Sneak peek for those who want to see what part of LRT line in Mississauga will look like


Published March 5, 2024 at 5:10 pm

Sneak peek at what part of LRT line in Mississauga will look like.
Rendering of what the elevated section of the ECWE LRT line will look like. (Image: Metrolinx)

A sneak peek from the sky and 3D renderings of a main part of a major new light-rail transit line that’ll go through Mississauga are available to the public this week.

Project leaders behind the 9.2-kilometre Eglinton Crosstown West Extension being built, in part, in east Mississauga are hosting a public open house on Wednesday night to give area residents and others both the latest information on the project and a chance to get a nearly-real feel for one of the LRT route’s main components — the elevated section, also known as the guideway.

Officials with provincial agency Metrolinx, which is in charge of the massive public transit project, say the open house will “showcase the restoration of parks and natural areas along the alignment. You can experience interactive simulations to visualize the elevated portion of the line at different locations.”

Continuing, project officials say the presentation will include “aerial animations, 3D renderings and videos with surround sound. Project experts from the Metrolinx team will be there to guide you through these immersive experiences.”

The open house takes place on March 6, from 6 to 8 p.m., at the Learning Enrichment Foundation (116 Industry St., Toronto).

When completed in roughly eight years, the ECWE will link east Mississauga and likely Pearson Airport as well with parts of west Toronto. With project completion anticipated by 2030-31, the new route will bring the Eglinton Crosstown LRT line from Toronto west to Renforth Dr. in east Mississauga.

proposal to extend the ECWE an additional 4.7 kilometres from Renforth Drive to Pearson Airport in Mississauga is also being strongly considered.

The 1.5-kilometre elevated guideway segment of the route (see video below) will run from just east of Jane Street along the north side of Eglinton Avenue West to west of Scarlett Road before heading underground again, officials say.


The contract to design and build the elevated section, or guideway, of the ECWE was awarded on Dec. 15 to Aecon Infrastructure Management Inc., which is headquartered in Toronto.

Officials with Metrolinx said in an earlier online project update that building the ECWE guideway “is critical to moving forward on the project, which will extend the Eglinton Crosstown LRT another 9.2 kilometres farther west and bring much-needed rapid transit to Etobicoke and Mississauga.

“The work under this contract will be focused on the structure of the guideway, including piers and foundations, and connections to the tunnel portals that will bring the line underground at either end of the guideway,” Metrolinx officials continued, adding major construction on the guideway is expected to start later in 2024.

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