On March 28, 2017, Transportation Minister Steven Del Duca and Laura Albanese, MPP for York-South Weston, visited the future site of Mount Dennis Station to announce the new, proposed energy storage facility. Minister Del Duca and MPP Albanese were joined by Metrolinx Chief Communications & Public Affairs Officer Judy Pfeifer, and Chris Tyrrell, Executive VP and Chief Customer Care and Conservation Officer for Toronto Hydro. Read more »
The Eglinton Crosstown light rail transit (LRT) project marks another significant milestone the week of March 13th, 2017. Metrolinx will start the process of extracting the tunnel boring machines (TBM) from the completed east tunnels, and say farewell to our faithful helpers, TBM Don and TBM Humber.
What is happening?
The TBMs will be disassembled and lifted from extraction shaft just east of Yonge & Eglinton in four over-sized sections over four days. TBM Don, the machine that bored the north tunnel, will be removed first. Read more »
New LRT Will Create Jobs, Drive Economic Growth and Improve Quality of Life
Construction has begun on Keelesdale Station, the first of 25 stations to be built for the Eglinton Crosstown Light Rail Transit (LRT). The Eglinton Crosstown LRT is the largest public transit project currently under construction in Canada and represents the single biggest expansion of urban rapid transit in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area in more than half a century. Read more »
The Crosstown team appreciates the patience of our neighbours and local businesses while we work to build new rapid transit. In 2015, the project made significant progress and hit a number of key milestones. We would like to take this opportunity to reflect on the past year and provide a look ahead to how we expect the project to progress in 2016. Read more »
Thank you for joining us at the business opportunities and information session on November 24. Here are the presentations and a video if you missed us:
Join us at our upcoming open house to hear the latest news about Eglinton Crosstown plans in your area.
The Eglinton Crosstown Project is building the Eglinton Line, a 19-kilometre light rail transit (LRT) line that will run along Eglinton Avenue through the heart of Toronto, with a 10-kilometre underground tunnel in its central section. When complete, the line will connect Mount Dennis in the west to
Kennedy Road in the east, and will move passengers up to 60 per cent faster than bus service along Eglinton Avenue today. Read more »
As you know, tunnelling continues on the Eglinton Crosstown Light Rail Transit (LRT) project as we build the underground portion of the future transit line.
The tunnel boring machines (TBMs) operate around the clock - 24 hours a day, seven days week. On average, they each travel about 10 metres per day. Our TBMs are working about 20 metres below ground, but we do sometimes hear from nearby residents who may experience vibration from the TBMs as they pass through the area. Read more »
Metrolinx is making progress on the Crosstown project. Construction of a launch shaft east of Brentcliffe Road is complete and assembly of two tunnel boring machines (TBMs) is nearing completion. Utility relocation and headwall construction along Eglinton Avenue East between Brentcliffe and Bayview started in January 2014. Some works along the road have been completed and others are progressing well. The Crosstown Team appreciates the patience of our neighbours while we work to build transit. Read more »
The Eglinton Crosstown Project is building the Eglinton Line, a 19-kilometre light rail transit (LRT) line that will run along Eglinton Avenue through the heart of Toronto, with a 10-kilometre underground tunnel in its central section. When it’s complete, the line will connect Mount Dennis in the west to Kennedy Road in the east, and will be up to 60% faster than bus service today. Read more »
The Eglinton Crosstown LRT tunnel boring machines 'Don' and 'Humber' will begin their journey westward on September 29, 2015, marking another milestone toward the completion of the new LRT.
The westbound tunnelling will start from the launch shaft located east of Brentcliffe Rd. and will proceed towards Yonge St. Work on the western segment of the tunnel has been underway since June 2013 with four of the 6.5 kilometres already complete. All tunnelling work is expected to be finished by the end of 2016. Read more »
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