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ECWE - Tunnel Boring Machine Naming Contest

19 oct, 2021

The Eglinton Crosstown West Extension will bring the Eglinton Crosstown LRT another nine kilometres farther west, creating a continuous rapid transit line along Eglinton Avenue from Scarborough all the way to Mississauga. It will cut travel times and help people leave their cars at home by bringing 50,000 more people and 31,000 more jobs within walking distance to transit. 

Now, we're inviting you to help us name the machines that will dig the tunnels for this important project! They're called "tunnel boring machines" (TBMs) and there are two of them for the Eglinton Crosstown West Extension, so you can have twice the fun coming up with suggestions.

With the TBMs expected to arrive on site in January 2022, there's a bit of time to get creative.

You can vote for your favourite names until December 22, 2021.

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