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Eglinton Crosstown LRT Project Virtual Open House - East - Science Centre to Kennedy

Metrolinx and Crosslinx open houses are an opportunity to get project updates, to learn more about a specific topic of interest to you, and to ask general questions.

As we have shifted to virtual open houses, you can find below a project update presentation deck of this Spring’s East - Science Centre to Kennedy open house. 

You can also download the presentation PDF below. 

Note: There is no real-time engagement during the open house. We will work to ensure questions are answered within 3-5 business days.


 

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Anonymous's avatar
May 12, 2021 - 19:53

why is it that GO stations never have any ESCALATORS?

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Metrolinx
Jun 8, 2021 - 07:23

All GO and Metrolinx stations are designed to the standard of Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). The stations are designed to be fully accessible to all travellers using the system.

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Anonymous
May 12, 2021 - 21:16

is the new GO station entrance at Kennedy station have any escalators?

Now note, I did not say elevators, I said ESCALATORS.

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May 20, 2021 - 08:29

The Kennedy station will have both escalators and elevators. 

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Anonymous
May 12, 2021 - 23:13

Since Science Centre station's elevators have been completely installed, which month will Kennedy station's elevators be completely installed ?

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Metrolinx
Jun 8, 2021 - 07:26

Elevator and Escalator have been fully installed at Kennedy stations main entrance. 

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May 12, 2021 - 23:14

Are you testing Science Centre station's elevators ?

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May 20, 2021 - 08:33

The elevators at Science Centre Station will be tested and fully operational to the guidleines of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act for the opening of the line in 2022. 

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May 12, 2021 - 23:59

Now hold on. If Science Centre station REALLY is Largely complete, then where's its Platform Warning Stips?

NOTE: Platform Warning Strips are also known as Yellow Tactile Strips.

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May 20, 2021 - 08:41

Major works have been completed. Minor elements, such as the yellow tactile strips for the platform, still need to be installed.

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If elevator installation is complete at Laird station, then why is there no photo or video of them?

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Metrolinx
Jun 8, 2021 - 08:07

Renderings will be shared once available. Please visit our website http://thecrosstown.ca/ for the latest media and updates. 

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May 13, 2021 - 10:55

will there be any Next Bus Arrival Screens at the new bus terminals?

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Metrolinx
Jun 8, 2021 - 08:16

Yes, there will be passenger visual information system at the bus terminal.

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May 13, 2021 - 21:09

Since Mount Dennis, Keelesdale, Caledonia and Science Centre stations are then only stations with a bus terminal or a bus loop, what will be the first station to have Next Bus Arrival Screens installed?

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Jun 8, 2021 - 08:16

Yes, there will be passenger visual information system at the bus terminals

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May 14, 2021 - 17:53

I'll. Ask. You Again! Besides Mount Dennis, Avenue, Laird and Kennedy stations, what other stations will have double track crossovers in case of a closure on the line

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May 20, 2021 - 08:14

Double-track cross overs exist at the following stations:

  • Mount Dennis Station
  • Avenue Station
  • Laird Station
  • Kennedy Station
  • Cedarvale Station
  • Eglinton Station
  • Science Centre Station 
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Anonymous
May 14, 2021 - 17:56

when will we see a video of Progress Update at Kennedy station

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Metrolinx
May 21, 2021 - 14:46

New progress photos and videos are posted to our social channels on a regular basis. Continue to follow us on our Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and YouTube channel for the latest updates on construction progress. We also encourage you to sign up for our newsletter to stay up to date on all the progress happening along Eglinton Avenue.

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May 15, 2021 - 11:47

I don' understand. Why is it that Science Centre station doesn't have side platforms?

You said it yourself that you use two tunnel boring machines for center island platforms, but Science Centre station is not part of the underground alignment! So I disagree that Science Centre station has a centre island platform and that it should have side platforms!

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Jun 8, 2021 - 08:15

The station and stop designs have gone through rigoirous planning, for more details for the Science centre station can be found at https://blog.metrolinx.com/2021/05/12/drone-video-footage-from-crosstown-lrt-project-flies-over-science-centre-station/ 

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Anonymous
May 16, 2021 - 10:57

How come Wynford stop can't connect with Richmond Hill GO line, which is below Eglinton Av.?

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Anonymous
May 16, 2021 - 21:47

even though Wynford stop will connect to 100 Flemingdon Park bus, it's still inaccessible with only stairs connecting Eglinton Av. with Wynford Dr!
So my point and question is, HOW IS WYNFORD STOP COMPLETELY ACCESSIBLE IF THERE'S NO ELEVATORS, AND ONLY STAIRS TO CONNECT TO WYNFORD DR, WHICH IS BELOW EGLINTON AV?!

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May 25, 2021 - 10:45

The Wynford Stop will be both accessible stop and a parallel side platform located on Eglinton Avenue East, on the west side of the bridge over Wynford Drive.

While the current north and south side staircases at the bridge will remain, there will be a sidewalk on each of the existing ramps located at the exit ramp from Eglinton Avenue eastbound to Wynford Drive and entrance ramp from Wynford Drive to Eglinton Avenue westbound.

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Anonymous
May 16, 2021 - 21:50

when will Pharmacy stop be fully or largely complete

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Metrolinx
Jun 8, 2021 - 08:20

Major works have been completed. Minor elements, such as platform warning strips still need to be installed. Each station has its own schedule which cannot be confirmed at this time.

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May 16, 2021 - 22:29

If the Crosstown Opening's delayed until 2022, will the Crosstown open in September 2022

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Metrolinx
May 20, 2021 - 08:16

There is no specific start open date for the Eglinton Crosstown. When a specific date is announced it will be publicly communicated on all our public channels. 

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May 17, 2021 - 23:51

If the Crosstown Opening is delayed until 2022, will there be 5 more meetings next year ?

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Metrolinx
May 20, 2021 - 08:18

Public meetings will continue to be provided as the project progresses. Updates will be provided to the public on an ongoing basis and can be expected to continue until the completion of the line. 

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May 18, 2021 - 00:15

Did you complete installing Yellow Tactile Strips at Pharmacy? if so, what will be the next station in which you will install Yellow Tactile Strips? Sunnybrook Park, Aga Khan Park & Museum, Wynford, Sloane, O'Connor, Hakimi Lebovic, Golden Mile, Birchmont or maybe Ionview ?

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Jun 8, 2021 - 08:05

Major works have been completed. Minor elements, such as the yellow tactile strips for the platform, still need to be installed.

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May 18, 2021 - 14:50

You still didn't answer all the questions from the previous meeting, and the one before that!

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Metrolinx
May 20, 2021 - 08:20

Sorry for the delay in responses. An administrative error caused delays in answering questions in the "Central" and "Central East" virtual open houses. Those questions have been addressed.

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May 18, 2021 - 14:53

did u complete installing railings and ramps at all the surface stops ?

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Metrolinx
May 20, 2021 - 08:25

All railings and ramps have not been fully installed as of yet. Those works are ongoing through 2021. Please check for ongoing construction updates at http://thecrosstown.ca 

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when will you post a video about Progress Update on Caledonia station this year?

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Metrolinx
May 21, 2021 - 14:46

We don’t currently have plans for a new progress video update on Caledonia Station but will share this with our team to look at some opportunities in the near future.  

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which season will you post a video about progress happening across the entire alignment like your last year's video?

Spring, Summer or Fall?

Last year's progress video: https://youtu.be/YE_WaE0SeVA

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Metrolinx
May 21, 2021 - 14:47

We hope to have another full-length progress video soon. Continue to follow the Crosstown on social media and sign up for the Crosstown e-newsletter to get all the latest news on construction progress.

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Anonymous
May 19, 2021 - 11:49

Did u complete both exits at O'Connor stop

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Metrolinx
Jun 8, 2021 - 07:46

Stop construction is ongoing, shelter finishing is currently taking place and exit designs have not been completed as of yet. 

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May 19, 2021 - 11:52

did u complete installing urban tapestry at Science Centre station

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Metrolinx
Jun 8, 2021 - 07:13

This installation is almost complete and this is expected to be completed in June.  

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May 19, 2021 - 11:53

If yes you did, then where's th' urban tapestry for Kennedy station?

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Metrolinx
Jun 8, 2021 - 07:05

The urban tapestry will be located on the station box walls above the tracks, at the platform level. Kennedy’s urban tapestry is set to be completed in mid-July.

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May 19, 2021 - 11:56

Did u start testing th' LRV's already ?

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Metrolinx
May 20, 2021 - 09:34

Light Rail Vehicle(LRV) testing has taken place on the western portion of the line in December 2020 (Click here for details). Later this month LRV's will be delivered to the Eastern portion of the line and testing in the East will begin shortly after delivery. 

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May 19, 2021 - 11:58

as mentioned in your construction updates, will u ACTUALLY test the LRV's on the WHOLE eastern section of the line ?

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Metrolinx
May 20, 2021 - 09:46

Testing for the Eastern portion of the line will take place between Laird station and Kennedy station. Delivery of the trains will begin May 25th and testing will begin shortly after all LRVs are delivered. 

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Anonymous
May 19, 2021 - 12:00

Did you FINISH installing glass at all the shelters at the surface stops

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Metrolinx
May 20, 2021 - 09:00

Yes, major glazing/glass installation has been completed. Minor repairs and additional elements such as "pylon signs" are still ongoing. 

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Anonymous
May 19, 2021 - 12:01

did u complete Highway 404's ramps

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Metrolinx
Jun 8, 2021 - 07:11

Both on-ramps are fully open. The eastbound Eglinton on-ramp currently has curb work taking place, but this has not restricted any lanes. All four ramps will fully open after the road restoration is complete in early fall, late summer.

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Anonymous
May 19, 2021 - 12:06

I don't understand. How can there be NO east-west left hand turns on Eglinton Av. intersecting Birchmount Rd?!

Why can't that intersection be like the one at Eglinton and Pharmacy?
It has a left turn going east!

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Metrolinx
Jun 8, 2021 - 07:07

At the locations where both lefts are restricted, u-turns will also be prohibited. This is because the LRVs will be able to proceed through the intersection during the general traffic green light period.

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May 19, 2021 - 12:10

did you finish installing light poles at Ionview stop ? If so what will be next stop in which u will install light poles? Birchmount, Golden Mile, Hakimi Lebovic, O'Connor, Sloane, Wynford or Aga Khan Park and Museum ?

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Metrolinx
Jun 8, 2021 - 07:56

Major works have been completed. There is not a specific timeline for the order in which stations will be complete to do the ongoing nature of the work.

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Anonymous
May 19, 2021 - 12:12

if there can't be any east-west left hand turns, can there be at least a U-Turn going east on Eglinton Ave?

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Jun 8, 2021 - 07:03

At the locations where both lefts are restricted, u-turns will also be prohibited. This is due to the LRVs being able to proceed through the intersection during the general traffic green light period.

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Anonymous
May 19, 2021 - 12:17

If Pharmacy stop is near completion, there where its Pylon Signs as told in your fact sheet

http://www.thecrosstown.ca/sites/default/files/mx_crosstowntentcard_fina...

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Metrolinx
May 20, 2021 - 08:46

Major works have been completed. Minor elements, such as the pylon signs, still need to be installed.

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Anonymous
May 19, 2021 - 12:20

After Pharmacy, what will be the next stop in which you will install Pylon Signs? Sunnybrook Park, Aga Khan Park & Museum, Wynford, Sloane, O'Connor, Hakimi Lebovic, Golden Mile, Birchmount or Ionview

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Jun 8, 2021 - 08:04

Minor repairs and additional elements such as "pylon signs" are still ongoing and do not have an exact date for completion.

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Anonymous
May 19, 2021 - 12:23

Did you complete installing all the elevators for Kennedy station? if so, are u testion now

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Metrolinx
May 20, 2021 - 08:44

Elevators at Kennedy station are still being installed and have not been tested as of yet. 

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May 19, 2021 - 13:30

I don't get it. Why is it that Ionview, Hakimi Lebovic and Aga Khan Park & Museum stops have no connecting bus routes

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Metrolinx
Jun 8, 2021 - 07:33

Metrolinx does not arrange for bus routes regarding TTC. Please visit ttc.ca to find all bus route information.

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May 19, 2021 - 13:32

I'm confused. why is it that the 34 Eglinton bus route can't travel east from Science Centre station to Kennedy station

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Jun 8, 2021 - 07:33

Metrolinx does not arrange for bus routes regarding TTC. Please visit ttc.ca to find all bus route information.

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