Laird Station gets the ultimate umbrella – Photos of the day

As we’ve taken readers from end to end at every stop and station along Toronto’s Crosstown light rail transit system, we’re constantly adding updates on the progress being made. Here’s another look behind – and below – the scenes at Laird Station. And not just one photo, but two, to start your week.

While the sky above may be grey on this Monday, things are sunny yellow far below at Laird Station.

Yellow waterproofing material has been added to the roof of the archway.

As well, the big dig has seen a recent milestone, as mining has been completed on the cavern west of the main entrance. Crews will now transition to permanent works in this section.

Construction of Laird, located under Eglinton Avenue East and Laird Drive, began in 2016 with piling work and entrance excavation. Today, mining is ongoing beneath the roadway while traffic continues to flow undisrupted over top. Mining is no easy task, as we have seen from our other mined stations, Oakwood and Avenue.

To get all the details, just click here to go to a previous blog story on the work.

And for a new snapshots, look to our images below.

A tunnel is seen shieled by a yellow, fabric-like waterproof coating.

Under a yellow dome – Waterproof shielding has been applied inside the Laird Station build.

A crew member is dwarfed by the two large tunnels inside Laird.

A recent big milestone for Laird, as crews completed mining the cavern west of the main entrance. Those crews will now transition to permanent works in this section.