Toronto Crosstown LRT: Eglinton Station | ?m | 1s | Metrolinx | Arcadis

Why is it so high though

I answered that one here:
It's a ventilation shaft. I remember asking the Crosstown team about this and they insisted it couldn't be accommodated under the roadway (such as those you'll see on Spadina Rd) and so there's a small median structure on the North side of the intersection.
The extended platform for Line 1 at Eglinton opens for service tomorrow, Sunday May 14th.

The TTC posted this picture on its FB account 1 hour ago:


Two additional pics of the Crosstown component from the link posted above by @Miles998tf