Soil Management – Excelling with Excess

With household waste, unwanted possessions and garbage are stuffed into the bin, brought to the curb, and promptly forgotten about. However, behind the scenes, there’s an army of city employees working to transport, sort, and store the waste. 

This process works perfectly on a small scale, but what if the project is bigger? What if, instead of a bag of garbage, the material in question was truckloads of dirt? Lire la suite »

Mining Update – End of 2017

2017 saw the start of many different major construction activities at Crosstown station sites across Eglinton: concrete pours, steel installation, piling, and excavation to name a few. In addition, one major activity unique in Toronto’s urban landscape began at some sites – mining.
For info on mining basics at Laird, click here: http://www.thecrosstown.ca/news-media/whats-new/update-mining-at-laird-station-main-entrance  Lire la suite »

Life Saving Measures – The Davit Arm

Safety is an integral part to the work currently being done for the Eglinton Crosstown, both for the public and construction crews on site. In the event of a worker injury on a Crosstown site, it’s important that teams respond effectively. Eliminating risk and providing sites with the tools needed for first response care is an essential step. On complex construction sites with varying depths, tools are needed to extract an injured person while preventing further injury.

Enter the Davit Arm. Lire la suite »

The Design Drafts – Future Development

The Design Drafts is a series of articles focusing on the design of the Eglinton Crosstown LRT (ECLRT). This month, the focus is on potential future development in station design. Lire la suite »

No Loop, No Problem - Testing unbuilt infrastructure

 

You would never buy a product that hasn’t been tested. Whether it’s a home appliance, a vehicle or any retail item, it’s important to know that the items we buy are tested to guarantee the quality of their construction.

The same principle applies when building a new transit line. We want to know that every new piece of infrastructure works exactly as intended, and that it has been tested for operational readiness on opening day. Lire la suite »

The Design Drafts – Interchanges

The Design Drafts is a series of articles focusing on the design of the Eglinton LRT (ELRT). This month, we sat down with Crosslinx Transit Solutions Design Manager Hagen Materne to discuss challenges in designing Eglinton and Cedarvale Stations – interchanges with TTC’s Line 1. Lire la suite »

Moving Kodak Building 9 Back

Thirteen months after Kodak Building 9 was first moved, the time has come to move it back to its original location and secure it to a new foundation.

When putting together the original design of Mount Dennis Station, an interesting decision had to be made – what should be done withhistoric landmark?

Building 9 has long been a historic part of the Mount Dennis Community. Instead of demolishing the building, construction is currently ongoing to transform it into the tertiary entrance of Mount Dennis Station, and an important part of a future transit hub. Lire la suite »

Limitless Power in a Limited Space

Think, for a moment, about the amount of electricity that would be required for underground transit tunnels.

You’ve got the lighting systems along the walls, ventilation to ensure there’s clean air, and rail communications systems. On top of all this, you need to supply power for these systems over massive distances covered by the transit line. Lire la suite »

Inspiration in Construction

The Artbarn School is Toronto’s foremost not-for-profit art school, and students and staff are finding inspiration in unlikely places near its Eglinton home, encouraging the community not to feel fenced in by construction.   Lire la suite »

Pulling back the curtain on the MSF

One of the most significant components of the future Mount Dennis Station will be the adjacent Eglinton Maintenance & Storage Facility (EMSF) on the site of the former Kodak lands.

You have already heard about what the final site will look like, but where are we on that journey to completion? Lire la suite »