Eglinton Crosstown West Extension

Rank 2021


Image Credit: Metrolinx

Industry Sector: Transit

Project Type: LRT

Project Value: $4.7 billion

Funding Source: P3

Provincial Funding: $4.7 billion

Province: Ontario

City / Region: Toronto

Estimated End Date of Substantial Completion: TBD

The Eglinton Crosstown West Extension is an approximately 9.2 kilometre extension of the Eglinton Crosstown LRT (future Line 5), from Mount Dennis to Renforth Drive. Metrolinx is actively collaborating with the GTAA and municipal partners on the proposed alignment from Renforth Drive to the airport, which takes into account the GTAA’s plans for a Regional Transit Centre. Tunnelling is one of the first phases of work for the project. A separate advance tunnelling contract will be issued to help move the project forward on an accelerated timeline.

The Eglinton Crosstown West Extension is one of four priority transit projects announced by the Province in 2019 for the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area. Planning is underway for all four subway projects and procurements for the subway program are being staged to ensure each project is delivered successfully.

The project is being delivered in two separate P3 contracts, although the type of P3 has yet to be determined: 

• Advance Tunnelling (RFP issued August 2020)

• Stations and remaining works (procurement dates TBD)

Project Owner: Metrolinx

Engineer: Parsons (consulting); Morrison Hershfield (consulting); Hatch (consulting)

Project/Construction Manager: Infrastructure Ontario

Environmental Services: WSP (environmental lead)

Other Key Players: Dillon Consulting (technical advisory services); Golder (geotechnical studies); Jacobs (quality mgmt. and risk assessment); Comtech, ARUP (technical advisory services)

Supplier Other: DECAST


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