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New Grange Park Continues Toronto's Public Realm Renaissance

Grange Park, Toronto, by PFS Studios, Thinc Design, Earthscape
July 10, 2017 1:20 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
By the time the giant green ribbon was cut and the photo ops done away with, the revitalized green space immediately felt an established part of Toronto's urban fabric. As Saturday's ceremonies ... read more

Berczy Park: Toronto Welcomes a New Kind of Public Space

Berczy Park, Toronto, by City of Toronto, Claude Cormier
June 29, 2017 5:03 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
"This doesn't seem like Toronto." By yesterday, I had lost count of how many times those words were uttered on the little triangular stretch of green space and plaza between Front and Wellington. ... read more

Port Lands: $1.2b of Trilateral Funding Unlocks Revitalization

Port Lands Revitalization, Toronto, by Waterfront Toronto, City of Toronto
June 28, 2017 3:50 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Propelling the long-anticipated urban future of Toronto's Port Lands towards reality, three levels of government are committing $1.185 billion of new funding to remake what Waterfront Toronto ... read more

Berczy Park Officially Reopens with a Party on June 28

The fountain by Claude Cormier at Berczy Park, Toronto, image by Craig White
June 23, 2017 3:56 pm | by Craig White | Comments
Already registering as a landmark before the fences came down in the last few weeks, Berczy Park is officially reopening on Wednesday, June 28. To celebrate, there's a party to mark the completion ... read more

Government of Canada New Funding Partner for Finch West LRT

Government of Canada funding Finch West LRT
June 23, 2017 1:39 pm | by Robert Mackenzie | Comments
Humber College's North campus may be the end of the line for the upcoming Finch West light rail transit project, but this morning, it transformed into the starting point of new funding for the plan. read more

Preliminary Work Begins for Crosstown LRT's Surface Section

Eglinton Crosstown LRT, Toronto, Scarborough, Metrolinx, TTC, transit
June 22, 2017 12:21 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
The milestones keep coming for Metrolinx's Crosstown LRT. Those we have covered include the boring of a 10-kilometre twin tunnel through the heart of Midtown Toronto, the start of shoring and ... read more

New Gardiner Off-Ramp Takes Shape Following Teardown

Gardiner Expressway, York-Bay-Yonge off-ramp, Toronto
June 19, 2017 12:05 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
The Gardiner Expressway's Yonge-Bay-York off-ramp has been relegated to Toronto congestion history following the removal of the last sections of the spiral ramp that touched down at York ... read more

Ontario Considering Fuel Cells to Electrify GO trains

Ontario Government announces electrification transit assessment process
June 16, 2017 11:53 am | by Robert Mackenzie | Comments
Ontario's Minister of Transportation, Stephen Del Duca, delivered some electrifying news at a media event yesterday. The minster told a gathering of reporters at GO Transit's Willowbrook ... read more

College Street Welcoming Long-Awaited Streetscape Upgrades

Conceptual Renderings of College Street, image courtesy of PMA Landscape Archite
June 13, 2017 5:15 pm | by Eric Chen | Comments
Just west of Toronto's Little Italy, the stretch of College street between Shaw Street and Havelock Street is poised to welcome a long-awaited streetscape transformation over the Summer and into ... read more

Metrolinx Issues RFQ for Barrie GO Corridor Expansion

Phase 1 of the Barrie Line double tracking in October 2016
June 13, 2017 1:08 pm | by Andrew Johnson | Comments
It's been a busy few weeks for GO and Metrolinx. Last week, they announced that all-day two-way GO Train service is coming to the Stouffville Line. Yesterday, they announced a Request for ... read more

Garrison Crossing Progressing with Completed Foundations

Garrison Crossing, Pedelta, DTAH, AECOM, Dufferin Construction, Toronto
June 8, 2017 4:30 pm | by Eric Chen | Comments
In the Fall of 2015, a team headed by Dufferin Construction was announced as the winner of the much-anticipated Fort York Bridge competition, and the project's somewhat turbulent history ... read more

TTC Pushing for Major Expansion of Express Bus Services

June 8, 2017 2:47 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
At its upcoming June 15th meeting, the TTC Board will consider a proposed expansion of express bus service throughout the City of Toronto. The recommended plan calls for a multi-phase service ... read more

Two-Way All-Day GO Train Service Coming to the Stouffville Line

Stouffville RER Frequencies
June 8, 2017 11:00 am | by Andrew Johnson | Comments
Yesterday, Metrolinx officially announced that two-way all-day (commonly abbreviated as 2WAD) GO Train service will be coming to the Stouffville GO line, commencing on Monday, June 26th. The train ... read more

Shoring Activity Commences for the Crosstown's Eglinton Station

Crosstown LRT, Eglinton Station, Metrolinx, TTC, Toronto
June 6, 2017 4:50 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
With tunnelling complete, and work now on to prepare for track installation, much of the construction activity for Metrolinx's Crosstown LRT has shifted towards the construction of the ... read more

IO and Metrolinx Announce Hurontario LRT Design-Build Shortlist

June 6, 2017 4:03 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Infrastructure Ontario (IO) and Metrolinx have announced a shortlist of three consortiums "to design, build, finance, operate, and maintain the Hurontario Light Rail Transit (LRT) project," ... read more