Striking esthetics, and building progress, found in latest images of Crosstown’s Keelesdale station and light rail vehicle testing

As part of our continuing series of the latest photos from Toronto’s Eglinton Crosstown transit project, we want to get a bit artsy, as we feature angles that are good enough to be put up on a wall.

This is transit imitating art.

We regularly bring you images of progress being made on Metrolinx’s many projects, especially the Eglinton Crosstown light rail transit (LRT) route.

They show, in detail, the work that goes into building a modern people-moving system. But sometimes, we focus on shots because they also dwell on the lines and odd angles.

Image shows escalators heading to upper level.

Looking up the escalators from the platform at Keelesdale – finishing touches are starting to go in around the station. (Metrolinx photo)

This happens a lot with underground photos that play with shadows and space. But today, the photographer toiling for a new way of looking at Keelesdale station found a unique vantage-point in two digital images.

Image looks up a web of steel beams.

With structural steel now up at all three entrances of Keelesdale Station, glass installation is soon to follow. (Metrolinx photo)

And a photographer also captured a bit of art in the lines – literally power utilities – used while testing the light rail vehicles at the Eglinton Maintenance and Storage Facility.

An LRV moves across tracks inside the facility.

A new light rail vehicle circling the yard at the EMSF. (Metrolinx photo)

Who says you can’t find art on active construction sites?