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SmartTrack Advances to the Next Stage, But...

A map of the original SmartTrack plan for rapid-transit on GO rail corridors
August 7, 2018 12:00 pm | by Robert Mackenzie | Comments
In a public announcement on May 27, 2014, Toronto mayoralty candidate John Tory unveiled his "SmartTrack" plan for a “surface subway” to run on GO Transit rail corridors. The future mayor claimed ... read more

Crosstown LRT Station Construction Progressing Below Eglinton

Eglinton Crosstown LRT, Metrolinx, Line 5, Toronto
August 3, 2018 12:00 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
With 10 kilometres of tunnels in place below Toronto's Eglinton Avenue, construction of Metrolinx's Crosstown LRT is progressing, with work now advancing for the underground section's stations. ... read more

First Bridge Span Installed at Garrison Crossing

Garrison Crossing, Fort York Pedestrian Cycle Bridge, Toronto
July 30, 2018 12:00 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Anyone passing by Toronto's Fort York area in recent weeks may have noticed a 600-tonne crawler crane looming over the wedge of land north of the fort. This massive machine was a key player this ... read more

Toronto and Enbridge Partner for Green Energy Project

Enbridge, Toronto, Dufferin Solid Waste Management Facility
July 23, 2018 5:35 pm | by Louis-Thomas Kelly | Comments
The City of Toronto has announced its latest green initiative, in which plans outline a strategy enabling the conversion of waste into renewable energy. At the Dufferin Solid Waste Management ... read more

Crosstown LRT Construction Underway along Eglinton Avenue East

Work at Keelesdale Station, image via
July 19, 2018 1:51 pm | by Craig White | Comments
In amongst all the cranes that are stretching Toronto's skylines higher and wider these days, there's a lot gong on at ground level in this city too, including construction of the longest ... read more

Cycling and Public Realm Work Add to Rebirth of Harbour Street

Harbour Street, Toronto, Simcoe Ramp, Gardiner Expressway
July 18, 2018 1:35 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Roughly six months since the Gardiner Expressway's York-Bay-Yonge ramp's shorter Simcoe Street replacement opened in Downtown Toronto, two associated public realm projects continue to unfold. As ... read more

Mt Dennis Station and Maintenance+Storage Facility Take Shape

Mount Dennis Station, Maintenance and Storage Facility, Toronto, Crosstown
July 5, 2018 4:40 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
We are now approaching the seven-year mark since construction began on the Crosstown LRT, a 19-kilometre transit route cutting through the heart of Midtown Toronto along Eglinton Avenue. While ... read more

New Waterfront Parks Proposals Now Available to View Online

York Street Park, Rees Street Park, Waterfront Toronto, Toronto
July 5, 2018 3:51 pm | by Julian Mirabelli | Comments
Transforming from concrete hardscapes to lush greenscapes, Toronto is about to get two new public parks that promise to add eye-catching attractions to the burgeoning waterfront district. The ... read more

St. James Park Revitalization Reveals New Features

St. James Park revitalization, City of Toronto, Earthscape
July 5, 2018 12:54 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
A significant revitalization of Toronto’s St. James Park is underway, refreshing the popular public space bounded by King, Jarvis, Adelaide, and Church Streets. The project has been underway since ... read more

TTC Buying Electric Buses to Support Clean Air Targets

New Flyer electric bus features
June 27, 2018 4:18 pm | by Robert Mackenzie | Comments
Electric buses are not new. They're not even new to Toronto. The TTC operated electric buses along central Toronto streets briefly in the 1920s and then again continuously from 1947 until ... read more

Garrison Crossing Soon to Link Two Toronto Neighbourhoods

Garrison Crossing, Fort York, Niagara, Ordnance Triangle, Toronto
June 22, 2018 12:02 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
A long-awaited pedestrian/cycle bridges between Toronto's Fort York and Niagara neighbourhoods is closer to reality as construction heats up at the site of Garrison Crossing. The new bridges ... read more

City Seeking Feedback on St Lawrence Market Revitalization

St Lawrence South Revitalization, DIALOG
June 21, 2018 1:50 pm | by Louis-Thomas Kelly | Comments
The St Lawrence Market, a Toronto landmark at Front and Jarvis is widely regarded as one of the city’s most prominent destinations. The internationally recognized food market features 120 merchant ... read more

Town Hall Meetings Seeking Public Input on New Transit Stations

SmartTrack, Toronto, Metrolinx
June 11, 2018 5:00 pm | by Louis-Thomas Kelly | Comments
In July 2016, City Council confirmed its support for the locations of six new SmartTrack station and two new GO stations. As the City of Toronto and Metrolinx continue to collaborate on the ... read more

Work Begins on Namesake Park in Concord Park Place

Concord Park Place, Toronto, Bessarion Community Centre
May 28, 2018 3:52 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Roughly a decade since work began on the massive Concord Park Place community next to Bessarion subway station in North York, the neighbourhood's namesake eight-acre park has begun to take shape. ... read more

Initial Phase of Work at Jack Layton Ferry Terminal Open

Jack Layton Ferry Terminal, Toronto, Waterfront Toronto, KPMB, West 8, Greenberg
May 22, 2018 4:54 pm | by Louis-Thomas Kelly | Comments
The City of Toronto’s collaborative project with Waterfront Toronto at the Jack Layton Ferry Terminal and Harbour Square Park site has started to materialize at the base of Bay Street. ... read more