a deep pit of construction.

Mount Dennis gets permanent electricity to the LRT station

In the latest batch of progress photos, there's images of power - showing the scale of the work.

Aug 21, 2020

We normally take power for granted.

Other than losing it in a storm, it’s usually there when we hit a light switch.

But it’s a big deal when a major transit station gets officially plugged into the Toronto electrical grid. Among the latest images out of the Eglinton Crosstown light rail transit (LRT) project, is a shot of Mount Dennis Station, which now has permanent power.

A look at Mount Dennis station.

Mount Dennis is now powered up. (Metrolinx photo)

Now, the focus will be to extending that power eastward along the new Toronto LRT line.

Speaking of power, there’s also a photo from Eglinton Station, as crews continue to install large conduits which will hold cable. Think about the wiring you may have seen in your home, and now look at the scale of this work, using the workman on the right of the photo.

Image is of large electrical pipes.

Not your typical house electrical system – take a look at the complicated conduit system at Eglinton. (Metrolinx photo)

And finally, at Oakwood Station, the secondary entrance is coming together, as rebar installation crests above street level.

a deep pit of construction.

The second entrance takes shape at Oakwood Station. (Metrolinx photo)

So, ummm, clearly lots of electricity in the air for all the latest Crosstown progress.