How is Eglinton Crosstown being paid for?

Metrolinx is using the DESIGN-BUILD FINANCE-MAINTAIN (DBFM) finance methos where the construction and maitaining of the physical infrastructure is controlld by a private company which is financed by payments from the public owner to secure private debt financing. The private firms gain is profit and the maintaining of it’s business as a ongoing company.

The public owner runs the vehicles, equipment, and stations and all operational responsibilities.

Metrolinx has been utilizing the DBFM model for both the Eglinton Crosstown and Finch West LRT projects in Toronto.

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