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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.


Client
Metrolinx / Infrastructure Ontario; Crosslinx Transit Solutions
Location
Toronto, ON
19.5 km Corridor
15 Stations
10 Stops
3 Interchange stations
1 MSF

IBI Group is the Joint-Venture design lead on this P3 project, acting as part of the Crosslinx Transit Solutions consortium. Our team is responsible for architectural, interior, and urban design across the Project; multidisciplinary engineering design for many elements of the project, and the management of several sub-consultants. In general, the ECLRT follows the Eglinton Avenue alignment along a 19.5-kilometre corridor with 15 stations and 10 stops, including three interchange stations as well as a Maintenance and Storage Facility (MSF). The system has connections with 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 all the way from street level to platform.

The new line will also boost Toronto’s burgeoning cyclist network via amble bicycle storage facilities and the addition of dedicated bicycle lanes providing multi-modal connections between stations and stops — the design of which to be carried out by IBI Group for the City of Toronto.

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Charlie Hoang

Director | Sr. Practice Lead, Transit Architecture
Toronto, ON

Toronto, ON

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.

Trevor McIntyre

Regional Director, UK/Ireland & International
Toronto, ON

Toronto, ON
We have passed the point where half of the world's population is living in cities. If we as planners and designers want to continue to fight urban sprawl, then we need to focus on maintaining a high quality of green infrastructure in our cities and in particular around transit. The public realm, including parks, streets, shared streets and public plazas need to be designed to maximize the human experience. How we animate those spaces, and manage them with a mix of good design and technology will dictate the quality of life in our future cities.

Trevor McIntyre is Regional Director, UK/Ireland & International, which includes IBI Group offices in Europe, the Middle East, and India. He is responsible for the region’s 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.

Fouad Mustafa

Director, New Initiatives
Toronto West, ON

Toronto West, ON
Governments all around the world are turning to the private sector to help in the delivery of large infrastructure projects. As designers, one of our key roles is to help our partners in construction, finance, operation, and maintenance find cost-effective and innovative solutions critical to the success of this model.

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.