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Construction Progressing on New Transformer Station on Bremner

Clare R. Copeland Transformer Station, Toronto Hydro, IBI Group Architects
January 22, 2015 11:00 am | 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 12:25 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

PATH, WZMH Architects, Toronto, Gardiner Expressway
January 14, 2015 3:48 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 4:00 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

Regent Park Athletic Grounds, The Daniels Corporation, TCHC, MLSE
January 7, 2015 12:28 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 6:50 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 3:55 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

Gormley, GO transit, train, Toronto, Richmond hill, extension, layover
December 2, 2014 4:50 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 4:50 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

Dufferin, Subway, Toronto, TTC, bus, second entrance, art
November 25, 2014 5:15 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

Atos Markham Pan Am Centre Officially Opens

Atos Markham Pan Am / Parapan Am Centre, B+H Architects, Unionville
November 24, 2014 2:06 pm | by Nicolas Arnaud-Goddet | Comments
Eight months away from an event that will bring athletes from 41 countries to the Toronto area, the Pan Am / Parapan American games facilities are getting ready to welcome the expected ... read more

York U Tops Out Bergeron Centre for Engineering Excellence

Workers watch the ceremonial topping out, image by Marcus Mitanis
November 24, 2014 1:30 pm | by Marcus Mitanis | Comments
With construction of the Spadina Subway extension in full swing, York University students will soon be able to take the train straight to the campus. Students of the Lassonde School of Engineering ... read more

Catching Up With TTC's Upcoming Pioneer Village Station

Pioneer Village Station, TTC, Spadina Subway Extension, Toronto
November 21, 2014 12:05 pm | by Nathan Christie | Comments
Construction is continuing on the Toronto Transit Commission’s Toronto-York Spadina Subway Extension, and today we take a look at the fourth of the six new stations on the extended Spadina ... read more

Georgetown South Rail Corridor Upgrade Approaches Completion

Metrolinx, GO transit, weston, Georgetown south, UPx
November 20, 2014 7:28 pm | by Cale Vanderveen | Comments
Metrolinx's $1.2 billion dollar Georgetown South rail corridor upgrade project is rapidly approaching completion, due for the spring of 2015. The project upgrades a corridor that serves 3 GO lines ... read more

St. Michael's Hospital to Begin Expansions in 2015

St, Michael's Hospital Toronto, St. Michael's 3.0, Diamond Schmitt
November 17, 2014 11:45 am | by Salena Barry | Comments
St. Michael's Hospital's official address is 30 Bond Street, but the 122-year old hospital has been expanding in all directions, wing by wing, from this street over the course of its history, ... read more

Corktown Common wins Popular Science Magazine Award

Corktown Common
November 14, 2014 4:45 pm | by Erin Cassidy | Comments
Toronto's very own Corktown Common has received international recognition from Popular Science magazine for its environmental and community impact. The magazine just released its winners for ... read more

Catching Up With TTC's Upcoming York University Station

York University Station, TTC, Spadina Subway Extension, Toronto
November 14, 2014 11:58 am | by Nathan Christie | Comments
As work continues on the Toronto Transit Commission’s Toronto-York Spadina Subway Extension, today we look at the construction progress of what will undoubtedly be the most important subway ... read more

Mississauga Transitway Set To Open Monday, November 17

Mississauga Transitway, Bus, BRT, transit station, transit, central parkway
November 12, 2014 12:45 pm | by Cale Vanderveen | Comments
The Mississauga Transitway is set to open to buses on Monday, November 17th. In advance of that, an open house is set for this Saturday, November 15th between 10 AM and 3 PM, with free tours ... read more

TTC Union Echoes Calls for Increased Transit Investment

McNicoll Bus Garage, TTC, Toronto Transit Commission, Transit
November 11, 2014 5:14 pm | by Brandon Leal | Comments
After a 10-month election campaign of transit promises—from "Subways, Subways, Subways" to SmartTrack to express buses and LRT—you might be forgiven for thinking transit talk had become a populist ... read more

Updated Grange Park Plans to Enhance the Space for Torontonians

November 11, 2014 12:42 pm | by Amy Bath | Comments
Recent revisions to Grange Park’s proposed revitalization by Vancouver-based Phillips Farevaag Smallenberg (PFS) have been released by the Grange Park Advisory ... read more