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Regent Park's Namesake Centrepiece to Open Saturday, June 21

The playground is ready, Regent Park, Toronto, image by Jack Landau
June 17, 2014 6:25 pm | by Craig White | Comments
It has been a long time coming, but Regent Park the reborn neighbourhood is finally to have Regent Park the actual park as its centrepiece as of this coming weekend. There's a celebration to mark ... read more

Groundbreaking to bring New Park to the Queen West Triangle

Groundbreaking for the new park with Councillor Bailão, and community members
June 11, 2014 4:55 pm | by Craig White | Comments
Construction has started to bring a new park to the rapidly transforming Queen West Triangle area. Located south of Queen Street between Lisgar and Abell Streets in Toronto's vibrant ... read more

Catching a Ride on the TTC's Ultra-Modern New Streetcars

TTC, Streetcars, Bombardier, City Of Toronto, Bathurst Station, Transit
June 4, 2014 5:10 pm | by Brandon Leal | Comments
With vehicles over 30 years old, the Toronto Transit Commission's streetcar fleet is wearing out and has earned its place in our transit history. As Toronto emerges as a world city, the TTC is ... read more

Progress on Union Station's new Atrium and Shed Replacement

Union Station revitalization, Metrolinx, TTC, Zeidler Partnership Architects
June 2, 2014 5:40 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
The ongoing revitalization of Union Station has drawn much media attention in recent weeks, as various media outlets examine budget and scheduling issues tied to the project. While the ... read more

Metrolinx Adds Colour and Cover Across Toronto's West Side

Metrolinx, GTS Project, Georgetown South, Go Transit, Noise Walls, UP Express
May 23, 2014 12:39 pm | by Brandon Leal | Comments
Regional growth and economic expansion can only succeed if infrastructure investment follows along. Along a ribbon that cuts through Toronto's west side, Metrolinx is making major investments in ... read more

Construction Progressing on the TTC's Leslie Streetcar Barns

Leslie Barns Streetcar Maintenance and Storage Facility, TTC, Toronto
May 13, 2014 4:40 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
With road testing already under way for the TTC's new Bombardier Flexity Outlook LRVs, construction is coming along on the massive new TTC streetcar maintenance and storage facility rising at the ... read more

Progress Now Evident at June Callwood Park Near Fort York

June Callwood Park, gh3, City of Toronto
May 7, 2014 2:35 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Progress at the site of a much-anticipated public space in Toronto's Fort York neighbourhood is now obvious to passersby. While it is still a while before an urban forest sprouts here, since ... read more

Waterfront Toronto Announces Winning Street Name

Artist's impression of new Bayside neighbourhood main street, Toronto
May 5, 2014 11:35 am | by Craig White | Comments
Waterfront Toronto has announced the winner of a recent contest they ran to name the new main street of their emerging Bayside neighbourhood in the city's East Bayfront area. Of the seven ... read more

Public Invited to Step Into the World of Wayfinding

Wayfinding, City of Toronto
April 29, 2014 2:30 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Wayfinding is an important system for helping residents, commuters and visitors find their way around a city. The City of Toronto is now working on a new wayfinding strategy to improve the way we ... read more

Voting On To Name Bayside Neighbourhood's New Main Street

Main Waterfront Drive Toronto Merchants Wharf Kandario Aquaview Azure Edgewater
April 23, 2014 11:15 am | by Devon Johnson | Comments
With the ongoing multi-year revitalization of Toronto's waterfront underway, new neighbourhoods are popping up along the lake. Once the site of industry, brownfield lands are now being revitalized ... read more

Continued Progress on Regent Park's Central Park

Regent Park Central Park, The Planning Partnership, Toronto
April 22, 2014 1:45 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto Community Housing Corporation and The Daniels Corporation's massive, multi-phased redevelopment of Regent Park has been making steady progress. The neighbourhood's most obvious ... read more

$29 Billion Transit Plan Promises Regional Rail for GTHA

Bombardier Talent 2, source: Bombardier
April 18, 2014 12:30 pm | by Jonathan English | Comments
In what is likely to become one of the first shots of the upcoming provincial election campaign, Premier Wynne just announced a vast $29 billion plan for transit expansion. While the funding plans ... read more

Construction Progressing on the Eglinton Crosstown LRT

Eglinton Crosstown LRT, TTC, Metrolinx, Toronto
April 17, 2014 12:40 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Progress is being made on the construction of the Eglinton Crosstown LRT, the province's largest public transit construction project in more than half a century. The new rapid transit line will ... read more

Centennial College Growing Again with new Multi-use Building

Centennial College Residence, Progress Campus, by Diamond Schmitt Architects
April 14, 2014 4:25 pm | by Craig White | Comments
The Centennial College Progress Campus at Markham Road and the 401 is set to grow again with a new residence, teaching space, and conference facility being designed by Diamond Schmitt ... read more

Relief Line Public Meetings to Begin This Weekend

Toronto Relief subway line map from regionalrelief.ca website
April 2, 2014 4:25 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Anyone who rides the Yonge-University-Spadina Line, recently numbered Line 1, can tell you that the Yonge Street stretch of the line is overcrowded. York Region wants the line extended north from ... read more

New Role for Metrolinx on Hurontario-Main LRT Project

Rendering of the Hurontario-Main LRT, image courtesy of Metrolinx
April 2, 2014 10:45 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
A Light Rail Transit (LRT) line is a key part of Mississauga and Brampton’s vision for the congested Hurontario Street-Main Street corridor which connects the two cities. Stretching from the Port ... read more

Construction Progressing on Metrolinx's Union Pearson Express

Union Pearson Express, Metrolinx, Toronto, Union Station
March 25, 2014 3:12 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
As the debate over expanding Billy Bishop Airport rages on, the nation's largest airport will soon have greatly improved connectivity thanks to Metrolinx's Union Pearson Express, a vital rail link ... read more

University of Toronto Mississauga gets New Digs and more Transit

University of Toronto, UTM, Moriyama & Teshima, Innovation Complex, Mississauga
March 25, 2014 1:30 pm | by Brandon Leal | Comments
Mississauga is Ontario's third largest city, and while the vision of peaceful suburb still fits the popular notion, the city is rapidly changing. Large scale densification and a renewed ... read more

Follow Construction of the Crosstown LRT with TBM Tracker

TBM tracker, Eglinton-Crosstown LRT
March 24, 2014 4:30 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
The construction of the Eglinton-Crosstown LRT is an exciting development for transit users in this city, and thanks to a cool new tool on Google Maps, we can now keep tabs on the location of ... read more

Construction Progressing on York University Subway Station

York University Subway Station, TTC Toronto-York Spadina Subway extension
March 21, 2014 3:15 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
With tunnelling work now complete on the Toronto-York Spadina Subway extension, focus has shifted to the construction of the line's six new subway stations. One of the busiest of the line's six ... read more