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City Commences Extension of Richmond-Adelaide Cycle Network

Richmond-Adelaide Bike Lanes, City of Toronto
September 1, 2015 5:15 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
As cycling continues to gain popularity throughout Toronto, the need for expanded bike infrastructure is becoming increasingly acute. Following turbulent years of pro-car and anti-cycling rhetoric ... read more

Streetscape Improved as Yorkville Avenue Repaving Wraps Up

Yorkville Avenue, repaving
August 26, 2015 6:50 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Over the summer, the repaving of Toronto's Yorkville Avenue between Bay Street and Avenue Road rendered much of the street impassable for cars for much of the time, while pedestrians walking down ... read more

Union Station Since the Bay Concourse Closure

Union Station, GO Transit, Toronto
August 19, 2015 5:45 pm | by Craig White | Comments
It's been just a few days now since the closure of the GO Transit Bay Concourse at Union Station over this past weekend, and the big question has been just how things would be at the country's ... read more

TTC Set to Expand Blue Night Network in September

Blue Night Network Expansion, TTC
August 18, 2015 2:05 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
The TTC's Blue Night bus and streetcar network, which operates nightly between 2 and 5 AM, is set to undergo a significant expansion, with several new or expanded routes entering into service in ... read more

Capturing Union Station's GO Bay Concourse Before It Transforms

Old-school way-finding signage, GO Bay Concourse at Toronto's Union Station
August 14, 2015 11:52 am | by Vik Pahwa | Comments
Union Station's GO Bay Concourse closes this Saturday for two years. When it reopens — after being completely gutted, dug down, and rebuilt — it will look much like the new GO York Concourse on ... read more

Crosstown LRT Construction Continues Above and Below Grade

Eglinton Crosstown LRT, Toronto by Metrolinx, Crosstown Transit Solutions
August 13, 2015 2:20 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
The long-anticipated construction of the Crosstown LRT line has witnessed substantial activity lately, as the largest Public Private Partnership (P3) in Canadian history continues to make its mark ... read more

Transformer Station Construction Continues on Bremner Blvd

Clare R. Copeland Transformer Starion, Hydro Toronto, IBI Group Architects
August 10, 2015 2:04 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
As Toronto's Downtown core continues to experience a surge of growth and new demand, so too does the city's  power grid. Facilitated by an ongoing construction boom, new residential and ... read more

Union Station Bay Concourse Closing for Two Years on August 16th

Union Station Revitalization, Toronto by Metrolinx
August 4, 2015 4:20 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
As the ambitious revitalization of Union Station continues, GO Transit and Metrolinx have now announced that the station's existing Bay Concourse will close on August 16th, ... read more

Peel Memorial Health Centre in Tops Off Brampton

Celebrating the topping off of the Peel Memorial Centre, Wm Osler Health System
July 31, 2015 5:30 pm | by Adrian Gamble | Comments
On July 30th, dignitaries and members of the public gathered to celebrate the topping-off of the new Peel Memorial Centre for Integrated Health and Wellness in Brampton, designed by Diamond ... read more

Partially Repaved Yorkville Avenue Looking Better by the Day

Yorkville Avenue, repaving
July 31, 2015 11:53 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Earlier this month we took a stroll through Toronto's Yorkville area for a look at the repaving work that is bringing even more charm and beauty to what is already among the country's most ... read more

Pedestrian Tunnel to Billy Bishop Airport Opens to Public

Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport Pedestrian Tunnel, Ports Toronto
July 30, 2015 5:11 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
For the first time since a violent storm disconnected the peninsula from the mainland in 1858, pedestrians can now walk to the Toronto Islands - or at least the airport located there. A new fixed ... read more

City Seeks Feedback on Draft Map of Toronto-Wide Cycling Network

Toronto Cycling Network Plan, Bicycle Lanes, Toronto
July 23, 2015 4:28 pm | by Julian Mirabelli | Comments
As part of the development of its 10-year Cycling Network Plan, the City of Toronto is asking for pubic input on its interactive draft map of proposed bike routes and areas of study. The map is a ... read more

Hamilton's Bikeshare Success Provides Lessons for Toronto

July 22, 2015 3:42 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
On July 6th, the Province of Ontario announced $4.9 million in new funding for Toronto's Bike Share program, providing an infusion of capital that will—according to reports—effectively double the ... read more

Hyper-Local Air Quality Monitoring Debuts at Pan Am Games

AirSENCE, Toronto
July 20, 2015 2:45 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
The world of sport and spectacle is at once timeless and changing. While the thrills of sweat, determination, and competitive spirit capture the modern spectator's attention in much the same way ... read more

City Announces Next Steps in Port Lands Revitalization

Waterfront 2.0, Toronto, Waterfront Toronto
July 15, 2015 2:44 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
As Toronto's Downtown and waterfront continue to rapidly develop—and land continues to become more valuable—the potential of Toronto's Port Lands is being realized. However, while the Port Lands ... read more

Yonge Relief Line: A Long-Term Solution to Increasing Congestion

Relief Line Subway Corridor, Toronto, cartography by Craig White
July 10, 2015 6:45 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
It's official: the Yonge Subway Line is now operating at significantly above capacity, handling substantially more passengers than it can comfortably accommodate. According to Metrolinx’s recently ... read more

Hamilton's West Harbour GO Station Opening July 9th

West Harbour GO Station, Hamilton, GO Transit, Metrolinx
July 8, 2015 2:47 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
With the City of Hamilton preparing to host soccer competitions during the upcoming Pan Am Games, effective transit between Hamilton and Toronto is set to improve, bringing a significant new link ... read more

"Big Pour" Major Milestone for VMC Subway Station Construction

VMC Station, York-Spadina Subway Extension, Toronto, Vaughan
July 8, 2015 12:32 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Ongoing construction work on the Toronto Transit Commission's new Toronto York Spadina Subway Extension (TYSSE) reached an important milestone this past weekend, as a convoy of concrete ... read more

New Paving Adding to the Charm of Yorkville Avenue

Yorkville Avenue, Repaving, Toronto, infrastructure
July 7, 2015 7:24 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Chic shops and restaurants, skyscraper canyons and quaint Victorian homes and businesses, and classy hotels can all be found in Toronto's Bloor-Yorkville area. The former bohemian hotspot of ... read more

Major Cycling Announcement from the Province of Ontario

Kathryn McGarry, #cycleON
July 3, 2015 2:27 pm | by Adrian Gamble | Comments
Today Assistant to the Minister of Transportation, Kathryn McGarry, along with MPP for Beaches-East York, Arthur Potts, and Communications & Outreach Manager for CycleToronto, Bex Thorpe, made ... read more