The Eglinton West LRT
With the City projected to grow to 3.4 million1 people and 1.72 million1 jobs by 2041, we must take steps to ensure our region remains a great place to live and work. For this reason, SmartTrack – including the Eglinton West LRT – will be a critical part of our expanding transportation network; a network that will ensure all types of public transportation – LRT, bus, streetcar, rail – work together to serve existing and future populations.
The Eglinton West LRT – a key component of the SmartTrack program – will change how we move around Toronto. It will operate mostly in dedicated lanes, allowing for efficient and reliable trips. The Eglinton West LRT will also improve mobility and give people more options for accessing jobs in midtown Toronto and the Airport Corporate Centre, and for travelling to Pearson International Airport.
Rapid transit on Eglinton West from Mount Dennis to Renforth Station (Commerce Boulevard), and beyond to Pearson International Airport will mean more travel connections for local and area residents, better access to businesses and jobs and shorter transit commutes, in addition to the environmental benefits public transit offers.
Plans are being refined for the Eglinton West LRT to make sure we build the best transit for the City and local community. This includes providing great transit connections, optimizing traffic flows in the area and developing well-connected and designed public spaces that align with community values. We held two public meetings in March 2019. Meeting materials can be viewed here. Comments received at the public meetings, as well as those received by email, will help inform City recommendations to Council in Spring 2019.
Please note that the comment period for this round of public consultation has concluded.
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