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Subway Extension to Vaughan Hits Another Milestone

Subway Extension, Toronto
July 2, 2013 2:30 pm | by Dylan Giuliano | Comments
Over the past few years while the city has debated the future of transit expansion, the Toronto York Spadina Subway Extension has been digging out a transit future for the northwestern part of the ... read more

All Parts of Union-Pearson Express Now Under Construction

July 2, 2013 12:00 pm | by Izabela Molendowski | Comments
Metrolinx announced last week that construction of the Union-Pearson Express rail link between two of the city's most important transportation hubs is now fully under way as the contract has been ... read more

A New Park Opens in the West Don Lands: Meet Corktown Common

Exploring the pavilion at Corktown Common park by Waterfront Toronto
June 28, 2013 5:10 pm | by Craig White | Comments
Hey Toronto, you've got another new park courtesy of Waterfront Toronto… and your own tax dollars of course, but we're betting you're going to be pretty happy with how they have been spent. As of ... read more

Rogers Centre Pedestrian Bridge Named in Honour of Rod Robbie

Rod Robbie Bridge linking the city core to the Rogers Centre, Toronto
June 26, 2013 5:10 pm | by Craig White | Comments
The pedestrian bridge at the foot of John Street which links the city with the Rogers Centre, CN Tower, and the surrounding area, has been named in honour of Rod Robbie, architect of what was then ... read more

Feeling Congested? The City Is Listening, So Speak Up

Feeling Congested? Meeting on the Move, Transportation, Planning, Toronto
June 25, 2013 8:30 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Transportation is a hot button issue in the City of Toronto. Whether walking, cycling, using public transit or driving, commuting is a daily factor in the lives of almost all Torontonians. As the ... read more

New Work and New Artwork Mark Nathan Phillips Square Re-Do

Nathan Phillips Square Perkins+Will Canada Plant Architect Inc.
June 21, 2013 3:30 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
As work slowly pushes forward on the Nathan Phillips Square Revitalization, many Torontonians are impatiently anticipating the day where they can enjoy the square unimpeded by the noise, dirt and ... read more

TTC Rolls Out Its New Low Floor Streetcar Deployment Plan

TTC, Streetcar, Metrolinx, City of Toronto, Bombardier
June 19, 2013 4:30 pm | by Brandon Leal | Comments
Toronto's transit issues have been getting a lot of attention recently, and for good reason. With congestion plaguing the GTHA, improved public transit is an essential component of easing travel ... read more

Forensic Services and Coroner’s Complex Merges Design with Duty

Forensic Services and Coroner's Complex, WZMH Architects, Toronto
June 14, 2013 11:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
At UrbanToronto our thirst for knowledge of every corner of this great city takes us to the doorstep of a huge variety of buildings. Whether standing in an old prison on a long disused gallows or ... read more

$1.75-Billion Mega-Hospital Coming Together at Keele and 401

June 13, 2013 2:50 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
With scores of new residents flocking to the ever-densifying GTA, growing pains are a natural side effect. A growing population places increased strain on public services, and in a country ... read more

Transformer Station to Bring More Power and History to the Core

Clare R. Copeland Transformer Station, IBI Group, Toronto Hydro
June 13, 2013 11:35 am | by Brandon Leal | Comments
With a rash of new buildings springing up all across Downtown Toronto—condos, office towers, even new attractions—the city's infrastructure and its ability to accommodate new development is being ... read more

Upcoming Six Points Interchange Reconfiguration Public Meeting

Six Points Interchange
June 10, 2013 12:45 pm | by Stephanie Calvet | Comments
The City of Toronto is hosting a public meeting and drop-in event on Monday June 17 to discuss the upcoming reconfiguration of the Six Points interchange where Bloor Street West, Dundas ... read more

Metrolinx Working on Massive Georgetown Rail Corridor Expansion

Metrolinx, GO Transit, Georgetown South
June 7, 2013 4:55 pm | by Brandon Leal | Comments
Toronto commuting can be a real pain some days, but Metrolinx and GO Transit are working to make sure it gets better. GO's rail service is Canada's most used commuter rail service, with 185,000 ... read more

Park People Promote the Importance of Green Space in Toronto

Corktown Common, Toronto
June 7, 2013 3:55 pm | by Dylan Giuliano | Comments
Toronto's parks are our city's lungs. As our neighbourhoods continue to grow, intensify, and evolve, the importance of green spaces is becoming ever more apparent, and parks like Trinty-Bellwoods ... read more

Waterfront Trail Longer as Mimico Waterfront Park Opens

Waterfront Toronto, Mimico Waterfront Park
June 7, 2013 2:15 pm | by Brandon Leal | Comments
While the highest profile work that Waterfront Toronto does is centred around the central harbour, the agency has been working hard to bring a fantastic lakefront experience across the ... read more

Eglinton Crosstown TBMs get a Personality and a Send-Off

Metrolinx, TTC, Lovat, CAT, Kenadian
June 5, 2013 2:12 pm | by Brandon Leal | Comments
With construction of the Eglinton Crosstown LRT targeted for completion in 2020, officials are in a hurry to get tunneling and get working on the largest transit infrastructure project in ... read more

Groundbreaking Means June Callwood Park Finally Underway

Mike Layton, June Callwood, June Callwood Park, Garden Club of Toronto, Toronto
June 5, 2013 1:30 pm | by Eddie LaRusic | Comments
Tuesday, June 4 marked the groundbreaking of June Callwood Park, a new public space south of Fort York in memory of the Canadian journalist and social activist. On hand to break ground was Janet ... read more

The Don, the Flood, and the Berm

River City above the berm, image by CanadianNational
May 29, 2013 7:20 pm | by Craig White | Comments
If you read UrbanToronto regularly, no doubt you will have seen photos of the berm being built by Waterfront Toronto along side the Don River down by River City and the new Corktown Common Park. read more

The Crosstown LRT to Bring Rapid Transit through Mid-Toronto

Metrolinx, TTC, Eglinton Crosstown LRT
May 28, 2013 3:00 pm | by Brandon Leal | Comments
Across the centre of the city, Metrolinx and the TTC are bringing new rapid transit to Toronto. The Eglinton-Scarborough Crosstown LRT is a 19-kilometre Light Rail Transit line stretching from ... read more

Metrolinx Releases Investment Strategy for Transit Expansion

Metrolinx, TTC, Eglinton Crosstown LRT
May 27, 2013 1:10 pm | by Brandon Leal | Comments
After several years of study and multiple consultations with citizens and the private sector, Metrolinx has released its Investment Strategy. To fund the Next Wave of projects in Metrolinx's Big ... read more

West Don Lands "Name That Park" Campaign Yields Winner

May 23, 2013 12:10 pm | by Dylan Giuliano | Comments
Waterfront Toronto's next major addition to the city has a new name, all thanks to a campaign in association with The Grid called "Name That Park". The campaign, which launched a month ago, sought ... read more