Toronto from up high – Finch West LRT advances shown in new drone images

As we continue to show progress on the Finch West light rail transit route, local communities – and future customers – can see recent work, thanks to some lofty new pictures.

Northwest Toronto never seemed so high up.

We have a new crop of recent construction photos from the Finch West Light Rail Transit (LRT) project, and the views are fairly spectacular – and informative. The images show ground-level toiling on key work that will support the 18 stops across 11 km. of rail.

From these pictures, we can see piling work for the portal of the future stop at Humber College has started. On the parking lot, storm sewer construction continues.

Traffic goes by a large construction site.
Even traffic going by doesn’t have a good vantage point to see how much work is being done. These drone shots give a better idea. (Michael Fayehun photo)
Traffic flows past a construction site.
Piling work is taking place on the route, as well as ground-work that impacts things like storm sewers. (Michael Fayehun photo)

And at Finch Ave. W., looking east from Hwy. 400., you can see the large Maintenance and Storage Facility (MSF) on the left side of the picture and how traffic configuration changes at Norfinch. You can also see the construction area for the wet utility around York Gate Blvd.

A construction site is shown next to a busy street.
The large MSF is shown on the upper-left of the image. (Michael Fayehun photo)

(MSF) And going down lower, more work is being done on the tracks at the MSF.

Image shows tracks being put in.
Track work is moving along at the MSF. ((Michael Fayehun photo)

Some interesting new angles on progress on the LRT route, that’s expected to open in 2023.