2.11.08 - “Over the next decade, a re-elected PC government will […] build and expand public transit, including […]: the Eglinton Crosstown West extension with a connection to Toronto Pearson airport”
During their first term, the Ford government announced that they had begun tunnelling for the Eglinton Crosstown West Extension (see more here). In their 2023 Fall statement, the government indicated that the boring machines have tunnelled more than halfway. This promise continues to be in progress.
“Tunnelling on the project has commenced. As of September 2023, the two boring machines have tunnelled more than halfway, at a combined 8.2 kilometres.”
“The Ontario government has officially started tunnelling the Eglinton Crosstown West Extension, marking a key milestone for the seven-stop extension that will bring reliable, modern rapid transit to communities in Etobicoke and Mississauga.”