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City of Toronto and TTC Seeking Input on Relief Line Stations

TTC, Relief line, Toronto, transit, infrastructure, transportation
March 2, 2015 5:12 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
With only one expansion to our subway system currently under construction, congestion remains a hot button issue for Toronto's transit riders. Studies are now under way for a new rapid transit ... read more

Construction Begins on New Park and Trail at Ontario Place

Ontario Place Urban Park and Waterfront Trail, LANDinc, West 8, Urbacon, Toronto
February 26, 2015 1:43 pm | by Nicolas Arnaud-Goddet | Comments
When it opened back in May 1971, Premier Bill Davis said that “The vision and scope of Ontario Place gives promise of our vast potential”. It is now time for this vision to be revisited and bring ... read more

City of Toronto Seeking Input on Billboard and Signage Regulations

City of Toronto, planning, signage, billboard
February 18, 2015 2:45 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Introduced in 2010, the City of Toronto's current signage bylaw created nine different 'Sign Districts' across the city, plus an additional six 'Special Sign Districts', where signage has ... read more

Metrolinx Begins Early Works for GO Transit Expansion

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February 12, 2015 4:00 pm | by Cale Vanderveen | Comments
Metrolinx is beginning work on some smaller, easily implementable projects to improve GO service ahead of the looming major upgrades to bring 15 minute electrified GO service to the Greater ... read more

Mississauga Transitway and GO Transit Terminal Progressing

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February 9, 2015 2:50 pm | by Cale Vanderveen | Comments
The City of Mississauga and Metrolinx are making progress on two bus-related transit projects in the city to the west of Toronto. The City of Mississauga is progressing work on the second phase of ... read more

A Look at Progress on the TTC's Leslie Barns

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February 3, 2015 7:00 pm | by Nicolas Arnaud-Goddet | Comments
Toronto's aging streetcars will be replaced over the next several years by a brand new fleet. More accessible, they will also be longer and thus require additional space to be maintained and ... read more

Work Progressing on Union Subway Station University Platform

Work continues on Union Subway Station, Toronto
February 3, 2015 5:36 pm | by Craig White | Comments
Amongst all of the construction going on at Union Station is work to complete the expansion of the subway station. On August 18th last year a new platform opened, allowing the old, narrow centre ... read more

Scarborough Subway Planning Advances with Corridor Selection

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January 29, 2015 8:09 pm | by Cale Vanderveen | Comments
The Scarborough subway is advancing into the planning phase after City Council approved its construction in October of 2013. The subway is set to run roughly from the existing Kennedy Subway ... read more

Transport Infrastructure: Growth to Watch for in 2015

York, york university, spadina, TTC, toronto
January 22, 2015 6:28 pm | by Cale Vanderveen | Comments
Complaining about transit and its lack of progress is a recreational sport in Toronto and the rest of the GTHA, but there is a long list of project completions scheduled for the next 12 months ... read more

Tunnel Boring Machines Complete First Leg of Crosstown Tunnelling

Eglinton Crosstown LRT, Metrolinx, Toronto
January 22, 2015 4:52 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Construction of Metrolinx' 19-kilometre long Crosstown LRT line reached a major milestone yesterday, as tunnel boring machines Dennis and Lea broke through the walls of the Allen Road ... read more

Construction Progressing on New Transformer Station on Bremner

Clare R. Copeland Transformer Station, Toronto Hydro, IBI Group Architects
January 22, 2015 12:00 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto's core has been the site of explosive growth in recent years, and while the urban renewal has transformed it for the better, the thousands more people now living and working in the area ... read more

Metrolinx Begins Joint Fare Pilot Project at 2 Toronto GO Stations

A GO Train passes work to expand services on the Georgetown South corridor
January 16, 2015 1:25 pm | by Craig White | Comments
Metrolinx has announced a year-long pilot project to make the cost of commuting to Union Station cheaper for TTC Metropass users from two GO stations in Toronto. Starting January 26, Metropass ... read more

Video Highlights PATH Bridge Installation Tech in the Southcore

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January 14, 2015 4:48 pm | by Nicolas Arnaud-Goddet | Comments
UrbanToronto has extensively followed the extension of the PATH system south from the Air Canada Centre, when a series of three bridges where installed, consequently running from the ACC to the ... read more

Years of Work Revealed as Union Station Gets Unwrapped

Detail of work on Union Station's limestone work, Toronto
January 8, 2015 5:00 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
We have been closely and patiently following the large-scale revitalization of Union Station over the past few years, as almost every aspect of the station is being modernized or restored for the ... read more

Revitalized Hockey Rink Opens in Regent Park

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January 7, 2015 1:28 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
This past Saturday morning representatives from The Daniels Corporation, MLSE, TCHC and Hockey Canada were on hand to celebrate the official opening of the rink and adjacent changing room ... read more

TTC's Leslie Barns Streetcar Facility Closer to Completion

TTC, Leslie Barns, Tom Tardif / Azimuth Geomatics, Toronto Transit Commission
December 10, 2014 7:50 pm | by Brandon Leal | Comments
At Bombardier Inc.'s Thunder Bay plant, Toronto's 204 New Streetcars are currently being built and shipped by rail to the Toronto Transit Commission's Hillcrest Complex. Storage here is only ... read more

Catching Up With TTC’s Upcoming Vaughan Centre Station

Vaughan Centre Station, TTC, Spadina Subway Extension, Toronto
December 5, 2014 4:55 pm | by Nathan Christie | Comments
For the past five weeks, UrbanToronto has been updating you on the largest construction project currently ongoing by the Toronto Transit Commission, the Toronto-York Spadina Subway Extension. Our ... read more

GO Transit Extends Further into Richmond Hill

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December 2, 2014 5:50 pm | by Cale Vanderveen | Comments
GO Transit and Metrolinx are starting construction of its new Gormley GO train station. As a new terminus of the Richmond Hill GO line, the 7km extension is set to bring transit to ... read more

Catching Up With TTC's Upcoming Highway 407 Station

Highway 407 Station, TTC, Spadina Subway Extension, Toronto
November 28, 2014 5:50 pm | by Nathan Christie | Comments
As work continues on the Toronto Transit Commission’s Toronto-York Spadina Subway Extension, UrbanToronto is checking in on how each of the six stations on the extension are progressing. Today we ... read more

Dufferin Station Modernization and Expansion Opens to the Public

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November 25, 2014 6:15 pm | by Cale Vanderveen | Comments
Dufferin Subway Station's long anticipated renovations and expansion opened yesterday, after a weekend-long closure to put the finishing touches on the station. Designed by the TTC's Engineering ... read more