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Waterfront Toronto Making More of the Water's Edge Accessible

Portland Slip Water's Edge Promenade, image courtesy of Waterfront Toronto
May 9, 2013 5:45 pm | by Devon Johnson | Comments
Waterfront Toronto continues to revitalize Toronto’s Lake Ontario shoreline, making the city's southern edge more enjoyable, accessible, and beautiful. The organization is driving one of the ... read more

Lawrence Heights Revitalization Moves Forward

Lawrence Heights Revitalization Yorkdale in Toronto
May 6, 2013 3:25 pm | by Devon Johnson | Comments
Just a short walk from Yorkdale Mall lies the neighborhood of Lawrence Heights. This public housing project has been around since the late 1950s and early 1960s, and as built by the young Metro ... read more

Nathan Phillips Square Revitalization Creeps Towards Completion

Toronto City Hall and Nathan Phillips Square, Perkins + Will, Plant, Toronto
May 3, 2013 5:25 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Nathan Phillips Square is an integral part of life in Downtown Toronto. For decades Torontonians have congregated in front of City Hall to do everything from ice skating to watching a fireworks ... read more

Update on the Union Pearson Express: Electrification by 2017?

Union Pearson Express, Highway 427, Woodbine Racetrack, Toronto
April 3, 2013 12:25 pm | by Eddie LaRusic | Comments
The construction of the Union Pearson Express continues, with construction of the airport connection underway as of mid-March. The station at Terminal One will interface directly with the ... read more

Zeidler-Designed Atrium Refreshes Aging Train Shed at Union Station

Union Station Revitalization Zeidler Partnership GO Toronto
April 2, 2013 5:00 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
With over 250,000 commuters, including 155,000 GO passengers passing through every business day, Union Station is Canada’s busiest transportation hub. The bulk of that traffic passes through the ... read more

TTC Narrows Down DRL Subway Route Through Toronto's Core

Downtown Relief Life Study Corridors
April 1, 2013 11:40 am | by Craig White | Comments
Talk has been gradually heating up over the last several years about the increasingly urgent need to relieve traffic congestion in Toronto, and especially in the city's burgeoning Downtown. In ... read more

City Seeks Public Input on Downtown Surface Transport Study

March 22, 2013 12:45 pm | by Craig White | Comments
The City of Toronto is hosting a drop-in event next week to obtain public input as part of a study the City is undertaking on transportation operations in the downtown core. The purpose of the ... read more

Toronto Wants to Know What You Think About the City's Future

Aura at College Park Under Construction, Toronto
February 13, 2013 6:20 pm | by Dylan Giuliano | Comments
Communication is extremely important in any relationship, and the City of Toronto has been making big efforts of late to engage the ever-expanding populace in several different ways. As our city ... read more

Toronto Launches "Feeling Congested?" Consultations

New TTC LRT Vehicle
February 4, 2013 5:10 pm | by Sam Larson | Comments
The City of Toronto recently launched its "Feeling Congested?" public consultation campaign. The program has the aim of engaging Torontonians on a range of issues related to transportation ... read more

Update on the Spadina Subway Extension

Spadina Subway Extension
January 9, 2013 8:30 pm | by Dylan Giuliano | Comments
Even as Torontonians focus more on future LRT and subway possibilities, we should not forget that we are actually building new subway stations right now, six brand new ones to be exact. While they ... read more

Mapping Public Transit

South Central Section of TTC, image courtesy of the Toronto Transit Commission
December 11, 2012 5:26 pm | by Kelly Gervais | Comments
Ever wonder how active the TTC is at 3 o'clock in the morning? Or just how busy it is at rush hour? Thanks to software developer, Andrew Walker of Sumus Technology, we can visualize this ... read more

Metrolinx "Next Wave" of The Big Move

DRL, TTC, Metrolinx, Transit Expansion, LRT, Subway, GO, Toronto
November 30, 2012 3:00 pm | by Anonymous | Comments
Now that the official signing-off for Toronto's LRT lines and PRESTO smartcards has passed, Metrolinx has moved on to other major infrastructure projects sitting in the transit pipeline. In a ... read more

Pearson AirRail Link Construction Progressing

November 28, 2012 5:05 pm | by Craig White | Comments
Three months ago we reported on the construction that is underway on the guideway for the new Union Pearson Air Rail Link, and the crews have been busy in the time since extending the support ... read more

City Infrastructure Plans for 2013 Online

T.O. INview, Cycling network construction, City of Toronto, 2013
November 28, 2012 4:15 pm | by Kelly Gervais | Comments
The City of Toronto has just released the 2013 update of its web-based mapping system, T.O. INview. This website, which stands for Toronto Infrastructure Viewer, shows all the planned construction ... read more

Metrolinx & City of Toronto Officially Ink LRT & PRESTO Deals

Toronto LRT, Metrolinx, TTC, City of Toronto, Karen Stintz, Bob Chiarelli
November 28, 2012 2:12 pm | by Anonymous | Comments
Metrolinx and the City of Toronto have finally signed off on the $8.4 billion LRT deal for the city that will see four new rapid transit lines constructed in an effort to ease congestion and ... read more

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About TTC's New 'Leslie Barn'

The most-recent image of The Leslie Barn, image courtesy of the TTC
November 23, 2012 12:30 pm | by Nigel Terpstra | Comments
This fall has been an exciting time for transit geeks in the GTA. In September, the TTC announced that articulated busses would once again ply Toronto's streets. At the beginning of October, ... read more

Ground is Broken on Waterfront Toronto's Queens Quay West Revitalization

November 19, 2012 4:49 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Over the past few decades, our central waterfront has been de-industrialized, gentrified, and more or less transformed into a mixed-use, family friendly community. The area known today as ... read more

Official Launch of New TTC Streetcars

New Streetcars, Toronto Transit Commission, City of Toronto, Karen Stintz, Metro
November 15, 2012 2:56 pm | by Anonymous | Comments
Today, the Toronto Transit Commission and all three levels of government officially announced the arrival of the city's new streetcars. Surrounded by four generations of Toronto's streetcar fleet, ... read more

TTC Begins Construction of York University Station

TYSSE Subway Expansion, York University Station, York University, TTC
November 2, 2012 3:00 pm | by Anonymous | Comments
In spite of the recent announcement that the opening of the Toronto-York Spadina Subway Extension would be delayed by one year to 2016, work is ongoing as the project begins to take shape. ... read more

GO Transit's Willowbrook Maintenance Facility Expansion

GO Transit's Willowbrook Maintenance Facility, image courtesy of Wikimedia
November 1, 2012 12:15 pm | by Nigel Terpstra | Comments
Not all of GO Transit's projects get equal publicity. UrbanToronto takes a closer look at one of the lesser-known pieces of GO's current strategy: the Willowbrook Maintenance Facility ... read more