Eglinton Crosstown Light Rail Transit

Project Background

The Eglinton Crosstown Light Rail Transit (LRT) project is a 19 kilometre, 25 stop rapid transit line between Kennedy in the east and Mount Dennis in the west. The Crosstown will run underground for more than 10 kilometres, from Keele Street to Laird Avenue, then will run at surface to Kennedy Station. LRTs provide fast, reliable and convenient service by carrying passengers in dedicated transit lanes separate from regular traffic.

The Eglinton Crosstown is a Metrolinx-led project. TTC will be responsible for the day-to-day operation of the Eglinton Crosstown LRT, which will be integrated as part of Toronto’s transit system, as Line 5 Eglinton. The Crosstown project is expected to be completed in 2021.

The Crosstown is the largest public transit infrastructure project currently being delivered in Canada and will improve rapid transit connections on Eglinton Avenue.


Since the end of 2016, work has been underway at all 15 underground stations. Work has progressed along Eglinton Avenue in sections, beginning in the east and moving westward.

For more information on the work taking place, visit Metrolinx’s Construction Updates page.

Proposed Extensions

Planning for future east and west extensions of the Crosstown is underway.

Eglinton Crosstown West Extension

The proposed western extension of Line 5 from the existing Mount Dennis Station to Renforth Station.

Eglinton East Light Rail Transit

The proposed eastern extension of Line 5 from Kennedy Station through the University of Toronto Scarborough to Malvern with up to 21 stops and three connections to GO Transit.