Eglinton Crosstown LRT
The ECLRT is Toronto’s most significant transit expansion in decades, spanning the entire city across 19.5 kilometres of above and below ground track. When finished, the new line will connect five boroughs via multi-modal stations.
ClientMetrolinx / Infrastructure Ontario; Crosslinx Transit Solutions
A crucial midtown connection
IBI Group is the joint venture design lead on this P3 project, acting as part of the Crosslinx Transit Solutions consortium. IBI provided architectural, interior and urban design services, as well as multidisciplinary engineering design for many elements of the project and the management of several sub-consultants. Our visualization team provided photorealistic renderings, including still images and 360 panoramic views, as well as exterior and interior renderings that effectively illustrated the functional and design excellence requirements for the project.
In general, the Eglinton Crosstown LRT (ECLRT) follows the Eglinton Avenue alignment along a 19.5-kilometre corridor with 15 stations and 10 stops, including three interchange stations and a maintenance and storage facility. The system is also connected to TTC subway stations, bus terminals, regional GO Transit and UP Express stations. The project represents the largest transit expansion project in Canadian history, with a $5.3 billion investment from both the federal and provincial governments.
Passenger-first principles informed every aspect of the ECLRT’s design, with a focus on light and kinetic movement articulated through transparent glass boxes with slanted steel frames for the at grade entrances, as well as skylights, light portals and tapestry at concourse and platform levels. Underground, well-lit, spacious and clutter-free environments enhance passenger safety and comfort from street level to platform.
The new line will boost Toronto’s burgeoning cyclist network via ample bicycle storage facilities and the addition of dedicated bicycle lanes providing multi-modal connections between stations and stops, also designed by IBI for the City of Toronto.
Director | Sr. Practice Lead, Transit Architecture
Charlie Hoang is an Architect with 20 years of experience. Over his career, he has built an impressive portfolio of transit projects that includes at-grade stations (Cumberland Bay Station, Victoria Park Station), underground stations (Ottawa LRT, Eglinton LRT, TTC Finch and Union) and service buildings (EEBs, second exits, and maintenance facilities). His responsibilities span all project phases including architectural design, project and design management, client relations, development of functional layouts and design concepts, value engineering, and code compliance coordination between consultants, city officials, and third parties.
Global Director - Placemaking + International
Trevor McIntyre is Global Director, Placemaking & International. He is responsible for International operational results, including financial performance, professional and technical excellence, staff motivation and development, and client satisfaction. He is a Landscape Architect and member of the Canadian Society of Landscape Architecture and the American Society of Landscape Architecture.
Trevor has been a leading planner, landscape architect, and urban designer for more than 20 years, with projects in Canada, USA, Europe, the Middle East, South America, and Asia. He leads the Toronto IBI Group design practice in community planning and design, master planning, and landscape architecture. He has a Masters Degree in Landscape Architecture from the University of Guelph.
Director, New Initiatives
Toronto West, ON
Fouad Mustafa is Global Director, P3 Infrastructure. He is a Professional Engineer and member of the Professional Engineers of Ontario, the Consulting Engineers of Ontario, the Ontario Society of Engineers, and the American Public Transportation Association. He is also on the Board of Directors of Consulting Engineers of Ontario.
Fouad obtained a Master of Business Administration from York University and has more than 25 years of experience in the management, planning, design, and implementation of transportation infrastructure and facilities with a focus on AFP/P3 projects. He has managed large infrastructure projects worth more than $1 billion, and has worked with a wide range of public and private sector clients throughout North America and overseas.