Experience Profile: Metrolinx Eglinton Crosstown Light Rail Transit

The next cornerstone in Metrolinx’s comprehensive, 25-year transportation plan for the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area (GTHA).

Construction on The Eglinton Crosstown Light Rail Transit (Crosstown LRT) began in the summer of 2011, with comple-tion expected in 2021. With 25 new stations along the dedicated route, the Crosstown LRT will span a 19-kilometre corridor and connect Kennedy, in the east, with Mount Dennis in the west. Residents and visitors will be able to travel across midtown 60% faster than before, using the crosstown line, which represents approximately $5.3B of the projected $50B Metrolinx transit plan spend, for the GTHA.

As the Crosstown LRT build intersects existing structures, this necessitates the develop-ment of approaches and designs to address the temporary, or permanent, modification or closure of existing means of egress. 

LRI continues to provide specific, unique expertise, and reviews and analyses to both Metrolinx and the Client, in the evaluation of Crosstown LRT station designs against the fire protection and life safety requirements of the Ontario Building Code (OBC). This ensures compliance with the OBC, and the successful navigation of complex egress requirements, while maintaining the operational and design goals of the project.


Toronto, Ontario

Project Info
PTB: 51,000 m2
Garage: 50,000 m2
Budget: $5.3B
Period: 2014-ongoing

Services Provided
Building Code Review
Fire Code Review
Plans Review
Engineering Judgements Alternative Solutions
Consulting with AHJ
Fire Safety Planning

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