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.
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.
By the Numbers
(All numbers are approximate, based on current plans for the project)
|Number of proposed stations||Up to 10
|Proposed connections to other transit options||5
|Route length||Up to 13.9km
|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.
Have a question or concern about the Eglinton Crosstown West Extension? Our dedicated community relations team is available 24/7 through phone at 416-202-8001 or email at EglintonWest@metrolinx.com.
Your opinion matters and we’d love to hear from you. For upcoming engagement opportunities please visit our Metrolinx Engage page.
May 20, 2021
- Metrolinx and Infrastructure Ontario have awarded the advance tunnel contract to West End Connectors to design, build and finance the tunnels for the Eglinton Crosstown West Extension. Learn more here.
- Letters identifying transit corridor lands for the project were mailed to property owners and occupants in April. Learn more about property and transit construction.
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.
Stay tuned to this page for future project updates.
In The News
Metrolinx teams up with Toronto and Region Conservation Authority to plant trees around Eglinton Crosstown West Extension route
Metrolinx is getting a head start on tree planting along the route of the Eglinton Crosstown West Extension, helping to keep the community green as this critical new transit project is built. Take a look at some of the tree planters in action.
Teams have been hard at work at the Eglinton Crosstown West Extension tunnel launch site. Learn more about what’s going on behind the construction hoarding, what’s happening next, and how you might be able to leave your own mark on the project.
Metrolinx launches naming contests for Eglinton Crosstown West Extension and Scarborough Subway Extension tunnel boring machines
People are getting the chance to name a trio of digging machines, as they make their way to Canada from overseas. Find out below how you can throw your name into the hat.
Turtles, bats, and birds are being studied along the Eglinton Crosstown West Extension route, as experts make sure work doesn’t disrupt important habitats of even the smallest creatures. Over the spring and summer, teams from Metrolinx have been examining local wildlife along the route as part of the planning process for the project. Read on to learn more about how all living things – big or small, winged or shelled – get factored into new transit plans.
Metrolinx continues to make progress on the four priority subway projects, including the 9.2-kilometre-long Eglinton Crosstown West Extension.