Eglinton Crosstown Forest Hill Station sees important work at platform level

The latest Crosstown light rail transit project images take readers from the front door to deep below Toronto. Here’s how things look at Forest Hill, Mount Pleasant and Leaside Station.

There’s a lot going on above, and below, the stations along the Eglinton Crosstown Light Rail Transit route.

New images show progress on a number of fronts – and even literally an entrance.

But let’s start at Forest Hill Station. With construction still taking place above, supports for the overhead catenary system – the electrical system that will help power the light rail vehicles – are being installed at Forest Hill Station’s platform level.

Image shows rail under the station
Supports for the overhead catenary system are being installed at Forest Hill Station. (Metrolinx photo)

At Mount Pleasant Station, crews continue to build out the station box, with the upper concourse slab now poured below Eglinton Avenue.

Image shows inside of the station
Mount Pleasant Station continues to build out the station box. (Metrolinx photo)

And at Leaside, the main entrance to the station is taking shape, as precast tiles and staircases are now going in.

Image shows steps being built
Leaside Station’s main entrance is coming along. (Metrolinx photo)

Story by Erika D’Urbano, Senior Advisor Rapid Transit