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Crosstown LRT: Keelesdale Station 
2620 Eglinton Avenue West, Toronto
Developer: Metrolinx

Crosstown LRT: Keelesdale Station | ?m | 1s | Metrolinx | IBI Group

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  1. UT Admin

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    Theres a new database page for Keele Station on the Eglinton Crosstown LRT Line. Lots of renders, drawings and construction to discuss!

    Keele Station platform view.
     
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    So they're demolishing this building to build vents? That's too bad. It's not exactly an architectural gem, but it creates a nice street wall.
     
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  3. AlbertC

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    Short-term pain for long-term gain I suppose. Overall, the effect of having rapid transit stations will allow for more significant buildings to be built along Eglinton and its adjacent main arteries in the future.
     
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  4. junctionist

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    The interior looks fairly simple, but it could be a great space with a creative combination of finishes, some unique architectural finishes and integration of art. The pavilions will hopefully have architectural flare. We have an opportunity to finally get rapid transit station design right across an entire line. It cannot be squandered.
     
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  5. Palma

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    Look at all those flight of stairs. I still cannot believe there are 2 entrances on south Keele St (an easy walk from 1 side of the street to the other (to serve those residential communities), yet on Keele north there is nothing. There is only 1 on the north side at Trethewey and Eglinton. This is insane. It is a much farther walk from those residential homes to get to Trethewey and Eglinton then people living south Keele Street and choose 1 of the 2 entrances on the south side, Plus they should have gotton rid of that break in keele St
     
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  6. gweed123

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    Yeah, with the reconstruction in the area required to build the LRT station, it would have been nice if they could have taken the jog out of Keele.
     
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  7. W. K. Lis

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    The city fixed jogs on Dundas Street West and Bathurst Street intersection, and the College Street, Carlton Street, and Yonge Street intersections during the decades when Environment Assessments were not required. The city just sent notices, bought the properties, demolished, and put in the needed roads. That can't do that these days. Doing EA's take longer and add to the costs.
     
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    To be fair, that's a tough one to fix. It requires a turn, yes, but it's not a big deal. Keele south of Eglinton doesn't go too far either as it has the much more significant gap between Rogers Road and St. Clair (which should have been fixed in the late 1970s when Metro had a chance, along with other improvements to coincide with the opening of Black Creek Drive).
     
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  9. Palma

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    Thats true enough. i forgot about that jog
     
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  10. PMT

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    Updated renderings from the Crosstown website:

    Aerial view:
    upload_2016-12-24_15-46-32.

    Ancillary building:
    upload_2016-12-24_15-47-23.

    Bus terminal:
    upload_2016-12-24_15-49-46.

    upload_2016-12-24_15-50-26.

    Primary entrance:
    upload_2016-12-24_15-51-19.

    upload_2016-12-24_15-51-42.

    Lobby:
    upload_2016-12-24_15-56-33.

    Plaza:
    upload_2016-12-24_15-52-32.

    Secondary entrance:
    upload_2016-12-24_15-53-1.

    Third entrance:
    upload_2016-12-24_15-54-40.

    (interior)
    upload_2016-12-24_15-55-32.

    Concourse:
    upload_2016-12-24_15-57-14.

    Platform:
    upload_2016-12-24_15-57-44.

    source
     
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    Too bad.
     
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    This station is the furthest along out of all of them, as it was the first one to begin construction. From what I heard, Keelesdale will be a trial station where key learnings from here will be applied to the construction of the other underground stations.




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    At the other side of Keele Street, even more progress.

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    I admire how Metrolinx incorporated children's drawing on the hoarding, which vary with each work site along eglinton. This is a great way to engage the local community while they put up with several years of construction. Which is not gonna be easy, but the end result will be tremendous. I'm already excited.

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  13. Steve X

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    Yes, I been told by ML that this will be the "model" station. Everything here is done at least three months in advance. Most of the excavation will be done this year. According to the schedule, the station builds should look mostly completed by end of 2019. Basically what the TYSSE stations look like now.

    Tracks between Mount Dennis and Keelesdale would have to be laid by end of 2019 to test and burn in the new LRVs. The heck ML won't have tracks till then, why do they even need the prototype now.
     
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    I thought the Flexity Freedom LRVs were standard gauge, therefore they can use standard tracks to "test" the vehicles using some alternative way to provide power to them (not overhead centenary).
     
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    It's cute that there's children's drawings along the hoarding.

    Once Line 5 is in revenue service, puberty would hit many of the illustrators.
     
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