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29 Aug 2019 3:48 PM | David McMahon (Administrator)

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Metrolinx is building the Eglinton Crosstown, Toronto’s new 19-kilometre light rail transit (LRT) line that will run along Eglinton Avenue with a central 10 km underground section. The Crosstown will connect Mount Dennis in the west to Kennedy Road in the east, and the new service will be up to 60% faster than the bus service today. With 25 stations and stops and connections to 3 TTC subway stations, 54 local bus routes, 3 GO Transit lines and the UP Express, the Crosstown will improve travel times and change the way we move through the heart of the city.

Reminder before the start of school:
Pedestrian Changes at
Chaplin and Eglinton

What Work is Taking Place?

As early as August 26, 2019, changes to pedestrian routes in the Chaplin Crescent and Eglinton Avenue area will be implemented to accommodate excavation and hydro utility work at Chaplin Station.  The sidewalk on the east side of Chaplin Crescent will be closed between Spadina Road and Eglinton Avenue.  The north crosswalk at the Chaplin Crescent and Eglinton Avenue intersection will be removed and the west crosswalk will be reinstated.  A new unsignalized pedestrian island crosswalk will be implemented on Chaplin Crescent at Spadina Road.


  • Changes to pedestrian were implemented on Monday, August 26, 2019
  • The new configuration will take approximately one (1) week to implement
  • Once in place, the changes will remain in place until mid-2020

What to Expect

  • Eglinton Avenue will be reduced to one lane only between Chaplin Crescent and Latimer Avenue for approximately one (1) week while the new traffic configuration is implemented; traffic will alternate in each direction with assistance from a Paid Duty Officer and/or traffic control personnel
  • Pole removal and overhead cable work
  • Pedestrians and motorists can expect delays when travelling through the intersection

Traffic and Pedestrian Details

  • The east sidewalk on Chaplin Crescent between Eglinton Avenue and Spadina Road will be closed
  • The north crosswalk at Chaplin Crescent and Eglinton Avenue will be removed
  • The west crosswalk at Chaplin Crescent and Eglinton Avenue will be reinstated
  • A new unsignalized pedestrian island crosswalk will be implemented at Chaplin Crescent at Spadina Road
  • Westbound right turns from Eglinton Avenue onto Chaplin Crescent northbound will be reinstated once the pedestrian island crosswalk is in place



Thank you for your patience as we work to build this important project.

Please support your local businesses during construction.

For more information about Chaplin Station, please contact: Nicole Panchal


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1848 Eglinton Ave West

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