Major Milestone for Eglinton Crosstown West Extension

The Ontario government has finished tunnelling the western underground portion of the Eglinton Crosstown West Extension, marking a significant milestone in the province’s plan to create a reliable and continuous rapid transit line that connects communities from the east end of Toronto to Etobicoke and Mississauga.

“As the Greater Toronto Area continues to grow, families deserve to have access to fast and reliable transit options that connect them to good jobs, housing and other necessities,” said Prabmeet Sarkaria, Minister of Transportation. “Today’s milestone brings us another step closer to saving commuters time, increasing quality of life for residents and growing the economy for everyone.”

The two 6.3-kilometre tunnels along Eglinton Avenue West bring the Extension from Renforth Drive to Scarlett Road, where the future line will come to the surface and transition to an elevated guideway.

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