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. 

Construction at Keelesdale Station

And what a year it has been! We have achieved many milestones including utility relocations, shoring on both sides of Eglinton Avenue West, and shallow excavation and road deck installation. Road decking allows traffic to travel over the excavated sites while the work continues below. We installed a total of 2,300 square metres of roadway timber decking, the equivalent to five basketball courts, to construct the decking at the Keelesdale site. 

Keelesdale Groundbreaking March 2016

“Our team has been working very hard all year long and we’re thrilled with what we’ve achieved,” says Anders Persson, Segment Director, Crosslinx Transit Solutions. “This progress wouldn’t be possible without the continued collaboration and hard work of all those involved.”

With the completion of this work, the construction is out of the roadway and all traffic lanes on Eglinton Avenue West at the Keele Street/Trethewey Drive intersection have been reinstated. However, Yarrow Road will continue to be closed at Eglinton due to construction at the entrance of the power substation that will help provide the power needed to run the light rail vehicles (LRVs).

So what’s next? This year we will continue excavation under the deck as well as the main entrance and the power substation, with installation of additional supports as needed along the way. With excavation now happening under the deck, there is less disruption to pedestrians, motorists and cyclists at the surface.

Open Lanes in front of York Memorial CI

Open Lanes at Keelesdale