Metrolinx Eglinton Maintenance and Storage Facility
The Eglinton Maintenance and Storage Facility (MSF) will service vehicles for the Toronto Transit Commission's Line 5 Eglinton. Located at 85 Industry Street in Mount Dennis, it shares the 23-hectare site with Mount Dennis Station as well as planned development designed to benefit the surrounding community. Development of the land is also expected to improve its frontage onto Eglinton Avenue. When open, the MSF will store all 76 vehicles for Line 5. It is able to accommodate a total of 165 vehicles.
The MSF sits on the former Kodak Heights, an industrial site used by the Eastman Kodak Company from 1913 to 2006. The land was acquired by Metrolinx in 2012 who followed with public consultation through to 2013. Community-focused design principles were included in their request for proposals, which was issued in December of that year. Crosslinx Transit Solutions, a consortium comprised of EllisDon, SNC-Lavalin, Aecon and ACS - Dragados, was selected to design, build, and maintain the Eglinton line.
Construction of the combined Mount Dennis Station and MSF began in earnest with the demolition of the Photography Drive bridge in February 2016. It will be rebuilt to become a new access road to the bus terminal and MSF. Former Kodak building no. 9 (3500 Eglinton Avenue West) was moved on August 25, 2016 to make way for construction of the station. It will be moved back and become a part of the Mount Dennis Mobility Hub.