Image shows tracks.

Crosstown LRT crews complete installation of rail on important stretch of Toronto’s Brentcliffe Portal

The Eglinton Crosstown light rail transit (LRT) project continues to check off important milestones, including a bit of a celebration by the team who has finished putting down rail lines in a stretch of track leading westbound from a vital portal.

Go westbound – because now there’s new rail down in that section of the Brentcliffe Portal.

Recent images from Toronto’s Eglinton Crosstown’s light rail transit (LRT) project showcase how crews have finished installing tracks in that stretch of the portal – the yawning underground tunnel-opening located at Eglinton Avenue East and Brentwood Road.

Image shows tracks.
A look at the new rail work at the Brentcliffe Portal. (Metrolinx photo)


Image shows shiny metal work across a second level.
Brand new – The structural steel and decks at Chaplin Station’s southeast entrance. (Metrolinx photo)

Meanwhile, in other developments along the Crosstown line, at Chaplin Station’s southeast entrance, crews are erecting structural steel and installing the decks at the second and roof levels.

Image shows the front of the bus terminal.
Architectural works at Mount Dennis’ bus terminal. (Metrolinx photo)

And at Mount Dennis Station, the architectural works at the bus terminal have been completed.

So new track for the light rail vehicles and progress for bus passengers as well – check and check.

Editor’s note – This story was updated on April 8, 2021.