Look inside the former Kodak building preserved for Crosstown Mount Dennis Station

The Eglinton Crosstown light rail transit (LRT) project has a lot of interesting curves and components that speak to the future of light rail transit in Toronto. But there’s one structure that says volumes about the past – the former Kodak building. Let’s walk outside and in.

It seems fitting when Metrolinx News can show you new photos of work on Toronto’s iconic Kodak Building 9.

After all, the structure, built in 1939, was created because photography was expanding to the masses.

Image shows the building with lots of glass.
The outside of the impressive historical building. (Metrolinx photo)

The structure has been preserved and will be part of Mount Dennis Station on Toronto’s Eglinton Crosstown’s light rail transit (LRT) line. As part of saving that history, in 2016 the building – all 3,000 tonnes – was moved about 200 feet from its original location, before being returned to its home spot.

Image shows stairs split and going up.
Refurbished stairs lead up, in this recent photo taken inside the Kodak building. (Metrolinx photo)

As you can tell from new photos of work done by constructor, Crosslinx Transit Solutions, it will be the centerpiece for Mount Dennis Station.

Image shows a large empty room.
The auditorium is taking shape, including a new wood floor in the big room. (Metrolinx photo)

Located at the intersection of Weston Road and Eglinton Avenue West, Mount Dennis Station will be a mobility hub, connecting passengers to GO Transit’s Kitchener Line, UP Express and the TTC.

Here’s a cool video taken when the building was originally moved.

And interested in seeing old photos of the Kodak lands?