Videos

 

Construction Updates
Project Overview
Tunnelling and TBMs
Your Questions, Answered

Construction Updates

Demolition at Eglinton/Yonge


Nicole DeCarlo, Team Lead for Community Relations, explains the demolition work in the Eglinton and Yonge area.

Tunnelling Update

Jamie Robinson, Director of Communications and Community Relations, responds to residents’ concerns about the noise and vibration from the East tunnel boring machines.

Demolition at Avenue

Carlos Hernandez, Team Lead for Community Relations, explains the demolition work in the Avenue Road area.

Demolition at Bathurst

Carlos Hernandez, Team Lead of Community Relations Specialist, explains the demolition work in the Bathurst area.

Demolition at Oakwood

Lancefield Morgan, Community Relations Specialist, explains the demolition work in the Oakwood area.

Hydrovac-ing at Bayview and Eglinton

Crews will be performing utility relocation at the intersection of Bayview Avenue and Eglinton Avenue East prior to the headwall construction for the future Bayview station.

Project Overview

Mount Dennis (formerly Kodak) Building Move 

A time-lapse of how we moved a 3,000 tonne building - to preserve it and to prepare for the future Mount Dennis Station at that location.

Flyover video - Eglinton Crosstown Stations

Jack Collins, Chief Capital Officer, Capital Projects Group at Metrolinx, explains the Eglinton Crosstown project with new station and stop renderings in this flyover video.

Our Commitment to YOU

The Crosstown team works closely with the construction team and the community to ensure that residents and businesses are well informed about the construction in their neighbourhoods. Watch the video and see what they do.

End to End – Eglinton Crosstown

Describing the customer experience from a ride on the Eglinton LRT, and the stations and stops in detail.

The Crosstown: LRT ABCs and 123s

Rapid transit is coming to Toronto. This includes the Eglinton Crosstown, a 19 km light rail transit line – LRT for short. Light rail is new to Toronto but is used all around the world.

Tunnelling for The Crosstown

Metrolinx is moving ahead on the Eglinton Crosstown LRT project, part of the Province's 8.4 billion dollar investment in transit expansion for Toronto. Construction will begin by digging tunnels that will be constructed by large tunnel boring machines or TBMs for short.

Tunnelling and TBMs 

End of east tunnelling

The east TBMs have travelled 3,300m. The two machines installed 26,178 precast concrete tunnel segments, which formed 4,363 rings. 

End of west tunnelling

The west TBMs have travelled 6,419m. Each machine installed 25,647 precast concrete tunnel segments, which formed 4,279 rings.

TBM Pre-Assembly Mining Position: June 2015

TBMs Don and Humber are moved into mining position at the Brentcliffe site.

Crosstown TBMs make their Big Move (1)

Timelapse of TBM Lea making her way from the west side of Allen Road to the east side, marking a significant milestone in the Crosstown project. Once reassembled on the east side, TBMs Dennis and Lea will continue their journey towards Yonge Street.

Crosstown TBMs make their Big Move (2)

Timelapse of TBM Lea making her way from the west side of Allen Road to the east side, marking a significant milestone in the Crosstown project. Once reassembled on the east side, TBMs Dennis and Lea will continue their journey towards Yonge Street.

Crosstown TBMs break through extraction shaft at Allen Road

The Crosstown project hit a milestone on Jan 21, 2015. The West Tunnel TBMs broke through into the extraction shaft at Allen Road. That means the tunneling from Black Creek to Allen Road is complete.

Crosstown Tunnel Tour

Follow the journey of tunnel boring machines Dennis and Lea as they leave the Caterpillar plant and are assembled on site at the Black Creek launch shaft. Learn about how the twin tunnels that make up 10km of the Eglinton Crosstown LRT are constructed.

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.

Your Questions, Answered

Introduction

Our community relations liaison Nicole kicks off our Your Questions, Answered video series.

Managing Traffic

How the Crosstown team manages traffic during construction.

Supporting Businesses

What the Crosstown team is doing to support businesses during construction.

Construction Above and Under Ground

The Crosstown project team answers: if the Crosstown is underground, why is there so much construction above ground? Will additional work happen at the surface once station construction begins? How long will the construction last?

Eglinton Crosstown

Metrolinx's Chief Capital Officer Jack Collins explains what is the Eglinton Crosstown LRT project.

Finch West LRT

Metrolinx's Chief Capital Officer Jack Collins describes what the Finch West LRT is.