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Eglinton Crosstown LRT – Virtual Open House - West – Mount Dennis to Avenue Stations (Weston Road to Avenue Road)

Metrolinx’s Eglinton Crosstown, Toronto’s new light rail transit line, continues to make tremendous progress.

This includes the near-completion of multiple stations, the installation of 100% of track, and ongoing vehicle and systems testing.

When complete, the Crosstown 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. With 25 stations and stops, the Crosstown will change the way we move through the heart of the city.

You can also view the materials and questions from the previous West Works virtual open house.

The West Virtual Open House includes information about the following stations: Mount Dennis, Keelesdale, Caledonia, Fairbank, Oakwood, Cedarvale, Forest Hill, Chaplin, and Avenue Stations. For all questions and inquiries regarding other stations (covering Eglinton to Kennedy Stations) please participate in our East Virtual Open house next week, June 27th.


 

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Frequently-Asked Questions

We’ve made terrific progress on the Crosstown and we are working diligently with our contractor to get it substantially completed by end of 2022. Once we reach substantial completion, there will be a period of operational readiness in collaboration with Crosslinx Transit Solutions and the TTC. An official opening date will be provided through this process.

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Metrolinx
Jun 24, 2022 - 12:47

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Jun 24, 2022 - 12:47

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Just wondering how much has been completed at the station at Yonge + Eglinton. Parts of the Line 1 platform are very narrow (which I presume will connect to the new LRT station) and seem slightly dangerous at busy times. There are also still many construction sites around the station with openings and materials on the street. When are these issues expected to be resolved? If a specific date can’t be given, what are the steps to completion and how far along is it?

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Anonymous
Jun 20, 2022 - 13:36

What is the projected date ( not just 2022)for when Eglinton Ave will have its road resurfaced and side walks renewed free of barriers.

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Jun 20, 2022 - 12:04

I'm asking about road resurfacing between the Cedarvale and Forest Hill stations. It's apparently underway on the blocked lanes but is it going to extend all the way between the stations? In other words, is there going to be resurfacing and modification to the segment of Eglinton Ave W that's not currently blocked? Will it be about just the asphalt or the new dedicated bike lanes will extend all the way?

Given that the resurfacing can only take place in spring/summer, is there a timeline on when this will take place?

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Stretches of Eglinton Avenue between Cedarvale and Forest Hill Stations will not be restored as part of the ECLRT Project. The City of Toronto can provide more information about the planned road restoration for these areas.

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Will the 100+ onboard the light rail vehicles (and streetcars & buses) have to wait for the 3 or 4 single-occupant motor vehicles making their left turns? Or would that anger the automobile gods or their disciples if they do?

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We all know the EGLRT won't open this year. It is common knowledge amongst Metrolinx / MOT circles. Why not just come forward and be transparent about it rather than focus having false hope. That is why people get upset. So I am asking you today, under the best of your knowledge do you still plan to open the LRT by end of the year or is there discussions now moving to 2023 opening?

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Metrolinx
Jun 24, 2022 - 12:49

Please see the response to this inquiry in the FAQ section above.

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Golden's avatar

If coming from from west (401) of Toronto. Will there be go buses from other GO stations that aren't on the Kitchener line. Will there be buses from for example Meadowvale Go?

Will there be parking at the station similar to Kipling Station?

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Metrolinx
Jun 24, 2022 - 12:51

GO buses will not operate at Mount Dennis LRT, GO/UP Stations. The Bus terminal located at Mount Dennis will serve only the surrounding areas TTC bus routes. There is no public parking at Mount Dennis LRT, GO/UP Station. There is only a Passenger Pick Up and Drop Off area (PPUDO).

 

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Jun 20, 2022 - 14:27

Will bike sharing facilities be installed at all the stations? What about GO/UPX stations at or nearby (Weston GO/UPX)? What about destinations nearly, like West Park Healthcare Centre at Jane & Weston (maybe include a bike share at Jane & Weston)?

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Metrolinx
Jun 24, 2022 - 12:55

Mount Dennis Station will have a Bike Storage Room connected to the Main Entrance that is being operated and managed by the City of Toronto.Metrolinx is currently in the process of designing the Eglinton Crosstown West Extension (ECWE) stations. We will continue to engage the public on station design as it evolves.

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Is the structural integrity along Eglinton/Yonge that bad to warrant shutdowns every other week? How will we be able to trust the structural supports within if this keeps happening?

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You said that the Crosstown will be finished this fall. I guess the public will ride it sometime next year am I correct?

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Metrolinx
Jun 24, 2022 - 12:57

Please see the response to this inquiry in the FAQ section above.

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I'm wondering if there is anywhere I could look for projected travel times once the crosstown line DOES open - eg. if I wanted to estimate how long it would take to get from one location to another, in the same way I often do using google maps, would it be possible to do that integrating the LRT into the mix? (I am hoping to start a new job in the Fall or Winter and would love to be able to figure out how long my commute will be if / when the LRT starts running, because I live very close to a new station!)

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Jun 20, 2022 - 12:44

Will previous restrictions to left/right turns onto/off of Eglinton West between Bathurst and Allen be restored. Cedarvale north/southbound streets are dangerous, clogged, noisy 24/7. When will temporarily closed north/southbound streets like Strathearn be re-opened to alleviate traffic volume on Menin Road, Rostrevor? Will traffic duty police/flaggers be posted at high volume/dangerous/uncontrolled intersections? Accidents continue to escalate, as do the tempers of motorists heading to and from Allen Road caught in the untenable traffic maze.

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Jun 24, 2022 - 16:26

Strathearn is expected to reopen in early July 2022.

Majority of the intersections referenced along the Bathurst to Allen stretch are outside of our constructor, CTS’ work zones. These areas would therefore fall under the purview of the City of Toronto and Toronto Police Service for monitoring and enforcement.

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Jun 20, 2022 - 12:48

When will the Pedestrian Crossing on the east side of the station be opened back up?

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Road and sidewalk restoration works are ongoing at Cedarvale Station and are expected to reach completion in early Fall 2022.

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Jun 20, 2022 - 12:51

When will left turns from Bathurst onto Eglinton be allowed?

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Jun 23, 2022 - 15:39

The southbound right turn is expected to reopen in late July 2022, and the northbound left turn is expected to reopen in late August 2022.  

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Anonymous's avatar

Hello, I hope you are well! I've been trying to sort out why the entrances for the underground stations are so gigantic...using the second entrance for Mount Pleasant as an example, it's really just some stairs and an escalator...so why is there an entire second storey on this structure? Nothing critical...just nerdy curiosity :)

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Jun 20, 2022 - 18:40

Just curious on when the official opening of the Crosstown LRT will be. I know that the trains are doing testing right now and most of the stations are ready.

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Metrolinx
Jun 24, 2022 - 12:59

Please see the response to this inquiry in the FAQ section above.

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How will the construction of the ECW Extension affect access to the Main entrance at Mount Dennis Station, the beautiful new Bike Garage and the bike trail between Black Creek and Weston Rd? Will pedestrians and cyclists be able to access the main entrance and the amenities around it? If not, will the secondary access under the rail bridge be accessible from East and West directions? How much of the sidewalk and trail will be occupied over the next 8 to 12 years?

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Metrolinx
Jun 24, 2022 - 12:59

Metrolinx will ensure there is accessible public access to the Mount Dennis Station throughout construction. The majority of construction will occur west of Mount Dennis Station. Metrolinx will continue to inform the public of any sidewalk or cycling restrictions as construction moves forward and will arrange alternative routes as necessary.

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Anonymous's avatar
Jun 20, 2022 - 20:39

Ok let's be real here this isn't opening until well into 2023 or later. When viewing the slides for the first few stations Mt. Denis to Caledonia it looked like they were almost done but the rest of them look much less complete than the others and have a much longer to do list. I have no reason to believe that at the rate of progress we have seen thus far that the line will be done construction by the end of the year as promised or even open in early 2023 as we had hoped. At this point I would almost put money on the finch lrt being done first.

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Metrolinx
Jun 24, 2022 - 13:02

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Jun 21, 2022 - 16:23
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Jun 22, 2022 - 09:44

Will UP express trains start making stops at Mount Dennis on the same date the LRT opens?

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Anonymous
Jun 22, 2022 - 10:28

Will there be a fare-paid connection between lines 1 & 5 within Cedarvale's station's concourse

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Jun 24, 2022 - 14:22

Once the Eglinton Line becomes operational it will be fully integrated into the existing TTC transit system. If you pay your fare at an entry point for Line 1 (Yonge-University-Spadina) you will be able to switch to Line 5 (Eglinton) without paying another fare because it will be part of the same network. You will be able to switch to and from Line 5 the same way you can switch between all the other lines (Sheppard, Bloor and Scarborough RT) currently, at no additional cost/fare. 

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Anonymous's avatar

When opening of Eglington crossover LRT.

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Anonymous's avatar
Jun 20, 2022 - 17:10

Was there consideration done to incorporate extra levels at stations to allow for stores/shops/businesses that could potentially fund some of the development?

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Anonymous
Jun 21, 2022 - 13:19

After I wathched a Vainishing Underground video about this line,
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vo8-IjrLM8k&t=326s

I had a question:
Is it True that Avenue station will have retail spaces at both entrances?

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Metrolinx's avatar
Jun 23, 2022 - 15:36

Retail space at Avenue is only at the Secondary Entrance. It is located at the east half of the Entrance building at Street Level. There is no retail space at the Main Entrance.

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Anonymous's avatar
Jun 21, 2022 - 14:49

when will you install Platform barriers on the tactile strips to keep passengers from the inter-car connection, like the O-Train

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When will regular car lanes & sidewalks be clear, and turns reinstated? According to last question period this was going to be complete in May. (It is not May)

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Metrolinx
Jun 24, 2022 - 14:29

Traffic lanes are expected to reopen in late-July 2022 at which time, some turns at the intersection will be reinstated. Sidewalk restoration works on Eglinton Avenue West are expected to be completed by late-July 2022. Sidewalk restoration works on Dufferin Street are expected to be completed by mid-August 2022.

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Jun 22, 2022 - 10:11
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Metrolinx
Jun 24, 2022 - 13:41

Please see the response to this inquiry in the FAQ section above.

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Anonymous's avatar

and blind riders? #2: How are you compensating the business for the huge loss of income? #3 Why did so many of your workers take up the very important parking spaces that helped business fail because no one had anywhere to park? #4 Why did you not have (and still do not have) people monitoring the horrible traffic mess at the various intersections along Eglinton so that the traffic mess would have at least been reduced?

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Anonymous's avatar

Many of the stations, Cedervale, Chaplin, do not look even near ready.
Thanks and regards

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Jun 23, 2022 - 15:32

The final stages of construction are underway at Cedarvale and Chaplin Stations. Within the stations, the architectural finishes are being installed in the Station Box and at the Entrances. At the surface level, crews are installing permanent wet and dry utilities, and restoring the road and sidewalks. Major construction works at both stations are expected to reach completion in Fall 2022.

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Metrolinx
Jun 24, 2022 - 13:06

Please see the response to this inquiry in the FAQ section above.

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Jun 22, 2022 - 09:58

Because of traffic changes, side residential roads have been used as major thoroughfares for years and are in terrible condition. Once construction is complete, will side road resurfacing be a priority, and who decides that?

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Anonymous
Jun 22, 2022 - 10:16

if Mount Dennis station is almost complete, then when you install sign bands?

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Metrolinx
Jun 24, 2022 - 13:12

Sign band installations are ongoing at Mount Dennis Station.

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Anonymous
Jun 22, 2022 - 10:19

How is Mount Dennis station largely complete if you didn't install digital kiosks yet?

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Metrolinx
Jun 24, 2022 - 13:14

Digital kiosk installations were completed in May, 2022 at Mount Dennis Station. A station is largely completed when structural work for the station is completed and all major mechanical, electrical, and architectural works are done.

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Anonymous
Jun 22, 2022 - 10:21

Ok you installed digital kiosks for Keelesdale station, but what about it's sign bands at the platfrom level?

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Metrolinx
Jun 24, 2022 - 13:15

Sign band installations have been completed at Keelesdale Station.

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Anonymous
Jun 22, 2022 - 10:22

after all this time, when will you install urban tapestry for Caledonia station

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Metrolinx
Jun 24, 2022 - 13:16

The urban tapestry installation is ongoing at Caledonia Station and expected to reach completion in late-June 2022.

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Anonymous
Jun 22, 2022 - 10:24

did you finish installing all the escalators and elevators at Fairbank station

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Metrolinx
Jun 24, 2022 - 13:17

Escalator and elevator installations at Fairbank Station are largely complete, crews are currently working on final finishes, adjustments, and inspections.

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Anonymous
Jun 22, 2022 - 10:26

How much longer until you install sign bands above Oakwood station's platform

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Jun 23, 2022 - 15:28

Sign band installation is mostly complete at platform level at Oakwood Station.

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Anonymous
Jun 22, 2022 - 10:30

when will u reinstate the NB luft-turn lane at Bathurst & Eglinton?

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The southbound right turn is expected to reopen in late July 2022, and the northbound left turn is expected to reopen in late August 2022.  

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Will Eglinton buses (32 and 34) be out of service once the LRT opens? If so, what will happen to the big bus stops at Eglinton and Eglinton W? The one at Eglinton West is taking a lot of space and can be replaced by new lanes in Allen road!

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Jun 24, 2022 - 12:04
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Jun 24, 2022 - 16:19

Will passengers be able to access the Line 5 platforms at Cedarvale and Eglinton Stations from Line 1’s platforms directly or do they have to use the concourse?

Thank you!

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Jun 27, 2022 - 11:19

Passengers will need to change levels (use the concourse) when travelling between Line 5 and Line 1 Stations. This is because the platforms at Cedarvale and Eglinton Stations (Line 5) sit below the existing TTC Subway. There is a diagram on Crosstown Website (line below) showing the connections between the LRT and TTC station.

http://thecrosstown.ca/the-project/stations-and-stops/eglinton-station (see image 5)

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Jun 21, 2022 - 18:52
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