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Eglinton East LRT: Community events,
July 18 and 25



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During a first round of consultation last fall, City of Toronto, Metrolinx and TTC staff looked for input on options to address key issue areas along the future Eglinton East light rail transit line.

Last May 23, City Council approved the team’s recommendations for:

  • an LRT tunnel in the area of Kingston Road / Lawrence Avenue East / Morningside Avenue;
  • a street-level route through the University of Toronto’s Scarborough campus along Ellesmere Road and a re-aligned Military Trail; and
  • an extension from the campus to Malvern Town Centre along Morningside, Sheppard Avenue East and Neilson Road.

City staff are working to confirm the sites for future LRT stops in Malvern, update the cost estimates and complete the business case for the project. Staff have also launched a planning study to identify the opportunities for the LRT to enhance public space, improve social and economic development and improve access to the future LRT stops.

The City’s Eglinton East LRT team is visiting several Scarborough communities this. Look for the TTC’s special community consultation bus at the locations. Drop by to talk with the team about the LRT plan, share your ideas and shape the future of your communities.

Bus Stop Day 1: Wednesday, July 18
  • Eglinton Avenue East and Midland Avenue (early afternoon); and
  • Eglinton Avenue East and Markham Road: Markington Square (mid-late afternoon).
Bus Stop Day 2: Wednesday, July 25
  • Malvern Town Centre (lunch hour);
  • University of Toronto Scarborough Campus: Scarborough Circle (mid-late afternoon); and
  • Kingston Square at Kingston Road / Lawrence Avenue East / Morningside Avenue (late afternoon to early evening).

Join the conversation online. Complete the survey so that staff can better understand what you want for the future: https://eglintoneastlrt.ca/get-involved/help-us-plan-eglinton-east-lrt/

(Note: English translation options are available).



MiWay closing bus roadway
at City Centre Terminal, July 16 to August 8



MiWay buses won’t be operating through the City Centre Terminal from Monday, July 16 until Wednesday, August 8. Instead, buses drop off or pick up passengers at temporary stops on nearby Rathburn Road West and Duke of York Boulevard.

The transit agency is closing its major hub to accommodate Alectra Utilities Corporation contractors who are relocating power infrastructure. Alectra is preparing for upcoming Metrolinx construction of the Hurontario light rail transit line.

Although buses won’t be serving their regular stops in the terminal, passengers can still access its various amenities, including the fares, information and “Lost and Found” booths and the mall-level washrooms. The north and south doors of the terminal building are open to passengers and other pedestrians. The east and west doors remain closed.

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^ This map illustrates where MiWay (and Brampton Transit) buses stop on-street near City Centre Terminal from July 16 until August 8.

MiWay buses may not operate according to regular schedules, while the terminal is closed. Passengers should expect delays along these routes:

  • 3 Bloor;
  • 6 Credit Woodlands;
  • 7 Airport;
  • 8 Cawthra;
  • 9 Rathburn - Thomas;
  • 10 Bristol - Britannia;
  • 19 / 19A / 19B / 19C Hurontario;
  • 20 Rathburn;
  • 21 Explorer;
  • 26 Burnhamthorpe;
  • 28 Confederation;
  • 34 Credit Valley;
  • 61 Mavis;
  • 66 McLaughlin;
  • 68 Windsor Hill;
  • 76 City Centre - Subway;
  • 91 Hillcrest - Cooksville GO;
  • 107 Malton express;
  • 109 Meadowvale express;
  • 110 University express.

Brampton Transit buses continue to operate from their regular stop at City Centre Terminal along this route:

  • 502 Züm Main.

The buses pick up passengers at platform A on the south side of Rathburn Road West, just west of the entrance into the bus loop.

Expect delays due to the construction and more bus traffic on Rathburn Road West.


GO Transit buses do not call at City Centre Terminal, but instead operate to and from nearby Square One GO Bus Terminal. Nevertheless, expect delays due to the construction and more bus traffic on Rathburn Road West along these routes:

  • 19 Mississauga / North York;
  • 21 Milton / Toronto;
  • 25 Waterloo / Mississauga
  • 29 Guelph / Mississauga;
  • 40 Hamilton / Pearson / Richmond Hill;
  • 45 Mississauga / York U;
  • 46 Oakville / York U; and
  • 47 Hamilton / York U.

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^ This map illustrates where MiWay (and Brampton Transit and GO) buses usually stop at City Centre Terminal.



Maple Avenue construction:
Milton Transit detour, July 18 and 19



The Town of Milton is closing:

  • Maple Avenue between Brush Road and Main Street East

Wednesday, July 18 and Thursday, July 19 for a construction project.

Milton Transit is detouring buses along this route, while the street is closed:

2 Main.



Delaware Avenue Hamilton construction:
HSR detour, July 17 to 19



Starting noon, Tuesday, July 17, the City of Hamilton is closing

  • Delaware Avenue, eastbound lanes, between Wentworth Street South and Sherman Avenue South

as contractors repave the roadway.

The Hamilton Street Railway is detouring buses along this route, while the lanes are closed:

  • 5 Delaware.

Repaving on Delaware Avenue and the HSR detour continue until 7 p.m. July 19.

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McCuaig Boulevard construction:
Milton Transit detour, July 17



The Town of Milton is closing:

  • McCuaig Boulevard west of Thompson Road South

Tuesday, July 17 for a construction project.

Milton Transit is detouring buses along this route, while the street is closed:

  • 3 Trudeau.


Broadview track work continues
north of Gerrard East, starting July 15



TTC passengers travelling to and from east-end Toronto still have to face another six weeks of detours and delays, resulting from streetcar-track renewal on Broadview Avenue.

Starting Monday, June 25, the City of Toronto shut down the intersection of Broadview with Dundas Street East so that crews could replace the tracks, curves and switches at junction. The TTC detoured buses operating along the 304 King overnight, 504D King and 505 Dundas routes during the construction. The project ended ahead of schedule, so the City reopened the intersection to east-west traffic 6 p.m. Monday, July 9. However, Broadview Avenue is still partially closed between Gerrard and Dundas Streets East, so buses continue to detour.

Monday, July 15, TTC crews start repairing the tracks and concrete on Broadview between Hogarth Avenue and Gerrard Street East as part of this project.

TTC passengers aboard buses along these routes can expect delays:

  • 304B King overnight;
  • 504D King; and
  • 505 Dundas.

The work returns the area to a state of good repair for all road users. TTC crews are also grinding the rail to further improve the condition of the rail surface. Grinding helps reduce noise and vibration levels, extends the life of the rail and provides a smoother ride.

Crews will occupy the track lanes to repair the rails and concrete. Crews will set up and dismantle the work zone at various sites on this section of Broadview Avenue. However, the work zone will not block traffic from flowing in both directions in the curb lanes. The City will prohibit parking and may restrict turns near the work zones.

During this phase of the project, crews:

  • mill and break up old concrete;
  • place new concrete;
  • replace short sections of rail.

They mostly work from 7 a.m. until 9 p.m., but may work overnight to complete the project on schedule. After crews place new concrete, they will leave it to cure overnight before traffic can resume over that section of the track.

The TTC is setting up trailers on Montcrest Boulevard for its crews to use during this phase of the project. The City is restricting traffic on Montcrest.

After breaking up and replacing the concrete and replacing the rail, crews may also grind the rail overnight from 10:30 p.m. until 6 a.m.

Starting Tuesday, July 24, the City is closing

  • the intersection of Broadview Avenue with Gerrard Street East

to all traffic so that the TTC can replace the tracks. The TTC will revise the detour routings for buses operating along the 304B King overnight, 504D King and 505 Dundas routes. It will also detour buses operating along the 306 Carlton overnight and 506 Carlton routes. Construction at Broadview / Gerrard East continues until September 8.

An upcoming Transit Toronto post will detail this phase of the project and the detours.



Yonge Street rapidway - Newmarket:
Lane closures, paving, starting July 16



Metrolinx and York Region contractors continue the project to build a rapidway — bus-only lanes in the centre of the roadway — along Yonge Street in Newmarket between Davis Drive and Sawmill Valley Drive / Savage Road.


Starting Monday, July 16 from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. and continuing daily, crews are paving the raised bike lanes and pouring concrete for the planter boxes and new sidewalks

  • on Yonge Street, west side, between Eagle Street West and Sawmill Valley Drive.

At times, the work zone may restrict north- and southbound traffic to just one lane in each direction.

GO Transit may temporarily relocate bus stops. Passengers aboard buses along this route should expect delays:

  • 69 Newmarket / Aurora.

York Region Transit may temporarily relocate bus stops. Passengers aboard buses along these routes should expect delays:

  • Viva blue;
  • Viva blue “A”;
  • 57 / 57A Mulock;
  • 96 Keele / Yonge;
  • 98 Yonge; and
  • 98 / 99 Yonge late-night.

Lane closures on the west side of Yonge between Eagle West and Sawmill Valley and the resulting GO and YRT delays continue until 7 p.m. July 20.


From 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 18 until 7 a.m. Thursday, July 18, crews are removing traffic lines, paving and painting new lines

  • on Yonge Street between Davis Drive and Gladman Avenue.

Crews are setting up a work zone on the east side of Yonge, to start widening the road. The work zone restricts traffic to the west side of Yonge and to just one lane in each direction.

GO Transit may temporarily relocate bus stops. Passengers aboard buses along this route should expect delays:

  • 69 Newmarket / Aurora.

York Region Transit may temporarily relocate bus stops. Passengers aboard buses along these routes should expect delays:

  • Viva blue;
  • Viva blue “A”;
  • 98 Yonge; and
  • 98 / 99 Yonge late-night.

Traffic-control staff and “paid-duty” York Regional Police officers will be on-site.

Due to the nature of this work, expect construction-related noise and dust from equipment and trucks.



Highway 7 West rapidway - Vaughan Centre:
Overnight asphalt repairs, starting July 16



Metrolinx and York Region contractors recently completed a rapidway — bus-only lanes in the centre of the roadway — on Highway 7 between Jane Street and east of Bowes Road / Baldwin Avenue. Since the project is still under warranty, the contractors must return from time to time to repair or upgrade their work.


To accommodate upcoming asphalt repairs for warranty work, crews are conducting various overnight operations in different locations.


Repairing utility access portals (“manholes”) and paving black asphalt:

  • roadway between west of the Canadian National Railway bridge and Keele Street.
  • from 7 p.m. Monday, July 16 until 7 a.m. Tuesday, July 17 and from 7 p.m. Tuesday until 7 a.m. Wednesday, July 18.
  • the work zone restricts traffic to just one lane in each direction.
  • York Region Transit passengers should expect delays aboard buses along these routes:
  • Viva orange; and
  • 77 Highway 7.

Paving red asphalt:

  • rapidway between west of the Canadian National Railway bridge and Keele Street.
  • from 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 18 until 7 a.m. Thursday, July 19.
  • the work zone restricts eastbound traffic to just two lanes.
  • YRT passengers should expect delays aboard buses along these routes:
  • Viva orange; and
  • 77 Highway 7.


Eglinton Crosstown LRT - Mount Pleasant:
Piling to support excavation, starting "mid-July"



Metrolinx contractors continue working to build the future Eglinton - Crosstown light rail transit line.


As early as mid-July (or about Monday, July 16), crews are mobilizing a second drill on the south side of Eglinton Avenue East to begin piling in the southwest work zone beside Eglinton Junior Public School.

Piling is a common step in constructing the foundation of a building. Crews drill several meters below-grade, place a steel beam in the shaft and pour concrete. Piles form the support of the station structure. After installing the piles, the crews will then place lagging, braces and tie-backs to support excavation.

However, before the crews can start piling on the southwest corner, they’ll install a large scaffolding system over the sidewalk to protect pedestrians and delineate the work zone. Installing the scaffolding requires several days to complete.

Crews work from 7 a.m. until 11 p.m. every day. Expect noise and dust from drilling and noise and vibration from other construction activities.

During this phase of the project, crews extend the southern work zone further north. Taunton Road remains closed, while other crews install storm sewers. The work zone restricts traffic to to the north side of Eglinton Avenue East and to the west side of the intersection on Mount Pleasant Road. It also blocks the north / south crosswalk on the east side of the intersection.

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During this phase of construction near the future Mount Pleasant Station, TTC passengers can expect delays aboard buses along these routes:

  • 34 Eglinton East;
  • 51 Leslie;
  • 54 Lawrence East;
  • 56 Leaside;
  • 74 Mt Pleasant;
  • 142 Downtown / Mt Pleasant express;
  • 334 Eglinton East overnight; and
  • 354 Lawrence East overnight.

Piling on the southwest corner of Eglinton Avenue East and Mount Pleasant Road and the resulting TTC delays continue “for four months” or until November 23.



Yonge Street rapidway - Richmond Hill:
Utility installations, roadwork, starting July 16



Metrolinx and York Region contractors continue the project to build a rapidway — bus-only lanes in the centre of the roadway — along Yonge Street in Richmond Hill between 19th Avenue / Gambles Road and Highway 7.


Starting Monday, July 16 from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. and continuing daily, crews are installing a duct bank (a structure which gathers and encases utility cables) on the west side of Yonge Street north of May Avenue.

Crews are digging an open trench to install the duct bank. The work zone will block the southbound curb lane on Yonge to traffic during and after working hours.

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York Region Transit passengers should expect delays aboard buses along these routes:

  • Viva blue;
  • Viva blue “A”;
  • 99 Yonge;
  • 98 / 99 Yonge late-night;
  • 242 North Richvale GO shuttle; and
  • 589 Richmond Hill community bus.

Duct-bank installation on Yonge Street at May Avenue and the resulting GO and YRT delays continue “for about two weeks” or until July 30.


Starting Monday, July 16 from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. each day, crews continue utility work on the east side of Yonge Street south of Major Mackenzie Drive East.

The work zone restricts northbound traffic to one lane, just south of Major Mackenzie East — but only during working hours.

GO Transit passengers should expect delays aboard buses along this route:

  • 61 Richmond Hill / Toronto.

York Region Transit passengers should expect delays aboard buses along these routes:

  • Viva blue;
  • Viva blue “A”; and
  • 99 Yonge.

Utility work on Yonge Street south of Major Mackenzie Drive East and the resulting GO and YRT delays continue “for about two weeks” or until July 30.


From 7 p.m. Monday, July 16 until 7 a.m. Tuesday, July 17 and continuing overnight nightly, crews are installing a duct bank on the east side of Yonge Street north of Weldrick Road East.

The work zone will block the northbound curb lane on Yonge to traffic during working hours.

GO Transit passengers should expect delays aboard buses along this route:

  • 61 Richmond Hill / Toronto.

York Region Transit passengers should expect delays aboard buses along these routes:

  • Viva blue;
  • 99 Yonge; and
  • 98 / 99 Yonge late-night.

Duct-bank installation on Yonge Street north of Weldrick Road East and the resulting GO and YRT delays continue until 7 a.m. July 20.


Expect noise and dust from equipment and trucks during working hours.

Wherever possible, crews will make sure that sidewalks and bus stops remain open. However, if a work zone blocks a walk or stop, signs will direct you to the nearest available location.