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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

New PATH Bridge Installed Above Lake Shore Boulevard

PATH bridge rests above Lake Shore. Image by WZMH Architects.
August 18, 2014 9:00 pm | by Marcus Mitanis | Comments
There has been a tremendous amount of development south of Front Street in the Southcore district. As new buildings continue to be constructed, there needs to be appropriate infrastructure to ... read more

Second Platform Opens at the TTC's Union Subway Station

Union Subway Station: Second Platform and Concourse Improvements
August 18, 2014 11:50 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
It was a busy weekend in Toronto. The Exhibition kicked off the final leg of Summer, and the added passenger load on the TTC was further complicated by the closure of Lake Shore Boulevard for a ... read more

Stuck in the Past: Outmoded Plans for New Towns

August 15, 2014 3:15 pm | by Jonathan English | Comments
We've come a long way from the days a hundred years ago when new neighbourhoods were built by cutting down all the trees, flattening the hills, using their dirt to fill in river valleys, and ... read more

Front Gets a Shot of Colour as Part of the Union Station Makeover

Union Station revitalization, Front Street, Toronto
August 8, 2014 12:15 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
The rebuilding of TTC's Union subway station has restricted traffic on Front Street for a few years now as the street has been ripped up to facilitate the rebuilding of the underground ... read more

Eglinton Connects Moves Another Step Forward

Eglinton Connects will transform the street. Image by City of Toronto.
August 7, 2014 6:45 pm | by Marcus Mitanis | Comments
The much-discussed Eglinton Connects project is one step closer to fruition after the City of Toronto's Planning and Growth Management Committee adopted Part 2 of the Planning Study’s Phase 1 ... read more

Ontario Place Revitalization Plans Moving Forward

Ontario Place revitalization
July 31, 2014 1:45 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Since the closing of Ontario Place in 2012, plans have been in the works for a long-term revitalization of the provincial government owned lands. Ontario Place was well loved by kids growing up in ... read more

New Cycling Infrastructure Installed in Richmond-Adelaide Area

Looking east at the bicycle lane on Adelaide Street. Image by Marcus Mitanis.
July 30, 2014 2:50 pm | by Marcus Mitanis | Comments
Slowly but surely, the City of Toronto is making important additions and enhancements to bicycle infrastructure in order to improve safety and provide an easier commute for cyclists. As part of a ... read more

Grange Park Makeover Breaths New Life into a Storied Park

Grange Park, AGO, OCAD University, Art Galllery of Ontario, PFS Studio
July 29, 2014 5:30 pm | by Brandon Leal | Comments
Wealthy philanthropists, a booming economic base, and a population growth spurt might sound like a description of modern day Toronto. But this story has been told more than once over our city's ... read more

City Unveils Upgraded Transportation Operations Centre

City of Toronto transportation operations centre
July 23, 2014 12:20 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Increasing congestion and decreasing road safety have become a growing problem in Toronto, and more people are taking notice of the issue. As part of a greater plan to ease congestion and improve ... read more

Ireland Park Officially Reopens to the Public on Bathurst Quay

Ireland Park is now open after four years of closure. Image by Marcus Mitanis.
July 16, 2014 12:30 pm | by Marcus Mitanis | Comments
After four years of construction which left Éireann Quay at the foot of Bathurst Street inaccessible, Ireland Park has finally reopened to the public. Deputy Mayor Norm Kelly was joined ... read more

Waterfront Toronto Officially Opens Corktown Common

Corktown Common, Waterfront Toronto
July 10, 2014 3:10 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Downtown Toronto's newest park has seen an overwhelmingly positive reception since its soft opening last Summer, and after a ribbon cutting ceremony this morning, the 18 acre Corktown Common is ... read more

Continued Progress on the Revitalization of Nathan Phillips Square

July 4, 2014 3:00 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto's City Hall and Nathan Phillips Square attracts over 1.5 million visitors annually, and that number is growing at a rate that mirrors growth throughout the region. With the ... read more

Landscaping and Tree Planting Under Way at June Callwood Park

June Callwood Park, gh3, City of Toronto
July 3, 2014 12:30 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Construction continues on a new park in Toronto's rapidly densifying Fort York community. The City of Toronto's June Callwood Park, designed by landscape ... read more

Toronto's 99th Public Library Now Open at Bathurst and Fort York

Fort York Public Library, Library District Condominiums, KPMB, Toronto
July 2, 2014 3:05 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto's newest public library is now open at Fort York Boulevard and Bathurst Street, beside the base of Context Development's Library District Condominiums. The 16,000 square-foot ... read more

Opening to a Crowd, There's Now a Real Park in Regent Park

Kids at the playground at the Opening of Regent Park, Toronto
June 30, 2014 2:50 pm | by Craig White | Comments
The name Regent Park has conjured up a couple of different images in Toronto over the years. For years the connotations of the name were negative, usually with the social housing ... read more

Cawthra Square Park Renovations Complete for World Pride

Cawthra Park Barbara Hall LGBT Church Wellesley Village Toronto Canada
June 27, 2014 6:25 pm | by Devon Johnson | Comments
The rainbow flags are out, and this year is a very exciting one for Toronto's Church & Wellesley Village as the neighbourhood is hosting not only the annual Toronto Pride festival this ... read more

PATH Network Extension Under Construction in Southcore Area

PATH expansion, City of Toronto
June 27, 2014 4:05 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
With kilometres of underground tunnels and a few bridges crisscrossing the Downtown core, Toronto's pedestrian PATH system helps us move about the city without having to contend with vehicles or ... read more

Catching Up With Work on U of T's Back Campus Field

U of T Back Campus Field, 2015 Pan and Parapan Am Games, Toronto
June 24, 2014 7:05 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
The U of T's back campus has been described as both a significant mid-city green space and alternatively as a muddy obstacle course, and while advocates of a more natural outdoors wished to see it ... read more

Progress on Waterfront Toronto's Queens Quay Revitalization

Queen's Quay Revitalization, Waterfront Toronto, West 8, DTAH, Toronto
June 20, 2014 12:20 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto's waterfront has morphed significantly over the past several years as improved walkways and parks have been built beside the lake. Problems have remained however with the infrastructure to ... read more