Capturing the Spirit of the Thorncliffe Community at Laird Station

Over three months in the spring of 2017, our contractor, Crosslinx Transit Solutions (CTS), worked in partnership with the Thorncliffe Neighbourhood Office (TNO) and the PATCH Project (a social enterprise operated by The STEPS Initiative) to develop a mural for the Laird Station construction site. Lire la suite »

Work Starts on the Crosstown’s Surface Section

The Crosstown’s 19 kilometres includes a 10-kilometre underground tunnel in its central section, and a nine-kilometre stretch in the east that will run along on the surface.  After years of work on the underground section – including tunneling and now station construction – crews are now beginning preparatory works for the eastern at-grade portion. Lire la suite »

Keelesdale Station – A Successful First Year

Just over a year ago, the stations construction phase of the Eglinton Crosstown LRT project broke ground at the future Keelesdale Station.  Lire la suite »

Moving the earth for Toronto’s future transit line

Crews working on the Crosstown are moving 'heaven and earth' – lots of earth – to build the future Avenue Station, one of the 15 underground stations on the new Eglinton line. Lire la suite »

Improving wet utility infrastructure at Fairbank Station

As part of the Crosstown’s stations construction, our crews need to work around existing underground utilities or relocate them, so construction activities do not interfere with essential services. In some cases, this leads to upgraded infrastructure for area residents and businesses. Lire la suite »

How we mitigate to reduce the construction noise level

Sometimes the most disruptive construction activities for residents living near a work site are not from heavy machinery digging up dirt or building concrete support walls, but from regular everyday activities, such as workers needing to communicate with each other. A great example is  at the intersection of Allen Road and Eglinton Avenue West, where work has started to pour the concrete slab in the tunnels for the LRT tracks.  Lire la suite »

Brentcliffe Portal – Next Steps

At the eastern tunnel entrance at Brentcliffe Road, work is ramping up to transform the site into the transition point between the underground and surface portions of the line.  Lire la suite »

Going deep into the ground at Laird Station

In building the crosstown, we’re working to minimize disruption – here’s how we’re doing that at Laird. We’re using a sequential excavation method (a mining technique) to excavate the underground portion of the station – where the platforms and concourse levels will be built around the current LRT tunnels.

This means once the excavation is complete for the station entrances, a total of two at Laird, we will start mining sideways under the roadway to make room for the platforms and concourse. In contrast, the cut and cover method means excavating vertically from the road.  Lire la suite »

Community Benefits Spotlight – Prajwal Amatya

When Prajwal Amatya moved to Canada from Nepal in early 2016, he was faced with a common challenge for recent immigrants; an inability to secure employment despite a wealth of professional experience as CAD/Drafter.

In an effort to improve his chances of finding a job, Prajwal enrolled in the Toronto District School Board’s Canadian Experience program at the Yorkdale Adult Learning Centre. The Canadian Experience program is designed to help integrate professional immigrants into the Canadian workforce. Lire la suite »

The tunnels are complete – now, what’s next?

Now that the tunnels are prepared, up next is fitting out the tunnels similar to furnishing a freshly built home. Lire la suite »