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The Eglinton Crosstown project is building the Eglinton Line, a 19-kilometre light rail transit (LRT) line that will run along Eglinton Avenue through the heart of Toronto, with a 10-kilmetre underground tunnel in its central section. The Eglinton Line will connect Mount Dennis in the west to Kennedy Road in the east, and the new service will be up to 60% faster than the bus service today.
October 2015

Eglinton Line station and stop names

As we begin to construct the underground stations and surface-level stops on the line, final names must be determined for each of the stations and stops. 

Metrolinx’s Design Excellence team recently completed a study on regional transit wayfinding harmonization including station, stop, and interchange naming. As part of this, a set of principles was established for selecting names which, applied consistently across the regional transit network, will help to make transit easier to navigate and avoid customer confusion. 

Applying these principles to the Eglinton line has led us to propose changes to the names of seven of the line’s stations and stops. We invite you to learn more about the principles and to provide us with your input on the new names we’re proposing for the Eglinton Line’s stations and stops.  Please visit: 

Comments are being accepted until Friday October 9th and shortly after that, we will share a report containing all the comments we received. 

Launch of tunnel boring machines and tunnelling work in the east

On September 24, 2015, Minister of Transportation Steven Del Duca joined the CEO of Metrolinx as well as members of the Crosstown team at the East Tunnels Launch site east of Brentcliffe Road to mark the beginning of tunnelling on the eastern segment of the 10-kilometre twin tunnels.  “Don”, the tunnel boring machine on the north tunnel, has begun its journey to the west on September 29, followed by the south TBM, “Humber”, approximately one month later. Tunnel boring progress can be tracked  here.

The earth from tunnelling activities is collected by the TBMs and is carried on a conveyor belt back to the launch shaft at Brentcliffe.  There, the earth is deposited into a large “muck bin” and stored for removal. Trucks will pick up the earth and transport it to licensed disposal sites. Underground tunnelling work and associated works is permitted 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Every effort will be made to keep disruptions to a minimum. Noise and vibration associated with all construction, including tunnelling, can be expected. Construction vehicles and trucks will enter and exit the launch shaft at Brentcliffe for the duration of tunnelling activities. Beeping sounds and backing signals as well as the rattling of the conveyor may be heard at times. Traffic will remain reduced to one lane in each direction along Eglinton Avenue East in the work zone east of Brentcliffe Road during the period of tunnelling. Tunnelling work is expected to be finished by the end of 2016 and the Crosstown LRT project will be completed by September 2021.

Utility relocation and piling works near Petman Avenue

Crews have started moving utilities and installing secant piles (underground concrete columns) on the east side of Petman Avenue, just south of Eglinton Avenue East for the construction of emergency exit building. At the same time, the crews will continue to the construction work on the north side of Eglinton Avenue East. For more details of this work, please click here.

Upper Village Sidewalk Sale

Members of the Crosstown team attended the Upper Village Sidewalk Sale on Saturday, September 26, in support of the Upper Village BIA. We were happy to support this great event and provide the latest updates about the project with local residents. Those who shopped local were also encouraged to enter our "Guess the Number of Jelly Beans in a Jar Giveaway". Congratulations to Elon and his little brother, Noah, on guessing the closest number of sweets. His guess was 940 and there were 938 in the jar!

Reggae Lane Mural Project at Oakwood

On Saturday September 19, Crosstown staff joined Councillor Jose Colle, The Laneway Project, STEPS Initiative, TD Bank and local reggae fans for the unveiling of the 1,200 square feet mural and official heritage dedication of Reggae Lane. The mural was designed by artist Adrian Hayles and completed by young artist who are part of the STEPS Initiative.  Inspired by the musicians that paved the way for Reggae music in Toronto and abroad, this mural depicts legendary Little Jamaica resident artists. The event also featured performances by Jay Douglas and Pluggy Satchmo. Metrolinx was thrilled to make a contribution to bring this project to reality.

The Crosstown Community Relations Team

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