10 METRES LONG & WEIGHING 400 TONNES, TWO TUNNEL BORERS NAMED ‘DENNIS’ & ‘LEA’ SURFACE

DENNIS1A couple of hundred transit buffs turned up to watch two tunnel boring machines being hoisted out of their 30-metre-deep shaft and brought up to street level. The events took place early Saturday and Sunday on Eglinton Avenue West at Allen Road.

The tunnel borers – ‘Dennis & Lea’ (for Mount Dennis & Leaside) – were working on the Eglinton-Crosstown lightrail project, and have now been repositioned for the next phase of construction. Metrolinx served hot chocolate to ward off Saturday’s early morning chill.

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