Old becomes new – Fairbank Station progress brings a fresh flair to legacy infrastructure

Construction of the Eglinton Crosstown LRT project isn’t all just stations and stops. For Fairbank Station it also means replacing a century old watermain, and a new parkette.   Located at the intersection of Eglinton Avenue West and Dufferin Street, Fairbank Station is the fourth stop heading east on the Eglinton Crosstown. The station will … Continue reading Old becomes new – Fairbank Station progress brings a fresh flair to legacy infrastructure

From the ground up – Caledonia Station will get customers moving quicker

In the fourth part of our continuing Crosstown Progress series, we see how Caledonia, is unique, by being built in a traditional way. You live in Barrie but work at Yonge and Eglinton. That commute sounds, well, long. But we’re working to save you a bit of extra time. Located on Eglinton Avenue West, between … Continue reading From the ground up – Caledonia Station will get customers moving quicker

Transit stops are given name changes on the Hurontario and Finch West LRT Lines

Metrolinx Board approves new titles for transit links. At Metrolinx, we are in the midst of planning and building some of the biggest transit infrastructure in the world. An important part of our planning process includes making it easier for our customers to find their stations, stops and interchanges throughout our system, and through wayfinding … Continue reading Transit stops are given name changes on the Hurontario and Finch West LRT Lines

A transit hero rises – Keelesdale station is already a super-cool build

In the third part in our continuing Crosstown Progress tour from west to east – taking you inside the current state and future promise of Toronto’s historic Eglinton LRT project - we look at the mighty station that kicked off this heroic transit build. Far below the intersection of Eglinton Avenue West and Trethewey Drive … Continue reading A transit hero rises – Keelesdale station is already a super-cool build

Mount Dennis Station promises a future built on the past

Crosstown Progress – This is the second feature in a behind the scenes series, exploring the station-by-station, stop-by-stop progress of the Eglinton Crosstown Light Rail Transit (LRT) project - as well as the many benefits to come. Picture this – a transit hub that’s being built on the past, with all the benefits of the … Continue reading Mount Dennis Station promises a future built on the past

LRT Mythbusting: The Facts on Light Rail Transit

Many people think LRTs are the same as streetcars but that’s not quite the case.  It’s like being mistaken for your twice-removed cousin. Yes, you both pronounce ‘bagel’ oddly and are both allergic to black, wool socks, but that’s really where the similarities end.  As Metrolinx works on expansive and remarkable light rail transit (LRT) … Continue reading LRT Mythbusting: The Facts on Light Rail Transit

Crosstown LRT construction builds bond between construction worker and a local dog

Workman’s best friend – Amid carefully made planning, a special friendship grows Amidst the chaos of building a 19-kilometre transit line, a friendship grows naturally. Though aided by dog treats. Just like his human counterparts, Coby the standard poodle has been navigating Eglinton Crosstown LRT construction for years. Patiently he patrols his Leaside territory with … Continue reading Crosstown LRT construction builds bond between construction worker and a local dog