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Eglinton Crosstown West Extension Advance Tunnel

Toronto, Ontario

The Eglinton Crosstown West Extension (ECWE) Tunnel will improve mobility for the community, decrease traffic congestion and reduce emissions by providing a new, more sustainable transportation option in Toronto. The ECWE is the first phase of work for the 9.2-kilometre extension of the Eglinton Crosstown Light Rail Transit (LRT). The extension will run primarily underground and westward from the future Mount Dennis Station between Weston Road and Black Creek Drive, to Renforth Drive.This system will connect to the GO Kitchener Line and Union-Pearson (UP) Express at Mount Dennis Station, TTC bus services in Toronto, as well as GO and MiWay bus services.

West End Connectors, selected to design, build and finance the project is a consortium comprised of Aecon (40%), Dragados Canada Inc. (40%) and Ghella (20%).

Infrastructure Ontario (IO) and Metrolinx

$729.2 million


The scope of work includes the design and construction of launch and extraction shafts, tunnels and headwalls, the installation of precast concrete tunnel liners, as well as other ancillary work.

Project Benefits:

  • Improves access to transit for area residents
  • Reduces daily travel times for commuters
  • Economic and community growth along the future transit line with job creation opportunities
  • Reduction in traffic congestion, greenhouse gases and fuel consumption by providing a new transportation option
Eglinton Crosstown West Extension Map

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Eglinton Crosstown LRT

Toronto, Ontario

Creating reliable and faster service, the Eglinton Crosstown LRT will run along Eglinton Avenue between Mount Dennis (Weston Road) and Kennedy station. This 19-kilometre corridor will include a 10-kilometre underground portion, between Keele Street and Laird Drive and will have 25 stations and stops.

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