Eglinton-Crosstown LRT Open Houses

Eglinton-Crosstown LRT

December 2 update: I plan on attending tonight’s open house at the  CNIB Conference Centre. I plan to submit my comments at the open house, and will post them on this site once I have done that.

The next round of open houses will be held for the Eglinton-Crosstown LRT. There will be seven open houses held over the next few weeks. You can read the official notice here.

Here are the display panels for the open houses (each are about 2 MB in size):

All will be held from 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm. The dates and locations are as  follows:

  • Monday November 23 at York Memorial Collegiate - 2690 Eglinton Avenue West
  • Tuesday November 24 at Etobicoke Olympium - 590 Rathburn Road
  • Wednesday November 25 at Northern Secondary School - 851 Mount Pleasant Road
  • Thursday November 26 at Richview Collegiate - 1738 Islington Avenue
  • Wednesday December 2 at the CNIB Conference Centre - 1929 Bayview Avenue
  • Tuesday December 8 at the Don Montgomery Community Centre - 2467 Eglinton Avenue East
  • Thursday December 10 at Beth Shalom Synagogue - 1445 Eglinton Avenue West

One Response to “Eglinton-Crosstown LRT Open Houses”

  1. Stephane Says:

    It took as long as the UK to France chunnel line to be built as it did to build the shepard extension. How long will it take to get this built if ever. 30 to 40 years. I will die a old man before this project will get completed yet alone started.

    Cal’s comment: I have compared the Sheppard Line to London’s Jubilee Line Extension project. Both started construction at similar times: December 1993 for Jubilee and June 23, 1994 for Sheppard. Hoewver, the Jubilee line opened nearly three years earlier: December 22, 1999 compared to Sheppard’s November 22, 2002. The Jubilee Extension is 15.9 kilometres (though 3.7 km is not in a tunnel) with four under-river crossings while Sheppard is 5.5 km (6.4 km of when tail tracks are included), crossing the Don River in an enclosed, water tight bridge. All that, and the Jubilee line missed a few deadlines along the way and was somewhat late, as its final phase was supposed to be open in October 1999, but it still made it before the New Year’s celebrations. The Jubilee line even faced numerous problems with soft soil conditions and the collapse of another tunnel project that halted its work for a few months, but it still took less time!

    One little nit to pick: Sheppard was a new line, not an extension. I say this because it is only the second new subway line ever built in Toronto, the Yonge line from Eglinton to Union was the first. All other subway projects were built as extensions to the existing system, even the Bloor-Danforth line, which is now operated as a separate line.