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Eglinton Crosstown LRT - Yonge:
Facility services building construction



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


Since Saturday, July 6, 2018, the Metrolinx contractors have been building the the facility services building for the TTC’s Line 1 Yonge - University subway. Crews have also been undertaking various activities inside the TTC’s Eglinton Station.

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^ Rendering of the future facility services building on Berwick Avenue. Image: Metrolinx

The building will house a new ventilation system for the subway line. It will stand on the subway corridor, south of Berwick Avenue. The new ventilation system will extract smoke during emergencies at Eglinton Station. Fans will include acoustic dampers to reduce noise and, except for emergencies, will only during testing.

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^ TTC subway train emerges southbound from the Berwick Portal — the site of the future facility services building. Image: Metrolinx

Due to the location of the new building, crews can only work safely while subway trains are not operating. The TTC has planned to close this section of Line 1 to accommodate construction, including:

  • Saturday, November 30 and Sunday, December 1.

While this part of Line 1 is closed, crews are installing:

  • plates on the track level;
  • plumbing;
  • a hydro duct bank; and
  • struts.

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^ Rendering of the future facility services building on Berwick Avenue. Image: Metrolinx

This weekend, Berwick Avenue remains open to traffic. However, construction zones and laydown areas on Berwick remain in place. The contractors are also storing equipment and materials one block south on the north side of Hillsdale Avenue West west of Yonge Street.

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^ Laydown zone on the north side of Hillsdale Avenue West. Image, Metrolinx

Nearby residents and business people can expect noise in the area from construction equipment. You can also expect heavy traffic from trucks entering and exiting the work zone and traveling along nearby streets. Crews may also store equipment and material in the work zone.

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