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Eglinton Crosstown Station Shoring Advances to Next Phase

Crosstown LRT, Eglinton Station, Metrolinx, Toronto
September 14, 2018 2:14 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Chaotic conditions for pedestrians and motorists will remain at Yonge and Eglinton in Midtown Toronto, where complex and carefully-coordinated construction is preparing the intersection for ... read more

City Engaging With Public on Eglinton East LRT Plan

Eglinton East LRT, Metrolinx, TTC, Toronto
September 13, 2018 2:15 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
With tunnelling complete and station construction underway for the initial 19 kilometres of the Eglinton Crosstown LRT, the City of Toronto is engaging with design professionals and the public to ... read more

Scarborough Centre Station Construction Phasing Proposed

Scarborough Centre Station, TTC, AECOM, Toronto
September 5, 2018 1:10 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Few transit projects in Toronto are more contentious than the Scarborough Subway Extension, but whether you are for it or against it, or just don't know, planning for it continues to advance as an ... read more

Visiting Musée’s New Parkette and Galleria on Adelaide

Musée Condos, Plaza, Toronto, Quadrangle, The Planning Partnership
September 4, 2018 3:20 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
In stark contrast to the well publicised and heavily programmed opening of The Bentway, another new public space—albeit a much smaller one—quietly opened earlier this summer in Downtown Toronto. ... read more

Previewing Mount Dennis LRT Station and Maintenance Facility

Exterior of maintenance and storage facility at Mount Dennis
August 30, 2018 5:10 pm | by Robert Mackenzie | Comments
October 1, 2018, and October 1, 2021. Mark both dates on your calendars, if you're an observer of Metrolinx's mammoth Crosstown Light Rail Transit project. The 2018 date—just six weeks away—is ... read more

Design Progress on Controversial Scarborough Subway Extension

Scarborough Subway Extension, AECOM, Scarborough Centre Station, Toronto
August 17, 2018 4:40 pm | by Julian Mirabelli | Comments
As politicians spar over the hot-button issue of Toronto transit, work is quietly progressing on one of the region's most controversial projects, the one-stop Scarborough Subway Extension. Since ... read more

Plans for Expanding Agincourt GO Station Submitted to City

Rendering of the platform area of the future Agincourt GO Station
August 13, 2018 4:20 pm | by Robert Mackenzie | Comments
Five months after Metrolinx and Infrastructure Ontario (IO) awarded it a contract for expanding Agincourt GO Station, EllisDon Transit Infrastructure (EDTI) has submitted its plans to the City of ... read more

Eye-Catching Port Lands Bridges in the Works for Villiers Island

Waterfront Toronto, Entuitive, Grimshaw Architect, SBP, Villiers Island, Toronto
August 9, 2018 6:05 pm | by Julian Mirabelli | Comments
As the Central Waterfront and East Bayfront see an influx of skyline-defining proposals, our gaze is continuously drawn skywards to the angles and curves of our future city. But at the same time, ... read more

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