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New Streetcars Enter into Service From Leslie Barns

Leslie Barns, Toronto, by Toronto Transit Commission, AECOM
November 25, 2015 1:12 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
On November 22nd, the TTC's Leslie Barns facility entered into regular service for the first time, with the first of Toronto's new streetcars leaving the facility at 5:30 AM on Sunday morning. ... read more

Fort York Bridge: Winning Entry Stands Out For Low Costs

Fort York Pedestrian and Cycle Bridge,  Dufferin Construction Company, MMM Group
November 24, 2015 2:16 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Earlier this morning, Toronto Mayor John Tory was joined by Councillor David Shiner and Build Toronto CEO Bill Bryck in announcing the winning entry for the Fort York Pedestrian and Cycle Bridge. ... read more

TalkTransformation! Event to Discuss Emission Reductions

TalkTransformation!, City of Toronto, TransformTO
November 18, 2015 4:02 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Devised as a way to engage Toronto residents and business owners about the City's ambitious emissions reduction targets, the ongoing TalkTransformation! event series is set to continue next week ... read more

Under Gardiner: $25 Million Gift to Unlock Space for the Public

Under Gardiner, City of Toronto, Waterfront Toronto, by Greenberg Consultants
November 17, 2015 3:50 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Earlier today, the ambitious plan to create 10 acres of new public space underneath Toronto's Gardiner Expressway was officially announced, with a 1.75 kilometre stretch of empty land from ... read more

Construction Progresses on Six New GTA Subway Stations

Toronto-York Spadina Subway Extension, TTC, transit
November 16, 2015 3:27 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
The west leg of the Toronto Transit Commission's Line 1 is set to grow with the addition of six new subway stations in northwestern Toronto and southern Vaughan, as work continues on the ... read more

Public Art RFQ Announced for Crosstown LRT Intermodal Stations

Eglinton Crosstown LRT, Metrolinx, TTC, Crosslink Transit Solutions
November 10, 2015 3:53 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
As details about the Crosstown LRT continue to emerge, a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) has now been announced for the system's public art installations. In the wake of Metrolinx's October 1st ... read more

New Videos Offer a Close Look at Crosstown LRT Line, Stations

November 6, 2015 4:58 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
As construction of the hotly anticipated Crosstown LRT continues, the last few months have given us a better understanding of how Metrolinx's completed LRT line will look once the first passengers ... read more

TTC Releases Time Lapse of York University Station Concrete Pour

November 5, 2015 5:42 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Construction of the Toronto Transit Commission's Toronto York Spadina Subway Extension (TYSSE) continues in northwestern Toronto and southern Vaughan. The project marked an important ... read more

Crosslinx Signs Contract for Eglinton Crosstown Delivery

The revised station names, image courtesy of Metrolinx
November 3, 2015 4:52 pm | by Marcus Mitanis | Comments
With a target completion date of 2021, Metrolinx and Infrastructure Ontario have made another step forward in delivering the Crosstown LRT. Crosslinx Transit ... read more

Province Streamlines Off-Road Bike Path and Trail Building Process

Toronto, cycling, infrastructure, Province of Ontario
October 27, 2015 11:50 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
As part of an effort to improve transportation around the province, combat climate change, and improve public health, the Provincial Government has created a new process that gives municipalities ... read more

TTC Studies Service Integration With SmartTrack and GO RER

SmartTrack Review, City of Toronto, TTC, Metrolinx
October 26, 2015 4:00 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
How will SmartTrack connect to the TTC? Although planning for the ameliorated GO Regional Express Rail (RER) service is still in its relatively early—and somewhat uncertain—stages, the issue of ... read more

Fare Integration: Metrolinx Rules Out Flat Fare Across the GTHA

TTC Presto card
October 21, 2015 3:21 pm | by David Brake | Comments
Metrolinx has announced its initial views about how public transit fares should work on journeys that cross regional boundaries in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area. read more

Berczy Park Revitalization Work Now in Full Swing

Berczy Park Revitalization, Claude Cormier + Associés, Toronto
October 16, 2015 11:01 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Since our previous update a few weeks ago, the Claude Cormier + Associés-designed revitalization of Berczy Park has kicked into full swing. Over the past few weeks, several of the park's ... read more

Knitting Crosstown LRT Stations into Toronto Neighbourhoods

Yonge Station, Metrolinx, TTC, Crosslinx Transit Solutions
October 13, 2015 12:00 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
On October 1st, preliminary designs for the Eglinton Crosstown LRT's undergound stations, at-grade stops, and track-level amenities were revealed, with the Metrolinx and Crosslinx Transit ... read more

Metrolinx Unveils 50 Potential Sites For New GO Stations

GO station transit map
October 9, 2015 5:20 pm | by David Brake | Comments
Adding new stations to the seven GO Transit lines out of Toronto is a key part of Metrolinx’s ten year plan to transform the network into a regional express rail system. There are 63 stations now, ... read more

Plans Revealed for Mount Dennis Crosstown LRT Facility

Eglinton Crosstown LRT, Toronto, by Metrolinx, Crosslinx Transit Solutions
October 7, 2015 4:24 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 3:20 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 12:00 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 3:02 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 11:28 am | 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