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Finch West LRT - Islington: Gas-line relocation, traffic-lane closure, starting August 12



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Metrolinx continues to prepare for upcoming construction of the Finch West light rail transit line between Humber College and Finch West subway station in the North York and Etobicoke areas of Toronto.


Enbridge continues relocating gas lines on Finch Avenue West to prepare for the upcoming project. Enbridge must move the natural gas pipelines from the centre of the roadway (the proposed location of the new track-bed) to the south side of Finch Avenue West between Kipling Avenue and east of Islington Avenue.

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Crews started phase 1 of the project Monday, February 6,

at the intersection of Finch Avenue West at Kipling Avenue

near the site of the future Kipling stop, as crews dig a trench and install the gas line in its new location.

They also occupied a section of the roadway

  • on Finch West east of Kipling.

Phase 1 continued until about June 24.


Crews started phase 2 of the project Thursday, May 18, occupying a section of the roadway

  • on Finch Avenue West west of Islington Avenue,

near the site of the future Islington stop, as crews dig a trench and install the gas line in its new location.

Phase 2 continues until August 31.


From Saturday, August 12 until Sunday, August 20, crews prepare for the final stages of phase 2 by connecting the new gas main to the gas network at Islington Avenue. The work zone remains on Finch West about 40 metres west of Islington Avenue

The City of Toronto is closing

  • Finch Avenue West, eastbound lanes, between Kipling and Islington Avenues

to all traffic to accommodate the work. The work zone also restricts westbound traffic to just one single lane.

Crews mostly work daily from 7 a.m. until 9 p.m. Occasionally, they may work late nights or early mornings to complete this phase of the project on time.

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Although the TTC has not announced detour-routing information, it is likely detouring buses along these routes, while the street is closed:

  • 36 Finch West;
  • 336 Finch West overnight; and
  • 337 Islington overnight.

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36 Finch West
336 Finch West overnight

From 7 a.m. Saturday, August 12 until 11 p.m. Sunday, August 20, eastbound buses operate along their regular route to Finch Avenue West and Kipling Avenue, then detour:

southward along Kipling;
eastward along Albion Road; and then
northward along Islington Avenue to Finch West,
resuming their regular route eastward along Finch.

Eastbound buses drop off or pick up passengers at all stops.

They also serve passengers at temporary stops

  • on Kipling Avenue across from Penlea Avenue,
  • on Albion Road at Sanagan Road, across from Toddbrook Road and beside #1155 Albion and
  • on Islington Avenue at Barkwin Drive across from Kingsmoor Gate and Beaumonde Heights Drive and at Finch Avenue West.

Westbound buses operate along their regular route.

337 Islington overnight

From Sunday, August 13 until Saturday, August 19, eastbound buses operate along their regular route to Kipling Avenue and Finch Avenue West, then detour:

southward along Kipling; and then
eastward along Albion Road to Islington Avenue,
resuming their regular route southward along Islington.

Southbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Islington Avenue south of Finch Avenue West, Beaumonde Heights Drive, Kingsmoor Gate and at Albion Road.

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

  • on Kipling Avenue across from Penlea Avenue,
  • on Albion Road at Sanagan Road, across from Toddbrook Road and beside #1155 Albion and at Islington Avenue.
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