Next Exit

Author(s) J. Schreiner, M. Geary, T. Szekely
Tunnel and Tunnelling, North American Ed. June-July 2017


The Eglinton Crosstown LRT is implemented by Metrolinx (an Agency of the Government of Ontario), and represents the first in a series of coordinated transit projects integrated across the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area in southern Ontario.  At CAD 5.3bn (2010 dollars [USD 3.97bn]) it is the largest transit expansion ever undertaken in Ontario's history and the first LRT constructed in Toronto.  The new 19km-long line will stretch along the busy Eglinton Avenue in dedicated right-of-way transit lanes from Mount Dennis to West Road to the existing Kennedy Station, and includes a 10km underground section from Black Creek Drive in the west to Brentcliffe Road i the east and up to 25 stations and stops along the corridor.  The Crosstown represents a vital addition to transit in Canada's largest city connecting more than 50 bus routes, three subway stations and numerous GO Transit (commuter rail) lines.