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TTC Union Echoes Calls for Increased Transit Investment

McNicoll Bus Garage, TTC, Toronto Transit Commission, Transit
November 11, 2014 6:14 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 1:42 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

Work Continues on Nathan Phillips Square's Revitalization

Nathan Phillips Square Revitalization, Perkins+Will Canada, Plant Architect Inc.
November 10, 2014 3:28 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Nathan Phillips Square is the site of some of Toronto's heavier foot traffic, and the pedestrian infrastructure of our premier public square was crumbling after years of heavy foot traffic, ... read more

Catching Up With TTC's Upcoming Finch West Station

Finch West Station, TTC, Spadina Subway Extension, Toronto.
November 7, 2014 4:58 pm | by Nathan Christie | Comments
Work is continuing on the TTC’s ambitious Toronto-York Spadina Subway Extension. Today, we look at the construction progress of the second subway station on the extension—Finch West Station. Finch ... read more

Construction Progressing on Union Pearson Express Bloor Station

Union Pearson Express, UPX, Metrolinx, Toronto
November 6, 2014 3:00 pm | by Erin Cassidy | Comments
Construction on the Union Pearson Express continues as its completion date in the Spring of 2015 approaches. The train, which will connect Union Station in Downtown Toronto with Pearson ... read more

Metrolinx to Hold Public Meetings on Accessibility

Accessibility, Metrolinx, GO Transit
November 6, 2014 1:20 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
It is difficult enough for commuters to make their way around Toronto as it is, and even more so for transit riders with disabilities. Metrolinx is working to make their services fully accessible ... read more

Catching Up With TTC's Upcoming Downsview Park Station

Downsview Park Station, Toronto, TTC, Spadina Subway Extension.
October 31, 2014 6:37 pm | by Nathan Christie | Comments
Work on Downsview Park Station on the Spadina subway extension is progressing. We catch up with the latest at the most southerly of the six new stations. read more

High Performance Athletes Get a New Home at the Goldring Centre

Goldring Centre, Patkau Architects, MJM Architects, Varsity, UofT, Toronto
October 30, 2014 3:30 pm | by Nicolas Arnaud-Goddet | Comments
Academics are undeniably at the core of university life. Caught in the midterm season, students have their heads buried in textbooks and notes with an ample amount of coffee standing by. Yet ... read more

Sheridan College Breaks Ground for McCallion Campus Expansion

Mississauga politicians joined Sheridan College officials at the ground breaking
October 24, 2014 6:25 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
This morning, a groundbreaking ceremony was held at the site of Sheridan College Hazel McCallion Campus (HMC) in Mississauga, marking the start of the campus' second phase expansion. The ceremony ... read more

Expansion Announced for Princess Margaret Cancer Centre

Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation Expansion, Toronto
October 20, 2014 1:50 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
The Princess Margaret Cancer Centre has been pushing the boundaries of cancer research and treatment since the 1950s. In the mid 1990s, the Cancer Centre moved from Sherbourne and Wellesley to its ... read more

A 360 Degree View of Markham's Atos Pan Am Centre

Markham Pan Am Centre, B+H Architects, Toronto
October 17, 2014 1:09 pm | by Zainab Habib | Comments
We are now only 9 months away from the Pan and Parapan Am Games which come to the Greater Toronto Area starting in July 2015. Work continues on completing each of the facilities that will be ... read more

TTC Streetcars Roll Into Union and Through Harbourfront Again

October 14, 2014 4:23 pm | by Craig White | Comments
The red rocket has returned to Union Station and along Queens Quay in Toronto's Harbourfront neighbourhood. This past Sunday morning, construction work overseen by Waterfront Toronto to rebuild ... read more

509 Streetcar Service Returns to Queens Quay This Weekend

Queens Quay Revitalization, TTC, streetcar, Toronto, infrastructure
October 8, 2014 3:00 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
The recently rebuilt Spadina turning loop was opened on August 31 allowing the 510 Spadina streetcar to return to Queens Quay. Now, after a lengthy period of construction, the TTC's 509 ... read more

Union Station Revitalization Milestone: Down Comes the Crane

Union Station Revitalization, train shed, Metrolinx, GO Transit, Toronto
October 8, 2014 11:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The ongoing revitalization of Union Station has already brought us a new concourse and subway platform, and now the multifaceted project is yet another step closer to completion, meeting a major ... read more

Metrolinx Upgrades Increase Transit Capacity for a Growing GTHA

Metrolinx, GO Transit, Transitway, MiWay, Eglinton Crosstown LRT, Renforth
October 7, 2014 6:40 pm | by Brandon Leal | Comments
For regional transit to work well, vehicles, people, infrastructure and systems must come together to create an efficient and effective transportation network. While much of the recent focus has ... read more

An Urban Forest: June Callwood Park Opens Near Fort York

Shadowlands Theatre performs at Toronto's new June Callwood Park designed by gh3
October 6, 2014 1:28 pm | by Stephanie Calvet | Comments
There’s a new kid on the block. And it’s kid-friendly too. On Saturday October 4th, Fort York neighbourhood residents and those from beyond gathered to welcome a much-anticipated public space at ... read more

Union-Pearson Express Trains now Testing in Toronto

Union-Pearson Express, UPX, Metrolinx, Union Station, Pearson Airport
September 26, 2014 2:45 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Driving around Toronto can be quite the hassle these days, and with the city just getting busier, various infrastructure projects are working to improve the way we move around the city. The ... read more

Surprises and Delights: June Callwood Park Opens October 4

Ure-tech surfaces colour much of June Callwood Park pink, Toronto, gh3
September 26, 2014 11:40 am | by Craig White | Comments
As crowds roam downtown Toronto neighbourhoods the evening of Saturday, October 4 and on into the wee hours of October 5 seeking out the ephemeral installations that make Nuit Blanche a ... read more

Public Invited to Learn About and Discuss Wayfinding in Toronto

City of Toronto, Wayfinding
September 25, 2014 4:16 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Wayfinding is vitally important when we navigate through areas we are unfamiliar with, or where our normal routes are diverted temporarily. With plenty of construction projects tearing up ... read more

Schools and Community Centre Coming to CityPlace Neighbourhood

Block 31, Railway Lands, ZAS Architects Inc., Toronto, CityPlace
September 22, 2014 4:12 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
The redevelopment of Toronto's railway lands has almost been completely realized over the past several years, but a few key elements are left to be built before this burgeoning community can grow ... read more