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The Crosstown: EGLINTONconnects

The Crosstown: EGLINTONconnects

ERA, alongside Brook McIlroy, planningAlliance, City of Toronto, and others, received the 2015 Canadian Institute of Planners Award for Planning Excellence for the comprehensive project report, EGLINTONconnects. The project report also won the Award of Merit for the Visions and Master Plans Category in the 2015 Toronto Urban Design Awards.

 EGLINTONconnects, also known as The Crosstown, is a light rail transit (LRT) line that will run across Eglinton Avenue between Kennedy Station and Mount Dennis (Weston Road). The Crosstown project is the largest transit expansion in Toronto history, requiring an 8.4 billion (2010$) investment from the Ontario government.

The EGLINGTONconnects report is a holistic approach that includes LRT, bicycle lanes, and more extensive landscaping into the corridor, along with land use and development guidelines for properties lining many kilometers of the avenue.

Special thanks to all of our partners: Brook McIlory, planningAlliance, City of Toronto, HDR, Public Work, Antoine Grumbach & Associates, Swerhun Facilitation and Decision Making, Public Workshop, N. Barry Lyons Consultants.

View the project summary here.

For more information on the Canadian Institute of Planners Award, visit here.

For more information on the Toronto Urban Design Awards, visit here.

Awards publicity:
“Winners of the 2015 Toronto Urban Design Awards announced,” via News Wire.
“2015 Toronto Urban Design Awards,” via IIDEX Canada.



  • Canadian Institute of Planners - Award for Planning Excellence: City and Regional Planning, 2015
  • Toronto Urban Design Awards: Visions and Master Plans - Award of Merit, 2015

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