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Closer to Reality: Relief Line Advances with Contract, Website

TTC, Metrolinx, City of Toronto advance plans for Relief Line subway
March 26, 2018 4:42 pm | by Robert Mackenzie | Comments
The Relief Line subway project has long been a slow train coming down the tracks for Toronto commuters. The City of Toronto has proposed building such a line—in one form or another—since 1910. A ... read more

Contract Awarded for Upgrading Stouffville GO Line

Metrolinx contract for upgrading GO Stouffville rail corridor
March 12, 2018 11:16 am | by Robert Mackenzie | Comments
Infrastructure Ontario (IO) and Metrolinx have awarded a fixed-price contract of $254.5 million to EllisDon Transit Infrastructure (EDTI) to design, build and finance infrastructure upgrades for ... read more

Metrolinx Board Approves 2041 Regional Transportation Plan

Metrolinx approves Regional Transportation Plan 2041
March 9, 2018 5:54 pm | by Robert Mackenzie | Comments
You may be surprised to learn that Metrolinx supports extending the TTC's Sheppard subway. In fact, it supports building more than 100 rapid transit projects to improve connectivity ... read more

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