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Eglinton Crosstown LRT - Yonge: Facility services building construction, March 6, 7

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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.


^ 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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^ A 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 is closing part of Line 1 to accommodate construction:

  • after 11 p.m. Friday, March 5; and
  • all day Saturday, March 6 and Sunday, March 7.

While this section of Line 1 is closed, Metrolinx contractors install pre-cast concrete panels and complete other architectural works for the building.

The City of Toronto is closing

  • Berwick Avenue east of Yonge Street

from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. Saturday, March 6, Sunday, March 7 and Monday, March 8

to accommodate the Metrolinx construction activity.

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For transit passengers:

  • TTC buses continue to enter and exit Eglinton Station bus terminal along Berwick from and to Yonge Street.
  • “Paid duty” Toronto Police Service officers direct buses into and out of the terminal.

For pedestrians:

  • The work zone blocks the sidewalk on the south side of Berwick west of Yonge.
  • Pedestrians may walk only on the north side. At times, pedestrians can expect contractor crews to stop of divert when a crane is operating.

For motorists:

  • The City is also temporarily prohibiting parking on Berwick.
  • You can access the parking lot for Canada Square from Duplex Avenue.
  • You can access the loading dock for #2180 Yonge Street only from Yonge Street.
  • Hillside Avenue West — one block south of Berwick — remains open to traffic between Duplex Avenue and Yonge Street, while Berwick is closed.
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