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Construction Underway On Eglinton-Scarborough Crosstown

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Construction Underway On Eglinton-Scarborough Crosstown

McGuinty Government Creating Thousands Of Jobs, Improving Public Transit

Office of the Premier

Construction on the Eglinton-Scarborough Crosstown line is officially underway and is expected to reduce travel times and help create tens of thousands of jobs.

The new line will help keep the city moving by running about 25 kilometres mostly underground along Eglinton Avenue from Black Creek Drive to Kennedy Station. It will be partially elevated between Kennedy Station and Scarborough City Centre.

The Eglinton-Scarborough Crosstown line will include up to 26 stations and is expected to be in service in 2020.

Ontario is working to grow the economy of the future by creating good jobs for families in the face of global economic uncertainty.

Building better public transit is part of the McGuinty government's plan to create and support jobs for Ontario families while securing Ontario's future in the new global economy.

Quick Facts

  • Ontario, through Metrolinx, a provincial Crown agency, will be responsible for building the Eglinton-Scarborough Crosstown project.
  • The Province is investing $8.2 billion to build the new line.

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“We're investing in projects that create jobs and strengthen our economy. The new line is creating construction jobs today and will get people where they need to be with faster, reliable public transit when it's finished.”

Dalton McGuinty

Premier of Ontario

“The Eglinton-Scarborough Crosstown Line will be a critical part of Toronto's new rapid transit backbone. It will help reduce gridlock by letting people move from home to work, to shopping and back to their families faster than travelling on surface roads.”

Rob Ford

Mayor of the City of Toronto

“The Eglinton-Scarborough Crosstown project will give commuters a new east-to-west link across Toronto and will easily connect them to subways, buses and the GO Transit network.”

Bob Chiarelli

Minister of Transportation, Minister of Infrastructure

“This new line is going to make life easier for families in our community. It means faster service to get people to their jobs, to school or back home to their families at the end of the day.”

Laura Albanese

MPP York-South Weston

“The Crosstown is a priority project in our regional transportation plan, The Big Move, and we are pleased to be moving this project forward. This service will provide an important east-to-west connection across the city that will support future growth, improve mobility and enhance the economic, social and environmental well being in Toronto.”

Bruce McCuaig

President and CEO, Metrolinx

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