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  • 24 Feb 2020 9:09 PM | David McMahon (Administrator)

    Temporary Parking Removal and Lane Closure for Crane Demobilization at Chaplin Station
    Wednesday February 26, 2020.

    What Work is Taking Place?


    On Wednesday February 26, 2020, a mobile crane will be removed from the Chaplin Station Main Entrance site. The crane will travel north on Gilgorm Road to New Haven Drive, south on Spadina Road to Chaplin Crescent and turn left onto Eglinton Avenue West where it will be loaded onto a truck.  To move the crane, parking must be temporarily prohibited on Gilgorm Road, New Haven Drive and Spadina Road.  Parking prohibitions will be in effect on Tuesday evening, prior to demobilizing the crane.  Additionally, Eglinton Avenue will be reduced to one lane only between Chaplin Crescent and Latimer Avenue to load the crane onto the truck.  Once the crane has been loaded, the parking will be reinstated.
     

    Hours of Work

    •     Wednesday February 26, 2020 between 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
    •     On-street parking will be prohibited beginning Tuesday February 25, 2020
    •     Work may be rescheduled, or be longer or shorter than expected

    Work Area Map

    What to Expect

    •  Noise from construction activity can be expected
    • Temporary parking prohibitions and lane reductions will be in effect

    Traffic and Pedestrian Details

    • On-street parking will be temporarily prohibited on Gilgorm Rd, New Haven Dr and Spadina Rd
    •  Eglinton will be reduced to one lane only between Chaplin Cres and Latimer Ave, alternating traffic in each direction using traffic control personnel
    •  Motorists can expect delays when travelling through the area

     


  • 23 Feb 2020 11:10 AM | David McMahon (Administrator)

    AVENUE STATION CONSTRUCTION UPDATE
    Friday February 21, 2020

    Mining operations are ongoing at the Secondary Entrance and occur 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Read the construction notice for more detail.
     

    What Work is Taking Place

    • Mining excavation is ongoing east of the Secondary Entrance between Oriole Parkway and Eastbourne Avenue. This sequence includes drilling roof supports, removal of earth and coating exposed surfaces with shotcrete. Excavation east of the Secondary Entrance is expected to be completed in July 2020.
    • Inner walls demolition is ongoing at the Secondary Entrance since Thursday February 20, 2020 and will occur 24 hours a day for approximately six (6) days. Some vibration and drilling may be heard.

    What Work is Coming Up?

    • Upcoming lane reduction west of the Main Entrance on Eglinton Avenue West to facilitate weekly concrete pours. Each pour will last for approximately 12 hours. The lane will be re-open after each pour is complete. See construction activities below for details.

    Mining Information

    General mining activities occur in a continuous sequence, including drilling roof supports, excavation under the roof supports and spraying of concrete to finalize exposed areas underground. Within the excavation portion of the sequence, periodic removal of concrete sections of the existing tunnels is required as well as periodic chipping of temporary concrete linings. When possible, crews complete higher impact works during the day, however due to the sequence nature of the work and the engineering requirements related to ground stability and cavern integrity, sometimes noticeable activity occurs overnight.

    Noise & Vibration Mitigation


    Noise and vibration impacts to your building depend on your proximity to the source and how the vibrations travel through the soil and interact with the foundation and structure of your building. Crosslinx Transit Solutions has implemented several noise reductions measures on site to mitigate the impact felt by the community during mining activities. Enclosures are used to cover equipment like generators and pumps, silencers are used to reduce noise from fans, and delivery routes and times are selected to minimize disruption – just to name a few.

    If you experience disruption from mining activities, please call our 24/7 phone line at 416-782-8118. 
     

    Construction Activities

    ACTIVITY & AREA

    WHAT TO EXPECT

    DURATION

    TENTATIVE DATE

    Concrete Pours

    • Concrete pours will occur weekly over the next year.
    • Concrete trucks will be staged in the existing laydown area on the north side of Eglinton Avenue and exit the site at the gate on the west end of the site.
    • Some of the trucks will be required to back into the west gate of the secondary entrance due to coordination with other construction activities that will be underway during the concrete pour.
    • 5 a.m. to 11 p.m.
    • Weekly

    Lane Reduction for Concrete Pours
    Main Entrance

    • Periodic lane reduction west of the Main Entrance for concrete pours will occur weekly over the next six months.
    • Concrete trucks will be staged in Eglinton Park and travel to the Main Entrance to facilitate the pours.
    • Approximately 12 hours for each pour
    • Thursday February 27, 2020 at 7 a.m.

    Walls Demolition

    • Inner walls demolition at the Secondary Entrance, between Oriole Parkway and Eastbourne Avenue.
    • Wall demolitions will take place on a 24-hours basis
    • Thursday February 20, 2020 – Tuesday February 25, 2020
    • 24 hours

    Dewatering Well Maintenance
    Periodic maintenance of dewatering wells as required

    • Periodic maintenance will be ongoing and require a short duration (1 day) enclosure around the well in the right of way.

     

    • A compressor and occasional hydrovac truck will be used to complete the maintenance.

     

    • Ongoing
    • 9am to 4pm

    Monitoring Work
    Equipment is installed in various locations around the station are to monitor ground movement during construction.
    Read the construction notice for more detail.

    • To install the monitoring equipment in the ground, crews move from location to location around the station area. Typically, a drilling machine is used to drill the hole where the monitor will be installed.

     

    • If on the sidewalk, pedestrians may need to be routed around the work zone (sidewalks stay open). If on the roadway, a short-term lane closure may be required.
    • Readings will be taken regularly for the duration of the project.
    • Installations planned to be complete in the next few months.
    • Ongoing monitoring.Currently installations are focused east of Secondary Entrance


  • 18 Feb 2020 9:08 PM | David McMahon (Administrator)

    Councillor Josh Matlow

    Ward 12, Toronto-St. Paul's

    City Hall, 100 Queen Street West

    2nd Floor, Suite A17

    Toronto, Ontario M5H 2N2

    Tel: 416-392-7906

    Fax: 416-392-0124

    councillor_matlow@toronto.ca

    Councillor Mike Colle

    Ward 8, Eglinton-Lawrence

    City Hall, 100 Queen Street West

    2nd Floor, Suite A20

    Toronto, Ontario M5H 2N2

    Tel: 416-338-2500

    Fax: 416-392-4895

    councillor_colle8@toronto.ca

    MEDIA ADVISORY February 18, 2020

    Councillors Call for a 3-Point plan to address Eglinton Crosstown Delay

    Toronto, ON - Councillors Mike Colle and Josh Matlow will be holding a press conference today at 5:00 p.m. at the RioCan Yonge Eglinton Centre, at the northwest corner of Yonge and Eglinton, in response to today's announcement by Metrolinx that the opening of the Eglinton Crosstown will be delayed until 2022 - prolonging the construction impacts on community residents and businesses.

    "This further delay of the Eglinton Crosstown announced today is the breaking point for small businesses and local communities along the 19 km long route," said Councillor Colle.

    "Queen’s Park, Metrolinx and their contractors need to get their act together. Along Eglinton, businesses have closed, residents are being kept up all night and neighborhoods have become car drivers’ path of choice. Better transit is the dream, but its construction is a nightmare," said Councillor Matlow

    Councillors Colle and Matlow are proposing the following 3-point plan:

    1. Compensation from the Province, through Metrolinx, for small business tenants and owners on Eglinton Avenue along the Crosstown construction route.

    2. Immediate cleanup of all construction sites on the sidewalks and road allowances

    along Eglinton Avenue West;

    3. Phase-In Plan to look at the feasibility of putting sections of the Crosstown into operation as soon as possible to allow residents to ride portions of the line without having to wait another two years.

    Date and Time: Tuesday, February 18th, 2020 at 5:00PM

    Location: RioCan Yonge Eglinton Centre

    Northwest Corner of Yonge & Eglinton

    (outside Aroma Espresso Bar)


  • 18 Feb 2020 9:04 PM | David McMahon (Administrator)

    Overnight Lane Reduction for Temporary Power Connection at Chaplin Station
    Thursday February 20, 2020

    What Work is Taking Place?

    Crews at Chaplin successfully installed two hydro poles for temporary power. As early as Thursday February 20, 2020, crews at Chaplin will finalize this work by splicing cables inside the power chamber located at the northwest corner of Latimer Avenue and Eglinton Avenue West to provide temporary power to Chaplin Station. This work will take approximately one (1) day and will be conducted overnight. To complete this work, one lane on Eglinton Avenue West, between Gilgorm Road and Russel Hill Road, will be reduced and two-way traffic will be controlled by traffic control personnel.  The installed hydro poles will be in place for the duration of the project.

    Hours of Work

    • Work is expected to begin as early as Thursday February 20, 2020 and take approximately one (1) day to complete.
    • Work will take place overnight, from 8:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m.
    • The contractor may not always work during the permitted hours, but may do so at its discretion.
    • Work may be rescheduled due to weather conditions or unforeseen circumstances.
    • This work may be longer of shorter than expected.

    Work Area Map

    What to Expect

    • Crews will be splicing cables inside the chamber on the northwest corner of Latimer Avenue and Eglinton Avenue West.
    • There will be flag persons directing traffic through the area for the duration of the work.
    • Fencing, dust cloth, barriers, and scaffolding may be erected around work zones for safety purposes.
    • Expect delays when traveling near work zones.

    Traffic & Pedestrian Details

    • Lane reductions will be required with a minimum of one through lane of traffic in each direction maintained from Thursday February 20, 2020 through to Friday February 21, 2020.
    • Traffic control personnel will be present during this work.
    • As always, please take care when travelling near work sites.
    • There will be no impacts to TTC bus service. 

    Travelling Smart During Construction
    Travel delays are expected with Crosstown construction. Please allow extra time for your journey. Traffic will be extra heavy at peak periods during Crosstown construction. When possible, please travel during the off-peak period between 10:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.
     
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  • 15 Feb 2020 1:35 PM | David McMahon (Administrator)

    Lane Reduction at Chaplin Station
    February 18 – 19, 2020

    What Work is Taking Place?


    Eglinton Avenue West will be reduced to one lane only between Gilgorm Road and Latimer Avenue, alternating traffic in each direction using a Paid Duty Officer and/or traffic control personnel.  At the end of each shift, the area will be plated and one lane of traffic on each direction will be restored. The lane reduction is required to facilitate unloading of materials as well as hydro utility work.
     

    Hours of Work

    • Tuesday February 18 and Wednesday February 19, 2020
    • 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

    What to Expect

    • Noise from construction activity can be expected

    Traffic and Pedestrian Details

    • Traffic on Eglinton Ave will be reduced to one lane only between Gilgorm Rd and Latimer Ave, alternating traffic in each direction using a Paid Duty Office and/or traffic control personnel
    •  One lane of traffic in each direction will be restored at the end of each shift
    • Motorists can expect delays when travelling through the intersection


  • 15 Feb 2020 1:35 PM | David McMahon (Administrator)

    Laneway Closure for Temporary Crane Installation - February 18, 2020

    What Work is Taking Place?


    As early as Tuesday February 18, 2020, the laneway south of Eglinton Avenue between Chaplin Crescent and Russell Hill Road will be closed behind Toronto Fire Station 135 (641 Eglinton Avenue West) while crews install a tower crane.  During this time, there will be no through traffic in the laneway.  Property access will be maintained from either end of the laneway.  The crane will be in place for approximately one year. It will help facilitate lifting operations in and out of the station box. The crane will not swing live loads over adjacent properties or the sidewalk.
     

    Hours of Work

    • As early as Tuesday February 18, 2020 for approximately two (2) weeks
    • Work will take place 6:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m., Monday – Sunday
    • Work may be rescheduled, or be longer or shorter than expected

    What to Expect

    • A crane will be installed in the Tertiary Entrance located on the south side of Eglinton, east of Chaplin Cres
    • The crane will be lifting materials in and out of work zones
    • Some noise and site lighting can be expected
    • Property access will be maintained from either end of the laneway

    Traffic and Pedestrian Details

    • The Chaplin-Russell Hill laneway will be closed behind Toronto Fire Station
    •  The current traffic configuration will remain in place
    •  No impact to TTC bus service


  • 15 Feb 2020 1:34 PM | David McMahon (Administrator)

    AVENUE STATION CONSTRUCTION UPDATE
    Friday, February 14, 2020

    Mining operations are ongoing at the Secondary Entrance and occur 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Read the construction notice for more detail.
     

    What Work is Taking Place

    • Mining excavation is ongoing east of the Secondary Entrance between Oriole Parkway and Eastbourne Avenue. This sequence includes drilling roof supports, removal of earth and coating exposed surfaces with shotcrete. Excavation east of the Secondary Entrance is expected to be completed in July 2020.

    What Work is Coming Up?

    • Upcoming lane reduction west of the Main Entrance on Eglinton Avenue West to facilitate weekly concrete pours. Each pour will last for approximately 12 hours. The lane will be re-open after each pour is complete. See construction activities below for details.
    • Upcoming inner walls demolition at the Secondary Entrance on Thursday February 20, 2020 and will occur 24 hours a day for approximately six (6) days. Some vibration and drilling may be heard.

    Mining Information


    General mining activities occur in a continuous sequence, including drilling roof supports, excavation under the roof supports and spraying of concrete to finalize exposed areas underground. Within the excavation portion of the sequence, periodic removal of concrete sections of the existing tunnels is required as well as periodic chipping of temporary concrete linings. When possible, crews complete higher impact works during the day, however due to the sequence nature of the work and the engineering requirements related to ground stability and cavern integrity, sometimes noticeable activity occurs overnight.

    Noise & Vibration Mitigation


    Noise and vibration impacts to your building depend on your proximity to the source and how the vibrations travel through the soil and interact with the foundation and structure of your building. Crosslinx Transit Solutions has implemented several noise reductions measures on site to mitigate the impact felt by the community during mining activities. Enclosures are used to cover equipment like generators and pumps, silencers are used to reduce noise from fans, and delivery routes and times are selected to minimize disruption – just to name a few.

    If you experience disruption from mining activities, please call our 24/7 phone line at 416-782-8118. 
     

    Construction Activities

    ACTIVITY & AREA

    WHAT TO EXPECT

    DURATION

    TENTATIVE DATE

    Concrete Pours

    • Concrete pours will occur weekly over the next year.
    • Concrete trucks will be staged in the existing laydown area on the north side of Eglinton Avenue and exit the site at the gate on the west end of the site.
    • Some of the trucks will be required to back into the west gate of the secondary entrance due to coordination with other construction activities that will be underway during the concrete pour.
    • 5 a.m. to 11 p.m.
    • Weekly

    Lane Reduction for Concrete Pours

    • Periodic lane reduction west of the Main Entrance for concrete pours will occur weekly over the next six months.
    • Concrete trucks will be staged in Eglinton Park and travel to the Main Entrance to facilitate the pours.
    • Approximately 12 hours for each pour
    • Tuesday February 18, 2020 at 7 p.m.

    Walls Demolition

    • Inner walls demolition at the Secondary Entrance, between Oriole Parkway and Eastbourne Avenue.
    • Wall demolitions will take place on a 24-hours basis
    • Thursday February 20, 2020 – Wednesday February 26, 2020
    • 24 hours

    Dewatering Well Maintenance
    Periodic maintenance of dewatering wells as required

    • Periodic maintenance will be ongoing and require a short duration (1 day) enclosure around the well in the right of way.

     

    • A compressor and occasional hydrovac truck will be used to complete the maintenance.

     

    • Ongoing
    • 9am to 4pm

     

    Monitoring Work
    Equipment is installed in various locations around the station are to monitor ground movement during construction.
    Read the construction notice for more detail.

    • To install the monitoring equipment in the ground, crews move from location to location around the station area. Typically, a drilling machine is used to drill

    the hole where the monitor will be installed.
     

    • If on the sidewalk, pedestrians may need to be routed around the work zone (sidewalks stay open). If on the roadway, a short-term lane closure may be required.

     

    • Readings will be taken regularly for the duration of the project.
    • Installations planned to be

    complete in the next few months.

    • Ongoing monitoring.

    Currently installations are focused east of Secondary Entrance


  • 15 Feb 2020 1:32 PM | David McMahon (Administrator)

    Avenue Station - Concrete Pour with Lane Reduction - Tuesday February 18, 2020

    What Work is Taking Place?


    Crews at Avenue Station continue with permanent works in the excavated caverns. Over the next six (6) months, crews will be reducing lanes periodically to help facilitate concrete pours. The concrete will form parts of the permanent station structure underground. To complete this work, an additional lane will be occupied west of the Main Entrance at Eglinton Avenue West and Avenue Road, once (1) or twice (2) a week. Trucks will stage in Eglinton Park. These pours will typically last for approximately 12 hours. The lane will be re-open after each pour is complete.
     

    Hours of Work

    • Pour will take place on Tuesday, February 18, 2020, beginning as early as 7 p.m. overnight.
    • Pour will last for approximately 12 hours.
    • Pours will take place approximately once (1) or twice (2) a week for the next six (6) months.
    • The contractor may not always work during the permitted hours, but may do so at its discretion.
    • Work may be rescheduled due to weather conditions or unforeseen circumstances.
    • This work may be longer or shorter than expected.

    Work Area Map

    What to Expect

    • Lane reductions will be required to facilitate concrete pours at the station’s Main Entrance.
    • Concrete trucks will be staged at Eglinton Park and will travel to the Main Entrance work zone.
    • Frequent concrete pours will occur once or twice a week for the next six (6) months.
    • Increased truck traffic travelling through the area. 
    • In addition to construction activity, residents can expect to see equipment and material storage within designated work zones.
    • For safety, items such as fencing, plywood and dust cloth may be erected.

    Traffic and Pedestrian Details

    • All existing pedestrian routes will remain in place.
    • One west bound lane on Eglinton Avenue West at the Main Entrance will be occupied during each pour.
    • Traffic control personnel will be present.
    • There are no TTC impacts related to this work.
    • A minimum of one lane in each direction will be maintained.
    •  

    Travelling Smart during Construction
    Travel delays are expected with the Crosstown construction. Please allow extra time for your journey. Traffic will be extra heavy at peak periods during the Crosstown construction. When possible, please travel during the off-peak period between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m.
     
    Stay Informed
    Sign up for e-mail updates at www.thecrosstown.ca/sign-up or download the Crosstown traffic app to get real-time traffic and transit information for the Eglinton corridor.
     
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  • 12 Feb 2020 5:28 PM | David McMahon (Administrator)

    An important message from Toronto Police Services

     PLEASE EVERYONE WATCH THE VIDEO !

    It is imperative that everyone know that this is becoming a “epidemic” not only worldwide but here in Toronto !

    The community must know that girls being trafficked are not necessarily missing, some return home every day, they might be their own daughters or family friends or neighbours !

    The MANIPULATION & FEAR these girls are subject to, prevents them from telling anyone, including police, even sometimes when we find them !

    PLEASE SHARE THIS VIDEO & ENCOURAGE COMMUNITY MEMBERS TO WATCH FOR THE SIGNS OF THIS CRIME, IT COULD BE THE PERSON RIGHT BESIDE THEM !

    THOSE WITH QUESTIONS SHOULD CONTACT ME DIRECTLY BY EMAIL OR PHONE.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eWB4-NwCceE&t=7s

    Thank you

    Timothy Somers

    Police Constable #90023

    Toronto Police Service

    53 Division

    Community Response Unit

    Crime Prevention and Disorder Management Officer

    Office - 416-808-5337

    Mobile – 416-473-6314


  • 11 Feb 2020 9:26 PM | David McMahon (Administrator)

    With the closure of the bus station at Eglinton and the Allen and bus rerouting for approximately 5/6 months increased bus traffic will occur on Duplex & Berwick Avenues:

    Eglinton Station

    With the 32D Eglinton West bus being extended to Eglinton Station, the 51 Leslie and 56 Leaside buses will be required to use Duplex and Berwick Avenues to access the bus terminal at Eglinton Station. Speed bumps on Duplex and Berwick Avenues must be modified to accommodate TTC buses travelling along these routes. Once the Eglinton West bus loop re-opens in September, the 51 Leslie and 56 Leaside buses will resume their regular route into Eglinton Station.


COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT & COMMUNITY ISSUES

As we all know our neighbourhood is subject to serious development pressure, and development issues have occupied much of the board’s time. Among these issues are:

Community Development Committee of Adjustment – Single Family Homes

The OPA keeps a close eye on applications for home renovations and tear- downs in our neighbourhood.

We receive details about applications from the Committee including a description of the proposed changes and the deadline for submitting to the committee. We forward information about homes in our area to a special email list. You can subscribe here: Oriole Park Association - Committee of Adjustment notices.

Metrolinx – Eglinton LRT

The OPA is involved in the ongoing process of the development of the new Light Rail Transit line in our area.

One major concern for the community is that Eglinton Avenue is to have restricted lanes westbound between Oriole Parkway and Braemar Avenue for the construction of the Avenue Road Station.

The proposals as detailed below will last until 2021.

The businesses on the north side will have very restricted access and visibility.

The second concern is that Metrolinx in their initial proposal wished to ‘clear cut’ the area on the south side of the North Toronto Community Center between the eastern driveway and the western boundary beside the ‘Art Barn’ building. The area is to be used for storage and construction vehicles

The OPA community involvement is:

  • We attend meetings on behalf of the membership and community as well as sit on a ‘working group’ Chaired by Councillor Cristin Carmichael-Greb (Ward 16) and as supported by our Councillor Josh Matlow ( Ward 22).
  • The working group is comprised of elected officials; Senior City of Toronto Staff including Metrolinx and Crosslinx staff. The local residents associations are represented by the Eglinton Avenue Road Community Association: the Eglinton Park Ratepayers Association as well as the OPA.
  • We will provide updates via our Twitter and Facebook Accounts as well our email subscribers as they come available.


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