The Eglinton Crosstown West Extension (ECWE) will span 9.2 kilometers from the future Mount Dennis Station on Line 5 (Eglinton) to Renforth Drive, with a total of seven stations.

For more information about the project, please visit the Metrolinx Eglinton Crosstown West Extension project page or to find out information about past and future public engagement on the project, please visit Metrolinx Engage to Get Involved.

The ECWE is an initiative under the Metrolinx-led Subway Program that will span 9.2 kilometers from the future Mount Dennis Station on Line 5 (Eglinton) to Renforth Drive, with a total of seven stations including two elevated stations at the Jane and Scarlett and five underground stations at at Mount Dennis, Royal York, Islington, Kipling, Martin Grove, and Renforth. The ECWE will offer connections to the UP Express, Kitchener Line GO Train service at Mount Dennis, TTC bus services, and MiWay and GO Bus services via the Mississauga Transitway at Renforth Drive.

Plans are also being explored with the Greater Toronto Airports Authority to extend the line another 4.7 kilometres to Pearson International Airport.

The ECWE is being built under four contracts:

  • Advance Tunnel 1 contract for the 6.4-kilometre-long twin tunnels between Renforth and Scarlett stations.
  • Advance Tunnel 2 contract for the approximately 500 metre tunnel between Jane and Mount Dennis stations.
  • Elevated Guideway contract for delivery of the 1.5-kilometre elevated guideway, including guideway structure, piers, foundation, and the Humber River crossing.
  • Stations, Rail and Systems contract for construction of the seven stations and ancillary facilities, fit-out of the tunnel, and systems installation and commissioning.

 

A map depicting the proposed 7 station stops from the future Mount Dennis Station on Line 5 (Eglinton) to Renforth Drive including the explored plans to extend the line to Pearson International Airport.

Construction of the ECWE is currently underway. In April 2022, Metrolinx’s project company (West End Connectors) commenced tunneling of the twin tunnels using tunnel boring machines which will dig from the launch site near Renforth Drive and Eglinton Avenue West towards an extraction shaft at Scarlett Road as part of the package of work for the Advance Tunnel 1 contract. Contract award for the Advance Tunnel contract 2 (i.e. between Jane and Mount Dennis stations) is anticipated in early 2023.

The Request for Proposals (RFP) for the Elevated Guideway contract was released in April 2022 and contract award is expected in late 2022.  Plans for the Stations, Rail and Systems contract for construction of the seven stations are underway and timelines will be announced in due course.