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City Seeks Feedback on Draft Map of Toronto-Wide Cycling Network

Toronto Cycling Network Plan, Bicycle Lanes, Toronto
July 23, 2015 4:28 pm | by Julian Mirabelli | Comments
As part of the development of its 10-year Cycling Network Plan, the City of Toronto is asking for pubic input on its interactive draft map of proposed bike routes and areas of study. The map is a ... read more

Hamilton's Bikeshare Success Provides Lessons for Toronto

July 22, 2015 3:42 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
On July 6th, the Province of Ontario announced $4.9 million in new funding for Toronto's Bike Share program, providing an infusion of capital that will—according to reports—effectively double the ... read more

Hyper-Local Air Quality Monitoring Debuts at Pan Am Games

AirSENCE, Toronto
July 20, 2015 2:45 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
The world of sport and spectacle is at once timeless and changing. While the thrills of sweat, determination, and competitive spirit capture the modern spectator's attention in much the same way ... read more

City Announces Next Steps in Port Lands Revitalization

Waterfront 2.0, Toronto, Waterfront Toronto
July 15, 2015 2:44 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
As Toronto's Downtown and waterfront continue to rapidly develop—and land continues to become more valuable—the potential of Toronto's Port Lands is being realized. However, while the Port Lands ... read more

Yonge Relief Line: A Long-Term Solution to Increasing Congestion

Relief Line Subway Corridor, Toronto, cartography by Craig White
July 10, 2015 6:45 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
It's official: the Yonge Subway Line is now operating at significantly above capacity, handling substantially more passengers than it can comfortably accommodate. According to Metrolinx’s recently ... read more

Hamilton's West Harbour GO Station Opening July 9th

West Harbour GO Station, Hamilton, GO Transit, Metrolinx
July 8, 2015 2:47 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
With the City of Hamilton preparing to host soccer competitions during the upcoming Pan Am Games, effective transit between Hamilton and Toronto is set to improve, bringing a significant new link ... read more

"Big Pour" Major Milestone for VMC Subway Station Construction

VMC Station, York-Spadina Subway Extension, Toronto, Vaughan
July 8, 2015 12:32 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Ongoing construction work on the Toronto Transit Commission's new Toronto York Spadina Subway Extension (TYSSE) reached an important milestone this past weekend, as a convoy of concrete ... read more

New Paving Adding to the Charm of Yorkville Avenue

Yorkville Avenue, Repaving, Toronto, infrastructure
July 7, 2015 7:24 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Chic shops and restaurants, skyscraper canyons and quaint Victorian homes and businesses, and classy hotels can all be found in Toronto's Bloor-Yorkville area. The former bohemian hotspot of ... read more

Major Cycling Announcement from the Province of Ontario

Kathryn McGarry, #cycleON
July 3, 2015 2:27 pm | by Adrian Gamble | Comments
Today Assistant to the Minister of Transportation, Kathryn McGarry, along with MPP for Beaches-East York, Arthur Potts, and Communications & Outreach Manager for CycleToronto, Bex Thorpe, made ... read more

Union Subway Station Completed and Full Artwork Unveiled

Union Subway Station, TTC, Stuart Reid, Andy Byford, Toronto
July 2, 2015 5:14 pm | by Julian Mirabelli | Comments
Earlier today, TTC CEO Andy Byford addressed a crowd of onlookers on the new Yonge Line platform at Union Subway Station to officially mark the completion of renovations in what is being ... read more

City Seeks Public Input for Comprehensive Cycling Network Plan

July 2, 2015 4:12 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
As the Rob Ford era gradually—if not gracefully—recedes into memory, the development of cycling routes is again becoming a focus for the City of Toronto, with the Transportation Services division ... read more

Restored Clock Unveiled as Emblem of Union Station's New Era

Union Station Revitalization, Toronto by Metrolinx
June 29, 2015 5:10 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Earlier today, Deputy Mayor Pam McConnell unveiled the newly restored Union Station plaza clock, heralding the historic timepiece as "not only a piece of infrastructure," but also an icon of the ... read more

Public Feedback Sought for Toronto Rapid Transit Proposals

SmartTrack, City of Toronto
June 26, 2015 4:37 pm | by Adrian Gamble | Comments
The City of Toronto, the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC), and Metrolinx have been busy this month co-hosting a series of public consultations spread across several dates between June 13-25. The ... read more

New Residents and Professionals Reinventing Downtown Hamilton

Royal Connaught, Hamilton, Spallacci Group
June 23, 2015 4:00 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
A few days ago, UrbanToronto joined the Urban Land Institute (ULI) on a tour of Downtown Hamilton, exploring a city in transition between two ways of being. While the workers and machines of heavy ... read more

Toronto Welcomes Grand Boulevard as Queens Quay Re-Opens

Queens Quay Revitalization, Waterfront Toronto, West 8, DTAH
June 22, 2015 3:28 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
On Friday, June 19th, excited crowds of Torontonians—including the UrbanToronto team—gathered for the ribbon-cutting ceremony marking the re-opening of Queens Quay, following three years of ... read more

City of Toronto's Outside the Box Program to Debut June 22

Outside the Box, City of Toronto
June 22, 2015 11:45 am | by Adrian Gamble | Comments
Get ready to think "Outside the Box," Toronto! The City of Toronto has joined forces with a group of 52 local artists in an effort to—at least temporarily—bring some artistic inspiration to a part ... read more

Barbara Ann Scott Park Revitalization Going Ahead

Barbara Ann Scott Park at College Park, Toronto, MBTW Group
June 19, 2015 2:14 pm | by Edvard Bruun | Comments
Tucked away in the heart of Toronto, on the College Park block bordered by Yonge, Gerrard, Bay, and College, sits Barbara Ann Scott Park. Originally built in the 1980s, the 0.75-hectare park was ... read more

Queens Quay Revitalization Opens Friday, June 19 at 6 PM

Queens Quay Revitalization, Waterfront Toronto, West 8
June 18, 2015 4:30 pm | by Craig White | Comments
After three years of work, Queens Quay will be officially reopened tomorrow. The kilometre-long project, designed by Rotterdam's West 8 and Toronto's DTAH after winning a design competition ... read more

City Seeks Public Engagement on 'TOcore' Downtown Study

TOcore, Toronto by City of Toronto
June 17, 2015 4:58 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
For the first time in over 40 years, the City of Toronto is conducting a study to better understand how Downtown Toronto can best continue to grow and develop in the coming decades. Since the ... read more

Cellular Service Launched at TTC Subway Stations

TTC, Queen's Park, Line 1 Cellular service, WIND Mobile, image by Jack Landau
June 17, 2015 1:45 pm | by Marcus Mitanis | Comments
The Toronto Transit Commission and BAI Canada announced the first cellular carrier to offer mobile service on the subway system today. WIND Mobile customers will now have cellular connectivity on ... read more