No Loop, No Problem - Testing unbuilt infrastructure

 

You would never buy a product that hasn’t been tested. Whether it’s a home appliance, a vehicle or any retail item, it’s important to know that the items we buy are tested to guarantee the quality of their construction.

The same principle applies when building a new transit line. We want to know that every new piece of infrastructure works exactly as intended, and that it has been tested for operational readiness on opening day. 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 »

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.   Lire la suite »

What is Dewatering?

With the amount of deep excavation required to build the Crosstown, we’re constantly running into water that could destabilize and flood excavation sites. We solve these problems with "dewatering systems." Lire la suite »

Pulling back the curtain on the MSF

One of the most significant components of the future Mount Dennis Station will be the adjacent Eglinton Maintenance & Storage Facility (EMSF) on the site of the former Kodak lands.

You have already heard about what the final site will look like, but where are we on that journey to completion? Lire la suite »

Capturing the Spirit of the Thorncliffe Community at Laird Station

Over three months in the spring of 2017, our contractor, Crosslinx Transit Solutions (CTS), worked in partnership with the Thorncliffe Neighbourhood Office (TNO) and the PATCH Project (a social enterprise operated by The STEPS Initiative) to develop a mural for the Laird Station construction site. Lire la suite »

Work Starts on the Crosstown’s Surface Section

The Crosstown’s 19 kilometres includes a 10-kilometre underground tunnel in its central section, and a nine-kilometre stretch in the east that will run along on the surface.  After years of work on the underground section – including tunneling and now station construction – crews are now beginning preparatory works for the eastern at-grade portion. Lire la suite »

Keelesdale Station – A Successful First Year

Just over a year ago, the stations construction phase of the Eglinton Crosstown LRT project broke ground at the future Keelesdale Station.  Lire la suite »