Eglinton Crosstown LRT progress – Leaside Station gets its name in bold  

Metrolinx News has the latest progress photos from the front lines of transit building along the Eglinton Crosstown LRT route. This week, Leaside gets its name on its station building, work at Science Centre Station is coming along, plus a couple more updates. Take a look.

There’s something cool about having your name on the front of a building.

Thanks to construction crews, Leaside Station is looking very official.

Leaside is the latest station on the Eglinton Crosstown light rail transit (LRT) route to get its name printed on the main entrance to the station.

For those unfamiliar with the area, Leaside is an underground station at the intersection of Bayview Avenue and Eglinton Avenue East. It’s pretty much in the middle of the 19-km transit line.

Over at Science Centre Station, further east along route, the station building is coming into focus.

When it’s done, there will be two fully accessible entrances, and 60 bike parking spaces. The future Science Centre Station will also function as a transit hub with its off-street TTC Bus Terminal.

To finish off the progress update, we go to Laird and Chaplin Stations where some more concrete action is happening.

Laird Station has passed another stepping stone on the way to completion. The interlocking bricks at the secondary entrance have been completely installe
Laird Station has passed another stepping stone on the way to completion. The interlocking bricks at the secondary entrance have been completely installed. (Metrolinx image)
Work on the future sidewalk at Chaplin Station is underway. The crew is pouring concrete for curbs on the south side of Eglinton Avenue that will form the structure of the sidewalk.
Work on the future sidewalk at Chaplin Station is underway. The crew is pouring concrete for curbs on the south side of Eglinton Avenue that will form the structure of the sidewalk. (Metrolinx image)

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Story by Scott Money, Metrolinx editorial manager