Metrolinx heads into the valley with the Mount Dennis Community Association

The Humber Valley is a place of refuge in the heart of Etobicoke, where people can experience nature right in the midst of a bustling city. It’s a place with a long history – and a bright future. Read on to learn more about how the Eglinton Crosstown West Extension will fit into the community around the Humber River.  Metrolinx is working with residents in … Continue reading Metrolinx heads into the valley with the Mount Dennis Community Association

Metrolinx partners with City of Toronto to keep Eglinton clean during Crosstown LRT construction

New agreement will allow for enhanced street cleaning services along Eglinton Avenue between Keele Street and Marlee Avenue. Get the latest details on street cleaning efforts below. Transit construction in Toronto is a massive undertaking, and it’s no secret that building things can get messy. The Eglinton Crosstown light rail transit (LRT) project is no exception. Those living or working along Eglinton Avenue know it … Continue reading Metrolinx partners with City of Toronto to keep Eglinton clean during Crosstown LRT construction

New video takes you above and below construction progress on the Eglinton Crosstown LRT

Check out what’s happening at the Crosstown LRT’s Avenue Station in the latest video that takes to the skies and also goes underground. Located at the intersection of Avenue Road and Eglinton Avenue West is the future home of Avenue Station for the Eglinton Crosstown Light Rail Transit (LRT) line. The underground station includes two entrances – the main, fully accessible entrance at the northwest … Continue reading New video takes you above and below construction progress on the Eglinton Crosstown LRT

New photo shows Crosstown LRT Kodak lands past and present

Crosstown light rail transit (LRT) construction team recreates a decades old photograph that shows just how much has changed at the west Toronto property. The Crosstown Light Rail Transit (LRT) route might be the transit line of the future, but even 90-years later some of the past remains the same. The Kodak lands have been a staple of Toronto’s Mount Dennis neighbourhood since the camera … Continue reading New photo shows Crosstown LRT Kodak lands past and present

Local auto mechanic comes to the rescue to help Eglinton Crosstown LRT vehicle keep moving on time

Even when a sophisticated piece of modern transit is on the move, it can take a good Samaritan to get it where it needs to be. Last week, light rail transit vehicles were transported for testing. The transport was well covered by media, social media and here on Metrolinx News. But a story you wouldn’t have heard about, was how one local man with a … Continue reading Local auto mechanic comes to the rescue to help Eglinton Crosstown LRT vehicle keep moving on time

Eglinton Crosstown LRT vehicles make their way to the east end for the first time

Metrolinx News continues to bring you the latest developments on the Eglinton Crosstown Light Rail Transit (LRT) project. Today (May 25), marks the first of several Crosstown vehicle deliveries from the maintenance and storage facility on the west end of the LRT route to Toronto’s east end for testing. Take a look behind the scenes as their journey begins. Move over station construction, here come … Continue reading Eglinton Crosstown LRT vehicles make their way to the east end for the first time

The station concourse under construction at Kennedy Crosstown LRT station with escalators in the background

Station construction shows how progress continues on the Eglinton Crosstown LRT project

We continue to bring you the latest advances in construction of the Eglinton Crosstown Light Rail Transit (LRT) route, thanks to images that take you behind and over construction barriers. This time, you’ll go inside and out at two different stations along the LRT route. One look inside the Kennedy Crosstown LRT station shows you just how far things have come. Escalators are installed, walls … Continue reading Station construction shows how progress continues on the Eglinton Crosstown LRT project

A view of the at-grade tracks for the Eglinton Crosstown LRT project

This project is on the level – Fly over the Eglinton Crosstown LRT route in new video

The Eglinton Crosstown light rail project (LRT) has all the ingredients to make a rapid transit line hum. Specifically on the eastern section of the line where much of it will run above ground, there’s tracks going in, pedestrian shelters popping up and overhead wires settling into place. This new drone video gives you a bird’s eye view. We all wish we could fly, but … Continue reading This project is on the level – Fly over the Eglinton Crosstown LRT route in new video

Photo of animal services with Boomer

Homeward bound with help of Crosstown – how beloved dog Boomer found his way home after six weeks on the lamb in Toronto

Boomer the dog went missing six weeks ago and was reunited with his owner thanks to the quick thinking of a Crosslinx construction worker.  Things were pretty ruff, but are now dog-gone great.   Losing your pup is every dog owner’s nightmare. That’s exactly what happened to Simon Chadwick. His three-year-old lab-mix named Boomer went missing in late October after he got loose from a relative’s … Continue reading Homeward bound with help of Crosstown – how beloved dog Boomer found his way home after six weeks on the lamb in Toronto

Image shows construction at the station.

Metrolinx CEO addresses litigation initiated by Crosslinx Transit Solutions regarding Eglinton Crosstown LRT project

Metrolinx says Crosslinx is attempting to use the COVID-19 pandemic to excuse its years of poor performance. Read the statement from Metrolinx CEO, Phil Verster, on why getting the Eglinton Crosstown back on schedule, not litigation, must be the focus. Metrolinx has a singular focus and objective, which is to complete the Eglinton Crosstown at the soonest possible date. We have been actively supporting Crosslinx … Continue reading Metrolinx CEO addresses litigation initiated by Crosslinx Transit Solutions regarding Eglinton Crosstown LRT project