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Eglinton Crosstown West Extension

Eglinton Crosstown West Extension - Neighbourhood Updates

Map showing the station box north of Eglinton Ave W and west of Renforth Drive, the at grade guideway leading into the portal and launch shaft and the tunnel east of Renforth Drive.

  • Partially at-grade terminal station located near the existing Renforth Station the eastern terminus of the 18-km Mississauga Transitway.
  • This location intersects with TTC routes 32A, 112 and 112C. At the existing Renforth Transitway Station, it will connect to MiWay routes 7, 39, 100, 107and 109, GO Transit bus routes 19 and 40 and TTC routes 32 and 112.
  • The station will be constructed during the stations, rail and systems work. We will be sharing more information for public feedback as it is available.

This is also the tunnel boring machine launch site. Early works are expected to begin in 2021 with the start of the advance tunnel work.

Tunnel boring machines (TBMs) are assembled and lowered into the ground at the launch shaft. Launch shaft construction is expected to begin in the summer of 2021 and the TBMs are expected to launch in spring 2022. Initially, one machine will begin and the other will follow soon after. The launch site remains active as muck is removed and the precast segment tunnel linings are stored.

Map of the launch shaft of the Eglinton Crosstown West Extension at Renforth Drive and Commerce Boulevard, showing work zone north of Eglinton Avenue and west of Renforth Drive. It shows the station box of Renforth Station, at-grade alignment moving east to the launch shaft/portal west of Renforth Drive.

Photo showing an example of a tunnel launch site

Map of the Eglinton Crosstown West Extension alignment at Martin Grove Drive and Eglinton Avenue West, showing a tunnelled alignment and a station box north of Eglinton Avenue and east of Martin Grove Road

  • Construction will be fully outside the roadway at the northeast corner, which eliminates the requirement for an emergency exit building between stations.
  • This location intersects with TTC bus routes 32, 46, and 111.
  • The station will be constructed during the stations, rail and systems work. We will be sharing more information for public feedback as it is available.

Headwalls for the station box will be constructed during the advance tunnel work, expected to begin in summer 2021.

Map of the Eglinton Crosstown West Extension at Kipling Avenue and Eglinton Avenue West, showing the tunnelled alignment, the station box west of Kipling Avenue in the roadway.

  • The tunnel route and future Kipling-Eglinton station platform lie within the public right of way (roadway) at this intersection.
  • During the advance tunnel contract, the headwalls will be constructed in the right of way. This will avoid major impacts to the woodlot for this contract. However, the future station entrance building will be constructed on the north-west corner as well as an emergency exit stairwell at the west end of the platform. This location avoids impacts to private properties/townhome developments east and west of Kipling Ave.
  • This design minimizes impacts to utilities and eliminates the emergency exit building between Kipling and Martin Grove.
  • This location intersects with TTC bus routes 32, 45, 945, and 405. The station will be delivered under the stations, rail and systems contract. We will be sharing more information for public feedback as it is available.

Headwalls for the station box will be constructed during the advance tunnel work, expected to begin in summer 2021.

Map of the Eglinton Crosstown West Extension at Islington Avenue and Eglinton Ave West showing the tunnelled alignment and the station box north of Eglinton Avenue West and west of Islington Avenue.

  • Construction will be fully outside the roadway at the northwest corner, which avoids all known utility impacts.
  • This location intersects with TTC bus routes 32, 37, 937 and 405.
  • The station will be constructed during the stations, rail and systems work. We will be sharing more information for public feedback as it is available.

Headwalls for the station box will be constructed during the advance tunnel work, expected to begin in summer 2021.

Map of the Eglinton Crosstown West Extension at Royal York Road and Eglinton Ave West showing the tunnelled alignment and the station box north of Eglinton Avenue West and west of Royal York Road.

  • Construction will be fully outside the roadway at the northwest corner, which avoids all known utility impacts.
  • This location intersects with TTC bus routes 32 and 73.
  • The station will be constructed during the stations, rail and systems work. We will be sharing more information for public feedback as it is available.

Headwalls for the station box will be constructed during the advance tunnel work, expected to begin in summer 2021.

Map of the Eglinton Crosstown West Extension at Scarlett Road and Eglinton Ave West showing the tunnelled alignment to the west, the portal and extraction shaft, the elevated guideway moving east and the station box north of Eglinton Avenue West and elevated over Scarlett Road.

  • Early designs propose Scarlett-Eglinton Station as an elevated station over Scarlett Road on the guideway.
  • An elevated station structure would be wider than the guideway to accommodate passenger space and would also have a larger at-grade footprint to function as station entrances.
  • This location intersects with TTC bus routes 32, 73, 79 and 405.
  • The station will be constructed during the stations, rail and systems work. We will be sharing more information for public feedback as it is available.

This is also the area for the tunnel boring machine extraction shaft and portal. Early works are expected to begin in 2021.

  • The extraction shaft is where the boring machines are dismantled and removed from the ground after completing the tunnel.
  • The portal is where the tracks transition from underground to the elevated guideway.
  • The area contains several public and private utilities including water, storm, sanitary, gas, telecommunications, and hydro that will be protected.
  • Work is expected to start as part of the road reconstruction in fall 2022.

Map of the Eglinton Crosstown West Extension at Scarlett Road and Eglinton Ave West showing the tunnelled alignment to the west, the portal and extraction shaft, the elevated guideway moving east and the station box north of Eglinton Avenue West and elevated over Scarlett Road.

Photo of the Eglinton Crosstown LRT portal near Eglinton Ave. West and Black Creek Drive.
Eglinton Crosstown LRT portal near Eglinton Ave. West and Black Creek Dr.

Watch a video of the Crosstown LRT TBM Removal

Photo showing the Eglinton Crosstown LRT tunnel boring machine extraction near Eglinton Avenue and Yonge Street

Photo showing the extraction shaft of the Eglinton Crosstown LRT at Eglinton and Yonge Street

Realignment of Eglinton Avenue West at Scarlett Road

  • During the advance tunnel work, Eglinton Avenue West will be realigned to the south between Scarlett Road and the pedestrian bridge to make room for the tunnel portal and elevated guideway. Temporary lane and turn restrictions, closures and traffic detouring will be required during construction.
  • During the realignment, the access ramp on the southeast side of the pedestrian bridge will be moved to the southwest side. Access to the bridge will be maintained throughout construction but there may be a short, temporary closure during the switch over.
  • During the stations, rail and systems contract, expected to begin in 2025-2026, we anticipate impacts to the driveway serving the condominium properties on the north side.

Road realignment work is expected to begin in the fall of 2022. A traffic management plan will be provided ahead of time for public feedback.

Rendering of the view of Eglinton Avenue West at Scarlett Road, looking west and showing Eglinton Ave West realigned to the south, the sidewalk realignment, the cycle path realignment and the portal

Rendering of the view of Eglinton Avenue West at Scarlett Road, looking east and showing Eglinton Avenue West realignment, sidewalk realignment, portal, cycle path realignment.

Rendering of the view of Eglinton Avenue West at Scarlett Road, looking east and showing Eglinton Avenue West realignment, sidewalk realignment, portal, cycle path realignment.
  • Early designs propose the station at Jane-Eglinton as an elevated station over Jane Street on the elevated guideway.
  • An elevated station structure would be wider than the guideway to accommodate the needed passenger space and would also have a larger at-grade footprint to function as station entrances.
  • This location intersects with TTC bus routes 32, 35, and 935.
  • The station will be constructed during the stations, rail and systems work. We will be sharing more information for public feedback as it is available.

The station and tunnel to tie into Mount Dennis Station will be constructed during the stations, rail and systems work expected to begin in 2025-2026.