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TTC's Leslie Barns Streetcar Facility Closer to Completion

TTC, Leslie Barns, Tom Tardif / Azimuth Geomatics, Toronto Transit Commission
December 10, 2014 6:50 pm | by Brandon Leal | Comments
At Bombardier Inc.'s Thunder Bay plant, Toronto's 204 New Streetcars are currently being built and shipped by rail to the Toronto Transit Commission's Hillcrest Complex. Storage here is only ... read more

Catching Up With TTC’s Upcoming Vaughan Centre Station

Vaughan Centre Station, TTC, Spadina Subway Extension, Toronto
December 5, 2014 3:55 pm | by Nathan Christie | Comments
For the past five weeks, UrbanToronto has been updating you on the largest construction project currently ongoing by the Toronto Transit Commission, the Toronto-York Spadina Subway Extension. Our ... read more

GO Transit Extends Further into Richmond Hill

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December 2, 2014 4:50 pm | by Cale Vanderveen | Comments
GO Transit and Metrolinx are starting construction of its new Gormley GO train station. As a new terminus of the Richmond Hill GO line, the 7km extension is set to bring transit to ... read more

Catching Up With TTC's Upcoming Highway 407 Station

Highway 407 Station, TTC, Spadina Subway Extension, Toronto
November 28, 2014 4:50 pm | by Nathan Christie | Comments
As work continues on the Toronto Transit Commission’s Toronto-York Spadina Subway Extension, UrbanToronto is checking in on how each of the six stations on the extension are progressing. Today we ... read more

Dufferin Station Modernization and Expansion Opens to the Public

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November 25, 2014 5:15 pm | by Cale Vanderveen | Comments
Dufferin Subway Station's long anticipated renovations and expansion opened yesterday, after a weekend-long closure to put the finishing touches on the station. Designed by the TTC's Engineering ... read more

Atos Markham Pan Am Centre Officially Opens

Atos Markham Pan Am / Parapan Am Centre, B+H Architects, Unionville
November 24, 2014 2:06 pm | by Nicolas Arnaud-Goddet | Comments
Eight months away from an event that will bring athletes from 41 countries to the Toronto area, the Pan Am / Parapan American games facilities are getting ready to welcome the expected ... read more

York U Tops Out Bergeron Centre for Engineering Excellence

Workers watch the ceremonial topping out, image by Marcus Mitanis
November 24, 2014 1:30 pm | by Marcus Mitanis | Comments
With construction of the Spadina Subway extension in full swing, York University students will soon be able to take the train straight to the campus. Students of the Lassonde School of Engineering ... read more

Catching Up With TTC's Upcoming Pioneer Village Station

Pioneer Village Station, TTC, Spadina Subway Extension, Toronto
November 21, 2014 12:05 pm | by Nathan Christie | Comments
Construction is continuing on the Toronto Transit Commission’s Toronto-York Spadina Subway Extension, and today we take a look at the fourth of the six new stations on the extended Spadina ... read more

Georgetown South Rail Corridor Upgrade Approaches Completion

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November 20, 2014 7:28 pm | by Cale Vanderveen | Comments
Metrolinx's $1.2 billion dollar Georgetown South rail corridor upgrade project is rapidly approaching completion, due for the spring of 2015. The project upgrades a corridor that serves 3 GO lines ... read more

St. Michael's Hospital to Begin Expansions in 2015

St, Michael's Hospital Toronto, St. Michael's 3.0, Diamond Schmitt
November 17, 2014 11:45 am | by Salena Barry | Comments
St. Michael's Hospital's official address is 30 Bond Street, but the 122-year old hospital has been expanding in all directions, wing by wing, from this street over the course of its history, ... read more

Corktown Common wins Popular Science Magazine Award

Corktown Common
November 14, 2014 4:45 pm | by Erin Cassidy | Comments
Toronto's very own Corktown Common has received international recognition from Popular Science magazine for its environmental and community impact. The magazine just released its winners for ... read more

Catching Up With TTC's Upcoming York University Station

York University Station, TTC, Spadina Subway Extension, Toronto
November 14, 2014 11:58 am | by Nathan Christie | Comments
As work continues on the Toronto Transit Commission’s Toronto-York Spadina Subway Extension, today we look at the construction progress of what will undoubtedly be the most important subway ... read more

Mississauga Transitway Set To Open Monday, November 17

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November 12, 2014 12:45 pm | by Cale Vanderveen | Comments
The Mississauga Transitway is set to open to buses on Monday, November 17th. In advance of that, an open house is set for this Saturday, November 15th between 10 AM and 3 PM, with free tours ... read more

TTC Union Echoes Calls for Increased Transit Investment

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November 11, 2014 5:14 pm | by Brandon Leal | Comments
After a 10-month election campaign of transit promises—from "Subways, Subways, Subways" to SmartTrack to express buses and LRT—you might be forgiven for thinking transit talk had become a populist ... read more

Updated Grange Park Plans to Enhance the Space for Torontonians

November 11, 2014 12:42 pm | by Amy Bath | Comments
Recent revisions to Grange Park’s proposed revitalization by Vancouver-based Phillips Farevaag Smallenberg (PFS) have been released by the Grange Park Advisory ... read more

Work Continues on Nathan Phillips Square's Revitalization

Nathan Phillips Square Revitalization, Perkins+Will Canada, Plant Architect Inc.
November 10, 2014 2:28 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Nathan Phillips Square is the site of some of Toronto's heavier foot traffic, and the pedestrian infrastructure of our premier public square was crumbling after years of heavy foot traffic, ... read more

Catching Up With TTC's Upcoming Finch West Station

Finch West Station, TTC, Spadina Subway Extension, Toronto.
November 7, 2014 3:58 pm | by Nathan Christie | Comments
Work is continuing on the TTC’s ambitious Toronto-York Spadina Subway Extension. Today, we look at the construction progress of the second subway station on the extension—Finch West Station. Finch ... read more

Construction Progressing on Union Pearson Express Bloor Station

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November 6, 2014 2:00 pm | by Erin Cassidy | Comments
Construction on the Union Pearson Express continues as its completion date in the Spring of 2015 approaches. The train, which will connect Union Station in Downtown Toronto with Pearson ... read more

Metrolinx to Hold Public Meetings on Accessibility

Accessibility, Metrolinx, GO Transit
November 6, 2014 12:20 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
It is difficult enough for commuters to make their way around Toronto as it is, and even more so for transit riders with disabilities. Metrolinx is working to make their services fully accessible ... read more

Catching Up With TTC's Upcoming Downsview Park Station

Downsview Park Station, Toronto, TTC, Spadina Subway Extension.
October 31, 2014 5:37 pm | by Nathan Christie | Comments
Work on Downsview Park Station on the Spadina subway extension is progressing. We catch up with the latest at the most southerly of the six new stations. read more