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Scarborough Subway: The Trojan Horse Alignment

Big Bend and Sheppard Subway meeting at STC
January 16, 2017 5:28 pm | by Andrew Johnson | Comments
In October 2016, a local ratepayers group named the Glen Andrew Community Association released a proposal outlining a new potential alignment for the Scarborough Subway extension. Rather than ... read more

Bus Terminal at Vaughan Metropolitan Centre Gets Underway

Smart Centres Place Bus Terminal, York Region Transit, Vaughan, Diamond Schmitt
January 12, 2017 11:04 am | by Robert Mackenzie | Comments
"Gosh, it's cold out, isn't it?" exclaimed York Region Chair Wayne Emmerson as he struggled to turn the pages of his speaking notes with frozen fingers and a steady gust of winter wind blowing his ... read more

Desjardins Bridge: One Piece of Hamilton GO Rail Expansion

Desjardins Canal Bridge CN GO Transit
January 10, 2017 4:50 pm | by Andrew Johnson | Comments
Down in the "H" part of the "GTHA", a series of rail infrastructure improvements are being made that will enable more frequent GO Train service to Hamilton, and eventually to Niagara Region. One ... read more

Toronto Transit Planning: Council Rejects Requiring Data to Determine Priority

Toronto Ward Map reflecting Council vote on Transit Planning Prioritization
January 6, 2017 2:19 pm | by Andrew Johnson | Comments
In the last month of 2016, while many people in the GTA were focused on debating the merits of tolling the Gardiner Expressway and Don Valley Parkway, there was another motion presented at ... read more

New York's Second Avenue Gets Relief: Toronto Still Waiting

Second Avenue subway, New York City, MTA
January 2, 2017 12:30 pm | by Andrew Johnson | Comments
It's a tale of two subways, so built up in the transit mythology of their respective cities. Both have been in the works for almost a century, and have endured changes in plans, false starts, and ... read more

TTC: A Tour of Vaughan's Metropolitan Centre Station

TTC, Public Transit, Subway, Stations, YRT
December 22, 2016 5:58 pm | by Robert Mackenzie | Comments
"I think this may be my favourite of the stations," said Joanna Kervin, the director for Third-Party Planning and Property with the TTC's project to extend the Line 1 (Yonge–University) subway ... read more

Pearson: Turning Toronto's Airport into a Global Mega-Hub

Pearson International Airport, Toronto, Mississauga, GTAA
December 12, 2016 5:30 pm | by Larry Leung | Comments
Since 1974, air traffic through Toronto's Pearson International Airport has roughly doubled every twenty years. From the 10.5 million passengers recorded 42 years ago, to to over 41 million ... read more

Weekend GO Train Service Expanding on the Barrie Line

Metrolinx, GO Transit, Regional express rail, Spadina subway, Crosstown LRT
December 6, 2016 1:18 pm | by Robert Mackenzie | Comments
Regular commuters on GO Transit's Barrie line can take advantage of weekend train service, starting New Year's Eve, Saturday, December 31. During an event Monday morning at Barrie South GO ... read more

Soft Opening Reveals New Hardscapes at Berczy Park

Berczy Park, Toronto, Claude Cormier + Associés
December 5, 2016 4:00 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Since being fenced off last year, crews have been hard at work rebuilding Toronto's Berczy Park, transforming the aging park into a whimsical public space reimagined by landscape ... read more

Laneway Summit: Utilising Toronto's Untapped Public Spaces

December 2, 2016 4:19 pm | by Momin Ahmad | Comments
As Toronto continues to grow at what feels like an alarming rate at-times, the provision of easily accessible public spaces has emerged as a key element in balancing the city's livability with its ... read more

A Sneak Peek at Claude Cormier's Sony Centre Plaza

Sony Centre Plaza, L Tower, Claude Cormier, Toronto
December 1, 2016 5:25 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
On the west edge of Toronto's St. Lawrence neighbourhood, a new public space is materializing behind construction hoarding. With construction now practically complete at Cityzen Development ... read more