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March 122014

Chaplin Station Open Houses

If you were unable to attend the Open House on Feburary 24, you can learn all about the upcoming installation of a jet grout plant and headwall construction in the Chaplin and Eglinton area:

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The first tunnel boring machine is well underway with tunnelling; it recently bored through the headwall at Keele St. The second TBM is following closely behind. Read more »

February 132014

Open Letter to the Residents of Eglinton Avenue and Allen Road Area

Dear Neighbour:

Re: Traffic Congestion and Pedestrian Safety at Allen Road/Eglinton Avenue

The Eglinton Crosstown is a light rail transit (LRT) line that will run across Eglinton Avenue between Mount Dennis (Weston Road) and Kennedy Station. This 19-kilometre corridor will include a 10-kilometre underground portion, between Keele Street and Laird Drive.  It will provide a rapid and reliable service that will be up to 60% faster than bus service today, when it is completed in 2020. Read more »

November 212013

Experience Eglinton Poster Design Contest

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Calling local residents, graphic artists and copywriters who have a flair for design, a passion for the written word and a soft spot for Eglinton! Read more »

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October 182013

Notice of Environmental Project Report Addendum: Eglinton Crosstown Light Rail Transit

Rapid and reliable transit is coming to the centre of Toronto. The Crosstown will move Torontonians to work, school and play faster than ever before – reducing travel times and enhancing our economy and our environment. The Crosstown will run along Eglinton, with more than 10 kilometres underground, making transit travel up to 60 per cent faster than today. Read more »

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June 182013

Join Us at the Fairbank Village Multicultural Fest!

Fairbank Village Multicultural Fest poster Interested in a fun-filled family activity for this weekend? Join us at the Fairbank Village B.I.A. for their annual Multicultural Fest. The B.I.A. Read more »

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June 052013

Metrolinx CEO and Transportation Minister announce start of tunnelling for Eglinton Crosstown

Metrolinx CEO Bruce McCuaig and Transportation Minister Glen Murray announce the start of tunnelling for the Eglinton Crosstown and the winning names of the tunnel boring machines: Dennis and Lea, representing the Mount Dennis and Leaside neighbourhoods; and Don and Humber, representing the rivers. Read more »

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June 052013

Announcing the winning names of the Tunnel Boring Machine Naming Contest...

We’re excited to announce the winning names of the tunnel boring machines (TBMs) for The Crosstown! The names were announced today by Metrolinx CEO Bruce McCuaig, Transportation Minister Glen Murray and MPP Laura Albanese. The winning names are Dennis and Lea, representing the Mount Dennis and Leaside neighbourhoods, and Don and Humber, representing the rivers. Read more »

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May 312013

Upper Village BIA Spring Fest

Our community liaison staff had a great day participating in the Upper Village BIA Springfest on Saturday May 25th. The team received lots of great questions from members of the community about the project and upcoming work taking place in the neighbourhood. Look for us at events all across Eglinton throughout the summer. Read more »

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May 232013

Join us at the Upper Village BIA Springfest!

Upper Village SpringfestWant to learn more about The Crosstown?

Interested in how the project will impact you?

Join us at the Upper Village BIA Springfest on Saturday May 25th taking place on Eglinton Avenue at Glen Cedar Road. Our community liaison staff will be on hand between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. to answer questions about the upcoming Toronto Transit projects. Read more »

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May 152013

Light rail vehicle mock up is now at Gage Park in Brampton!

The light rail vehicle mock up tour is on the move and is making a stop at Gage Park in Brampton from Wednesday, May 15th to Wednesday, May 22nd. Manufactured by Bombardier, the vehicle will be used in the four new light rail transit (LRT) lines that Metrolinx is building across Toronto.

The LRV mock-up represents a portion of the actual vehicle. Visitors will get a chance to check out this fast, reliable and comfortable vehicle, learn more about upcoming transit projects in Ontario. Read more »

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