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Virtual Open House - Central Works

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 temporarily shift to virtual open houses, find below a video version of this spring’s open house presentation. You can also download the presentation PDF by clicking the yellow button.

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Anonymous's avatar

Is this expected to be a high-traffic station, requiring more entrances?

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Metrolinx
Mar 30, 2020 - 10:13

During the Environmental Assessment and preliminary design for the Crosstown project there were many factors that were evaluated to determine the optimal location for entrances at all stations. For most of the underground Line Stations on the project, there are two entrances, a primary fully accessible entrance, and a secondary entrance to allow easy access to north south bus routes and to meet code requirements for exiting. At a few stations, consideration was given to the incorporation of a third entrance.  

Although Chaplin Station is not considered a high-traffic station, in consultation with City of Toronto Planning, Urban Design and Park, Recreation and Forestry, a third entrance was included to connect to the Kay Gardner Beltline Trail located at the west end of the station.

Anonymous's avatar
Mar 23, 2020 - 18:59

Do the Eglinton and Avenue Road stations provide transfer points with existing surface bus routes?

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Metrolinx
Mar 30, 2020 - 10:21

Eglinton Station will be connected to the existing TTC station; riders will be able to transfer from the Crosstown line to Line 1 and 2 subways without going outside. All bus transfers at Eglinton Station bus loop will remain. The 5 Avenue and 61 Avenue Road North buses will continue to run north-south along Avenue Rd. Transit users will be able to transfer to these routes from the subway at street level without paying again. 

Avenue Station will not have a TTC bus loop or other transfer point within a paid-fare zone, riders will need a transfer/proof-of-payment to transfer from the Crosstown line to the bus. Any changes to TTC bus routes are at the discretion of TTC and their service planning team. To learn more about the future Avenue Station, visit our website, here: http://thecrosstown.ca/the-project/stations-and-stops/avenue-station. 

Anonymous's avatar
Mar 23, 2020 - 19:03

I've tried for ages fighting the TTC to re-instate the bus stop north on Chaplin near fire station. It switched to being for 33 Forest Hill only. The stop for 14 Glencairn moved south of Eglinton and there is no safe way to cross from east to west where the stop is located. Do you have any pull in getting this issue resolved seeing "it's because of construction (Metrolinx) was the excuse?

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Metrolinx
Mar 30, 2020 - 10:14

TTC stops throughout the construction zones are subject to change. The latest information on which stops are being affected by Crosstown construction is available on the TTC website, here http://ttc.ca/Service_Advisories/Construction/Bus_stop_relocations-LRT.j...

At this time, there are no plans to move the 14 Glencairn bus stop at Chaplin Crescent and Eglinton Avenue West. Pedestrians should obey all signals and use crosswalks to safely access all bus stops.

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Metrolinx
Mar 30, 2020 - 10:14

We currently have 12 vehicles at our Eglinton Maintenance and Storage Facility. 

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Anonymous
Mar 23, 2020 - 19:07

When are you anticipating the construction to be completely over?

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Metrolinx
Mar 30, 2020 - 10:14

It is expected that the new LRT line will open well into 2022. We will keep the public apprised on a consistent basis over the next two years on how work is progressing. Ultimately, our goal is to deliver more transit to the region as quickly as possible without compromising safety or quality.

Anonymous's avatar
Mar 23, 2020 - 19:09

Is there going to be any street closure on north side of Eglinton street within Redpath and Mt pleasant Rd that effect the visibility or access the store within the mentioned intersections?

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Metrolinx
Mar 30, 2020 - 10:15

The work zone west of Mt Pleasant Station is extended to approximately east of Brownlow Avenue with traffic tapers extended further west on the north side of Eglinton. Access to the businesses will always be maintained. Metrolinx and our constructor, Crosslinx Transit Solutions will notify the businesses and residents prior to change of setup. 

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Metrolinx
Mar 30, 2020 - 10:15

No, Chaplin and Forest Hill (Bathurst) are two separate underground stations. Chaplin Station will be located at the intersection of Chaplin Crescent and Eglinton Avenue West. While Forest Hill Station will be located at the intersection of Bathurst Street and Eglinton Avenue West. Visit our website to learn more: http://thecrosstown.ca/stations_stops

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Metrolinx
Mar 30, 2020 - 10:15

At this point, work on our construction sites is moving forward as planned. This was confirmed by the Premier. However, there is a clear expectation for our contractors to ensure the health and safety of all of their workers and if that cannot be guaranteed work must immediately cease. We are closely to monitor the working conditions of all construction sites. Both Metrolinx and our contractor are working proactively to adapt the worksites to protect the health and safety of workers as we continue to build this important project. 

DGM's avatar
Mar 23, 2020 - 19:13

Will the current plan to stop at Mt. Dennis be completed before any extensions are proposed and started? I am hoping this project won't be delayed due to new ideas about extending the line.

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Metrolinx
Mar 30, 2020 - 10:19

We do not expect any delays on the opening of Mount Dennis as a result of the new Eglinton West Extension. 

Anonymous's avatar

I saw them building the main entrance. Also they are almost near the top.

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Metrolinx
Mar 30, 2020 - 10:16

Deep excavation, hauling, concrete works and material deliveries will continue at the surface through 2020. Permanent works have commenced at the main entrance and will continue into late 2020, including waterproofing, formwork, rebar installation and concrete works. The restoration phase and above grade works will begin toward the end of 2020.  

Anonymous's avatar

If so, what would be the stations served. Except for EgIinton Station, is construction at all other stations on schedule?

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Metrolinx
Mar 30, 2020 - 10:16

Metrolinx and Infrastructure Ontario are not making any detailed predictions at this point. Our constructor must show that they can achieve the production rates they have stated. We will keep the public apprised on a consistent basis over the next two years on how work is progressing. 

Anonymous's avatar

I’m looking forward to the new line. When can we expect to use it?

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Metrolinx
Mar 30, 2020 - 10:17

It is expected that the new LRT line will open well into 2022. We will keep the public apprised on a consistent basis over the next two years on how work is progressing. Ultimately, our goal is to deliver more transit to the region as quickly as possible without compromising safety or quality.

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Anonymous
Mar 23, 2020 - 19:33

Thank you for the update. The renderings for Crosstown are very well made. Who made them?

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Metrolinx
Mar 30, 2020 - 10:17

Renderings were provided through our constructor, Crosslinx Transit Solutions, and completed by one of its vendors, IBI Group. 

darkcondor78's avatar

By the time the crosstown completes construction by 2022, the Mt pleasant 74 and north 103 become one bus route starting from St. Clair station on the line 1 yonge subway line passing Mt. Pleasant station on line 5?

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Metrolinx
Mar 30, 2020 - 10:18

The TTC will make all decisions pertaining to changes in bus routing, frequency, and service. They will also be undertaking public consultations on bus route changes related to the Eglinton Crosstown LRT. 

TTC Customer Service Department can be reached at 416-393-4636, or online at http://ttc.ca/Customer_Service/Compliments_Complaints_Suggestions/index.jsp

Daniel's avatar
Mar 26, 2020 - 14:25

When will the city start construction on Eglinton Connects?

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Metrolinx
Mar 30, 2020 - 12:32

The Eglinton Connects streetscape improvements will be undertaken in two phases. During construction of Eglinton Crosstown LRT, in the area between Avenue Road and Yonge Street, the streetscape will be accelerated and is expected to start in the spring.  The restoration plan will be implemented by the Crosstown constructor.

For other areas (in between stations), the works will be undertaken by the City of Toronto. More info about status and plans are available here: https://www.toronto.ca/community-people/get-involved/public-consultations/infrastructure-projects/eglinton-connects/