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Eglinton Crosstown LRT -- Bayview:
Headwall construction starts

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

In this phase of construction, crews will be building the headwalls for the future station at Bayview Avenue. Headwalls are underground support walls at the east and west ends of the station. After preparing the the site, crews will install these underground station headwalls before they can start to build the the twin tunnels.

The work zone extends between west of Bessborough Drive and west of Mann Avenue along Eglinton Avenue East. During the first stage of work, crews occupy the south lanes on Eglinton Avenue East, east and west of Bayview Avenue, for about three months to build the south-side headwalls for the station. Concrete barriers with chain link fencing separate the work zone from traffic.

For the first stage of headwall construction in the south lanes, crews will shift traffic to the north side of Eglinton East. They’ll reduce traffic to just one lane in each direction between east of the emergency-exit construction site near Leaside High School to west of Mann Avenue.

During this stage:

  • Eastbound motorists on Eglinton can’t turn left into the Metro plaza (656 Eglinton Avenue East).
  • Motorists on Mann Avenue can’t access Eglinton.
  • Westbound motorists on Eglinton can’t access Mann.
  • Eastbound motorists in the south curb lane on Eglinton must exit and head southbound onto Mann.
  • Motorists can’t access eastbound Eglinton from Sunnybrook Plaza.


Also during this stage of construction, crews are maintaining pedestrian access to sidewalks on both sides of Eglinton. They’ll use concrete barriers with chain link fence or temporary fencing to separate pedestrians from the construction site.

The TTC may relocate west- and eastbound bus stops in the area for the safety of transit riders. Signs will direct you to the nearest available bus stop.

The City of Toronto is restricting on-street parking along the north and south sides of Eglinton in the construction zone.

The City has also permitted contractors to work from 7 a.m. until 11 p.m., seven days a week, when necessary.

Expect noise and vibration.

Work continues for about three months or until about January 31, 2016.

During construction of the future station at Bayview Avenue, TTC passengers should expect delays for buses operating along these routes:

  • 11 Bayview;
  • 34 Eglinton East;
  • 51 Leslie;
  • 54 Lawrence East;
  • 56 Leaside;
  • 100 Flemingdon Park;
  • 334 Eglinton East overnight; and
  • 354 Lawrence East overnight.