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Plans Revealed for Mount Dennis Crosstown LRT Facility

Eglinton Crosstown LRT, Toronto, by Metrolinx, Crosslinx Transit Solutions
October 7, 2015 5:24 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Over the last week, UrbanToronto has taken an in-depth look at the Crosstown LRT designs that emerged from the recent Metrolinx and Crosslinx Transit Solutions presentation at the Design Review ... read more

Better Access and Public Art Coming to Wellesley Station

Wellesley Station Secondary Entrance, TTC
October 6, 2015 4:20 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
As subway ridership in Toronto continues to grow and reach new record highs, the TTC is in the process of upgrading safety features at some of the network's stations. One feature currently being ... read more

Previewing the Crosstown's Green Trackway and At Grade Amenities

Eglinton Crosstown LRT, Metrolinx, Crosslinx Transit Solutions
October 5, 2015 1:00 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Last week, we previewed the Crosstown LRT station designs revealed at the October 1st meeting of the Design Review Panel (DRP). Together with representatives from Crosslinx Transit Solutions, a ... read more

Metrolinx Reveals a Cohesive Aesthetic for the Crosstown LRT

Eglinton Crosstown LRT, Toronto, by Metrolinx, Crosslinx Transit Solutions
October 2, 2015 4:02 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
At the October 1st meeting of the City of Toronto's Design Review Panel (DRP), the Crosstown LRT's architectural aesthetic was thoroughly laid out by representatives of Metrolinx and by the IBI ... read more

TTC Brings Bicycle Repair Facilities to Subway Stations

TTC Bicycle Repair Program, Toronto
September 29, 2015 12:28 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Speaking this morning at Davisville Station, TTC Chair Josh Colle announced a pilot project that will install bicycle repair facilities at 10 subway stations across Toronto. The $20,000 initiative ... read more

Home Energy Loan Program Creates Savings Through Efficiency

Home Energy Loan Program, City of Toronto
September 28, 2015 11:04 am | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Over the last months, we have been exploring a unique City of Toronto pilot project, the Home Energy Loan Program (HELP), which provides low-interest loans to improve the energy efficiency of ... read more

Bergeron Centre Open for Classes as Construction Nears Completion

Bergeron Centre for Engineering Excellence, York University, ZAS Architects
September 25, 2015 1:22 pm | by Adrian Gamble | Comments
When we last checked in on York University's new Bergeron Centre for Engineering Excellence back in the Spring, progress on the latest addition to the Lassonde School of Engineering had ... read more

Westward Tunnel Boring Commences for Crosstown LRT

Eglinton Crosstown LRT, tunnel boring machine, Toronto
September 24, 2015 3:15 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
This morning marked an important milestone for the Crosstown LRT, as westward tunnelling ceremonially commenced for what is being touted as the single largest transportation infrastructure project ... read more

City Considering Revised Options for Gardiner's 'Hybrid' Future

Gardiner East, City of Toronto
September 16, 2015 3:00 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Following the much-publicized and highly controversial City Council vote to retain the eastern portion of the Gardiner Expressway through a 'hybrid-option' reconfiguration, City of Toronto staff ... read more

Metrolinx Issues Request for Qualifications for Finch West LRT

Finch West LRT, Metrolinx, Infrastructure Ontario
September 8, 2015 5:07 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto's proposed Finch West LRT line has been on-again-off-again, but it seems things are finally full steam ahead. Envisioned as part of the Transit City plan under Mayor David Miller's ... read more

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