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Catching Up With TTC's Upcoming Downsview Park Station

Downsview Park Station, Toronto, TTC, Spadina Subway Extension.
October 31, 2014 6:37 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

High Performance Athletes Get a New Home at the Goldring Centre

Goldring Centre, Patkau Architects, MJM Architects, Varsity, UofT, Toronto
October 30, 2014 3:30 pm | by Nicolas Arnaud-Goddet | Comments
Academics are undeniably at the core of university life. Caught in the midterm season, students have their heads buried in textbooks and notes with an ample amount of coffee standing by. Yet ... read more

Sheridan College Breaks Ground for McCallion Campus Expansion

Mississauga politicians joined Sheridan College officials at the ground breaking
October 24, 2014 6:25 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
This morning, a groundbreaking ceremony was held at the site of Sheridan College Hazel McCallion Campus (HMC) in Mississauga, marking the start of the campus' second phase expansion. The ceremony ... read more

Expansion Announced for Princess Margaret Cancer Centre

Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation Expansion, Toronto
October 20, 2014 1:50 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
The Princess Margaret Cancer Centre has been pushing the boundaries of cancer research and treatment since the 1950s. In the mid 1990s, the Cancer Centre moved from Sherbourne and Wellesley to its ... read more

A 360 Degree View of Markham's Atos Pan Am Centre

Markham Pan Am Centre, B+H Architects, Toronto
October 17, 2014 1:09 pm | by Zainab Habib | Comments
We are now only 9 months away from the Pan and Parapan Am Games which come to the Greater Toronto Area starting in July 2015. Work continues on completing each of the facilities that will be ... read more

TTC Streetcars Roll Into Union and Through Harbourfront Again

October 14, 2014 4:23 pm | by Craig White | Comments
The red rocket has returned to Union Station and along Queens Quay in Toronto's Harbourfront neighbourhood. This past Sunday morning, construction work overseen by Waterfront Toronto to rebuild ... read more

509 Streetcar Service Returns to Queens Quay This Weekend

Queens Quay Revitalization, TTC, streetcar, Toronto, infrastructure
October 8, 2014 3:00 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
The recently rebuilt Spadina turning loop was opened on August 31 allowing the 510 Spadina streetcar to return to Queens Quay. Now, after a lengthy period of construction, the TTC's 509 ... read more

Union Station Revitalization Milestone: Down Comes the Crane

Union Station Revitalization, train shed, Metrolinx, GO Transit, Toronto
October 8, 2014 11:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The ongoing revitalization of Union Station has already brought us a new concourse and subway platform, and now the multifaceted project is yet another step closer to completion, meeting a major ... read more

Metrolinx Upgrades Increase Transit Capacity for a Growing GTHA

Metrolinx, GO Transit, Transitway, MiWay, Eglinton Crosstown LRT, Renforth
October 7, 2014 6:40 pm | by Brandon Leal | Comments
For regional transit to work well, vehicles, people, infrastructure and systems must come together to create an efficient and effective transportation network. While much of the recent focus has ... read more

An Urban Forest: June Callwood Park Opens Near Fort York

Shadowlands Theatre performs at Toronto's new June Callwood Park designed by gh3
October 6, 2014 1:28 pm | by Stephanie Calvet | Comments
There’s a new kid on the block. And it’s kid-friendly too. On Saturday October 4th, Fort York neighbourhood residents and those from beyond gathered to welcome a much-anticipated public space at ... read more

Union-Pearson Express Trains now Testing in Toronto

Union-Pearson Express, UPX, Metrolinx, Union Station, Pearson Airport
September 26, 2014 2:45 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Driving around Toronto can be quite the hassle these days, and with the city just getting busier, various infrastructure projects are working to improve the way we move around the city. The ... read more

Surprises and Delights: June Callwood Park Opens October 4

Ure-tech surfaces colour much of June Callwood Park pink, Toronto, gh3
September 26, 2014 11:40 am | by Craig White | Comments
As crowds roam downtown Toronto neighbourhoods the evening of Saturday, October 4 and on into the wee hours of October 5 seeking out the ephemeral installations that make Nuit Blanche a ... read more

Public Invited to Learn About and Discuss Wayfinding in Toronto

City of Toronto, Wayfinding
September 25, 2014 4:16 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Wayfinding is vitally important when we navigate through areas we are unfamiliar with, or where our normal routes are diverted temporarily. With plenty of construction projects tearing up ... read more

Schools and Community Centre Coming to CityPlace Neighbourhood

Block 31, Railway Lands, ZAS Architects Inc., Toronto, CityPlace
September 22, 2014 4:12 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
The redevelopment of Toronto's railway lands has almost been completely realized over the past several years, but a few key elements are left to be built before this burgeoning community can grow ... read more

New Bridge Will Extend PATH System South of Harbour Street

RBC WaterPark Place III, Oxford Properties, Sun Life Harbour Plaza, Menkes
September 22, 2014 10:55 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Just over one month ago, we were on the scene to cover the installation of a new PATH pedestrian bridge linking the Air Canada Centre to Menkes' Sun Life Financial Tower and Harbour Plaza ... read more

New Renderings Depict a Revised Design for Finch West Station

Finch West Station, TTC York-Spadina Subway Extension, Will Alsop, Toronto
September 10, 2014 7:10 pm | by Craig White | Comments
Construction is progressing at the Toronto Transit Commission's York-Spadina subway extension project, which will add six new rapid transit stations to the northwest end of TTC's Line 1. read more

City to Increase Enforcement of Construction Activity on Roads

Construction impacts traffic at York and Front Streets in Downtown Toronto
September 8, 2014 2:50 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Construction is reshaping Toronto for the future, and new commercial, residential and infrastructure projects can be found all over the region. We like to look at the positive side of all this new ... read more

New TTC Streetcars Roll Out on 510 Spadina this Sunday

TTC, streetcar, Spadina, Toronto, Transit
August 29, 2014 4:17 pm | by Salena Barry | Comments
This Sunday, two of the TTC's new streetcars will roll out on the 510 Spadina route at 10:10 a.m. The cars, with an increased capacity of up to 250 people, feature a plethora of new ... read more

The Eglinton Crosstown LRT: Making it Real Rapid Transit

Eglinton Crosstown LRT Route Map (source: Metrolinx)
August 29, 2014 11:15 am | by Jonathan English | Comments
The Eglinton Crosstown LRT has long been a subject of debate—in Rob Ford's mind, it still is—but construction has begun and the somewhat peculiar hybrid of underground rapid transit and road ... read more

GO Regional Express Rail: CityRail for the GTA

The Munich S-Bahn (Photo by Florian Derwarf)
August 22, 2014 4:55 pm | by Jonathan English | Comments
Since the CityRail concept was introduced in 2012, the idea of using existing rail corridors to expand rapid transit throughout the GTA has become mainstream. Metrolinx and the provincial ... read more