Project Type: DBFM: Design, Build, Finance and Maintain
Price of Contract: TBD
Estimated Value for Money: TBD
About the project
- The project will deliver two of four LRT lines for the City of Toronto.
- The Eglinton Crosstown LRT is a 19 kilometre light rail line that will run along Eglinton Avenue from the Jane/Black Creek area in the west end of the City of Toronto to Kennedy Station in the east end.
- The LRT line will be double tracks, either at-grade, elevated or in tunnel sections.
- A 10-kilometre tunnel will be included underground between Keele Street and Don Mills Road (pending approval of an Environmental Assessment amendment).
- The existing Scarborough Rapid Transit (RT) system will be converted to a LRT and be extended from McCowan station to Sheppard Avenue.
- The Scarborough LRT line will provide an additional 10 kilometres of double tracks.
- Both LRT lines are being procured as part of a single alternative financing and procurement project agreement.
- Infrastructure Ontario will work with Metrolinx to manage all aspects of the procurement and delivery of the project.
- The Toronto Transit Commission will operate the LRT lines under an operating agreement with Metrolinx.
- Infrastructure Ontario’s role is to manage the procurement of the DBFM project, and to work jointly with Metrolinx to oversee detailed design and construction, to ensure that the winning company fulfills all of its obligations under the Project Agreement.
- The two new light rail transit lines will connect to 54 TTC bus routes along the lines and the Sheppard East LRT.
- The project also consists of up to 33 stations and stops (including underground, at-grade and elevated), elevated guideways and tunnel sections, additional infrastructure (i.e. roads, bridges, bus terminals, etc.), vehicle and infrastructure maintenance, as well as integration, testing and commissioning.
Community and Green Benefits
- A key objective of the overall project is to provide a seamless customer experience between the new LRT stations and the existing TTC operated subway system.
The new LRT lines will provide other benefits, including:
- increased reliability for passengers riding on the city’s transit system
- helping to reduce traffic congestion, green house gases and fuel consumption
- improving the quality of life for commuters by reducing daily travel time
Large infrastructure projects, such as the Eglinton Crosstown LRT and Scarborough LRT, will provide significant economic opportunities for local workers, suppliers, and contractors.