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New Master Plan to Guide Public Art in Scarborough Centre

Scarborough Centre Public Art Master Plan, Toronto
May 2, 2018 2:00 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto City Council has approved a master plan to guide the planning of new public art installations in Scarborough Centre, the area bounded by Highway 401, Markham Road, Ellesmere Road, and ... read more

Pearson Airport: New Draft Master Plan Includes Transit Hub

Proposed Regional Transit Centre, Toronto Pearson International Airport
April 24, 2018 3:00 pm | by Jonathan English | Comments
There are big plans afoot at Pearson Airport. The Greater Toronto Airports Authority has released a draft of a new master plan that explores how the airport will accommodate its unprecedented ... read more

Governments Helping TTC, Other Agencies Improve Bus Services

Governments funding new environmentally friendly buses
April 24, 2018 11:54 am | by Robert Mackenzie | Comments
They're not as sexy as streetcars or GO trains. They don't have as much media appeal as subways or LRTs. But they're the backbone of all transit systems and they're coming soon to a neighbourhood ... read more

Better Public Transit Key to the Future of 'The 905'

Transit links to employment zones in "the 905"
April 23, 2018 1:30 pm | by Robert Mackenzie | Comments
When it comes to public transit in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton area, "Not everything is about Toronto". With that bold statement last week, Signe Leisk, a partner at Cassels Brock and member ... read more

Construction Underway for New Kipling GO & MiWay Transit Hub

New Kipling Transit Hub designed by Strasman Architects for Metrolinx, Toronto
April 18, 2018 5:16 pm | by Nathan Petryshyn | Comments
A new bus terminal and Kipling GO station renovation are underway, connecting the subway, regional rail and inter-regional bus services via a major new transit hub. A ground breaking ceremony held ... read more

Public Meetings Announced as Relief Line Planning Advances

April 16, 2018 4:36 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Overcrowding has become one of the most talked about problems among TTC riders, and while signalling upgrades and station modifications offer incremental solutions, Toronto's transit network needs ... read more

Metrolinx Releases Technical Background on New Stations

Map of new GO Stations
April 16, 2018 12:00 pm | by Robert Mackenzie | Comments
Last week, Metrolinx released a technical background report on its plan to build new GO Transit stations in the Greater Golden Horseshoe area along the Barrie, Kitchener, Lakeshore East, Lakeshore ... read more

$85M "The Meadoway" Linear Park to Span 16KM Across Toronto

The Meadoway, City of Toronto, TRCA, Linear Park, hydro corridor
April 12, 2018 1:11 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
A major new park was announced yesterday by the City of Toronto, the W. Garfield Weston Foundation, and the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA), set to run 16 kilometres through ... read more

Electrified Road-over-Rail Bridges to get DRP-Screened Barriers

Metrolinx, GO Transit, Electrification, Toronto, Road-over-Rail, Bridge Barrier
April 11, 2018 5:50 pm | by Jorge Quesada | Comments
With the electrification of all GO Transit's rail networks in Toronto, Metrolinx reveals a proposal to outfit bridges with a range of barrier designs so bridges meet new safety regulations. read more

Ontario Announces Upgrades to Milton and Kitchener GO Lines

Rendering of the new parking garage and other improvements at Cooksville GO
April 9, 2018 12:00 pm | by Andrew Johnson | Comments
Last week the Ontario Government announced upgrades to both the Milton and Kitchener GO lines. The first, a Request for Proposals (RFP) from Infrastructure Ontario (IO), includes "additional ... read more