Eglinton Crosstown West Extension
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.
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.
*approximate numbers based on current plans for the project
|Number of proposed stations||Up to 10 – 7 from Mount Dennis to Renforth Drive, and up to 3 more for the potential link between Renforth Drive and Pearson International Airport|
|Number of proposed connections to other transit options||5
|Approximate number of route kms||Up to 13.9 km – 9.2 between Mount Dennis and Renforth Drive, and 4.7 for the potential link between Renforth Drive and Pearson International Airport|
|Approximate ridership||37,000 daily boardings|
|Approximate access to jobs||18 per cent more GTHA jobs accessible in 45 minutes or less|
Faster and More Convenient Travel
The proposed Eglinton Crosstown West Extension will improve travel times between key regional destinations. With trains running all the way between Renforth Drive in the west to the Ontario Science Centre in the east as frequently as every four minutes, people will be able to get where they are going faster.
An addendum to the original Eglinton Crosstown environmental assessment (2010) is needed to reflect the new underground and elevated route segments of the Eglinton Crosstown West Extension.
Online engagement started on April 1, 2020. Visit the Metrolinx Engage page now.
Your opinion matters. You can always share thoughts, questions or comments on the project by emailing EglintonCrosstownWest@metrolinx.com
The Initial Business Case was released in February, 2020. Planning for the project continues, including due diligence work, further refining the design and engineering work and seeking environmental approvals.
Metrolinx is also continuing to explore plans with the Greater Toronto Airports Authority to extend the line to Pearson International Airport.
Infrastructure Ontario (IO) and Metrolinx have 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.
Stay tuned to this page for future project updates.