Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne and Toronto Mayor John Tory celebrated the breaking of ground at Keelesdale Station this morning. Keelesdale will be the first of 25 stations to be built on the Eglinton Crosstown light rail transit line.
Slated for completion in 2021, the 19-kilometre line will extend from Mount Dennis Station in the west to Kennedy Station in the east.
The line will cost $5.3 billion to build and be operated by Metrolinx.
"This will make a huge difference for people living across this city," said Wynne.
Tory praised the partnership between levels of government to get the line built.
"This proves what can happen when you work together," said Tory. "This is a partnership. Gone are the days when we have decisions made and reversed, tunnels dug and filled in."
Keelesdale Station is located at the intersection of Keele Street, Trethewey Drive, and Eglinton Avenue West.
The station will have three entrances and will include an off-street bus loop with four bus bays to serve TTC buses. There will also be on-street connections to TTC buses.