Concrete continues to flow inside future Finch West LRT maintenance shop

From utility relocation, to drilling and excavations – tangible progress is being made on the latest transit project coming to Toronto West. In this series of photo features, residents and future transit customers get a glimpse of the work happening in their community. When completed, the Finch West Light Rail Transit (LRT) Project will bring 11 kilometres of new rapid transit along Finch Avenue West starting at Keele Street and extending to Humber College at Humber College Blvd. and Highway 27.

Inside the big top near Finch Avenue West and Jane Street, there’s a lot of action happening.

Of course, we’re talking about the enormous tent that’s been built at the site of the Finch West LRT maintenance and storage facility (MSF). The tent was installed temporarily to protect the site during the cooler months, allowing workers to pour and cure concrete, from the elements. Located at 50 York Gate Boulevard, the construction site for the MSF is alive with activity.

Trucks pour concrete into the MSF construction site at the corner of Finch Avenue and Norfinch in Toronto’s Etobicoke area.

Trucks pour concrete into the MSF construction site at the corner of Finch Avenue and Norfinch in Toronto’s Etobicoke area. (Metrolinx photo)

A maintenance and storage facility is one component of the overall Finch West LRT project. It will be used to store the light rail vehicles (LRVs) and provide space for service, repairs and inspection.

Formwork continues inside the tent at the Finch West LRT Maintenance and Storage Facility site

Formwork continues inside the tent at the Finch West LRT Maintenance and Storage Facility site. (Metrolinx photo)

Maintenance and storage facility at a glance

  • Located at 50 York Gate Boulevard, on the north west side of Finch Avenue West, west of Jane Street
  • A 10,000 sq. metre facility with capacity for 26 LRVs
  • Includes a main shop, car wash facility, material storage building, administration office and 122 parking spots
  • Tracks running in both directions for LRV access (eastbound and westbound)
  • Being designed and constructed to meet LEED Silver Certification and will have a green roof

Want to learn more or get involved with this project?

Anyone that’s interested in this important transit project is encouraged to join the upcoming Finch West LRT virtual open house that will be running completely online from May 13- 20.  Participants will be able to ask questions, and watch new informational video and presentation. To take part, click here.

To keep up with the latest construction updates and other important information about the Finch West LRT, community members can sign up Metrolinx’s Toronto West online newsletter by clicking here.

Story by: Scott Money, Metrolinx media relations senior advisor