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Work Begins on Namesake Park in Concord Park Place

Concord Park Place, Toronto, Bessarion Community Centre
May 28, 2018 2:52 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 3:54 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

Big Names in Teams for York and Rees Parks Design Competition

Waterfront Toronto, York, Rees, Parks, design competition
May 17, 2018 12:35 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Waterfront Toronto, in partnership with the City of Toronto Parks, Forestry, and Recreation Department, kicked off an international design competition in February to select designs for two new ... read more

Contract Awarded for Building Finch West LRT Line

Rendering of Finch West LRT station
May 8, 2018 10:55 am | by Robert Mackenzie | Comments
The project to build the Finch West light rail transit line in northwest Toronto passed a major milestone Monday, May 7 when provincial government agencies and a successful proponent signed a ... read more

New Funding To Advance Several Rapid Transit Projects

Mayor Tory, Premier Wynn sign transit memorandum of understanding
May 7, 2018 11:10 am | by Robert Mackenzie | Comments
Last year, Mayor John Tory famously declared, "It is time that… I stop being treated, as a little boy going up to Queen’s Park in short pants to say, ‘Please, could you help me out with ... read more

New Master Plan to Guide Public Art in Scarborough Centre

Scarborough Centre Public Art Master Plan, Toronto
May 2, 2018 1:00 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto City Council has approved a master plan to guide the planning of new public art installations in Scarborough Centre, the area bounded by Highway 401, Markham Road, Ellesmere Road, and ... read more

Pearson Airport: New Draft Master Plan Includes Transit Hub

Proposed Regional Transit Centre, Toronto Pearson International Airport
April 24, 2018 2:00 pm | by Jonathan English | Comments
There are big plans afoot at Pearson Airport. The Greater Toronto Airports Authority has released a draft of a new master plan that explores how the airport will accommodate its unprecedented ... read more

Governments Helping TTC, Other Agencies Improve Bus Services

Governments funding new environmentally friendly buses
April 24, 2018 10:54 am | by Robert Mackenzie | Comments
They're not as sexy as streetcars or GO trains. They don't have as much media appeal as subways or LRTs. But they're the backbone of all transit systems and they're coming soon to a neighbourhood ... read more

Better Public Transit Key to the Future of 'The 905'

Transit links to employment zones in "the 905"
April 23, 2018 12:30 pm | by Robert Mackenzie | Comments
When it comes to public transit in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton area, "Not everything is about Toronto". With that bold statement last week, Signe Leisk, a partner at Cassels Brock and member ... read more

Construction Underway for New Kipling GO & MiWay Transit Hub

New Kipling Transit Hub designed by Strasman Architects for Metrolinx, Toronto
April 18, 2018 4:16 pm | by Nathan Petryshyn | Comments
A new bus terminal and Kipling GO station renovation are underway, connecting the subway, regional rail and inter-regional bus services via a major new transit hub. A ground breaking ceremony held ... read more

Public Meetings Announced as Relief Line Planning Advances

April 16, 2018 3:36 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Overcrowding has become one of the most talked about problems among TTC riders, and while signalling upgrades and station modifications offer incremental solutions, Toronto's transit network needs ... read more

Metrolinx Releases Technical Background on New Stations

Map of new GO Stations
April 16, 2018 11:00 am | by Robert Mackenzie | Comments
Last week, Metrolinx released a technical background report on its plan to build new GO Transit stations in the Greater Golden Horseshoe area along the Barrie, Kitchener, Lakeshore East, Lakeshore ... read more