Some good news on TORONTO’s infrastructure front. Tunnel boring on the Eglinton Crosstown LRT line has been finished. 26,178 pre-cast concrete segments have been installed and a 10-kilometre (6.5 mile) east-west tunnel has been bored. The total length of the line will be double that. 3 stations are under construction with another 22 to go.
When completed the Crosstown will connect Weston Road to Kennedy Station along Eglinton Avenue. On the line – 3 subway interchanges, links to GO suburban transit, and 54 bus routes. The Crosstown represents TORONTO’s largest transit project in a generation. Travel is predicted to be 60% faster than on the existing bus service.
Building Number 9 <PHOTO ABOVE> was once the recreation centre for thousands of employees at TORONTO’s Kodak factory, which closed in 2005. The historic structure, built in 1939 and weighing 3,000-tonnes, has been moved 60 metres to allow METROLINX to construct a Crosstown terminus station.