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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

GO, TTC to Expand Bus-Bypass Lanes on Don Valley Parkway

Metrolinx, GO Transit, TTC, Toronto, Public transit, Buses, Highways
November 30, 2016 4:00 pm | by Robert Mackenzie | Comments
The City of Toronto, Metrolinx and the Toronto Transit Commission are expanding dedicated transit lanes along parts of the Don Valley Parkway. Since 2010, GO Transit buses have traveled along the ... read more

Ontario, Metrolinx Expanding Rail Yard for Regional Express Rail

Ontario, Metrolinx, Transit, GO Transit, Union Station, Regional express rail
November 24, 2016 4:56 pm | by Robert Mackenzie | Comments
Ontario and Metrolinx are taking yet another step toward implementing regional express rail service along GO Transit rail corridors. read more

Richmond Hill GO Line Getting Longer: Gormley Station to Open

Metrolinx, GO Transit, Richmond Hill, York Region, Transit
November 24, 2016 3:39 pm | by Robert Mackenzie | Comments
The new Gormley GO Station, image, Metrolinx GO Transit trains start picking up and dropping off passengers at a new GO station—Gormley—on Monday, December 5. Local MPPs, Dr. Helena Jaczek (Oak ... read more

"Help Us Build Ontario" Infrastructure Minister Urges Businesses

Ontario's Minister of Infrastructure, Bob Chiarelli, speaking at the Canadian Cl
November 24, 2016 10:58 am | by Robert Mackenzie | Comments
Ontario's Minister of Infrastructure, Bob Chiarelli, dropped by the Canadian Club of Toronto at lunch time Wednesday to urge Ontario entrepreneurs to assume a greater role in building Ontario. He ... read more

Garbage Privatization: Inside Toronto's Two-Tier System

Toronto refuse, image by UT Flickr contributor Bryan Bonnici
November 18, 2016 4:40 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Following the Ford administration's privatization of residential garbage pick-up east of Yonge in 2011, the City of Toronto's waste management has remained in a somewhat awkward state of ... read more

Toronto to Share Costs for SmartTrack, Other Transit Projects

Metrolinx, Toronto, SmartTrack, GO Transit, Regional express rail, Crosstown LRT
November 9, 2016 2:02 pm | by Robert Mackenzie | Comments
This week, Toronto Mayor John Tory's signature SmartTrack transit plan started heading down the line from drawing board to reality. Although the plan is now less "smart" than when Tory originally ... read more

TYSSE: On Site at Vaughan's Highway 407 Station

Highway 407 Station, Vaughan, by TTC, Aedas, AECOM, Parsons
November 3, 2016 4:10 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
"It's like something out of Star Trek," the TTC's Joanna Kervin remarks, looking up at the sinuous form taking shape above us. Located southwest of the Highway 407 and Jane interchange in Vaughan, ... read more

Touring the Soon-To-Be Weston Rail Deck Park & John St. Bridge

John St. Bridge, Weston, Toronto
November 2, 2016 4:20 pm | by Greg Lipinski | Comments
In a city where park space has become a critical issue in relation to Toronto's growing population, initiatives have been undertaken to alleviate some of these constraints. Back in August, John ... read more

City: SmartTrack To Bring 2-3% Property Tax Increase?

map of SmartTrack/RER combined plan
October 31, 2016 2:34 pm | by David Brake | Comments
According to a report prepared by the City for Council's Executive Committee, a property tax increase will be required to fund even the reduced SmartTrack proposal which has emerged (an LRT for ... read more

Landscaping (and Feline) Animating Downtown's Berczy Park

Berczy Park, Toronto, Claude Cormier + Associés
October 31, 2016 1:48 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
The grass is green but the fountain isn't flowing yet at Toronto's Berczy Park. Although Halloween Day was expected to herald the unveiling of the revamped Downtown park, ongoing construction ... read more