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TTC introduces "Crosstown" LRT, holds public meeting,

E-mails from several Transit Toronto readers alerted us to a new page on the TTC website about the project to build a light rail transit line under Eglinton Avenue and along the current Scarborough rapid transit line.

The TTC is now referring to the line as the “Crosstown” — a far more convenient and elegant moniker than its former “Eglinton - Scarborough - Crosstown” name.

While exploring the page, we discovered that the TTC is also holding a public meeting tonight, Wednesday, May 25, to update nearby residents on one phase of the project.

It’s starting an environmental assessment study to make sure the public has access to Keelesdale Park and Chris Tonks Arena throughout the project to build the Crosstown. Both construction vehicles and members of the public will share the only access to Keelesdale Park from Eglinton Avenue while contractors get ready to start tunneling the underground transit line.

Another access to Keelesdale Park is also important for a future community centre that the City of Toronto plans to build on the west side of Black Creek in the park.

You can drop by an open house tonight to learn more about this part of the project.

The meeting takes place from 7 until 9 p.m. at Services for Seniors, 2562 Eglinton Avenue West (east of Keele Street).

Getting there by public transit

Eastbound buses operating along the 32 Eglinton West route stop at Scott Road.
Exit the bus, walk one block east to Richardson Avenue, cross Eglinton at the traffic light, then walk a half block east to #2562.

Westbound buses operating along the 32 Eglinton West route stop at Richardson Avenue.
Exit the bus, then walk a half block east to #2562.

You can learn more about the Keelesdale Park bridge project here.