A-Way: 30 Years Strong

During the construction of the Crosstown, we support a number of social enterprises – businesses that funnel profits towards charitable endeavours. One social enterprise frequently used by our constructor, Crosslinx Transit Solutions, is A-Way Express.

A-Way is a courier company that provides employment for Torontonians with lived experience of mental health issues. Crosslinx employees use A-Way to send materials to different sites and offices. A-Way offers same-day delivery to any location in Toronto. Lire la suite »

Inspiring Young Women in Construction

Construction is a massive industry in Canada, representing nearly 12 per cent of the country’s national economic activity. Despite the industry’s size and importance, women are heavily underrepresented, comprising only 12.6 per cent of its labour force and 4 per cent of tradespeople.  Lire la suite »

Crosstown Glossary

'Mud slab' sounds like a flavour of ice cream, and 'Portal' is something out of the latest sci-fi drama. What do these mean in relation to construction for the Eglinton Crosstown? We often mention many terms that may be confusing if you are not involved with the project. To help, we have put together a glossary of terms that are often used when talking about the Eglinton Crosstown.

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The Next Phase Begins

While much of the work on the Eglinton Crosstown to this point has been building tunnels and stations for the underground portion, there is another nine kilometre stretch to the east that is about to start taking shape. Early work began in 2017, but now’s the time for this part of the project to come to life. Lire la suite »

Keelesdale Mural – Recognizing Local Heritage

Next month, a new mural will be visible near the future Keelesdale Station. Titled That’s How We Roll, the mural was painted by grade 11 art students from York Memorial Collegiate Institute. 

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#MyEglinton story – Joel Boland

Joel Boland grew up near the Golden Mile, and for him and his friends, Eglinton was the place to be. From his dentist to basketball games to Eglinton Square, Eglinton Avenue East had everything Joel needed – except for a modern transit line to help get across the corridor.

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Soil Management – Excelling with Excess

With household waste, unwanted possessions and garbage are stuffed into the bin, brought to the curb, and promptly forgotten about. However, behind the scenes, there’s an army of city employees working to transport, sort, and store the waste. 

This process works perfectly on a small scale, but what if the project is bigger? What if, instead of a bag of garbage, the material in question was truckloads of dirt? Lire la suite »

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. Lire la suite »

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. Lire la suite »

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. Lire la suite »