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From Drawing Boards to Reality: More GO Train and Bus Service

August 18, 2017 10:37 am | by Robert Mackenzie | Comments
At countless events, it seems, Ontario's Minister of Transportation Steven Del Duca reminds members of the public and the media that "Ontario is making the largest infrastructure investment in ... read more

"The First Spike": Metrolinx Laying Tracks for Crosstown LRT

Metrolinx laying tracks for Eglinton-Crosstown LRT project
August 9, 2017 6:45 pm | by Robert Mackenzie | Comments
Most Canadians have probably seen Alexander J. Ross's famous photograph of the Canadian Pacific Railway's chief financial backer, Donald Smith, pounding the last spike of the railroad at ... read more

Construction Progresses on New Gardiner Expressway Off-Ramp

Gardiner Expressway, York-Bay-Yonge off-ramp, Toronto
August 9, 2017 4:00 pm | by Matthew Derohanessian | Comments
Work continues on the new Gardiner Expressway Off-Ramp at Lower Simcoe in Toronto's South Core. The new 215 metre-long ramp is being built by the team of Grascan and Torbridge Construction, ... read more

70 More Bike Share Stations Coming to Toronto in August

Toronto Bike Share, cycling
August 2, 2017 12:28 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Cycling around Toronto will be made even more convenient this month, with Bike Share Toronto expanding with 70 new bike stations around the city over the next 4 weeks. Earlier today, Toronto Mayor ... read more

Union and Other GO Stations to be Enhanced for RER Service

Ontario Government announces improvements to Union Station and other GO stations
July 28, 2017 3:55 pm | by Robert Mackenzie | Comments
Metrolinx and Infrastructure Ontario have announced key milestones for two major projects to improve commuting by GO Transit passengers. Ontario's Minister of Transportation Steven Del Duca and ... read more

'The Blue Snake': First Look at the Upcoming Scarborough Centre Subway Station

Scarborough Centre Subway Station, Toronto, AECOM, Infrastructure Ontario
July 26, 2017 4:45 pm | by Julian Mirabelli | Comments
It was all Scarborough Centre at last week's Design Review Panel (DRP) session, as three major projects were presented that will drastically transform the suburban centre on the east side of ... read more

Construction Progressing on New Gardiner Expressway Off-Ramp

Gardiner Expressway, York-Bay-Yonge off-ramp, Toronto
July 24, 2017 1:50 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
The Gardiner Expressway's Yonge-Bay-York off-ramp has been demolished, and as traffic lines up to exit at Spadina or Jarvis, quick work is being made of the new replacement ramp that ... read more

Skylights, Eateries, Shops Highlights of Union Station Work

Union Station Revitalization, City of Toronto
July 24, 2017 12:40 pm | by Greg Lipinski | Comments
Years of construction have brought great change to the way commuters and travellers have moved through Toronto's Union Station, with trips through and around the station still being rerouted ... read more

Wider Dufferin Overpass Opens, Ready for Rail Path & GO RER

The newly widened Dufferin overpass north of Queen, Metrolinx, Toronto
July 21, 2017 4:49 pm | by Craig White | Comments
EllisDon has completed the construction of a widened overpass across Dufferin Street just north of Queen in Toronto's West End. The immediate result of completion of the $8.4 million contract is ... read more

Design of New Liberty Village Pedestrian Bridge Being Finalized

King-Liberty Pedestrian Cycling Bridge, Toronto
July 20, 2017 2:45 pm | by Greg Lipinski | Comments
Entering Liberty Village from King West will soon become easier for pedestrians and cyclists alike. As the current situation stands, the only entry point into Liberty Village from the east is at ... read more

The Bentway: Construction Begins on New Park Under Gardiner

Crews excavating to install the future skating trail, Waterfront Toronto
July 18, 2017 10:30 am | by Matthew Derohanessian | Comments
Over 18 months since the ambitious and innovative Downtown Toronto linear park was announced, work continues at The Bentway, formerly known as Project: Under Gardiner. Stretching 1.75 ... read more

Going Up: How Will New Elevator Technology Change Cities?

Toronto towers in Spring, image by Jack Landau
July 11, 2017 5:20 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Each day, over 7 billion elevator journeys are made in tall buildings throughout the world. It's a staggering fact, but one that goes unnoticed amidst the longer journeys that define urban life. ... read more