Eglington Crosstown LRT under construction23/05/2019
Located in Toronto, Eglinton Crosstown LRT is one of the largest ongoing construction projects in North America. Daoust Lestage is part of the Crosslinx Transit Solutions consortium, that won the international competition in 2015. The firm is the Design Excellence Lead for the 25 Eglington Crosstown stations, and the project and design architect for Fairbank station.
Unique to Fairbank and a few other stations, the top-down method of construction is being used meaning that the more than 2m thick roof slab will be built first, followed by excavation and construction of the platform and concourse below.
As for the entries, a full scale model as been built. It is the best way to ensure that the details designed will be executed as imagined. This also provides a sneak peek of the largest transit expansion in Ontario’s history, planned for completion in 2021.