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Forensic Services and Coroner’s Complex Merges Design with Duty

Forensic Services and Coroner's Complex, WZMH Architects, Toronto
June 14, 2013 10:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
At UrbanToronto our thirst for knowledge of every corner of this great city takes us to the doorstep of a huge variety of buildings. Whether standing in an old prison on a long disused gallows or ... read more

$1.75-Billion Mega-Hospital Coming Together at Keele and 401

June 13, 2013 1:50 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
With scores of new residents flocking to the ever-densifying GTA, growing pains are a natural side effect. A growing population places increased strain on public services, and in a country ... read more

Transformer Station to Bring More Power and History to the Core

Clare R. Copeland Transformer Station, IBI Group, Toronto Hydro
June 13, 2013 10:35 am | by Brandon Leal | Comments
With a rash of new buildings springing up all across Downtown Toronto—condos, office towers, even new attractions—the city's infrastructure and its ability to accommodate new development is being ... read more

Upcoming Six Points Interchange Reconfiguration Public Meeting

Six Points Interchange
June 10, 2013 11:45 am | by Stephanie Calvet | Comments
The City of Toronto is hosting a public meeting and drop-in event on Monday June 17 to discuss the upcoming reconfiguration of the Six Points interchange where Bloor Street West, Dundas ... read more

Metrolinx Working on Massive Georgetown Rail Corridor Expansion

Metrolinx, GO Transit, Georgetown South
June 7, 2013 3:55 pm | by Brandon Leal | Comments
Toronto commuting can be a real pain some days, but Metrolinx and GO Transit are working to make sure it gets better. GO's rail service is Canada's most used commuter rail service, with 185,000 ... read more

Park People Promote the Importance of Green Space in Toronto

Corktown Common, Toronto
June 7, 2013 2:55 pm | by Dylan Giuliano | Comments
Toronto's parks are our city's lungs. As our neighbourhoods continue to grow, intensify, and evolve, the importance of green spaces is becoming ever more apparent, and parks like Trinty-Bellwoods ... read more

Waterfront Trail Longer as Mimico Waterfront Park Opens

Waterfront Toronto, Mimico Waterfront Park
June 7, 2013 1:15 pm | by Brandon Leal | Comments
While the highest profile work that Waterfront Toronto does is centred around the central harbour, the agency has been working hard to bring a fantastic lakefront experience across the ... read more

Eglinton Crosstown TBMs get a Personality and a Send-Off

Metrolinx, TTC, Lovat, CAT, Kenadian
June 5, 2013 1:12 pm | by Brandon Leal | Comments
With construction of the Eglinton Crosstown LRT targeted for completion in 2020, officials are in a hurry to get tunneling and get working on the largest transit infrastructure project in ... read more

Groundbreaking Means June Callwood Park Finally Underway

Mike Layton, June Callwood, June Callwood Park, Garden Club of Toronto, Toronto
June 5, 2013 12:30 pm | by Eddie LaRusic | Comments
Tuesday, June 4 marked the groundbreaking of June Callwood Park, a new public space south of Fort York in memory of the Canadian journalist and social activist. On hand to break ground was Janet ... read more

The Don, the Flood, and the Berm

River City above the berm, image by CanadianNational
May 29, 2013 6:20 pm | by Craig White | Comments
If you read UrbanToronto regularly, no doubt you will have seen photos of the berm being built by Waterfront Toronto along side the Don River down by River City and the new Corktown Common Park. read more

The Crosstown LRT to Bring Rapid Transit through Mid-Toronto

Metrolinx, TTC, Eglinton Crosstown LRT
May 28, 2013 2:00 pm | by Brandon Leal | Comments
Across the centre of the city, Metrolinx and the TTC are bringing new rapid transit to Toronto. The Eglinton-Scarborough Crosstown LRT is a 19-kilometre Light Rail Transit line stretching from ... read more

Metrolinx Releases Investment Strategy for Transit Expansion

Metrolinx, TTC, Eglinton Crosstown LRT
May 27, 2013 12:10 pm | by Brandon Leal | Comments
After several years of study and multiple consultations with citizens and the private sector, Metrolinx has released its Investment Strategy. To fund the Next Wave of projects in Metrolinx's Big ... read more

West Don Lands "Name That Park" Campaign Yields Winner

May 23, 2013 11:10 am | by Dylan Giuliano | Comments
Waterfront Toronto's next major addition to the city has a new name, all thanks to a campaign in association with The Grid called "Name That Park". The campaign, which launched a month ago, sought ... read more

Improvements to Tommy Thompson Park Open For Bird Watching Season

Tommy Thompson Park Improvements Leslie Spit Montgomery Sisam Waterfront Toronto
May 13, 2013 4:30 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Spring migratory season is now in full swing, with nesting cormorants and patient photographers flocking to the Leslie Street Spit for what has recently become an annual tradition. I say recently ... read more

Finish Line In Sight For TTC's Pape Station Modernization

Pape Station, Pape Station Modernization, TTC
May 10, 2013 4:00 pm | by Eddie LaRusic | Comments
As part of a larger modernization programme for aging TTC infrastructure, work has been proceeding to remake Pape Station on the Bloor Danforth line over the last couple of years. Now the end is ... read more

Waterfront Toronto Making More of the Water's Edge Accessible

Portland Slip Water's Edge Promenade, image courtesy of Waterfront Toronto
May 9, 2013 4:45 pm | by Devon Johnson | Comments
Waterfront Toronto continues to revitalize Toronto’s Lake Ontario shoreline, making the city's southern edge more enjoyable, accessible, and beautiful. The organization is driving one of the ... read more

Lawrence Heights Revitalization Moves Forward

Lawrence Heights Revitalization Yorkdale in Toronto
May 6, 2013 2:25 pm | by Devon Johnson | Comments
Just a short walk from Yorkdale Mall lies the neighborhood of Lawrence Heights. This public housing project has been around since the late 1950s and early 1960s, and as built by the young Metro ... read more

Nathan Phillips Square Revitalization Creeps Towards Completion

Toronto City Hall and Nathan Phillips Square, Perkins + Will, Plant, Toronto
May 3, 2013 4:25 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Nathan Phillips Square is an integral part of life in Downtown Toronto. For decades Torontonians have congregated in front of City Hall to do everything from ice skating to watching a fireworks ... read more

Update on the Union Pearson Express: Electrification by 2017?

Union Pearson Express, Highway 427, Woodbine Racetrack, Toronto
April 3, 2013 11:25 am | by Eddie LaRusic | Comments
The construction of the Union Pearson Express continues, with construction of the airport connection underway as of mid-March. The station at Terminal One will interface directly with the ... read more

Zeidler-Designed Atrium Refreshes Aging Train Shed at Union Station

Union Station Revitalization Zeidler Partnership GO Toronto
April 2, 2013 4:00 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
With over 250,000 commuters, including 155,000 GO passengers passing through every business day, Union Station is Canada’s busiest transportation hub. The bulk of that traffic passes through the ... read more