The cutter head of a tunnel boring machine is lifted by a large crane as construction workers look on

See video of the Crosstown light rail transit boring machines being raised from under Toronto

The Eglinton Crosstown light rail transit project has had many elements that have captured imaginations. But perhaps none like the work of the giant boring machines that did the tunneling. We’ve created a time-lapse video of the last two of those diggers being taken out of the ground.

This is the best boring video you’ll see during self-isolation.

We’ve recently featured stories and images of the last two tunnel boring machines – nick-named Dennis and Lea – being brought up from deep below the surface of Toronto. The pair, among four used for the Eglinton Crosstown light rail transit project, were responsible for digging through rock and earth, to create the underground path for the future transit route.

Now we have a video that frames that work, and the job to pull Dennis and Lea out of the pits, nicely.

Note that elements of the video were shot before social distancing became the norm for all of us.

If you’d like to see past stories on the boring machines, just click here.