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York University Station, Disassembly and Removal of East Tower Crane, April 21, 2016

April 21, 2016

Work begins today, Thursday, April 21, 2016 on the disassembly of the east tower crane in the subway construction site at the location identified by the red dot on the map below. Disassembly of the tower crane will take place over three days using a mobile crane from April 21 - 23 2016. After the tower crane has been removed work will begin on Saturday, April 23, to remove the concrete foundation from the tower crane.  Removal work includes the use of a hoe-ram or rock breaker.  Foundation removal work will take place from April 23 – May 21, 2016. Work will take place in the Contractor Work Zones and Station Construction Areas on the map below.

Short traffic delays may be experienced on York Boulevard during the removal of the tower crane. Flag personnel will be on York Boulevard Boulevard to facilitate the safe movement of pedestrian and vehicle traffic during these removals. This work is weather permitting.

Tower Crane dismantling and removal work includes:

Map of York University 

Noise and Vibration
Noise and vibration is expected for brief periods during the removal of the tower crane foundation. Construction equipment includes use of a hoe ram or rock breaker. Your patience is greatly appreciated.

Construction Vehicles and Deliveries
Construction vehicles removing the east crane will use York Boulevard to exit the construction site (orange line on map).

For more Toronto-York Spadina Subway Extension construction information, please contact us at:

Construction Information Line: 1-800-223-6192


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