Building accessible transit: Inside Leaside Station

Metrolinx is committed to providing fully accessible transportation facilities. The Crosstown stations and vehicles will be in compliance with the municipal and provincial guidelines. We are committed to removing barriers for all transit users. We can look to Leaside Station for examples of how this is being applied to the Crosstown LRT project.  Read more »

What is Dewatering?

With the amount of deep excavation required to build the Crosstown, we’re constantly running into water that could destabilize and flood excavation sites. We solve these problems with "dewatering systems." Read more »

Pulling back the curtain on the MSF

One of the most significant components of the future Mount Dennis Station will be the adjacent Eglinton Maintenance & Storage Facility (EMSF) on the site of the former Kodak lands.

You have already heard about what the final site will look like, but where are we on that journey to completion? 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 »