The Government of Ontario is moving forward on its $8.4 billion
commitment to deliver the largest light rail transit (LRT) expansion in the
history of Toronto.
It features a network of 52 km of light rail transit – running
underground and on the street that will connect Toronto with comfort,
convenience, reliability and speed. It will keep our economy strong, ease
congestion, and provide an easy connection to subways, buses and GO Transit.
The Toronto LRT Plan is part of The Big Move. The Big Move
is a 25-year, $50 billion plan that will transform regional transportation
across the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Region.
Four New Lines = 52 Kilometres of New Transit
The Government of Ontario has committed $8.4 billion in
support of four LRT lines based on recommendations from Metrolinx:
• The Eglinton-Scarborough Crosstown LRT from Black Creek to Kennedy
Station will be complete by 2020
• The Scarborough RT replacement and extension to Sheppard
Avenue will be complete by 2020
• The Finch West LRT from the York-Spadina Subway to Humber
College will be complete by 2020
• The Sheppard East LRT from Don Mills station east to
Morningside Avenue will be complete by 2021
On November 28, 2012, Metrolinx, the City of Toronto and TTC signed a master agreement for the implementation of the Toronto Light Rail Transit Program. The agreement formalizes the construction and future operation of the four new Light Rail Transit (LRT) lines in Toronto, which will improve public transit and ease congestion in Toronto. Metrolinx will own the LRT lines and the TTC will operate them.
Eglinton-Scarborough Crosstown LRT
The Eglinton-Scarborough Crosstown is the cornerstone of the
Toronto LRT projects. It will link to 54 local bus routes, three TTC
interchange subway stations and GO Transit. The Crosstown line will run
underground from Black Creek Drive to Laird Avenue, then above ground to
It will create thousands of
construction jobs and provide lasting economic benefits to Toronto and its
For employers, public transit is how their workforce commutes. For thousands
of students, it’s how they get to class. For seniors, it’s how they get to
their medical appointments and maintain independence in their senior years.
For people, The Crosstown project, once complete, will cut transit time in
half along this important mid-town corridor.
Construction is currently underway. The goal is to complete the project and have the entire Crosstown line
operational by 2020.
Monitor construction progress and
milestones by visiting the official Crosstown website
The Crosstown Community
A community office is now open to keep local residents
informed on the progress of the Eglinton-Scarborough Crosstown project. Stop
in or call the site office for more information on the progress of the
1848 Eglinton Avenue West (at Dufferin Street)
Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Tuesday and Thursday: By appointment only