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September 252015

East tunnel boring machines begin their journey!

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 »

May 252015

Latest Update: Laird West Headwall Construction on North side of Eglinton - Work Zone Extended East from Sutherland to Laird

What phase of work is starting in the vicinity of Sutherland Drive? 

What:  Crews will build the Laird west headwall on the north side of Eglinton for the future Laird Station in advance of tunnel construction. Headwalls are underground support walls located at the east and west ends of the station location. Also in this area will be a holding/storage area for work associated with jet grout during headwall construction. Read more »

March 232015

Update: Laird West Headwall Construction – Phase 2 Work Shifts to the North Side of Eglinton

What phase of work is starting in the vicinity of Sutherland Drive? 

What:  Headwall construction has been underway in this area since the end of 2015. Crews have been building the Laird west headwall on the south side of Eglinton for the future Laird Station in advance of tunnel construction. Crews will soon begin on the west headwall on the north side of Eglinton.  Read more »

March 162015

Monitoring Equipment Installation along Eglinton Avenue East

What: Monitoring equipment will be installed at major intersections along Eglinton Avenue East. This equipment will measure noise and vibration that may be related to the work of our tunnel boring machines underground. These measurements will allow construction crews to adjust tunnelling activities along Eglinton Avenue East if needed.   Read more »

February 042015

Update: Laird West Headwall Construction on North side of Eglinton

What phase of work is starting in the vicinity of Sutherland Drive? Read more »

January 082015

Retour sur l’année 2014

Le projet Eglinton Crosstown est une ligne de transport léger sur rail (TLR) de 19 kilomètres qui longera Eglinton Avenue au cœur de Toronto et comprendra un tunnel souterrain de 10 kilomètres dans sa section centrale. Lorsqu’elle sera terminée, la ligne reliera Mount Dennis, à l’ouest, à Kennedy Road, à l’est, et offrira un service jusqu’à 60 % plus rapide que le service d’autobus actuel.  Read more »

January 082015

2014 Year-in-Review

The Eglinton Crosstown is a 19-kilometre light rail transit (LRT) line that will run along Eglinton Avenue through the heart of Toronto, with a 10-kilmetre 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 »

November 172014

Cross Passage Construction Update – November 2014

Information as of November 5, 2014

What is the Crosstown?

The Eglinton Crosstown is a 19-kilometre light rail transit (LRT) line that will run along Eglinton Avenue through the heart of Toronto, with an underground central section. The line will connect Mount Dennis in the west to Kennedy Road in the east, and the new service will be up to 60% faster than the bus service today. 

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October 292014

Emergency Exit Building Construction - Continued Closure of Donlea Drive at Eglinton Avenue East - Phase 2

Emergency exit buildings (EEBs) are used to evacuate passengers from tunnels in the event of an emergency at track level during operation. An EEB is being built close to Donlea Drive.

What work is starting? Read more »