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Eglinton Crosstown LRT - Fairbank:
Construction activities, starting September 6



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


Crews are working on various parts of the project

  • at the intersection of Eglinton Avenue West with Dufferin Street

near the site of the future Fairbank Station.

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From 1:30 until 9 a.m. Friday, September 6, crews are pouring concrete to form part of the station roof. The crews are placing concrete pumps on the northwest corner of the intersection and in the parking lot of the British Methodist Episcopal Church (northeast corner). Concrete trucks queue on the east side of Dufferin Street and on Livingstone Avenue. Dufferin Street and Eglinton Avenue West remain open to traffic.

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For transit passengers

  • 29 Dufferin;
  • 32 Eglinton West;
  • 329 Dufferin overnight;
  • 332 Eglinton West overnight; an
  • 929 Dufferin express.

For pedestrians

  • The north-south crosswalk on the west side of Dufferin at Eglinton remains closed.
  • Temporary walkways lead you around the work zones on the northwest and southeast corners of the intersection.

For motorists

  • Work zones block westbound curb lanes on the north side of Eglinton east and west of Dufferin.
  • The work zone on the north side of Eglinton west of Dufferin extends into the intersection, blocking southbound curb lanes.
  • One lane is available to traffic in both directions on Eglinton east and west of Dufferin.
  • One lane is available to traffic in both directions on Dufferin north and south of Eglinton.
  • The City of Toronto is prohibiting all turns at the intersection of Dufferin with Eglinton.
  • You can’t turn left from northbound Dynevor Road onto westbound Eglinton.

“As early as” 7 p.m. Monday, September 9 until 6 a.m. Tuesday, September 10 and continuing overnight nightly, crews are excavating and installing “dewatering” or drainage systems

  • on Eglinton Avenue West, eastbound curb lanes, between Dufferin Street and Northcliffe Boulevard,

near the site of the future Fairbank Station.

The work zone restricts traffic on Eglinton West east of Dufferin to just one lane for both directions. “Paid-duty” Toronto Police Service officers and traffic-control personnel direct motorists through the single, shared lane, alternating the flow of traffic, first in one direction and then the other.

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Dewatering-system installation and the resulting TTC and traffic delays continue overnight nightly until 6 a.m. September 13.


For transit passengers

  • The TTC has cancelled service along the 90B branch of the 90 Vaughan route to avoid delays resulting from LRT construction on Eglinton Avenue West between Northcliffe Boulevard and Oakwood Avenue.
  • It has already relocated stops near the work zones. It may also temporarily further relocate stops.
  • Overnight from 7 p.m. until 5 a.m. from 7 p.m. September 9 until 5 a.m. September 13, expect major delays aboard buses along these routes:
  • 32 Eglinton West; and
  • 332 Eglinton West overnight.

Construction at the future Fairbank Station also delays buses along these routes:

  • 29 Dufferin;
  • 329 Dufferin overnight; and
  • 929 Dufferin express.

For pedestrians

  • The north-south crosswalk on the west side of Dufferin at Eglinton remains closed.
  • Temporary walkways lead you around the work zones on the northwest and southeast corners of the intersection.

For motorists

  • Work zones block westbound curb lanes on the north side of Eglinton east and west of Dufferin.
  • The work zone on the north side of Eglinton west of Dufferin extends into the intersection, blocking southbound curb lanes.
  • Another work zone blocks the eastbound curb lanes on the south side of Eglinton from east of Dufferin to west of Northcliffe.
  • Just one lane is available for traffic in both directions on Eglinton east of Dufferin. “Paid-duty” police officers and traffic-control personnel direct motorists through the single, shared lane.
  • One lane is available to traffic in each direction on Eglinton west of Dufferin.
  • One lane is available to traffic in each direction on Dufferin north and south of Eglinton.
  • The City of Toronto is prohibiting all turns at the intersection of Dufferin with Eglinton.
  • You can’t turn left from northbound Dynevor Road onto westbound Eglinton.
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