Eglinton Crosstown LRT

Rank 2024


Image Credit: Metrolinx

Industry Sector: Transit

Project Type: LRT

Project Value: $12.571 billion

Funding Source: P3

Provincial Funding: $12,571 billion

Province: Ontario

City / Region: Toronto

Estimated End Date of Substantial Completion: 2024

This light-rail transit line will run along Toronto’s Eglinton Avenue between Mount Dennis (Weston Road) and Kennedy Station. Part of the Government of Ontario’s light-rail transit plan for the city, this 19-kilometre corridor will include an 11-kilometre underground portion between Keele Street and Laird Drive. When running at street level, the line will carry passengers in dedicated right-of-way transit lanes separate from regular traffic with priority signaling at intersections. Travelling at an average speed of 28 km/h, it will link to 54 bus routes, three subway stations, and various GO Transit lines. The capacity of the LRT vehicles is 15,000 passengers per hour per direction, with the flexibility to easily remove or add cars. 

Project Owner: Metrolinx

Engineer: Jacobs and 4 Transit—WSP (project managment/GIS), Hatch, and Parsons (consulting engineer, technical advisor, construction oversight); AECOM (consulting engineer, preliminary planning/study, design); Wood-a WSP company (consulting/environmental); LEA (design); Parsons

Contractor: Jacobs and 4 Transit—WSP (project management/engineering/GIS); Hatch, and Parsons (consulting engineer, technical advisor, construction oversight); AECOM (consulting engineer, preliminary planning/study, design); Wood E&I (WSP) (consulting/environmental/geotechnical studies); LEA (design); Parsons

Project/Construction Manager: Procurement Agent: Infrastructure Ontario

P3 Team Members/Project Team: DBFM Team: Crosslinx Transit Solutions—ACS Infrastructure Canada, Aecon, EllisDon, AtkinsRéalis, and Dragados Canada

Other Key Players: AECOM (consulting engineer, preliminary planning/study, design); Aon (risk advisor); Arup (preliminary design work); Arcadis-IBI Group (design engineer); BTY Group (independent certifier); Caterpillar; Entro; Entuitive (structural eng. consultant); EY (advising gov’t.); EXP (instrumentation and monitoring); Golder-a WSP company (geotechnical services); Hanscomb (preliminary and concept designers’ cost consultant for 7 stations); Infrastructure Ontario; INTECH (insurance advisor); McCormick Rankin; Munro (concrete); Norton Rose Fulbright; Obayashi Canada; Kenny Construction; EXP; Kenaidan Contracting; Technicore (contractors); URS/Parsons JV (systems design); CRH Canada (cement supply); Dufferin Construction (prep work); McMillen Jacobs Associates (independent verifier); Mott MacDonald (track design review and tunnel construction management); Englobe (geotechnical studies); CIMA+ (traffic mgmt. and road safety audits); Morrison Hershfield (transit operations and maintenance advisory services); GHD (traffic mgmt., site civil support); AGAT Labs; Comtech (consulting services); Deloitte; Geosolv; HKA; GFL (excavation, shoring, soil management); R.V. Anderson Associates Ltd.; Turner & Townsend (cost management); E.S. Fox; Cartel Communications Systems Inc.

Financiers and Banks: National Bank Financial and Scotiabank Global Banking and Markets (underwriters); Alberta Treasury Branches; Caisse Centrale Desjardins; Bank of Nova Scotia; Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ; and Toronto-Dominion Bank (mandate lead arrangers); BMO Capital Markets (financial advisor)

Management Consultants: Infrastructure Ontario; Metrolinx; SEG Management Consultants (fairness advisor); EY (transaction advisor); BMO Capital Markets (financial advisor); Aon Risk Solutions (insurance advisor)

Architect Names: Station Architects; NORR Architects & Engineers; DIALOG; Daoust Lestage

Vehicle Supplier Names: Bombardier

Supplier Other: Bombardier (vehicle); DECAST Ltd. (precast tunnel liner segments); CRH Canada (cement); Canam Group (steel fabricator); Victaulic

Legal: Blake, Cassels & Graydon (Metrolinx legal advisor); Fasken Martineau DuMoulin (advising lenders to consortium); Borden Ladner Gervais (legal advisor); DLA Piper (Canada); Norton Rose Fulbright; Stikeman Elliott LLP; Singleton Urquhart Reynolds Vogel

Road or Transit Length (km): 19

2023 Rank: 5

2022 Rank: 5

2021 Rank: 5

2020 Rank: 5

2019 Rank: 5

2018 Rank: 5

2017 Rank: 4

2016 Rank: 1

2015 Rank: 5

2014 Rank: 5