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$29 Billion Transit Plan Promises Regional Rail for GTHA

Bombardier Talent 2, source: Bombardier
April 18, 2014 12:30 pm | by Jonathan English | Comments
In what is likely to become one of the first shots of the upcoming provincial election campaign, Premier Wynne just announced a vast $29 billion plan for transit expansion. While the funding plans ... read more

Construction Progressing on the Eglinton Crosstown LRT

Eglinton Crosstown LRT, TTC, Metrolinx, Toronto
April 17, 2014 12:40 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Progress is being made on the construction of the Eglinton Crosstown LRT, the province's largest public transit construction project in more than half a century. The new rapid transit line will ... read more

Centennial College Growing Again with new Multi-use Building

Centennial College Residence, Progress Campus, by Diamond Schmitt Architects
April 14, 2014 4:25 pm | by Craig White | Comments
The Centennial College Progress Campus at Markham Road and the 401 is set to grow again with a new residence, teaching space, and conference facility being designed by Diamond Schmitt ... read more

Relief Line Public Meetings to Begin This Weekend

Toronto Relief subway line map from regionalrelief.ca website
April 2, 2014 4:25 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Anyone who rides the Yonge-University-Spadina Line, recently numbered Line 1, can tell you that the Yonge Street stretch of the line is overcrowded. York Region wants the line extended north from ... read more

New Role for Metrolinx on Hurontario-Main LRT Project

Rendering of the Hurontario-Main LRT, image courtesy of Metrolinx
April 2, 2014 10:45 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
A Light Rail Transit (LRT) line is a key part of Mississauga and Brampton’s vision for the congested Hurontario Street-Main Street corridor which connects the two cities. Stretching from the Port ... read more

Construction Progressing on Metrolinx's Union Pearson Express

Union Pearson Express, Metrolinx, Toronto, Union Station
March 25, 2014 3:12 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
As the debate over expanding Billy Bishop Airport rages on, the nation's largest airport will soon have greatly improved connectivity thanks to Metrolinx's Union Pearson Express, a vital rail link ... read more

University of Toronto Mississauga gets New Digs and more Transit

University of Toronto, UTM, Moriyama & Teshima, Innovation Complex, Mississauga
March 25, 2014 1:30 pm | by Brandon Leal | Comments
Mississauga is Ontario's third largest city, and while the vision of peaceful suburb still fits the popular notion, the city is rapidly changing. Large scale densification and a renewed ... read more

Follow Construction of the Crosstown LRT with TBM Tracker

TBM tracker, Eglinton-Crosstown LRT
March 24, 2014 4:30 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
The construction of the Eglinton-Crosstown LRT is an exciting development for transit users in this city, and thanks to a cool new tool on Google Maps, we can now keep tabs on the location of ... read more

Construction Progressing on York University Subway Station

York University Subway Station, TTC Toronto-York Spadina Subway extension
March 21, 2014 3:15 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
With tunnelling work now complete on the Toronto-York Spadina Subway extension, focus has shifted to the construction of the line's six new subway stations. One of the busiest of the line's six ... read more

Update Unveiled for Park and Trail Plans at Ontario Place

Urban Park Waterfront Trail, Ontario Place, LANDinc, West 8, Waterfront Toronto
March 20, 2014 2:10 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
On March 19 the Provincial Government, Waterfront Toronto and designers LANDinc and West 8 revealed updated design plans for a new urban park and waterfront trail at Ontario Place at the project's ... read more

Preliminary Renderings Released for Revamped Plaza at the ROM

Welcome Project plaza and public realm
March 19, 2014 5:45 pm | by Rami Kozman | Comments
This year the Royal Ontario Museum is celebrating its centennial. As part of the celebration, the ROM held an event this morning announcing several legacy projects to carry the museum into its ... read more

All-Day Two-Way Service Announced for GO Kitchener Corridor

GO Transit, Metrolinx, Kitchener line
March 18, 2014 5:00 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Premier Kathleen Wynne was in Waterloo Region today to announce the introduction of full-day, two-way GO Train service on the Kitchener corridor between Waterloo Region and Union Station via ... read more

New TTC Streetcars Spotted on Toronto Streets Again

TTC streetcar, Bombardier, Flexity Outlook, Toronto, Transit
March 17, 2014 11:20 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
It was one year ago that the first on-street test was conducted with the TTC's new Bombardier-built 'Flexity Outlook' streetcars as it rolled from the TTC Hillcrest yard south to Bathurst Station, ... read more

Waterfront Toronto Needs Your Help Naming a New Street

Waterfront Toronto, name a street, East Bayfront, Bayside Toronto
March 14, 2014 11:15 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Waterfront Toronto has been overseeing the steady transformation of the East Bayfront from a deindustrialized port area into a mixed-use waterfront community. Large swaths of "brownfield" land are ... read more

Waterfront Toronto Updates Queens Quay Revitalization

Queens Quay Revitalization, Waterfront Toronto, TTC, Toronto
March 12, 2014 5:10 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
As Toronto's major harbourfront thoroughfare, Queens Quay Boulevard is an important artery not only for private vehicles, but for public transportation, bicyclists, and pedestrian flow as well. ... read more

Improving the Public Realm in Toronto's Financial District

The Northwest PATH extension will reduce vehicle lanes on York to Wellington
March 11, 2014 1:55 pm | by Devon Johnson | Comments
When most people think of Toronto's Financial District, they first think about the skyline and the gleaming bank towers which surround the intersection of King and Bay; most don't think about ... read more

New TTC Video Explains Work To Modernize Yonge Line

A Toronto Rocket subway train pulls into St. Patrick subway station
March 5, 2014 2:35 pm | by Craig White | Comments
In advance of another weekend shutdown of part of the Yonge line for work to modernize the signalling system, the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) has released a new video on YouTube which ... read more

Revitalization Continues to Transform Union Station Area

Union Station Revitalization Zeidler Partnership GO Metrolinx TTC Toronto
February 21, 2014 6:15 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
New condominiums and office buildings sprouting up all over downtown have drawn residents and commuters into the core of our city at a staggering pace over the past few years, and while the ... read more

Preliminary Report on Future of the East Gardiner Released

February 7, 2014 7:10 pm | by Rami Kozman | Comments
This week the City of Toronto and Waterfront Toronto released a report containing a preliminary analysis of four options for dealing with the Gardiner Expressway east of Jarvis Street, which is ... read more

Toronto Port Lands Master Plan Public Meeting Coming Up

February 6, 2014 1:00 pm | by Matthew Lavoie | Comments
On Thursday February 13, Waterfront Toronto and the City of Toronto is inviting citizens to attend a public meeting about the Port Lands Planning Framework & Transportation and Servicing ... read more