You are invited to our big TBM move!

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April 14, 2015

Dear Friends and Neighbours:

Come join us on Saturday April 18 and Sunday April 19 to witness a significant milestone in the Eglinton Crosstown light rail transit (LRT) project!  

Dennis and Lea, the tunnel boring machines (TBMs) that have been tunnelling the western segment of the Crosstown’s underground section, will be lifted out of the extraction shaft located west of Allen Road, and moved to the launch shaft located east of Allen Road.

TBM lift


Saturday April 18 2am to 5am – This is when the TBM move will happen. 


Sunday April 19 2am to 5am  – This is when the TBM move will happen.

If you do not wish to stay up all night to watch the move, Metrolinx staff will be available during the following times to answer your questions: 

Saturday April 18 10am to 1pm 


Saturday April 18 3pm to 6pm 

Hot chocolate and coffee will be available.


Eglinton West subway station (Eglinton Avenue West and Allen Road) area.


Please note that the subway will not be operating during the move times between 2am and 5am. Access on Eglinton Avenue West between Marlee Avenue and Bathurst Street is restricted to local traffic only. The best way to access the viewing area is on foot. 

For more information, please contact us.

Looking forward to seeing you!

The Crosstown Team