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 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.
Starting December 7, 2020, visit Metrolinx Engage for a virtual open house. Learn more about the project, the progress on the tunnel alignment, station locations and the work beginning next year.
Your opinion matters. You can always share thoughts, questions or comments on the project by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 416-202-8001.
On 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.
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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.
Stay tuned to this page for future project updates.
In The News
- The Eglinton Crosstown West Extension completes a missing link: How a decades-old expressway plan will help bridge a transit gap – December 2020
- The art and science of building subway tunnels – One size doesn’t fit all – August 2020
- Tunnelling work on Scarborough Subway Extension and Eglinton Crosstown West Extension put out for bids – March 2020
- Metrolinx releases updated business cases for Scarborough Subway Extension and Eglinton Crosstown West Extension – February 2020
- Rock of ages – How drilling work on four Toronto subway projects are tapping into a subterranean GTA history, centuries in the making – January 2020
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.