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Construction Progresses on New Gardiner Expressway Off-Ramp

Gardiner Expressway, York-Bay-Yonge off-ramp, Toronto
August 9, 2017 3:00 pm | by Matthew Derohanessian | Comments
Work continues on the new Gardiner Expressway Off-Ramp at Lower Simcoe in Toronto's South Core. The new 215 metre-long ramp is being built by the team of Grascan and Torbridge Construction, ... read more

70 More Bike Share Stations Coming to Toronto in August

Toronto Bike Share, cycling
August 2, 2017 11:28 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Cycling around Toronto will be made even more convenient this month, with Bike Share Toronto expanding with 70 new bike stations around the city over the next 4 weeks. Earlier today, Toronto Mayor ... read more

Union and Other GO Stations to be Enhanced for RER Service

Ontario Government announces improvements to Union Station and other GO stations
July 28, 2017 2:55 pm | by Robert Mackenzie | Comments
Metrolinx and Infrastructure Ontario have announced key milestones for two major projects to improve commuting by GO Transit passengers. Ontario's Minister of Transportation Steven Del Duca and ... read more

'The Blue Snake': First Look at the Upcoming Scarborough Centre Subway Station

Scarborough Centre Subway Station, Toronto, AECOM, Infrastructure Ontario
July 26, 2017 3:45 pm | by Julian Mirabelli | Comments
It was all Scarborough Centre at last week's Design Review Panel (DRP) session, as three major projects were presented that will drastically transform the suburban centre on the east side of ... read more

Construction Progressing on New Gardiner Expressway Off-Ramp

Gardiner Expressway, York-Bay-Yonge off-ramp, Toronto
July 24, 2017 12:50 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
The Gardiner Expressway's Yonge-Bay-York off-ramp has been demolished, and as traffic lines up to exit at Spadina or Jarvis, quick work is being made of the new replacement ramp that ... read more

Skylights, Eateries, Shops Highlights of Union Station Work

Union Station Revitalization, City of Toronto
July 24, 2017 11:40 am | by Greg Lipinski | Comments
Years of construction have brought great change to the way commuters and travellers have moved through Toronto's Union Station, with trips through and around the station still being rerouted ... read more

Wider Dufferin Overpass Opens, Ready for Rail Path & GO RER

The newly widened Dufferin overpass north of Queen, Metrolinx, Toronto
July 21, 2017 3:49 pm | by Craig White | Comments
EllisDon has completed the construction of a widened overpass across Dufferin Street just north of Queen in Toronto's West End. The immediate result of completion of the $8.4 million contract is ... read more

Design of New Liberty Village Pedestrian Bridge Being Finalized

King-Liberty Pedestrian Cycling Bridge, Toronto
July 20, 2017 1:45 pm | by Greg Lipinski | Comments
Entering Liberty Village from King West will soon become easier for pedestrians and cyclists alike. As the current situation stands, the only entry point into Liberty Village from the east is at ... read more

The Bentway: Construction Begins on New Park Under Gardiner

Crews excavating to install the future skating trail, Waterfront Toronto
July 18, 2017 9:30 am | by Matthew Derohanessian | Comments
Over 18 months since the ambitious and innovative Downtown Toronto linear park was announced, work continues at The Bentway, formerly known as Project: Under Gardiner. Stretching 1.75 ... read more

Going Up: How Will New Elevator Technology Change Cities?

Toronto towers in Spring, image by Jack Landau
July 11, 2017 4:20 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Each day, over 7 billion elevator journeys are made in tall buildings throughout the world. It's a staggering fact, but one that goes unnoticed amidst the longer journeys that define urban life. ... read more

New Grange Park Continues Toronto's Public Realm Renaissance

Grange Park, Toronto, by PFS Studios, Thinc Design, Earthscape
July 10, 2017 12:20 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
By the time the giant green ribbon was cut and the photo ops done away with, the revitalized green space immediately felt an established part of Toronto's urban fabric. As Saturday's ceremonies ... read more

Berczy Park: Toronto Welcomes a New Kind of Public Space

Berczy Park, Toronto, by City of Toronto, Claude Cormier
June 29, 2017 4:03 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
"This doesn't seem like Toronto." By yesterday, I had lost count of how many times those words were uttered on the little triangular stretch of green space and plaza between Front and Wellington. ... read more

Port Lands: $1.2b of Trilateral Funding Unlocks Revitalization

Port Lands Revitalization, Toronto, by Waterfront Toronto, City of Toronto
June 28, 2017 2:50 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Propelling the long-anticipated urban future of Toronto's Port Lands towards reality, three levels of government are committing $1.185 billion of new funding to remake what Waterfront Toronto ... read more

Berczy Park Officially Reopens with a Party on June 28

The fountain by Claude Cormier at Berczy Park, Toronto, image by Craig White
June 23, 2017 2:56 pm | by Craig White | Comments
Already registering as a landmark before the fences came down in the last few weeks, Berczy Park is officially reopening on Wednesday, June 28. To celebrate, there's a party to mark the completion ... read more