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Eglinton Crosstown LRT – Virtual Open House - East – Eglinton to Kennedy Stations (Yonge Street to Kennedy 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.

This virtual open house will be open from June 27th to June 30th, 2022.  You can also view the materials and questions from the previous East Works virtual open house.

The East Virtual Open House includes information about the following stations (and stops): Eglinton Station, Mount Dennis Station, Leaside Station, Laird Station, Sunnybrook Park Station, Science Centre Station, Aga Khan Park & Museum Station, Wynford Stop, Sloane Stop, Oconnor Stop, Pharmacy Stop, Hakimi Lebovic Stop, Golden Mile Stop, Birchmount Stop, Ionview Stop & Kennedy Station. For all questions and inquiries regarding other stations (covering Mount Dennis to Avenue Stations) please see last week's West VOH.

 

 

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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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Anonymous's avatar

Based on media releases from Dec 22, 2021 (from the Metrolinx blog, for example), the previous wording was substantial completion by September 2022, now, in your FAQ today, the wording is "substantially completed by end of 2022". My question is, has there been further delays?

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Metrolinx
Jun 29, 2022 - 15:05

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

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Anonymous's avatar
Jun 27, 2022 - 12:25

When the crosstown opens, what will the pedestrian tunnel look like at Eglinton Station?

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Metrolinx
Jul 2, 2022 - 17:22

For artistic renderings of the station design of Eglington Station, please visit http://thecrosstown.ca/the-project/stations-and-stops/eglinton-station

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Anonymous's avatar

I understand that Metrolinx wants the Line to operate at 3.5 minute frequencies during peak periods but the TTC expects it to only have 5 minute frequencies. I am curious as to what the agreement is regarding that.

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Metrolinx
Jun 30, 2022 - 15:38

The TTC will make all decisions pertaining to frequency and service along Eglinton Avenue ECLRT Line 5. For more information, please visit www.ttcannualplan.ca

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Anonymous's avatar
Jun 27, 2022 - 12:38

Will there be retail spaces within any of the LRT stations? (For example: restaurants, clothing stores, etc)

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Yes, there will be retail spaces in some of the stations, but service operations as well as retail operations will be under the jurisdiction of the TTC to oversee. 

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Anonymous's avatar
Jun 28, 2022 - 00:07

Is there any potential for opening segments of the line earlier? The above-ground part of the line is essentially finished so it would be helpful if it could start running earlier, and for example have passengers transfer at the Science Centre bus loop to continue westwards.

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Metrolinx's avatar
Jun 29, 2022 - 14:01

The Eglinton Line will open at all once, not in segments.

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Anonymous's avatar
Jun 28, 2022 - 00:10

With segments of the line basically complete, is there any chance that Metrolinx/CTS would consider running some in-person 'open houses' to let the public ride a portion of the line? Would be a really fun way to show off that the project is finally coming to a close.

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Metrolinx
Jul 4, 2022 - 09:27

We’re working towards planning several events for the public leading up to the completion of the project. Continue to follow us on social media for the latest updates

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Anonymous's avatar

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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Metrolinx
Jun 30, 2022 - 10:09

As part of the ECLRT project, the line 1 platform will be shifted to the north, to alleviate potential congestion on line 1 platform. Roads and sidewalks, affected by the ECLRT construction will be fully restored at the completion of the project. For information relating to the project completion date please see the response to this inquiry in the FAQ section above.

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“I am a 6 years old boy. I have been waiting to see the Eglinton Crosstown LRT for long time. I am # 1 fan of all the trains in Toronto. My question for TTC is, would you please let me to tour the inside of LRT & announce the next station ? I am just curious what the insides of the new train looks like. I am also cannot wait to ride the train from starting point to the end destination” Thanks

Sent from my iPhone

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Metrolinx's avatar

Very sweet to hear from you! We are Metrolinx and we are building the Eglinton Line, but we are not the TTC who will assume operations of the Eglinton LIne. Please reach out to the TTC towards the end of construction with your inquiry.

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Anonymous's avatar

Like when is the official opening day for the Eglinton Crosstown LRT going to be happening where and how the ppl will be getting in and out of those 25 stations once they all operate with accessibility elevators and doors and presto gates as well like TTC ticket booths and hand sanitizers at each of these 25 stations and on the LRT’s

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Metrolinx
Jun 27, 2022 - 15:07

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

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Anonymous
Jun 27, 2022 - 14:00

So the question is when are they going to be installing the future TTC Map for the Line 5 Eglinton Crosstown LRT Project in each of the 25 Eglinton LRT Stations?

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Metrolinx
Jun 27, 2022 - 16:35

For information regarding the installation of the future TTC Maps for the Line 5 Eglinton Crosstown LRT Project in each of the 25 ECLRT stations, please contact Toronto Transit Commission: https://www.ttc.ca/customer-service/contact-us

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Anonymous's avatar

Currently you have to cross north, west and south again to get to the subway entrance

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Metrolinx
Jul 2, 2022 - 17:02

The crosswalk on the south side of Yonge Street & Eglinton Avenue East is scheduled to reopen in late Fall 2022. 

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Anonymous's avatar

There's a closed entrance from Yonge-Eglinton centre (northwest corner of Yonge & Eg) and one in the southeast corner

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Metrolinx
Jun 30, 2022 - 13:44

The entrances will reopen at the ECLRT project completion time. Please see the response to this inquiry in the FAQ section above.

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Anonymous's avatar
Jun 27, 2022 - 16:06

E.g. the picture of Mount Pleasant station in the presentation shows a very tall building for what is presumably basically a staircase and an elevator?

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Metrolinx
Jun 29, 2022 - 15:21

The picture of Mount Pleasant Station in the presentation is zoomed in and thus it makes the building appear bigger than it actually is. For information regarding station designs (including Mount Pleasant) please see the ECLRT Station & Stops design information webpage: http://www.thecrosstown.ca/stations_stops

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Anonymous's avatar
Jun 27, 2022 - 22:32

I have a question regarding the bike lanes in the east end and whether more work will be done them. Currently, there is just a single solid line separating the car lanes from the bike lane. Will you be painting more symbols on the road to differentiate the car and bike lanes? For example, will you be paining the road green at intersections, will there be a bike symbol painted along with the arrows? There is no way you can leave it in its current state as cars are driving on it to beat traffic when they really shouldn't.

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Metrolinx
Jun 30, 2022 - 15:31

Yes\, more work is still being done on the bike lanes. They will be painted green at intersection locations, there will be dual white lines separating the bike lane and the adjacent traffic lane in non intersection areas. Both areas will also have the bicycle symbol painted on them. The green painted areas through intersections will also receive chevrons. Expect this work to be completed later this summer. 

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Anonymous's avatar

Like specifically when are the bus routes are going to be operating on each of these 25 LRT Stations for the Eglinton Line

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Metrolinx
Jun 27, 2022 - 16:40

The TTC will make all decisions pertaining to changes in bus routing, frequency, and service along Eglinton Avenue. For more information, please visit www.ttcannualplan.ca

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Anonymous
Jun 27, 2022 - 13:57

Where will Eglinron station have a fare-paid connection between lines 1 & 5 ?

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Metrolinx
Jun 30, 2022 - 14:24

Eglinton Station will have a fare collection booth located on the upper concourse level. 

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Anonymous's avatar

So when are you guys going to be putting in the green grass along the above ground stations like from the Brentcliffe Portal all the way to the Kennedy Portal?

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There are sections along the surface route that already have grass installed, such as the entire section of Eglinton Avenue East between Don Mills Road and Victoria Park Avenue. Other areas, both west (near Brentcliffe) and east (towards Kennedy) of this section are expected to be installed towards the end summer.

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Anonymous's avatar

Before, the intersection lights were connected to the weight sensors to detect if cars were there. Will this be the case going forward?
Will the intersection lights be affected by the cross-walk button if pushed?

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Metrolinx
Jul 7, 2022 - 16:53

Intersection lights will still be co-ordinated with traffic sensors. The intersection lights will still be connected to the vehicle detection loops sensors to detect vehicles on roads and to the pushbuttons to detect pedestrians. For all intersections located near the 25 up and coming Stations on the ECLRT line, our constructor, Crosslinx Transit Solutions will be replacing all the signal masts and heads and new APS buttons will be installed if they are replacing more than 50% of the infrastructure. For intersections where CTS is replacing less than 50% of the infrastructure, they will install the new APS buttons on the new equipment. At all the intersections located in between ECLRT stations, the City of Toronto is responsible for installing signal masts, heads, and new APS buttons. The APS buttons will work with the pedestrian crossing signals to indicate crossing cycles and timing and feature audible indications for visually impaired users.

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Anonymous's avatar

This may not be a function of Crosstown construction, but has been an intriguing portion of the construction. Is there a source for more info?

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Unfortunately, this inquiry is not clear. It is not clear whether this refers to a specific location on Eglinton Avenue because the intersection or specific location is not identified. It is also not clear what is meant by "fire staging area". There are construction staging areas in the immediate vicinities of all of the underground stations all along Eglinton, but they are not referred to as "fire staging areas"

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Anonymous's avatar

With the Fire Staging Area north of Eglinton, it appears that Yonge will have a structure between north and south lanes. As any detail available regarding both Eglinton and Yonge reconstruction in this area when restoration has taken place?

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Metrolinx
Jun 30, 2022 - 13:39

The structure in the middle of traffic lanes on Yonge is a part of TTC tunnel ventilation upgrade. The ventilation shaft will remain in its current position, but will be surrounded by a concrete median. For information regarding artistic renderings of Eglinton Station please visit http://thecrosstown.ca/the-project/stations-and-stops/eglinton-station

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Metrolinx
Jun 30, 2022 - 10:13

Legacy TTC entrances from south/east (CIBC building) and north/east of the intersection (now Bazis/Metropia building) will be maintained and will provide access to lines 1 and 5.

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Yes, in the areas immediatlely surrounding the underground stations (mostly between Weston Road and Laird Drive) and all along the eastern surface section (between Brentcliffe Road and Kennedy Road) the sidewalks will be repaved as a result of road widening and station construction. Also, as part of the Eglinton Crosstown project agreement, bike lanes were mandated over specific stretches of Eglinton Avenue. Bike lanes are being painted on the entire surface section between Brentcliffe Road and Kennedy Road. A multi-use bi-directional path between Weston Road and Black Creek Drive, intended for both cyclists and pedestrians is being built. Lastly, at the request of the City of Toronto, a portion of Eglinton Connects is also being completed between Avenue Road and Yonge Street, which includes grade-separated cycle tracks. 

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Anonymous's avatar
Jun 30, 2022 - 23:59

Hello,

Will all trains run between Mount Dennis and Kennedy Stations, or will some trains run between Mount Dennis and Kennedy only (the underground portion) during bad weather conditions?

Thank you!

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Metrolinx
Jul 4, 2022 - 17:29

All ECLRT trains will run between Mount Dennis and Kennedy Stations regardless of (the majority) of weather conditions. 

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Anonymous
Jun 27, 2022 - 14:16

after Mount Dennis and Keelesdale, what will be the next station that will have digital kiosks installed

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Metrolinx
Jul 4, 2022 - 17:40

For information about Digital Kiosks located inside ECLRT Stations, please see the station designs webpages for all ECLRT Stations at http://www.thecrosstown.ca/stations_stops

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Anonymous
Jun 27, 2022 - 14:17

What are fiber lines for

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Metrolinx
Jun 30, 2022 - 15:33

The project-wide systems fiber lines are used for voice and data communications, internet, security networks, systems controls and monitoring of the LRT's digital systems. 

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Anonymous's avatar

I live on Vanderhoof and many times I use gps and it shows access from Glasswork Ave to Eglinton. Are there any future plans that have this access available? Leaside

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Yes, there will be... in the future. Under the Project Agreement, the ECLRT contractor, Crosslinx Transit Solutions (CTS), is required to buildout the new T-intersection of Glasswork Drive and Eglinton Avenue. However, connecting the existing Glassworks Drive, currently located above Eglinton Avenue on a hill side, down to Eglinton Avenue falls onto the City of Toronto. It would be best to make the inquiry on when the connetion will be completed with the City.

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Anonymous's avatar

Please just state a date on the calendar; please skip any superfluous language. Thank you.

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Metrolinx
Jun 27, 2022 - 16:37

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

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Anonymous's avatar

2. Is an apt tower planned on top of Leaside Station?

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Metrolinx
Jun 30, 2022 - 15:18

1. It is to be determined how working from home will impact usage projections because many workplaces within the City of Toronto are mandating return to work or a hybrid return to work model. 
2. The Plaza apartment tower will be built on top of Leaside Station. For more information regarding Leaside Station please visit http://thecrosstown.ca/the-project/stations-and-stops/bayview-station

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