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Eglinton Crosstown LRT - Yonge:
Deep excavation beside TTC station box starts



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Metrolinx contractors continue building the future Eglinton Crosstown light rail transit line between Mount Dennis and Kennedy.


Crews have nearly completed work to support the excavation, they’re ready to start deep excavation under the traffic decking to open up the TTC’s Line 1 Yonge - University subway station-box area for construction at the site of the future Eglinton LRT Station.

The next major work will be underpinning the subway station box. Starting “as early as” Monday, March 4, crews must set up a new work zone

  • at the intersection of Yonge Street with Eglinton Avenue, northwest corner

to excavate this area.

The new work zone blocks the north-south crosswalk on the west side of Yonge at Eglinton during this entire stage of construction. Temporary work zones may also block traffic lanes at the intersection. At least one lane will be available for traffic in all directions at all times.

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This stage of construction at the future Eglinton LRT station — and the resulting TTC delays — continue “for approximately 6-8 weeks” or until about April 27.


For transit passengers:

  • The TTC has already relocated bus stops near the future station site. It may temporarily further relocate stops to accommodate this phase of construction.
  • Passengers aboard buses along these routes can continue to expect delays:
  • 5 Avenue Rd;
  • 32 Eglinton West;
  • 34 Eglinton East;
  • 51 Leslie;
  • 54 Lawrence East;
  • 56 Leaside;
  • 61 Avenue Rd North;
  • 97 Yonge;
  • 320 Yonge overnight;
  • 332 Eglinton West overnight;
  • 334 Eglinton East overnight; and
  • 354 Lawrence East overnight.

For pedestrians:

  • The sidewalk on the south side of Eglinton Avenue East between Duplex Avenue and Yonge Street remains closed.
  • The south underground pedestrian tunnel connecting Eglinton subway station to the southeast corner of Eglinton Avenue and Yonge Street is open.
  • The east, west and north underground tunnels connecting Eglinton subway station to the Yonge - Eglinton Centre remain closed until 2021.
  • The east-west crosswalk on the south side of Eglinton remains open.
  • The east-west crosswalk on the north side of Eglinton remains open about 20 metres (65 feet) north of the intersection on Yonge.
  • Starting Monday, March 4, the north-south crosswalk on the west side of Yonge is closing.
  • Starting Monday, March 4, the north-south crosswalk on the east side of Yonge reopens.
  • A work zone blocks part of the sidewalk on the north side of Eglinton across from Holly Street.

For motorists:

  • The City of Toronto is prohibiting turns in all directions at the intersection of Yonge Street with Eglinton Avenue.
  • Cowbell Lane and Holly Street remain closed to traffic at Eglinton East.
  • Work zones block curb lanes on the north side of Eglinton Avenues East and West between Dunfield and Duplex Avenues.
  • A work zone blocks curb lanes on the south side of Eglinton West between west of Dunfield and Cowbell.
  • Work zones block curb lanes on the west side of Yonge north of Eglinton East.
  • At least one lane is available to traffic in each direction on both Yonge and Eglinton at all times.

For nearby residents and business people:

  • Expect noise from crane, excavator, loaders, trucks and other construction equipment.
  • Expect dust as crews drill and remove debris.
  • Heavy trucks will be entering and exiting work zones and operating along nearby streets during this stage of construction.
  • Crews are erecting fencing around the work zones for safety.