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Eglinton Crosstown West Extension

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Taking Eglinton Crosstown Further

The proposed Eglinton Crosstown West Extension will bring even more rapid transit to Etobicoke and Mississauga to make it easier for people to get where they need to be each day.

The proposed extension of the Eglinton Crosstown LRT will run 9.2 kilometres from the future Mount Dennis LRT station to Renforth Drive and will operate mainly underground, helping to reduce travel times and improve access to jobs, schools and other destinations throughout the Greater Toronto Area.

Metrolinx and Infrastructure Ontario are working together to deliver the project, which is estimated to be complete by 2030-31.

7
Stops*

9.2
Kilometres*

37,000
Daily Boardings

A Message from the Project Team

Metrolinx Program Sponsor Joshua Engel-Yan and the team behind the project are eager to bring your ideas into the planning and design process. There’s never been a better opportunity for you to have your voice heard in the development of new rapid transit that will shape the Toronto region for decades to come.

Where will it take me?

The proposed extension will offer convenient links to other destinations throughout the region – UP Express and Kitchener Line GO Train service at Mount Dennis, TTC bus services at all transit stops in Toronto, and MiWay and GO Bus services via the Mississauga Transitway at Renforth Drive.

Plans are also being explored with the Greater Toronto Airports Authority to extend the line another 4.7 kilometres to Pearson International Airport.

All alignments, stations, stops, locations, names and quantity of stations/stops are conceptual and subject to change.

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By the Numbers

(All numbers are approximate, based on current plans for the project)

Number of proposed stations Up to 10
  • 7 from Mount Dennis to Renforth Drive
  • Up to 3 more for the potential link between Renforth Drive and Pearson International Airport
Proposed connections to other transit options 5
  • 2 regional rail services: UP Express and Kitchener GO Train
  • 3 bus services – GO Transit, TTC and MiWay buses
Route length Up to 13.9km
  • 9.2km between Mount Dennis and Renforth Drive
  • 4.7km for the potential link between Renforth Drive and Pearson International Airport
Ridership 37,000 daily boardings
Improved access to transit 50,000 more people within walking distance to transit
Improved access to jobs 31,000 more jobs within walking distance to transit
Yearly reductions in greenhouse gas emissions 39,000 tonnes

Faster and More Convenient Travel

The Eglinton Crosstown West Extension will bring the Crosstown LRT further west, creating a continuous LRT line along Eglinton Avenue, from the east end of Toronto into Mississauga, providing significant relief to busy commutes by expanding transit capacity and cutting travel times.

Get Involved

On April 14, 2021, Metrolinx will present information and answer your questions about transit corridor lands and the Building Transit Faster Act. Visit Metrolinx Engage for more information and to register.

Information from our latest virtual engagement is available on the Metrolinx Engage portal. Learn more about the project, the progress on the tunnel alignment, station locations and the work beginning this year.

Your opinion matters. You can always share thoughts, questions or comments on the project by emailing crosstown@metrolinx.com or by calling 416-202-8001.

Recent Developments

April 2021

March 5, 2021

  • We’ve identified the team who will design and build the tunnels for the Eglinton Crosstown West Extension, bringing us even closer to a better connected GTA. Learn more here.

August 20, 2020

  • Metrolinx and Infrastructure Ontario issued the Request for Proposals (RFP) for advanced tunnelling, inviting three shortlisted teams to begin preparing submissions for how they will deliver the project if selected. Infrastructure Ontario and Metrolinx expect to award tunnelling contracts in mid-2021. Read more about the RFP and shortlisted bidders here.

Metrolinx is also continuing to explore plans with the Greater Toronto Airports Authority to extend the line to Pearson International Airport.

If you have any questions about the Eglinton Crosstown West Extension, please contact crosstown@metrolinx.com

Stay tuned to this page for future project updates.

In The News

Project Documents

In March 2020, Infrastructure Ontario (IO) and Metrolinx issued two Requests for Qualifications (RFQs) for advance tunnelling work on the Scarborough Subway Extension and the Eglinton Crosstown West Extension - the first phase of work for the two projects.

February 28, 2020: Metrolinx published the Initial Business Case. Planning for the project continues, including due diligence work, further refining the design and engineering work and seeking environmental approvals.