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 now underway.
Number of stations
Up to 10
Connections to other transit
Up to 13.9 km
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
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 (in the lead) and Rexy make their way from the launch site at Renforth Drive to the extraction shaft just west of Scarlett Road and Eglinton Ave. West.
In the news
Tunnelling on the Eglinton Crosstown West Extension reaches halfway mark
Feb. 24, 2023
The halfway mark was reached less than a year after tunnelling on the project began. [Read more]
Construction update on the Eglinton Crosstown West Extension
Oct. 26, 2022
The latest progress made over the last few months and what to expect along the route this fall. [Read more]
Tracking Eglinton Crosstown West Extension tunnelling progress
Oct. 5, 2022
Follow along as Rexy and Renny, the boring machines digging twin tunnels, make their way east. [Read more]
Find more updates on Metrolinx News.
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Initial Business Case released
Environmental project report addendum finalized
Tunnel contract award
Groundbreaking at tunnel launch shaft
Tunnelling begins at Renforth Drive
Requests for Proposals released - second tunnel and elevated guideway contracts
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