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

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 Central East - Eglinton to Science Centre 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 - 09:48

Even though you'll deliver six vehicles to start running across the eastern section of track, did you still finished installing transit priority signals at the traffic light intersections ?

You should that without transit priority signals, traffic will go out of hand between the LRV's on rail and the cars on the road and not only that, but also the LRV's could cause delays, or even worse: COLLISION!

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Metrolinx's avatar
May 20, 2021 - 16:28

Transit signals have been installed along the At-Grade section and they may be activated during some stages of the testing phase. Various testing phases will occur to evaluate general vehicle movements and the integration between the transit signals and roadway signals. The LRVs will follow the roadway signals before the transit signals are fully operational. As such, potential risk of collisions would be minimal. 

Several mitigation measures have been taken to ensure that LRVs will operate safely along the corridor during the testing phases. Signal timing plans have been adjusted at the At-Grade intersections as part of the mitigation measures, and PDOs will be deployed to assist at intersection crossings for the first week of clearance testing.

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Anonymous's avatar
May 6, 2021 - 02:00

I agree with Michael Orr! The presentation was okay however it is not accessible. As a person with disabilities I require an audio version rather than bullet points as it is hard for me to interpret.

In any case can you provide a detail timeline of what is remaining for the line until opening day. Also provide the targeted opening date? When Phil said "well into 2022" is disrespectful to our communities. Tell us the exact target date and your plan and timeline on how you will get there. This project has taken a whole generation to be completed.

Please make this detailed time line with exact to-dos required to be completed and the target date to finish these to-dos publicly. Let's have some accountability rather than have open ended dates.

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Metrolinx's avatar
May 13, 2021 - 13:13

In February 2020, Metrolinx announced the project would be delayed from its original completion date of September 2021 to a new date of 2022. Our CEO's statement can be read by clicking here.

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Anonymous
May 12, 2021 - 09:50

besides English, will FRENCH also be introduced to the Crosstown?

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Metrolinx's avatar

The Crosstown website can be accessed in French from the home page by selecting "Francais" above the menu bar.

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Anonymous's avatar
May 12, 2021 - 13:11

Could you please install high-quality street lighting (not standard cobra lights) and use good landscaping (pavers, planting)? Make the streetscape amazing, like initially envisioned by the Eglinton Connects planning framework. Could you also share some renderings?

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Metrolinx's avatar
May 19, 2021 - 11:36

An updated photo of current Eglinton Connects work as well as an aerial image of Eglinton Connects was included in the presentation. For more information about the plan and study click here

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Anonymous's avatar

Could you please provide a view of the final road layout between Brentcliffe and Eglinton. The westbound lanes between Leslie and Brentcliffe look very narrow as it crosses the river and I am interested to see what it will look like.
Thank you

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Metrolinx's avatar

In this 90% final rendering, you can see the road configuration as well as the bike lanes.

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Anonymous's avatar
May 5, 2021 - 19:52

when will we see the urban tapestry at Science Centres station in a photo

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Metrolinx's avatar
May 13, 2021 - 11:05

The Urban Tapestry installation is ongoing throughout the month of May 2021. A snapshot of its current status can be seen below.

You may also like this story which contains more information and pictures.

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Anonymous's avatar
May 6, 2021 - 08:45

did you really install all the elevators in Science Centre station, even the elevator between the concourse and platform?

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Metrolinx's avatar
May 12, 2021 - 15:52

Yes, all of the elevators have been installed. 

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Anonymous
May 7, 2021 - 16:10

Is Laird station's second exit/entrance ACCESSIBLE or not?

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Metrolinx's avatar

Metrolinx is committed to providing fully accessible transportation facilities. All stations, including Laird Station, will include a fully accessible main entrance with elevators and escalators. The secondary entrance at Laird Station will have stairs only.

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Anonymous
May 9, 2021 - 12:56

did you complete elevator installation at Eglinton and Science Centre stations ? If so, what will be the next station in which you will install elevators? Mount Pleasant, Leaside or Laird ?

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Metrolinx's avatar

Yes, the elevators have been installed at Science Centre Station and at Laird Station. Elevator construction at the TTC Eglinton Station will be completed later this year. Escalator and elevator deliveries and installations remain for Mount Pleasant and Leaside Stations for this year as well.

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Anonymous's avatar
May 10, 2021 - 12:00

I'll ask you again: as shown in your design, exactly how underground stations will have cafes besides their main entrance? I found out that all of not them will.

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Metrolinx's avatar
May 12, 2021 - 16:00

Many stations will have retail, such as Mount Dennis, Forest Hill, Leaside, and Science Centre Stations, to name a few. Although, not necessarily “cafes”.

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Anonymous's avatar

The station descriptions are incomplete and out-of-date. (http://www.thecrosstown.ca/stations_stops) Could Metrolinx update them? One thing missing is the number of levels (service, concourse, platform, etc.) at each underground station. Example of out-of-date: the Aga Khan Park & Museum description says "accessible stop will be a centre platform or parallel side platform"; I believe it's side platforms.

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Metrolinx's avatar

Thank you for your observation. We are working on updating the content.

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Anonymous's avatar
May 10, 2021 - 17:13

Wil there be new entrances At Eglinton Station?

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Metrolinx's avatar

Yes, there will be a new entrance for Eglinton Station (on Eglinton Avenue) that will connect directly with the Eglinton LRT – the future Line 5.

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Anonymous's avatar
May 11, 2021 - 14:50

1) Even though the LRVs will be operated by TTC at speed limits, will they still be fast UNDERGROUND?

2) I don't understand. How do you expect Light Rail to be 'fast' transit like the TTC if it has speed limits?

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Metrolinx's avatar
May 12, 2021 - 16:14

LRTS, like subways, can move at speeds of up to 80 KM/HR. LRT speeds will be determined by spacing between stops and the dwell times at stops. The average speed of the Eglinton Crosstown is 28 KM/HR. In comparison, the Bloor-Danforth subway is 32 KM/HR. 

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Anonymous's avatar
May 11, 2021 - 14:57

even though Sunnybrook Park stop's shelters have been completely installled, when are you gonna restore the road?

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Metrolinx's avatar

Final road restoration works are expected to take place between Spring and Summer this year.

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Anonymous's avatar
May 11, 2021 - 15:02

we have been not shown a photo of Science Centre station's platform today.

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Metrolinx's avatar
May 19, 2021 - 11:42

Thank you for your observation. An exterior photo of the Science Centre Station entrance box was chosen for this presentation. Look for more photos in future open houses!

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May 11, 2021 - 15:16

Besides maps, will there be any 'Next Station Arrival Screens' inside the LRV's ?

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Metrolinx's avatar
May 17, 2021 - 17:34

The Eglinton Crosstown Light Rail Vehicle will have a Passenger Information System (PIS) screens displaying the next station. 

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Anonymous's avatar
May 11, 2021 - 15:35

Will the Next Station Arrival Screens be colourful LCD screens? If yes, what colours will you use in them ?

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Metrolinx's avatar
May 17, 2021 - 18:28

The Passenger Information System screens will not have colour. 

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Anonymous's avatar
May 11, 2021 - 16:01

if no, you CANNOT use colourful LCD screens like the Montreal REM, what will your Next Station Arrival Screens look like? will they be similar to Toronto streetcars' screens ?

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Metrolinx's avatar
May 17, 2021 - 18:29

Yes, they will be similar to the screens currently used by the TTC.

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Anonymous's avatar
May 11, 2021 - 16:06

how will the Next Station Arrival Screens operate ?

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Metrolinx's avatar
May 17, 2021 - 18:30

They will operate the same way as the TTC streetcar screens.

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Anonymous's avatar
May 11, 2021 - 16:09

inside the LRV's, where will these Screens be located ?

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Metrolinx's avatar
May 17, 2021 - 18:31

Screens will be located throughout the vehicle, mounted to the ceiling. 

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Anonymous's avatar

Why was the Warden Ave. station named Golden Mile when the actual historical Golden Mile referred to the strip mall that stretched from Victoria Park to Pharmacy. In 1959 the Queen visited this site as it was, I believe, the longest strip mall in Canada if not in North American. I grew up on Tedford Dr. and still live here. Since we moved here the Golden Mile for me and thousands of other kids and adults like me had, and still have, a connection to the Golden Mile. It once housed a large movie theatre where we saw many of the early Elvis movies. The Watt's restaurant was once located here, now located in the Eglinton Square. When we moved here in 1954 there was a sparse housing development beyond Warden. The Golden Mile has an historical significance to the community north and south between Pharmacy and Victoria Park. The Queen of England thought it was significant enough to make the journey here, shouldn't we honour that significance for the historical purposes?
I regret that I was not in the Country when the meeting took place to discuss the station names and really surprised that the history of the Golden Mile was not considered. I beg you to please consider it now. I have shared my concerns with your staff in the pastas well as my Councillor Michael Thompson. Thank you for your consideration to my plea!!!

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Metrolinx's avatar

Naming principles were established and applied consistently across the regional transit network. A "meeting" was not held, but public input was sought for proposed names in October 2015 online

Metrolinx’s Design Excellence team 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.

You can learn more online https://metrolinxengage.com/en/content/eglinton-crosstown-line-station-a...

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Anonymous's avatar
May 12, 2021 - 03:05

The two stations will be connected just like any other interchange/intermodal station currently in the TTC subway system, which can include stairs, escalators and elevators.

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May 17, 2021 - 18:35

The two stations will be connected just like any other interchange/intermodal station currently in the TTC subway system, which can include stairs, escalators and elevators. 

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Anonymous's avatar
May 12, 2021 - 10:09

Now hold on. If Science Centre station is largely complete, then where its yellow tactile strips on platform

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Metrolinx's avatar
May 17, 2021 - 18:59

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 12, 2021 - 11:09

Since Mount Dennis, Keelesdale and Science Centre stations are largely complete, out of the three which station will be the first one to have Platform Warning Strips installed?

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

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Metrolinx's avatar
May 17, 2021 - 19:01

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 12, 2021 - 11:12

since Mount Dennis, Keelesdale and Science Centre stations are largely complete, out of the three which station will be the first one to have Wayfinding Signage installed above the platform and on the station box roof?

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May 17, 2021 - 19:04

Wayfinding signage remains to be installed this year. Each station has its own installation schedules which cannot be confirmed at this time.

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Anonymous's avatar
May 12, 2021 - 11:20

Besides PRESTO fare gates, will there be collector's booth like the TTC ?

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Metrolinx's avatar
May 17, 2021 - 19:06

Operations will be aligned with current TTC methods.

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Anonymous's avatar
May 12, 2021 - 11:22

as shown in your design, what is the Information desk used for

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Metrolinx's avatar
May 19, 2021 - 11:20

An "information desk" did not appear in this presentation, but information desks are generally a centralized location where customers can access information.

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Anonymous's avatar

If the Temporary Pedestrian Crossing at Don Avon Dr. really ks temporary, does this mean that it will be REMOVED PERMANENTLY once the Crosstown opens?

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Yes, the temporary pedestrian crossing at Don Avon Drive will be removed when construction ends.

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Anonymous's avatar
May 12, 2021 - 11:53

Did you install speakers inside the LRV's to tell what is the next station

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May 17, 2021 - 18:37

A verbal announcement will be played when approaching the station. 

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Anonymous's avatar
May 12, 2021 - 12:06

if yes, there WILL be speakers inside the LRV's, will the speakers also note the connections at the intermodal lrt stations?

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May 17, 2021 - 18:38

The operator will be in charge of any announcements that are made.

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May 12, 2021 - 12:45

Since Mount Dennis, Keelesdale and Science Centre stations are largely complete, out of the three which station will be the first one to have Next Train Arrival Screens installed?

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May 12, 2021 - 12:57

Did u complete installing Next Train Arrival Screens inside all the UNDERGROUND stations?

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May 12, 2021 - 12:58

Did u complete installing Next Train Arrival Screens inside all the SURFACE stops?

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Anonymous's avatar
May 12, 2021 - 14:48

As shown in your video, if ridership demand creates the need will you add additional shetlers to the surface stops platform?

Here's the video I'm talking about: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E0X6m_9qTxI

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May 17, 2021 - 18:48

Platforms are very long and have been designed with ample space, seating and accessibility in mind. Shelters are modular to allow for additional shelters to be added to the platform in the future if ridership demand creates the need.

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Anonymous's avatar

After 7 - 8 years of construction, this is the best you can come up with?

No video, actually showing something - anything - working!

No audio providing context and details which might engage the audience.

No targeted end date!

An amazingly wasted opportunity to engage and win the support of local residents

Sorry, this is pathetic - generally in keeping with the way Toronto has handled mass transportation over the past 60 years.

Michael Orr

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Anonymous's avatar
May 10, 2021 - 22:26

How comfortable will the Science Centre stop be ? Since it is primarily glass had the constant onslaught of the sun been considered? Will the heating and cooling of the stop be energy efficient?

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ANSWER: The Bus Facility at the Science Centre Station is designed to provide seamless and efficient connections with ECLRT services. The large, open, fully glazed terminal simplifies navigation. An underground connection to the main station concourse avoids any interference between passenger circulation and bus traffic, while simultaneously providing a completely weather protected, secure and safe environment.

Use of natural light is a defining feature of stations across the system. The iconic glass box not only creates an architectural expression that unifies the stations across the system, but also emphasizes transparency to create a bright welcoming space that passengers will perceive as natural, safe and healthy. Harvesting natural light also reduces artificial lighting requirements, reducing energy consumption and maintenance.

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