Support of Excavation at Mount Pleasant Station Main Entrance


Beginning as early as late February 2017, crews will start support of excavation work, also known as shoring, at the Main Entrance of future Mount Pleasant Station. The Main Entrance is located on the northwest corner of Eglinton Avenue East and Mount Pleasant Road.

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 13 months to complete. Shoring at the Secondary Entrance is underway.  Shoring at the Main Entrance will take approximately eight (8) weeks to complete.


  • This work will be conducted Monday through Friday between the hours of 7:00 AM and 11:00 PM.
  • The contractor may not always work during the permitted hours, but may do so at its discretion.
  • In the event that overnight work is required, Metrolinx and CTS will notify the public in advance and monitor activities throughout.
  • Work be rescheduled due to weather or unforeseen circumstances.

What to Expect

  • Noise in the area caused by a pile drill, crane, loaders, trucks and other construction equipment.
  • Dust from drilling activity and debris removal can be expected.
  • Truck traffic entering and exiting the work zone can be expected.
  • In addition to construction activity, equipment and material storage within designated work zones.
  • For safety purposes, metal fencing has been erected around the work zone.

Pedestrian Details

  • While pedestrian access will be maintained, pedestrian traffic may be temporarily stopped while construction vehicles enter and exit the work zone.

Traffic Details

  • The existing traffic conditions at the intersection will remain in effect.
  • Access to the laneway north of the main entrance may be temporarily interrupted during the works.
  • Motorists may experience delays while trucks enter and exit the work zone.
  • A flag person will be present to direct truck and pedestrian traffic.
  • As always, please take care when travelling near construction zones.

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