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Steeles West Station on the Spadina Subway Extension Rethought

Steeles West Subway Station is part of the Spadina Subway Extension project.
February 11, 2011 10:54 am | by Craig White | Comments
Work on the extension of the Spadina subway line from its current terminus at Downsview as far as Vaughan's City Centre by Highway 7 and Jane Street is underway, with the opening of the line ... read more

Windsor-Essex Highway Interactive Map

February 3, 2011 12:40 pm | by Edward Skira | Comments
Very cool interactive map for the Windsor-Essex Parkway. It will be the first major highway project in Ontario since the 407 and 416 were completed in the late 1990's. They also extended Highway ... read more

Union Station Revitalization By NORR Architects And Zeidler Partnership Architects

Union Station Harvey's, Toronto, Union Station Revistalization
January 14, 2011 2:04 pm | by Craig White | Comments
When the Union Station Harvey's closes at the end of January to make way for jackhammers and blowtorches, some people will ask themselves 'can it all be worth it?' For those who will feel the loss ... read more

Quadrangle Architects Limited unveils Ontario’s first seven LEED Silver highway service centres

Tilbury Rest Station by Quadrangle Architects, EllisDon Corporation
October 28, 2010 11:54 am | by Craig White | Comments
Anyone who drives the 400-series highways around this province knows that over the last couple of years most of the service centres that provide gas, food, and washrooms, have been torn down. ... read more

Photo Of The Day: Bay And Bloor Street Pedestrian Scramble Crossing Signals Being Installed

Photo Of The Day: Bay And Bloor Street Pedestrian Scramble Crossing Signals Bein
October 1, 2010 3:02 pm | by Edward Skira | Comments
The Bloor Street revitalization continues with the installation of pedestrian scramble crossing signals at Bay and Bloor. The signals, which allow pedestrians the ability to cross in all ... read more

Sarah Thomson's Subway Expansion Platform

Sarah Thompson 2010 mayoral campaign subway map
September 17, 2010 5:55 pm | by Editor | Comments
Sarah Thomson is running for Mayor and yesterday she announced her transportation platform. Subway advocates are going to love her and driving advocates are going to curse her. Thomson's plan ... read more

Dufferin Jog Now Beset By A Bump In The Road

Dufferin Jog and Queen Street Bridge.
August 18, 2010 3:46 pm | by Craig White | Comments
Traffic on Dufferin Street in Toronto's west end has never had an easy time of making the trip between Bloor Street and Exhibition Place. Vehicles, including TTC Buses, have long been rerouted via ... read more

Quick Pic: Frank Stollery Parkette Coming To Life

Stollery Parkette outside Lotus Condos at Yonge and Davenport. Photo by jallan71
July 22, 2010 11:27 am | by Edward Skira | Comments
Frank Stollery Parkette slowly comes to life. The park is located at the south west corner of Yonge and Davenport. A cafe in the base of the 16 storey Lotus Condo, which will open on to the park, ... read more

Daily Poll for June 11, 2010: Bloor Street Revitalization

Daily Poll for June 11, 2010: Bloor Street Revitalization Toronto
June 11, 2010 1:32 pm | by Craig White | Comments
Improvements to Bloor Street are nearing completion in the first phase, and it's looking very promising for the whole project. Do you believe you will spend more time on Bloor when all of this is ... read more

Waterfront Toronto Announces Rename Sherbourne Park Contest

June 9, 2010 4:07 pm | by Edward Skira | Comments
Press release from Waterfront Toronto TOP THREE NAMES ANNOUNCED AND FINAL ROUND OF VOTING BEGINS IN NAMING CONTEST FOR NEW WATERFRONT PARK Toronto, June 9, 2010 The final round of voting in the ... read more

Dufferin Street: Eliminating the jog

Dufferin Street Bridge Construction, Toronto
May 21, 2010 2:17 pm | by Craig White | Comments
Work continues on eliminating the jog in Dufferin Street at Queen. Ever since 1897, Queen Street has passed straight under the railroad tracks where it meets Dufferin Street, but those wishing to ... read more

"News flash: People like cars" Says Former Head of GO

May 13, 2010 12:26 pm | by Editor | Comments
"Brampton bound buses leave Union at 7:15, 7:30, 7:45, 8:05, 8:25, 8:45.... Perhaps not attractive enough to lure you from your car, but certainly not terrible." Yes the new schedule does reduce ... read more

Gondolas as Urban Transit: The Medellin "Metrocable"

Gondolas as Urban Transit: The Medellin "Metrocable"
May 12, 2010 11:18 am | by Craig White | Comments
UrbanToronto member ShonTron recently attended a small-group session at the Martin Prosperity Institute called to present cable-car technologies, specifically aerial tramway/gondola systems, as ... read more

Quick Pic: Frank Stollery Parkette

Frank Stollery Parkette, Toronto
May 10, 2010 2:21 am | by Edward Skira | Comments
UrbanToronto member androiduk took this recent picture on the west side of Yonge Street between Scollard Street on the left, and Davenport Road on the right. Image by androiduk read more

Queens Quay Revitalization Approved

Queens Quay, Waterfronttoronto, Toronto
April 20, 2010 11:59 am | by Edward Skira | Comments
The plan to turn Queens Quay into a beautiful world class street has been approved by John Gerretsen, Ontario’s Minister of the Environment. This follows approval by the City Of Toronto. The new ... read more

It Was 56 Years Ago Today...

Yonge Subway Line Toronto Opened March 30, 1954
March 30, 2010 10:38 am | by Edward Skira | Comments
It was 56 ago today, Leslie Frost and Allan Lamport taught the band to play. They've been going in and out of style, but they're guaranteed to raise a smile. So may I introduce to you, the act ... read more

West Donlands - Underpass Park

Underpass Park by Phillips Farevaag Smallenberg and The Planning Partnership
March 10, 2010 3:58 pm | by Intern | Comments
Waterfront Toronto yesterday announced plans for Underpass Park. Located under the Eastern Avenue and Adelaide/Richmond overpasses between Cherry and Bayview, it will beautify an area that is ... read more

Subway Maps Thead (including fantasy maps)

Subway/Street Car Map
March 2, 2010 9:31 pm | by Edward Skira | Comments
Here's a streetcar map that's been floating around the Transit Toronto discussion board. Yes, there are a few mistakes, but it still is quite the amazing map. The map is so huge its actually hard ... read more

New GO BiLevel VIIs Ready In Thunder Bay

New GO BiLevel VIIs Ready In Thunder Bay
January 30, 2010 2:26 pm | by Edward Skira | Comments
They come from Bombardier's factory in Thunder Bay. Here are some pictures of four brand new Bi-Level VIIs waiting to be taken to Toronto. And how do they get them to Toronto? They ride the rails ... read more