Construction of Sheppard West Station set to begin

Early construction work along Sheppard Avenue at Chesswood Drive and Bakersfield Street is set to begin this week. Members of the York comunity who commute to the University and use Sheppard Avenue will experience delays associated with intermittent lane restrictions.


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The construction is necessary to prepare the Sheppard West Station site for two of the four tunnel boring machines (TBM). A construction area has been established on the south side of Sheppard Avenue West on Parc Downsview Park land between Chesswood Drive and Tuscan Gate, adjacent to the GO Transit Bradford to Barrie line.

Early construction work includes:

  • Contractor site preparation.
  • Intersection improvements.
  • Utility relocations.
  • Installation of an excavation shoring system.
  • Preparation of launch shaft for the TBM operations and start of tunnelling/launch.

For more information, visit the Toronto-York Spadina Subway Extension website, or call the Construction Information Line at 1-800-223-6192. TTY Hearing Impaired Service is available at 416-481-2523. Comments or questions should be sent to