|What Work is Taking Place?
Since February 2017, crews have been conducting support of excavation work, also known as shoring, at the Main Entrance of the future Mount Pleasant Station. The Main Entrance is located on the northwest corner of Eglinton Avenue East and Mount Pleasant Road.
Beginning as early as April 20, the work zone on the northwest corner will be expanded to provide more space to continue shoring at the Main Entrance.
Shoring is a common step in the process of constructing the foundation of a building. Steel piles, as well as braces and tie-backs, will be installed around the perimeter of the station to support excavation. Prior to installation of the piles, crews will construct a concrete guide wall on either side of the secant wall to ensure the alignment and verticality of the piles.
The entire shoring process for future Mount Pleasant Station will occur in phases and will take approximately 12.5 months to complete. Shoring at the Main Entrance will take approximately four (4) more weeks to complete.
- Work may occur between 7:00 a.m. and 11:00 p.m. seven days a week.
- 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.
- In the event that overnight work is required, Metrolinx and CTS will notify the public in advance and monitor activities throughout.