Finch West LRT progress continues in Toronto’s west end

You might have noticed a flurry of construction activity while travelling along Finch Avenue in northwest Toronto. That’s because the Finch West LRT is being built and Metrolinx News has new photos from the behind the scenes. Check out the latest progress from above and below Finch Avenue.

Deep below Toronto’s Finch Avenue West, a new transit line is being built.

You might not see it all, but there’s important work happening at the intersection of Keele Street and Finch Avenue.

Several metres down, crews are working on the Finch West light rail transit (LRT) stop at Keele.

Here are a few photos showing the work most people don’t have access to.

Finch Station preparing to pour the mud slab for the escalator pit for the main station box. Worker is standing in what will be the concourse level. (Metrolinx photo)
Waterproof installation is happening at Finch West Station’s main entrance’s south wall at the elevator platform. Upon completion, it will be followed by rebar installation. (Metrolinx photo)

Want more background on the Finch West LRT project? Click here.

A little further west, near the intersection of Jane Street and Finch Avenue – the Maintenance and Storage Facility (MSF) for the Finch West LRT project is home to the fleet of trains that will run along Finch Avenue.

Here’s a shot of the building that will serve as the headquarters for the light rail line.

Two of the light rail vehicles on the tracks at the MSF. Drivers and pedestrians should be careful along the roadway and obey all construction signage. (Metrolinx photo)

So, the next time you travel along Finch Avenue West, keep in mind sometimes it’s the work you don’t see that’s the most impressive.   

Stay tuned to Metrolinx News for more Finch West LRT progress photos and check the project social media handles for more information.

Story by Scott Money, Metrolinx News editorial team