Eglinton Light Rail Transit

The Eglinton Crosstown Light Rail Transit (LRT) project is the largest public transit project in Canada. The LRT will provide fast and reliable transit along Eglinton Avenue, helping to reduce congestion by adding 25 stations running east-west along Eglinton. It represents the single biggest expansion of urban rapid transit in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area in more than half a century


Toronto, ON


Electrical Construction

The Crosstown will link to 54 bus routes, three Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) subway stations, and various GO Transit lines. This 19 km corridor will include a 10 km underground portion.

Alltrade provided self-perform electrical, powerline work, design assist, major procurement, and project management services on this project for the overhead catenary system (OCS). 

We completed the OCS supply and installation, as well as the OCS supply and design assist, including all disconnect switches, cantilevers, rigid rail, drop posts, arrestors, headspans, spring tensioners, and down guys for the mainline, tunnels double track (19 km) and the maintenance and storage facility (10 km).

Alltrade’s installation scope on the system was the complete Eglinton Maintenance and Storage Facility and West Area Burn In up to the tunnel, including testing and commissioning.

Alltrade also provided the electrical and mechanical installation for the Leaside and Laird Stations. Alltrade’s scope of work included the building information modeling of all electrical and mechanical systems with detailed submissions to the owner. It also included the supply, installation, and commissioning of station electrical and mechanical systems (plumbing, heating, ventilation, and air conditioning). These included the grounding system, all embedded and surface mount conduits, power distribution equipment, lighting, security, tunnel ventilation, medium voltage, public announcement system, communications system, intrusion access control system, and life safety system.