The Crosstown LRT is the largest transit expansion in the history of Toronto. It is part of the first wave of The Big Move, a 25-year $50 billion plan for better transit in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area. The Crosstown is a light rail transit (LRT) line that will run across Eglinton Avenue between Mount Dennis Station (Weston Road) and Kennedy Station. Set to be completed in 2021, the Crosstown will have up to 25 stations and stops, and will link to 54 bus routes, three subway stations and various GO Transit lines.
Terraces at Eglinton will be a 7-minute walk from O’Connor Station, and 11 minutes away from Sloane Station. More pedestrian friendly than ever before, most parts of the city will be a short LRT ride away and travel times to downtown Toronto will be significantly reduced.
The 19-kilometre corridor will include a 10-kilometre underground portion, between Keele Street and Laird Drive. On the surface, dedicated right-of-way transit lanes separate from regular transit ensure consistent travel times. The Crosstown will operate at an average speed of 28 km/hr, which is 4 km/hr faster than the TTC downtown subway. It will carry many more passengers and move up to 60 percent faster than the existing bus service on Eglinton Avenue.
Light rail transit is a proven technology used all across the globe. The Crosstown offers many benefits to the community, including easing traffic and congestion by providing an efficient travel alternative. It will create tens of thousands of jobs and provide lasting economic benefits for the entire area. The Crosstown LRT will provide fast, reliable, and accessible transportation to passengers all across Toronto.