The Government of Ontario is moving forward on its commitment to deliver the largest rapid transit expansion in the history of Toronto.
Rapid transit – running above and below ground and connecting Toronto with comfortable, convenient, reliable and fast service – will keep our economy strong, ease congestion, as well as provide an easy connection to subways, buses and GO Transit.
The Toronto rapid transit projects are part of The Big Move. The Big Move is a 25-year, $50 billion plan that will transform regional transportation across the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Region.
The Government of Ontario has committed $8.4 billion in support of new transit for Toronto.
- The Eglinton Crosstown LRT will add 19 kilometres of new transit from Mount Dennis (Weston Road) to Kennedy Station
- The Sheppard East LRT will add 13 kilometres of new transit along Sheppard Avenue from Don Mills subway station to east of Morningside Avenue
- The Finch West LRT will add 11 kilometres of new transit along Finch Avenue from the planned
- Finch West subway station at Keele Street to Humber College
- A $1.48 billion investment in an extension of Bloor-Danforth subway line along McCowan Road to Sheppard Avenue
On November 28, 2012, Metrolinx, the City of Toronto and TTC signed a master agreement for the implementation of the Toronto Light Rail Transit Program. The agreement formalizes the construction and future operation of the four new Light Rail Transit (LRT) lines in Toronto, which will improve public transit and ease congestion in Toronto. Metrolinx will own the LRT lines and the TTC will operate them.
Eglinton Crosstown LRT
The Eglinton Crosstown is the cornerstone of the $8.4 billion investment. The service will link to 54 local bus routes, three TTC interchange subway stations and GO Transit. The Crosstown line will run underground for more than 10 kilometres, from Keele Street to Laird Avenue, then at surface to Kennedy Station.
The project, which is under construction now, is creating thousands of design and construction jobs, and will provide lasting economic benefits to Toronto and its surrounding region.
For employers, public transit is how their workforce commutes. For thousands of students, it’s how they get to class. For seniors, it’s how they get to their medical appointments and maintain independence in their senior years. Once complete, the Crosstown service will cut transit time significantly along this important mid-town corridor.
The Crosstown will be operational in 2020. Monitor construction progress and milestones by visiting the Crosstown website at www.thecrosstown.ca.
The Crosstown Community Office
A community office is available to keep local residents informed on the progress of the Eglinton Crosstown project. Stop in or call the office for more information on the progress of the project:
1848 Eglinton Avenue West (at Dufferin Street)
Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Tuesday and Thursday: By appointment only