Look out below: Getting a close-up look at the Crosstown’s first station

After two years of digging, crews are making significant headway on the first stop to be completed for the Eglinton Crosstown LRT project It turns out two years of digging makes a really big hole. Members of the media were taken on a tour Friday to see the progress of the future Keelesdale station, which … Continue reading Look out below: Getting a close-up look at the Crosstown’s first station

Eglinton Crosstown on track for major milestone

Crews will have installed 10 kilometres of track on the Eglinton Crosstown LRT project by December 2018 Laying the track for the Eglinton Crosstown’s future success isn’t easy. Just ask those behind the largest transit expansion in Toronto’s history. Florin Merauta, chief of railway systems for Metrolinx, said it is a major undertaking involving 47 … Continue reading Eglinton Crosstown on track for major milestone

Local communities benefit from Metrolinx transit projects

Landing a good paying job, with transferable skills, gave Renee Roy a stable income and the opportunity to make a home. She’s now an Operating Engineer apprentice working on the Eglinton Crosstown project and her life has changed dramatically since she started working with Crosslinx Transit Solutions, the consortium building the future LRT line. “I … Continue reading Local communities benefit from Metrolinx transit projects

A Region United: Spoken Word performance highlights Metrolinx LRT projects

Bringing poetry together with transit may seem like a stretch at first. It doesn’t necessarily make sense on the surface, unless the former is being used to describe the latter. That’s exactly what has happened in the case of Metrolinx’s light rail transit (LRT) projects and the work of spoken word artist Wali Shah. “For … Continue reading A Region United: Spoken Word performance highlights Metrolinx LRT projects

Eglinton Crosstown on track for much anticipated completion

Tour of Mount Dennis site shows significant progress on LRT station and maintenance and storage facility From standing high on the rooftop of Mount Dennis station, to walking along the tracks at the nearly complete maintenance and storage facility, it’s easy to see how far the Eglinton Crosstown has come. Reporters and photographers were given … Continue reading Eglinton Crosstown on track for much anticipated completion

Come underground at the Eglinton Crosstown

The Toronto Star has an excellent look at Laird Station on the Eglinton Crosstown, one of three stations that is being mined. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hw0LnRi4UcI Take a look, and a read of Ben Spurr’s story to get a look at where only our construction teams have gone so far. https://www.thestar.com/news/gta/2018/04/29/underground-eglinton-crosstown-lrt-stations-take-shape-with-unique-mining-technique.html  

More Opportunities for Women in Construction

During construction of the Eglinton Crosstown LRT, Metrolinx is partnering with its constructor, Crosslinx Transit Solutions, to bridge the gender gap in the construction industry and encouraging young women to join the field. Women make up just 12.6 percent of the construction industry’s labour force and 4 percent of tradespeople. Read more on the Crosstown … Continue reading More Opportunities for Women in Construction