Drone shot of the tunnel launch site of the Eglinton Crosstown West Extension

Eglinton Crosstown West Extension

Overview

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.

Project map

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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

Five

  • 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

Ridership

37,000 daily rides

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 reduction in greenhouse gas emissions

39,000 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

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]


Second tunnel starts as Rexy joins Renny in tunnelling the Eglinton Crosstown West Extension

Aug. 5, 2022

Last week, Metrolinx reached another milestone for the Eglinton Crosstown West Extension with the second tunnel boring machine (known as Rexy) starting the journey from Renforth Drive to Scarlett Road. [Read more] 


Find more updates on Metrolinx News.

Timeline

  • Initial Business Case released

    March 2020

  • Environmental project report addendum finalized

    June 2020

  • Tunnel contract award

    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

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Land Acknowledgement

Metrolinx acknowledges that it operates on the traditional territory of Indigenous Peoples including the Anishnabeg, the Haudenosaunee and the Wendat peoples. In particular these lands are covered by 20 Treaties, and we have a responsibility to recognize and value the rights of Indigenous Nations and Peoples and conduct business in a manner that is built on the foundation of trust, respect and collaboration. Metrolinx is committed to building meaningful relationships with Indigenous Peoples, and to working towards meaningful reconciliation with the original caretakers of this land.