Excavation crews dig into future Finch West LRT Station, as measures are taken to keep Toronto pedestrians safe

We wanted to show you the most recent images of Finch West light rail transit (LRT) of behind the scenes construction that’s largely hidden from view, but also include measures residents, travellers and businesses are seeing around local streets – and why they’re needed.

In any major transit project, there’s the view behind the barriers, as well as the stuff that’s front and centre.

This update of the latest images from the Finch West light rail transit (LRT) line includes both.

Image shows a construction site
Excavation on the SE corner of Keele St. and Finch Ave. W. as part of the construction of the future Finch West Station. (Metrolinx photo)
Image shows an inside of the construction pit.
A closer look into the excavation pit. (Metrolinx photo)

At the southeast corner of Keele St. and Finch Ave. West, crews are deep into excavation work for the future home of Finch West Station. It’s a compact area to work in and needs precision to pull off.

Meanwhile, there’s also a lot of pedestrian safety measures being placed locally. That includes at the intersection of Weston Rd. and Finch Ave., to get ready for needed preparatory works and utility relocation in the area. The same health and security efforts are being taken at Islington Ave. and Finch Ave.

Image shows a street.
Pedestrian safety measures are in place at Islington Ave. and Finch intersection as preparatory works for utility relocation have started. (Metrolinx photo)
Image shows barriers.
Pedestrian safety measures are implemented at Weston and Finch intersection in preparation for the preparatory works and utility relocation in the area. (Metrolinx photo)

Whether helping pedestrians and motorists navigate around construction – the measures you can see – or deep in muddy trenches – work that is usually far from sight – everything on a major transit build revolves around safety.