Crosstown train goes to Caledonia.

Metrolinx has announced that a train has successfully travelled the relatively short distance between Mount Dennis and Caledonia stations. It apparently was the furthest that an actual train has been along the line. Read more about the event here.

The stations along the Eglinton Crosstown Route. Click to enlarge.

The line is expected to be ready for passengers in 2022. It will open as an entity rather than gradually.

The Ford government campaigned on and has made much of its commitment to extend the line westwards beyond Mount Dennis to the airport and is actively seeking proposals from potential contractors. Much of the extension will be underground, following Eglinton Avenue.

Two artworks for Mount Dennis Station

Metrolinx has announced that 6 stations along the Eglinton Crosstown line will be decorated with artworks chosen from 187 new and established artists’ submissions. Mount Dennis Station will be the only station to have two. The first is a collage of found images and objects by Sara Cwynar and the second, a video installation from Canadian artists based in Berlin; Hadley + Maxwell depicting the history of Mount Dennis, including the Kodak building move.

Sara Cwynar’s collage will be placed on a pedestrian corridor in the station. Click to enlarge.

An impression of the video installation, ‘Up To This Moment’. Click to enlarge.

Read more in this Inside Toronto article here and in the Crosstown announcement here.