Gallery City brings art to Eglinton

Eglinton Avenue has always had some of the best shopping and dining in the Toronto. The variety of goods and services that can be purchased on the Eglinton Corridor is world class. This summer, we’ve partnered with the seven Eglinton BIAs and local businesses to make the shopping experience even better. Read more »

Capturing the Spirit of the Thorncliffe Community at Laird Station

Over three months in the spring of 2017, our contractor, Crosslinx Transit Solutions (CTS), worked in partnership with the Thorncliffe Neighbourhood Office (TNO) and the PATCH Project (a social enterprise operated by The STEPS Initiative) to develop a mural for the Laird Station construction site. Read more »

Managing traffic during construction

Building 19 kilometres of brand new transit through a busy and densely populated area has its challenges. Traffic disruptions near the construction sites, while frustrating, are unfortunately unavoidable. The project team works with our many community partners to manage traffic during construction and minimize the impacts as much as possible. Read more »

The Essentials: Planning Your Canada 150 BBQ

It’s Canada’s big 150th this year. Have you planned your Canada Day barbecue? Whether it’s your first attempt, or just another in a long tradition of Dominion Day celebrations, we’ve got you covered. Here are the things you’ll need and where to find them local to Eglinton Avenue. On July 1st, don't just grill – be a grillmaster.  Read more »

Work Starts on the Crosstown’s Surface Section

The Crosstown’s 19 kilometres includes a 10-kilometre underground tunnel in its central section, and a nine-kilometre stretch in the east that will run along on the surface.  After years of work on the underground section – including tunneling and now station construction – crews are now beginning preparatory works for the eastern at-grade portion. Read more »

Massive drill rig arrives at Cedarvale Station

In early June, crews assembled a 100-foot drill rig to begin support of excavation (shoring) for the east entrance of the Crosstown’s future Cedarvale Station. Located at Allen Road and Eglinton Avenue, the east entrance, with a footprint slightly longer than a volleyball court, will offer accessible access to both the new LRT line and the TTC’s  University-Spadina subway line.   Read more »

Understanding Utility Relocation – the Big First Step

Before we can start building a station, we need to understand the underground world of utilities. There are many utilities in the Eglinton corridor, and we need to work around them or relocate them before we can begin excavation and underground work. Read more »

Keelesdale Station – A Successful First Year

Just over a year ago, the stations construction phase of the Eglinton Crosstown LRT project broke ground at the future Keelesdale Station.  Read more »

Understanding the turnback

A “turnback” is a rail crossover that connects the two tracks together allowing the light rail vehicles (LRVs) to change directions as needed. There are a total of 12 turnbacks along the line – seven at stations, and five on the surface section. Read more »

Build a station underneath a running subway? Piece of cake!

At the busy intersection of Allen Road and Eglinton Avenue West, crews are building Cedarvale station. Not only do we need to support the ground and surrounding buildings, but we need to underpin the existing subway line – while it’s still running. It’s nothing our crews haven’t handled before. Read more »