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Eglinton Crosstown West Extension - Your Feedback

We know that good transit planning involves the community, and that better decisions are made when different views are considered. Collecting feedback at key project milestones is an important part of our engagement process. We are seeking your feedback on the early design of the elevated guideway. We will continue to host monthly engagements on all the project elements as the planning and design moves forward.

The elevated guideway is approximately 1.5 kilometres from west of Scarlett Rd. to east of Jane St. running along the north side of Eglinton Ave. W. The height of the guideway is approximately 5 metres (16 feet) from the ground to the guideway underside at its highest point.

The design of elevated guideways should:

  • Support placemaking and enhance the existing character of adjacent communities by the construction of a simple, linear, low-profile, functional and elegant structure that minimizes the visual impact on surrounding park land, development, and streets;
  • Treat the underside of the elevated guideway as a part of the landscape;
  • Preserve potential opportunities for public realm improvements (including open spaces and streetscapes, both beneath and adjoining the guideway);
  • Improve connections for pedestrians, cyclists and transit users while mitigating potential impacts on vehicular traffic;
  • Minimize overlook, overshadowing, noise and vibration, and physical obstructions at grade;
  • Respond to environmental and sustainability priorities, including measures to complement, and mitigate impacts on, the Humber River Valley, Eglinton Flats and other environmentally sensitive features; and
  • Preserve views and access to the naturalized areas.

Over the last few months we’ve heard from, and met with, nearby residents, community groups, and elected officials to discuss the elevated guideway. Feedback received so far is a great start and we’ll keep having smaller group meetings to seek your input as the work progresses. Please reach out to us if you would like to join or start a smaller group discussion for your neighbourhood.

  • Metrolinx and Infrastructure Ontario (IO) are moving the Government of Ontario’s Subway Program forward under an initial investment of $28.5 billion
  • The Initial Business Case (IBC) estimates capital costs for Eglinton Crosstown West Extension to be approximately $4.7 billion.
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  • By engaging with the public, Metrolinx can share progress on its plans for the Eglinton Crosstown West Extension and hear feedback that is considered as we move the project forward.
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