How in earth? (Video) Going below to explain how Toronto’s Crosstown transit system is digging under a TTC subway line

As we’ve taken a look at every stop and station along Toronto’s Crosstown LRT route during our ongoing Progress series, we wanted to go back a few steps, to show you an in-depth – and down deep – explanation on how construction of the hub at Eglinton Avenue and Yonge Street is possible, while so … Continue reading How in earth? (Video) Going below to explain how Toronto’s Crosstown transit system is digging under a TTC subway line

More than scratching the surface – Birchmount and Ionview Crosstown stops pave the way on important work

As we approach the final major elements on our continuing Crosstown Progress tour – visiting each platform and stop along Toronto’s light rail transit system – we’re looking at two surface platforms at the far end of the line. Let’s spend some more time outside, before we go below. As we inch our way closer … Continue reading More than scratching the surface – Birchmount and Ionview Crosstown stops pave the way on important work

A history of barley, war effort and business – Toronto’s Golden Mile enters new era with Crosstown development

In our ongoing Progress series, exploring every stop and station along the Crosstown light rail transit system, we’re visiting an area that boasts an important and colourful Canadian history. The Golden Mile, which helped to arm Canadian soldiers during a time of war, is preparing to welcome next-generation transit to Toronto. Places, like people, come … Continue reading A history of barley, war effort and business – Toronto’s Golden Mile enters new era with Crosstown development

Metrolinx pic pick of the week – The other-world of Crosstown’s Avenue dig

As we prepare to publish features on construction of the final stops and stations along the Crosstown light rail transit line – all part of our ongoing Progress series – we wanted to travel back a few platforms, to show you a new and remarkable image from Avenue Station. Avenue Station – located 32 metres … Continue reading Metrolinx pic pick of the week – The other-world of Crosstown’s Avenue dig

Inside locked doors. You’re invited inside the world of light rail transit at the Eglinton Crosstown Maintenance Facility

For the first time ever – as part of Doors Open Toronto 2019 – we’re granting access to the brand new world-class Eglinton Crosstown LRT maintenance facility. Step this way please. Every major enterprise in the world has a headquarters, that’s usually far outside the public’s eye. We’re now opening up ours to you. It’s … Continue reading Inside locked doors. You’re invited inside the world of light rail transit at the Eglinton Crosstown Maintenance Facility

On Track – Your first view of Toronto’s Crosstown’s light rail vehicles in motion

During our ongoing Crosstown Progress series, looking at every major element of Toronto's Crosstown light rail transit project, we've seen work on the line, but haven't seen the machines that will run on those rails. That changes today. Our Metrolinx light rail vehicles are being tested, and we can finally show you how they look … Continue reading On Track – Your first view of Toronto’s Crosstown’s light rail vehicles in motion

How Toronto’s Finch West LRT project is searching through the tall grass for threatened species

Large construction projects aren’t just about plowing through the dirt. The smallest of critters are considered. What’s stronger than a 16,000-pound backhoe? A 150-gram Eastern Meadowlark. After a brutally long winter, spring has returned to northwest Toronto – along with nesting birds, looking for safe spots to hatch their young. These small roosts, many quietly … Continue reading How Toronto’s Finch West LRT project is searching through the tall grass for threatened species

Behind the name – The journey to get to ‘Hakimi Lebovic Stop’

Finding a strong name for a transit platform is no easy feat. Those important titles become part of the fabric of the community. In this latest stop on our Crosstown Progress series, we explore the distinguished origins – and status – of the Hakimi Lebovic Stop. Sometimes, it’s not ‘what’s in a name’, but rather … Continue reading Behind the name – The journey to get to ‘Hakimi Lebovic Stop’

Crosstown Progress? It’s all about the tracks being made along Toronto’s Golden Mile

In this part of our continuing series on the state of construction along Eglinton’s light rail transit (LRT) line – as well as the important features to come – we’re stepping off on stops at O’Connor and Pharmacy. If you want to know how far we’ve come, just follow our tracks. For local community members … Continue reading Crosstown Progress? It’s all about the tracks being made along Toronto’s Golden Mile