymark Avenue and at Eglinton Avenue East and
  • on Eglinton Avenue East across from Tahoe Boulevard and at Creekbank Road.

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

  • on Matheson Boulevard East at Explorer Drive [west] and west of Explorer Drive and
  • on Creekbank Road south of Matheson Boulevard East, Sismet Road and Aimco Boulevard and at Tech Avenue and Eglinton Avenue East.

Starting Monday, May 29, northbound buses operate along their regular route to Eglinton Avenue East [Missisauga] and Creekbank Road, then proceed:

northward along Creekbank; and then
eastward along Matheson Boulevard East to Spectrum Way,
resuming their regular route eastward along Matheson East.

Northbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Eglinton Avenue East at Eastgate Parkway and Tahoe Boulevard and
  • on Spectrum Way north of Eglinton Avenue and at Skymark Avenue and Matheson Boulevard East.

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

  • on Creekbank Road across from Tech Avenue and Aimco Boulevard and at Sismet Road and Matheson Boulevard East and
  • on Matheson Boulevard East across from Explorer Drive [west] and at Spectrum Way.

Starting Wednesday, November 22, northbound buses operate along their usual route to Skymark Avenue and Commerce Boulevard, then proceed:

southward along Commerce;
eastward along the Mississauga Transitway, stopping at platform 7 in Renforth Station; and then
continuing eastward along the Transitway and the access road to Renforth Drive,
resuming their usual route northward along Renforth.

Northbound buses reverse the southbound detour routing.

Northbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Eglinton Avenue East at Eastgate Parkway and Tahoe Boulevard and
  • on Spectrum Way north of Eglinton Avenue and at Skymark Avenue and Matheson Boulevard East.

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

  • on Creekbank Road across from Tech Avenue and Aimco Boulevard and at Sismet Road and Matheson Boulevard East and
  • on Matheson Boulevard East across from Explorer Drive [west] and at Spectrum Way.

Northbound buses no longer operate on Commerce between Skymark and Matheson Boulevard East, on Matheson East between Commerce and Eglinton Avenue or on Eglinton between Matheson and Renforth.

35 / 35A Eglinton

Starting Monday, May 29, eastbound buses operate along their regular route to Eglinton Avenue East at Dixie Road, then detour:

southward along Dixie;
east- and southward along the Mississauga Transitway access road;
east-, north- and eastward along the Mississauga Transitway;
northward along Commerce Boulevard to Skymark Avenue,
resuming their regular route northward along Commerce.

Eastbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Eglinton Avenue East [Mississauga] east of Dixie Road, across from Matheson Boulevard, at Eastgate Parkway and Tahoe Boulevard,
  • on Eglinton Avenue West [Toronto] east of Rakeley Court, across from Satellite Drive and east of Satellite Drive,
  • on Orbitor Drive at Skymark Avenue and north of Skymark Avenue,
  • on Matheson Boulevard East across from Shuttle Drive and at Explorer Drive [east],
  • on Explorer Drive south of Matheson Boulevard East and
  • on Skymark Avenue east of Explorer Drive and at Commerce Boulevard (“Skymark Hub”).

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

  • on Eglinton Avenue East at Dixie Road,
  • on Dixie Road at Crestlawn Road and across from South Gateway Road,
  • on the Mississauga Transitway at Tahoe, Etobicoke Creek, Spectrum and Orbitor Stations and
  • on Commerce Boulevard north of Citation Place.

Westbound buses reverse the eastbound detour routing.

Westbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Skymark Avenue west of Commerce Boulevard (“Skymark Hub”) and at Explorer Drive,
  • on Matheson Boulevard East west of Explorer Drive [east] and at Shuttle Drive,
  • on Orbitor Drive south of Matheson Boulevard East, at Skymark Avenue and at Eglinton Avenue East,
  • on Eglinton Avenue East at Satellite Drive, Spectrum Way, Creekbank Road, Matheson Boulevard and Dixie Road.

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

  • on Commerce Boulevard at Skymark Avenue,
  • on the Mississauga Transitway at Orbitor, Spectrum, Etobicoke Creek and Tahoe Stations,
  • on Dixie Road at South Gateway Road and across from Crestlawn Road and
  • on Eglinton Avenue East west of Dixie Road.
87 Meadowvale - Skymark

Starting Monday, May 29, southbound buses operate along their regular route to Eglinton Avenue East at Dixie Road, then detour:

southward along Dixie;
east- and southward along the Mississauga Transitway access road;
east-, north- and eastward along the Mississauga Transitway;
northward along Commerce Boulevard; and then
westward** along Skymark Avenue to west of Commerce Boulevard (“Skymark Hub”),
ending their trips.

Southbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Eglinton Avenue East [Mississauga] east of Dixie Road, across from Matheson Boulevard, at Eastgate Parkway and Tahoe Boulevard,
  • on Eglinton Avenue West [Toronto] east of Rakeley Court, across from Satellite Drive and east of Satellite Drive,
  • on Orbitor Drive at Skymark Avenue and
  • on Skymark Avenue (eastbound) east of Explorer Drive and at Commerce Boulevard (“Skymark Hub”).

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

  • on Eglinton Avenue East at Dixie Road,
  • on Dixie Road at Crestlawn Road and across from South Gateway Road,
  • on the Mississauga Transitway at Tahoe, Etobicoke Creek, Spectrum and Orbitor Stations and
  • on Spectrum Boulevard (westbound) west of Commerce Boulevard north (“Skymark Hub”).

Northbound buses start their trips in Skymark Hub, on the north side of Skymark Avenue east of Commerce Boulevard, then proceed:

westward along Skymark Avenue;
southward along Orbitor Drive;
west-, south- and westward along the Mississauga Transitway; and then
northward along Dixie Road to Eglinton Avenue East,
resuming their regular route westward along Eglinton East.

Northbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Explorer Drive south of Matheson Boulevard East,
  • on Orbitor Drive at Eglinton Avenue East,
  • on Eglinton Avenue East at Satellite Drive, Spectrum Way, Creekbank Road, Matheson Boulevard and Dixie Road.

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

  • on the Mississauga Transitway at Orbitor, Spectrum, Etobicoke Creek and Tahoe Stations,
  • on Dixie Road at South Gateway Road and across from Crestlawn Road and
  • on Eglinton Avenue East west of Dixie Road.