A computer rendering showing the elevated section of the Eglinton Crosstown West Extension

Eglinton Crosstown West Extension


The Eglinton Crosstown West Extension will bring even more rapid transit to Etobicoke and Mississauga, making it easier for people to get where they need to be each day.

The 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. Once complete, it will create a continuous rapid transit line that stretches from Scarborough, through midtown Toronto, and into Mississauga.

The extension will connect with other local and regional transit options that will make it faster and easier to get around, including UP Express and GO Transit rail services, TTC bus services, and MiWay and GO Transit bus services along the 18-km Mississauga Transitway.

Plans are also being explored with the Greater Toronto Airports Authority to extend the line to Pearson International Airport.

Construction on the project is underway.

Project map


Key facts

Number of stations

Up to 10

  • 7 from Mount Dennis to Renforth Drive
  • Up to 3 more for the potential link between Renforth Drive and Pearson International Airport

Connections to other transit


  • 2 regional rail services: UP Express and Kitchener GO Train
  • 3 bus services – GO Transit, TTC and MiWay buses

Route length

Up to 13.9 km

  • 9.2 km between Mount Dennis and Renforth Drive
  • 4.7km for the potential link between Renforth Drive and Pearson International Airport


Up to 69,700 daily rides

Improved access to transit

37,500 more people within walking distance to transit

Walking distance to transit for 4,800 low-income residents

Improved access to jobs

23,600 more jobs within walking distance to transit

  • Factoring in bus connections to Pearson International Airport, 56,000 more jobs within walking distance to transit

Annual reductions in traffic congestion

Up to 6.5 million fewer car trips on the road (combined with the Eglinton Crosstown LRT)

Reduction in annual greenhouse gas emissions

Up to 5,800 tonnes

Track the tunnel boring machines

Follow along as Renny and Rexy make their way from the launch site at Renforth Drive to the extraction shaft just west of Scarlett Road.

In the news

New renderings released as procurement starts for Eglinton Crosstown West Extension’s seven stations

March 27, 2024

The station renderings represent the starting point for future project partners to work from as they follow Metrolinx design principles and guidelines. [Read more]

Second tunnelling contract awarded for Eglinton Crosstown West Extension

Feb. 20, 2024

The contract to design and build the second underground segment of the line has been awarded to Strabag Inc. [Read more]

Contract awarded for Eglinton Crosstown West Extension elevated guideway

Dec. 18, 2023

Metrolinx has awarded the contract to design and build a major part of the project. [Read more]

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  • Initial Business Case released

    March 2020

  • Environmental project report addendum finalized

    June 2020

  • First tunnelling contract awarded

    May 2021

  • Groundbreaking at tunnel launch shaft

    July 2021

  • Tunnelling begins at Renforth Drive

    April 2022

  • Requests for Proposals released - second tunnel and elevated guideway contracts

    April 2022

  • Contract awarded for elevated guideway

    December 2023

  • Second tunnelling contract awarded

    February 2024

  • Procurement begins for stations, rail, and systems contract

    March 2024

Learn more about the Eglinton Crosstown West Extension's procurement milestones at Infrastructure Ontario's project page.

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