The Design Drafts – Interchanges

The Design Drafts is a series of articles focusing on the design of the Eglinton LRT (ELRT). This month, we sat down with Crosslinx Transit Solutions Design Manager Hagen Materne to discuss challenges in designing Eglinton and Cedarvale Stations – interchanges with TTC’s Line 1. Read more »

The Design Drafts – Crosstown Design Overview

The Design Drafts is a new series of articles focusing on the design of the Eglinton Crosstown LRT. In the coming months, articles will focus on topics like station design, neighbourhood integration and public artwork. Read more »

Moving Kodak Building 9 Back

Thirteen months after Kodak Building 9 was first moved, the time has come to move it back to its original location and secure it to a new foundation.

When putting together the original design of Mount Dennis Station, an interesting decision had to be made – what should be done withhistoric landmark?

Building 9 has long been a historic part of the Mount Dennis Community. Instead of demolishing the building, construction is currently ongoing to transform it into the tertiary entrance of Mount Dennis Station, and an important part of a future transit hub. Read more »

Limitless Power in a Limited Space

Think, for a moment, about the amount of electricity that would be required for underground transit tunnels.

You’ve got the lighting systems along the walls, ventilation to ensure there’s clean air, and rail communications systems. On top of all this, you need to supply power for these systems over massive distances covered by the transit line. Read more »

Shop Local – "Experience Eglinton"

Eglinton is one of the most diverse streets in Toronto. Intersecting over a dozen neighbourhoods, its hundreds of local shops and big-name retailers sell nearly every good and service imaginable. As you travel Eglinton Avenue, the streetscape changes to match the character of each vibrant neighbourhood. 

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Inspiration in Construction

The Artbarn School is Toronto’s foremost not-for-profit art school, and students and staff are finding inspiration in unlikely places near its Eglinton home, encouraging the community not to feel fenced in by construction.   Read more »

Please drive carefully – so everyone can get home safe

Soon, you’ll notice some new signs posted at Crosstown construction sites. The message is simple; there’s a traffic control person (TCP) behind that sign, and they have a family depending on them. We’re dedicated to worker safety, and they are responsible for your safety. Read more »

Steps to constructing a concrete roof slab

Learn about how we're building Fairbank, Forest Hill, Chaplin and Mount Pleasant stations from the top down. Read more »

Overhead crane at Oakwood Station

You may have noticed, at the intersection of Oakwood Avenue and Eglinton Avenue West, there is now a large steel structure. For the first time ever in Canada, an overhead crane has been assembled on a pile wall above an open excavation. This impressive first is all part of the construction of the Crosstown’s new Oakwood Station. Read more »

Back to School – Safety Tips During Construction

Whether you’re driving or walking to school, keep these tips in mind to ensure your own safety, as well as the safety of others, when you're travelling near construction zones. Read more »