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Design Proposals Sought for York and Rees Street Parks

March 5, 2018 4:49 pm | by Nathan Petryshyn | Comments
Waterfront Toronto, in partnership with the City of Toronto Parks Forestry and Recreation Department is calling international design professionals to develop visions for the York Street and Rees ... read more

Metrolinx Advancing New GO and SmartTrack Stations

Metrolinx, GO, SmartTrack stations proceed to next stage of design
February 27, 2018 12:25 pm | by Robert Mackenzie | Comments
Maybe you thought that controversy over the Metrolinx process of choosing future station sites meant that construction wouldn't proceed on those stations. Maybe you thought that Toronto Mayor John ... read more

Confederation GO: East Hamilton's New Station Opens in 2019

Rendering of Confederation GO Station
February 26, 2018 12:42 pm | by Andrew Johnson | Comments
Earlier this month, a collection of politicians from all 3 levels of government ceremonially broke ground on the new $35 million Confederation GO Station, to be built along the existing CN tracks ... read more

Ontario Releases Feasibililty Study of Hydrail System for GO

Metrolinx, GO, UPX, Electrification, Regional Express Rail, Hydrogen fuel cells
February 23, 2018 11:35 am | by Robert Mackenzie | Comments
The Government of Ontario is getting closer to determining whether hydrogen fuel-cell technology is a viable means to power GO Transit and Union Pearson Express trains—or whether the plan is just ... read more

Ontario Court of Justice Ready To Go Behind Toronto City Hall

Ontario Court of Justice Toronto, designed by Renzo Piano Building Workshop
February 22, 2018 5:30 pm | by Craig White | Comments
Just to the northwest of Toronto City Hall, a new home for many of the city's courthouses will soon be under construction. Today, Infrastructure Ontario (IO) and the Ministry of the Attorney ... read more

Public Consultations Coming for new GO and SmartTrack Stations

SmartTrack, GO, City of Toronto, TTC, Metrolinx
February 20, 2018 11:16 am | by Jorge Quesada | Comments
Public consultation meetings to be held in March, to discuss environmental effects of six new SmartTrack Stations, and two new GO stations in the City. read more

Waterfront Toronto Seeking Input on Port Lands Public Spaces

Lower Don Lands, Port Lands, Toronto
February 14, 2018 2:22 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Last month, the start of lakefilling operations at Essroc Quay marked the first steps in transforming Toronto's Port Lands to support future urbanization. A seven-year, $1.25 billion ... read more

Union Station and GO RER: Metrolinx's Phil Verster on the Future

Phil Verster, Metrolinx President and CEO
February 1, 2018 5:00 pm | by Jonathan English | Comments
GO RER (Regional Express Rail) is the biggest transit project underway in the Toronto region today, despite which it has mostly flown under the radar of local transit discussion. To that end, ... read more

New Gardiner Expressway Exit Ramp Officially Open

Gardiner off-ramp to Lower Simcoe, York, Bay, and Yonge, Toronto
January 29, 2018 1:47 pm | by Nathan Petryshyn | Comments
The City of Toronto opened the replacement eastbound exit ramp from the Gardiner Expressway to York, Bay, and Yonge streets on Sunday. Councillor Jaye Robinson, Councillor for Ward 25 Don Valley ... read more

Metrolinx Unveils Public Art for Six Crosstown LRT Stations

Metrolinx Public Art for Eglinton Crosstown LRT, Toronto
January 17, 2018 6:10 pm | by Nathan Petryshyn | Comments
On Tuesday, Metrolinx held a “pop-up art gallery” at the Ontario Science Centre revealing new artworks to be integrated into six of Toronto's Crosstown LRT stations. Renderings of the art were on ... read more

A Look at Innisfil’s Uber Transit Pilot

Origin & Destination Cost Table
January 16, 2018 1:10 pm | by Andrew Johnson | Comments
In May 2017 the Town of Innisfil, located in Simcoe County, north of Toronto, launched a transit pilot project that was the first of its kind in Canada. In a response to the creeping suburban ... read more

Lakefilling Marks First Step for Port Lands Transformation

Cherry Street Stormwater Lakefilling, Port Lands, Essroc Quay, Toronto
January 11, 2018 11:36 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
A 2016 announcement of $65 million in infrastructure funding from the provincial and federal governments for Waterfront Toronto's Cherry Street Stormwater and Lakefilling project marked ... read more