As construction of the hotly anticipated Crosstown LRT continues, the last few months have given us a better understanding of how Metrolinx's completed LRT line will look once the first passengers board in 2021. The October 1st meeting of the Design Review Panel (DRP) brought us the first cohesive glimpse of the design principles, station amenities and landscaping, as well as the storage and maintenance facilities planned for Mount Dennis.
Now, a new series of videos by Crosslinx Transit Solutions (made up of ACS Infrastructure Canada, Aecon, EllisDon, SNC-Lavalin, and Dragados Canada) takes us even closer to the finished product, with a fly-through from Mount Dennis to Kennedy offering a look at the exterior aesthetic of the entire 19-kilometre line. The video takes us east from Mount Dennis, passing above the extensive landscaping at Dufferin, Allen, and Chaplin stations, culminating in a 'ride' through the at-grade stops along the eastern end of the line:
At Mount Dennis Station, another video takes us on a comprehensive walk-through the LRT's western terminus, offering a view of the restored Kodak building set to become an elegant secondary entrance for the station. This video takes us to the LRT via escalator, starting from the car drop-off zone in front of the Kodak building:
Finally, a walk-through of Don Mills Station gives us a close look at the Crosstown's track-level design, taking us on a detailed tour of the upcoming facility. The video travels from the underground LRT to the Station's at-grade bus facility, previewing the transfer from one service to another:
We will keep you updated as construction continues and more information regarding the much-anticipated Crosstown continues to emerge. In the meantime, make sure to check out dataBase files, linked below. Want to share your thoughts on the designs? Feel free to leave a comment at the bottom of the page, or join in the discussions in one of our Forums, linked below.
|Related Companies:||Crosslinx Transit Solutions, Daoust Lestage Architecture, GFL Environmental Inc., IBI Group, LEA Consulting, Metrolinx, NORR Architects, SvN, Toronto Transit Commission|