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March 162018

Overnight Water Shut-Off at Eglinton Station

What Work is Taking Place?
In order to prepare for construction of Eglinton Station, crews have relocated water mains and sewers at the Yonge-Eglinton intersection to allow for piling and excavation works. In order maintain water service for all properties adjacent piling and excavation activities, crews will be connecting a new temporary water main with existing building site service connections. The following properties will lose water service temporarily during the water connections: Read more »

March 312017

The TBM Don Experience

The week of March 13, 2017, the Eglinton Crosstown light rail transit (LRT) project marked another significant milestone. Metrolinx began the process of extracting the tunnel boring machines (TBM) from the completed east tunnels. TBM ‘Don’, the machine that bored the north tunnel, was the first machine to be lifted to surface. He was disassembled and lifted from extraction shaft just east of Yonge & Eglinton in four over-sized sections over four days.  Read more »

March 282017

Moving Forward with Battery Energy Storage System

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 »

March 102017

Thank-you and farewell to the Crosstown’s TBMs!

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 »

March 102016

Ontario Breaks Ground on First Eglinton Crosstown LRT Station

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 »

January 192016

Eglinton Crosstown Year-In-Review

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 »

November 272015

Business Opportunities Information Session November 24

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:

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November 122015

Eglinton Crosstown Update: Former Kodak Lands Current Plan

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 »

November 052015

Tunnelling for the Crosstown: What you may experience

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 »

October 052015

Eglinton Crosstown Construction Update

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 »