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Crosstown TBMs to be Moved in Elaborate Operation Starting Friday

Eglinton Crosstown LRT, Aecon, ACS Dragados, Metrolinx, TTC, Toronto
April 15, 2015 6:10 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
By 2020, Eglinton West Station will be one of the many stops on the Eglinton Crosstown LRT, greatly improving transit connectivity and traffic at the Allen and Eglinton intersection. Just don't ... read more

Toronto 2030 District Aims To Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Toronto 2030 District
April 8, 2015 1:23 pm | by Michael Bahiru | Comments
Over the past several years there have been growing efforts to manage the climate change crisis that is impacting our world. One effort, established first in Seattle in 2010, is the implementation ... read more

Metrolinx Preparing For Massive GO Transit Service Expansion

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April 2, 2015 3:58 pm | by Cale Vanderveen | Comments
Metrolinx is just beginning its massive GO RER project, but it is already showing progress. Georgetown South, a $1.2 billion dollar rail project predating the GO RER program, is now fast sprinting ... read more

Touring The Huge New Humber River Hospital, Part Two

Humber River Hospital, Toronto
April 1, 2015 2:10 pm | by Nathan Christie | Comments
Recently we brought you the first part of our tour inside the new Humber River Hospital (or HRH), located just north of the 401 at Keele and Wilson. The 1.8 million square foot, 14-storey building ... read more

Community Murals Unveiled at Woodbine and Coxwell Stations

Coxwell Subway Station, TTC, City of Toronto, Bloor-Danforth, Toronto
March 25, 2015 4:32 pm | by Nicolas Arnaud-Goddet | Comments
The Toronto Subway first opened its doors in 1954. More than 60 years later the system, like any other heavily used infrastructure, is aging and parts of it suffer from a lack of accessibility for ... read more

City and TTC Engaging the Public on Relief Line Assessment

Relief line, TTC, Toronto, DRL
March 24, 2015 2:16 pm | by Nicolas Arnaud-Goddet | Comments
A few weeks ago we talked about how studies are now underway for a new rapid transit line known as the Relief Line (also as the DRL) that would bring some relief to the Bloor-Danforth Subway and ... read more

The Story Behind Ryerson University's Next Big Development

Doors to the new Church Street Development at Ryerson University, Toronto
March 20, 2015 6:05 pm | by Craig White | Comments
Now open for anyone to visit is an exhibition in the Paul H. Cocker Gallery in Ryerson University's Architecture Building on the school's next major building, the 28-storey Church Street ... read more

York GO Concourse Set To Open This Spring At Union Station

union station, york, metrolinx, toronto, transit, go transit
March 20, 2015 4:59 pm | by Cale Vanderveen | Comments
The $1 billion plus renovations and expansions of Union Station have been under construction for what seems like forever with few hints of the coming improvements so far for weary commuters. The ... read more

Touring The Huge New Humber River Hospital, Part One

Humber River Hospital, Toronto
March 20, 2015 2:47 pm | by Nathan Christie | Comments
Does anyone actually like going to the hospital? Putting aside the many regrettable reasons you may find yourself in one, most hospitals by themselves are not exactly enjoyable experiences. In ... read more

Jack Layton Ferry Terminal and Harbour Square Park Entries: Clement Blanchet Architecture, Batlle│Roig, RVTR, Scott Torrance

Ferry Terminal, Clement Blanchet Architecture, Batlle│Roig, RVTR, Scott Torrance
March 19, 2015 1:58 pm | by Nicolas Arnaud-Goddet | Comments
The journey to 'the Island' is the quintessential Toronto experience, and it should be exciting. Once you're on the ferry it usually is, but the trip actually begins at the terminal at the foot of ... read more

Jack Layton Ferry Terminal and Harbour Square Park Entries: Stoss Landscape Urbanism, nARCHITECTS, ZAS Architects

Stoss Landscape Urbanism, nARCHITECTS, ZAS Architects, Toronto, Ferry Termina
March 18, 2015 5:30 pm | by Nicolas Arnaud-Goddet | Comments
The journey to 'the Island' is the quintessential Toronto experience, and it should be exciting. Once you're on the ferry it usually is, but the trip actually begins at the terminal at the foot of ... read more

Jack Layton Ferry Terminal Competition Images Live

Clement Blanchet Architecture, Batlle│Roig, RVTR, Scott Torrance, Toronto
March 17, 2015 1:38 pm | by Craig White | Comments
The largest set of images ever inputted to one of our dataBase files is now live for the Jack Layton Ferry Terminal Design Competition currently being held by Waterfront Toronto. Revealed ... read more

Stuart Reid's Union Station Artwork Currently Being Installed

Union station revitalization, union subway platform, Stuart Reid, art, Toronto
March 11, 2015 4:28 pm | by Nicolas Arnaud-Goddet | Comments
Serving approximately 250,000 passengers each day, Union Station is the busiest transportation facility in Canada. It has been going through a major revitalization project over the past few years ... read more

Transportation Plan For Pan Am Games Detailed

2015 Toronto Pan Am Games, City of Toronto, Business Engagement Meeting
March 6, 2015 7:48 pm | by Salena Barry | Comments
126 days to go. The 2015 Pan Am and Parapan Am Games are months away, but the transportation plans for them are coming into focus now. Today the Pan Am Planning Committee along with the Pan ... read more

Metrolinx's Union Pearson Express Being Readied To Open

Union Pearson Express, Metrolinx, EllisDon, Toronto
March 4, 2015 12:40 pm | by Nicolas Arnaud-Goddet | Comments
Construction on the Union Pearson Express (UPX) continues, with a completion date scheduled in the Spring of 2015. Developed by Metrolinx and built by EllisDon, the ... read more

Berczy Park Makeover To Begin After Pan Am Games

Berczy Park, Toronto, Claude Cormier + associés
March 3, 2015 4:00 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
A long awaited makeover of Berczy Park is one step closer to realization, as a call for tender has been made, looking for contractors to provide the materials, equipment, labour and supervision ... read more

City of Toronto and TTC Seeking Input on Relief Line Stations

TTC, Relief line, Toronto, transit, infrastructure, transportation
March 2, 2015 5:12 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
With only one expansion to our subway system currently under construction, congestion remains a hot button issue for Toronto's transit riders. Studies are now under way for a new rapid transit ... read more

Construction Begins on New Park and Trail at Ontario Place

Ontario Place Urban Park and Waterfront Trail, LANDinc, West 8, Urbacon, Toronto
February 26, 2015 1:43 pm | by Nicolas Arnaud-Goddet | Comments
When it opened back in May 1971, Premier Bill Davis said that “The vision and scope of Ontario Place gives promise of our vast potential”. It is now time for this vision to be revisited and bring ... read more

City of Toronto Seeking Input on Billboard and Signage Regulations

City of Toronto, planning, signage, billboard
February 18, 2015 2:45 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Introduced in 2010, the City of Toronto's current signage bylaw created nine different 'Sign Districts' across the city, plus an additional six 'Special Sign Districts', where signage has ... read more

Metrolinx Begins Early Works for GO Transit Expansion

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February 12, 2015 4:00 pm | by Cale Vanderveen | Comments
Metrolinx is beginning work on some smaller, easily implementable projects to improve GO service ahead of the looming major upgrades to bring 15 minute electrified GO service to the Greater ... read more