Making room for Finch West light rail transit – Road widening efforts continue on Toronto’s Highway 27

The Finch West light rail transit (LRT) project is moving forward and you can follow along as the progress continues. This week, construction crews are widening Highway 27 in northwestern Toronto to make room for the future rapid transit line that will run 11-kilometres from Humber College to Finch West Station.

Sometimes it just takes a different perspective to appreciate how much things have changed.

Torontonians are used to road construction. It becomes the ever-present annoyance synonymous with city living. But when you get up high and look down on the progress, it’s almost beautiful.

Right now, construction crews are widening Highway 27 near Humber College’s North Campus.

Aerial photo of Finch West LRT construction work in Northwest Toronto
The Finch West LRT will have 18-stops and offer connections to to the TTC Line 1 subway, plus York and Peel Region local transit. (Metrolinx photo)

Not only is this necessary to make room for Finch West LRT project (the vehicles will run on their own dedicated right-of-way) – it’s also a good time to relocate utilities like sewers.

Watch for more Finch West vehicle updates right here on Metrolinx News and on social media as progress continues for the new Finch West LRT line.

Story by Scott Money, Metrolinx media relations senior advisor