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  • 4 May 2020 7:34 PM | David McMahon (Administrator)

    Upcoming Concrete Pours at Chaplin Station Tertiary Entrance

    What Work is Taking Place?

    • In May and June 2020, several concrete pours will be carried out at the Chaplin Station Tertiary Entrance site.  The Tertiary Entrance is located on the south side of Eglinton Avenue West, east of Chaplin Crescent and adjacent the Toronto Fire Station 135 (641 Eglinton Avenue West).  The concrete will form the future walls and slabs of the entrance.  During each pour, concrete pumps will be setup around the work zone and concrete trucks will enter the site to deliver concrete.

    Hours of Work

    • Concrete pours at the Tertiary Entrance are scheduled for the following dates:

    Tuesday May 5, 2020
    Tuesday May 12, 2020
    Friday May 15, 2020
    Friday May 22, 2020

    • Concrete pours will begin as early as 5:00 a.m. and last for five or more hours
    • The schedule is tentative; dates are subject to change
    • This work is weather dependent and may be rescheduled in the event of inclement weather

    What to Expect

    • Noise from construction activity, including concrete trucks and equipment can be expected
    • Concrete pumps will be placed within work zones
    • Concrete trucks will queue within work zones and traffic tapers on Eglinton Ave and Chaplin Cres
    • Concrete trucks may access the work zone via the Chaplin-Russell Hill lane
    • 10+ concrete trucks per hour can be expected during each pour

    Traffic & Pedestrian Details

    • No change to the existing traffic conditions is anticipated during these pours.

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

    Please support your local businesses during construction.


  • 4 May 2020 3:50 PM | David McMahon (Administrator)

    Upcoming Hydro Utility Installation Work at Berwick Avenue

    What Work is Taking Place?

    Beginning in early May 2020, crews will perform hydro utility installation work in the existing work zone on Berwick Avenue and in the Berwick-Hillsdale laneway.  A hydro chamber will be constructed and the north half of the laneway will be trenched for cable installation.  Once complete, the area will be restored.

     

     

    Hours of Work

    • Early May 2020 for approximately two (2) weeks

    • Work will take place between 7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

    • This work may be rescheduled due to inclement weather or unforeseen circumstances

     

    What to Expect

    • Noise from construction activity, including trucks and heavy equipment can be expected

    • Trenching in the north half of the laneway can be expected

    • All property access is expected to be maintained, though vehicles and pedestrians may have to enter the laneway from either side depending on the location of the work

    • Expect delays when travelling in the vicinity of Berwick Ave during this work

     

    Traffic and Pedestrian Impacts

    • The existing work zone will remain in place

    • No through access in the Berwick-Hillsdale laneway will be permitted during each shift

    • At the end of each shift, the trenches will be plated and through access will be restored

    • Access to Canada Square parking lot, 2180 Yonge St loading dock and the TTC Bus Bay will be maintained

    • Vehicles and pedestrians may experience delays when travelling through the area

     

    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 10:00 a.m. and 3:00 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.

     

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

    Please support your local businesses during construction.

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  • 1 May 2020 10:10 AM | David McMahon (Administrator)

    Line 1: Sheppard-Yonge to St Clair single day

    closure May 3

    There will be no subway service on Line 1 between Sheppard-Yonge and St Clair stations on Sunday, May 3 for Automatic Train Control signal system installation.

    Shuttle buses will operate. All stations will remain open for PRESTO fare purchases, access to surface routes and Line 4.

    At York Mills Station, the Old York Mills Road entrance will be closed. Customers are advised to use the other station entrances located in the York Mills Centre, Yonge Corporate Centre, and at the corner of Yonge Street and Wilson Avenue.

    At Lawrence Station, the automatic entrances at Ranleigh Avenue and Bedford Park Avenue will also be closed. Customers are advised to use the entrances at Yonge Street and Lawrence Avenue.



  • 1 May 2020 10:09 AM | David McMahon (Administrator)

    AVENUE STATION CONSTRUCTION UPDATE
     April 30, 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 continues between Eastbourne Avenue and Lascelles Boulevard. This sequence includes drilling roof supports, removal of earth and coating exposed surfaces with shotcrete. Mining excavation is expected to be complete in July 2020. 
    •  Approximately three concrete pours take place every week lasting 12 – 18 hours each.  The concrete forms the station structure below grade.  Some pours require temporary use of the westbound curb lane at Main Entrance.  The lane will re-open after each pour is complete. 

    What Work is Coming Up?

    • As early as Wednesday, May 6, 2020 crews will perform the next concrete pour at the Main Entrance, temporarily occupying the westbound curb lane.  
    • Demolition of the inner station walls will continue as early as Thursday April 30, 2020 and will occur 24 hours a day for approximately three (3) days.  Nearby properties may experience noise and/or vibration.

     

    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

    • Approximately three (3) concrete pours per week
    • Concrete trucks will be staged within work zones, including Eglinton Park, and will exit the west gate of either site.
    • Trucks may be required to back into the site gates.
    • Some pours will require temporary occupancy of the westbound curb lane, west of the Main Entrance
    • 12 – 18 hours each
    • Approximately three (3) pours per week
    • The next pour with lane occupancy is tentatively scheduled for Wednesday May 6, 2020.

    Wall Demolition

    • Demolition of temporary walls between Eastbourne Avenue and Lascelles Boulevard
    • Wall demolition will take place on a 24-hours basis
    • Wall demolition is expected to continue as early as Thursday, April 30, 2020 for approximately three (3) days.

    Dewatering Well Maintenance

    • Periodic maintenance of dewatering wells requires a short duration closures around wells in the roadway or sidewalk

     

    • Use of a compressor and, occasionally, a hydro-vacuum truck is required.

     

    • Maintenance will occur periodically over the course of construction
    • 9am to 4pm

     

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

    • A drill is used to install monitoring equipment around the station area.

     

    • Short duration closures are used to obtain readings from the monitors.

     

    • If on the sidewalk, pedestrians may be rerouted around the work area

     

    • Periodic installations will occur over the course of construction

     

    • Readings will occur regularly over the course of construction
    • Future installation dates to be confirmed


  • 28 Apr 2020 10:23 AM | David McMahon (Administrator)

    Concrete Pours at Avenue Station
     April 28 & 29, 2020

    What Work is Taking Place?

    • As early as Tuesday April 28 and Wednesday April 29, 2020 crews will perform two concrete pours at the main entrance of Avenue Station. The concrete will form one of the permanent station structures underground. To safely carry out the works, westbound traffic on Eglinton Avenue West will be reduced to one lane at the Main Entrance. Each pour will begin at 6:00 a.m. and take approximately ten (10) hours to complete.  After each pour is complete, the lane will re-open. 

    Hours of Work

    •  As early as Tuesday April 28 and Wednesday April 29, 2020
    • Each pour will begin at 6:00 a.m. and take approximately ten (10) hours to complete.
    • Work may be delayed or rescheduled due to inclement weather or unforeseen circumstances. 

    Work Area Map

    What to Expect

    • Lane reductions will be required to facilitate concrete pours at the station’s Main Entrance.
    • Expect delays while travelling through the intersection.
    • 4+ concrete trucks are expected per hour.
    • Noise from construction equipment can be expected.
    • Staging of concrete trucks at Eglinton Park and within the main entrance work zone.

    Traffic & Pedestrian Details

    • Westbound traffic on Eglinton Avenue West will be reduced to one lane at the Main Entrance.
    • Traffic control personnel and/or a paid duty officer will be present while this work takes place.
    • All pedestrian routes will remain the same.

    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.

     

    Disponible en français.

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

    Please support your local businesses during construction.


  • 21 Apr 2020 12:09 PM | David McMahon (Administrator)

    Inner Wall Demolition at Avenue Station
    Wednesday, April 22, 2020

    What Work is Taking Place?

    • Mining excavation works continue at the secondary entrance of Avenue Station, with crews operating between Eastbourne Avenue and Lascelles Boulevard. As part of these works, crews are required to break away the temporary inner walls of the cavern, to finalize the station structure.

     

    • Inner wall demolition will resume as early as Wednesday, April 22, 2020 and will occur 24 hours a day for approximately one (1) week. Periodic chipping and removal of concrete can be expected, while this work takes place. 

     

    • During these works, nearby properties may experience noise and/or vibration. Crews will endeavor to complete these works during the day, however due to the sequence nature of the work, occasional overnight work may be required. If you experience disruption from mining activities, please call our 24/7 phone line at 416-782-8118. 

     

    Hours of Work

    • As early as Wednesday, April 22, 2020 for approximately one (1) week. 
    • Work will take place on a 24-hour basis. 
    • Work may be delayed or rescheduled due to inclement weather or unforeseen circumstances. 

     

    Mining Progress

    What to Expect

    •  Noise and/or vibration from chipping activities and concrete removal. 
    • Occasional overnight work may be required.
    • 24-hour mining operations, including excavation and drilling, between Eastbourne Avenue and Lascelles Boulevard. 

     

    Traffic & Pedestrian Details

    • All pedestrian and traffic routes will remain the same.

    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.

     

    Disponible en français.

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

    Please support your local businesses during construction.


  • 20 Apr 2020 7:14 PM | David McMahon (Administrator)

    Concrete Pour at Avenue Station
    Tuesday, April 21, 2020

    What Work is Taking Place?

    • As early as Tuesday, April 21, 2020, crews will perform a concrete pour at the main entrance of Avenue Station. The concrete will form one of the permanent station structures underground. To safely carry out the works, westbound traffic on Eglinton Avenue West will be reduced to one lane at the Main Entrance. The pour will begin at 1:00 p.m. and take approximately twelve (12) hours to complete.  After the pour is complete, the lane will re-open. 

    Hours of Work

    •  As early as Tuesday, April 21, 2020 
    • The pour will begin at 1:00 p.m. and take approximately twelve (12) hours to complete.
    •   Work may be delayed or rescheduled due to inclement weather or unforeseen circumstances. 

    Work Area Map

    What to Expect

    • Lane reductions will be required to facilitate concrete pours at the station’s Main Entrance.
    • Expect delays while travelling through the intersection.
    • 4+ concrete trucks are expected per hour.
    • Noise from construction equipment can be expected.
    • Staging of concrete trucks at Eglinton Park and within the main entrance work zone.

    Traffic & Pedestrian Details

    • Westbound traffic on Eglinton Avenue West will be reduced to one lane at the Main Entrance.
    • Traffic control personnel and/or a paid duty officer will be present while this work takes place.
    • All pedestrian routes will remain the same.

    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.

     

    Disponible en français.

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

    Please support your local businesses during construction.


  • 20 Apr 2020 12:41 PM | David McMahon (Administrator)

    Due to the ongoing Convid-19 pandemic and resulting  restrictions as detailed by the Federal, Provincial, and Municipal Governments the following community events have been cancelled for 2020:

    Saturday May 23,2020 - The Oriole Park Junior Public School Mayfair

    Saturday June 6,2020 - the Oriole Park Association Community Garage Sale

    We will update as information becomes available.


  • 18 Apr 2020 1:38 PM | David McMahon (Administrator)

    Update on COVID-19: Friday, April 17th

    How To Protect Yourself and Others:

    There is currently no vaccine to prevent COVID-19. According to Toronto Public Health, the best way to prevent infection is to avoid being exposed:

    • Stay home as much as possible
    • Only go out for essentials (e.g. groceries, medications) once a week
    • Practice physical distancing when you are out
    • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 15 seconds
      • If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer
    • Don’t touch your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands
    • Avoid close contact with people who are ill
    • Stay home when you are ill
    • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then immediately throw the tissue in the garbage and wash your hands
      • If you don’t have a tissue, sneeze or cough into your sleeve or arm
    • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
    • FOR JOSH'S FULL UPDATE PLEASE FOLLOW THE LINK:
    https://joshmatlow.ca/enewsletter/update-on-covid-19-friday-april-17th/


  • 18 Apr 2020 1:34 PM | David McMahon (Administrator)

    Line 1: Eglinton to Bloor-Yonge single day

    closure April 19

    There will be no subway service on Line 1 between Eglinton and Bloor-Yonge stations on Sunday, April 19, 2020 for Automatic Train Control signal system installation and testing.

    Shuttle buses will operate. Customers requiring Wheel-Trans should see any TTC customer service employee to request the service.

    Summerhill Station will be closed.  All other stations will remain open for PRESTO fare purchases and access to surface routes and Line 2.


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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