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Corktown Common to Remain Open until Thanksgiving

Corktown Common, Don River Park, Waterfront Toronto, Michael Van Valkenburgh
September 6, 2013 3:18 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Earlier this summer Toronto saw the opening of Corktown Common, an 18-acre park located on the eastern edge of the fast rising West Don Lands.  In the few months since Waterfront Toronto ... read more

How to Dig 11km Through the Centre of the City

Metrolinx, TTC, Eglinton Crosstown LRT, City of Toronto
August 28, 2013 3:20 pm | by Brandon Leal | Comments
Playing in the sandbox as kids, many of us dug holes, built sand bridges, moats and castles. Moulding the earth to suit our needs and desires doesn't have to end with childhood though: if you just ... read more

Excavation in Full Swing for Downtown Transformer Station

Toronto Hydro, Clare R. Copeland Transformer Station
August 19, 2013 1:15 pm | by Jacob D'Souza | Comments
Construction of the new Clare R. Copeland Transformer Station in Downtown Toronto is in full swing, pictures posted in the Urban Toronto Forum show.  Construction of ... read more

Work Progresses on Waterfront Toronto's Queens Quay Makeover

Queens Quay and Water's Edge Revitalization Waterfront Toronto West 8 DTAH
August 15, 2013 12:00 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Road closure. Those two words are capable of making any Torontonian motorist or surface transit user cringe. The recent string of downtown road closures continues to create a daily transport ... read more

Subway and Streetcar Networks Undergo Major Repairs this Month

TTC, City of Toronto, Toronto Streetcar
August 8, 2013 4:40 pm | by Brandon Leal | Comments
It's often said Toronto only has two seasons, Winter and Construction. Across the city, various projects are being completed while the weather permits, and the TTC is taking advantage too. Despite ... read more

Eglinton Crosstown LRT Stirs Controversy with Local Firms and OAA

Metrolinx, TTC, Eglinton Crosstown LRT
August 7, 2013 4:45 pm | by Brandon Leal | Comments
Along Eglinton Avenue signs of construction of the new Eglinton Scarborough Crosstown LRT are springing up. Road closures, piling rigs, excavators and the familiar sound of backup beeping are all ... read more

Canada Square and Ontario Square: Toronto's Newest Spaces by the Water

Canada Square, Ontario Square, Toronto Harbourfront, Toronto public space
July 26, 2013 3:00 pm | by Jacob D'Souza | Comments
Having been a decade in the works, it may have taken somewhat longer than expected, but on Canada Day this year, the second of two new public spaces were opened within the span of a week on ... read more

New Forensic Services and Coroner's Complex Prepares for Fall Opening

Forensic Services and Coroner's Complex, WZMH Architects, Toronto
July 15, 2013 11:48 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The Greater Toronto Area's ongrowing growth has brought about the need for various infrastructure and public works upgrades. In recent years we have seen construction of new parks, roads, ... read more

UP Express Terminal Updated, Scarborough LRT vs. Subway Questioned

Metrolinx, Toronto, Union-Pearson Express, Skywalk, EllisDon Corporation, UPX
July 12, 2013 4:15 pm | by Eddie LaRusic | Comments
Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure, Glen Murray announced at a press conference yesterday in the Union Station Skywalk that the Union Pearson Express is on time to be built ... read more

Pan Am Games Venues On Track As 2-Year Countdown Starts

Pan Am/Parapan Am Aquatics Centre and Field House, NORR Architects, J Rosenberg
July 10, 2013 2:45 pm | by Brandon Leal | Comments
As of today, the largest sports event in the city's history is just two years away. On July 10 2015, Toronto and Southern Ontario will welcome 7,000 athletes to the 2015 Pan Am/Parapan Am Games. ... read more

UofT Mississauga Expands to Attract the Best and Brightest

Moriyma & Teshima Architects, UTM, University of Toronto Mississauga, U of T,PCL
July 8, 2013 2:10 pm | by Brandon Leal | Comments
While Mississauga is best known for its charismatic mayor and the suburban dream planning legacy, top tier education is changing the role of the city in the growing GTHA region. At the University ... read more

History and Modernity Meet Over the Tracks at Union Station

New atrium grows northwards as the Bush trainshed has been cleared from its path
July 3, 2013 4:00 pm | by Brandon Leal | Comments
Union Station is Canada's busiest transportation hub, with over 250,000 VIA and Amtrak passengers and GO commuters using the station everyday. With GO Transit's recent introduction of new ... read more

MiWay and Metrolinx Build Rapid Transit through the Heart of Mississauga

MiWay, Metrolinx, GO Transit, Transitway
July 3, 2013 1:45 pm | by Brandon Leal | Comments
Once Toronto's bedroom suburb, Mississauga is transforming into a thriving city. With an expanding city centre, new residents, businesses and students are rapidly moving in and calling Canada's ... read more

Subway Extension to Vaughan Hits Another Milestone

Subway Extension, Toronto
July 2, 2013 1:30 pm | by Dylan Giuliano | Comments
Over the past few years while the city has debated the future of transit expansion, the Toronto York Spadina Subway Extension has been digging out a transit future for the northwestern part of the ... read more

All Parts of Union-Pearson Express Now Under Construction

July 2, 2013 11:00 am | by Izabela Molendowski | Comments
Metrolinx announced last week that construction of the Union-Pearson Express rail link between two of the city's most important transportation hubs is now fully under way as the contract has been ... read more

A New Park Opens in the West Don Lands: Meet Corktown Common

Exploring the pavilion at Corktown Common park by Waterfront Toronto
June 28, 2013 4:10 pm | by Craig White | Comments
Hey Toronto, you've got another new park courtesy of Waterfront Toronto… and your own tax dollars of course, but we're betting you're going to be pretty happy with how they have been spent. As of ... read more

Rogers Centre Pedestrian Bridge Named in Honour of Rod Robbie

Rod Robbie Bridge linking the city core to the Rogers Centre, Toronto
June 26, 2013 4:10 pm | by Craig White | Comments
The pedestrian bridge at the foot of John Street which links the city with the Rogers Centre, CN Tower, and the surrounding area, has been named in honour of Rod Robbie, architect of what was then ... read more

Feeling Congested? The City Is Listening, So Speak Up

Feeling Congested? Meeting on the Move, Transportation, Planning, Toronto
June 25, 2013 7:30 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Transportation is a hot button issue in the City of Toronto. Whether walking, cycling, using public transit or driving, commuting is a daily factor in the lives of almost all Torontonians. As the ... read more

New Work and New Artwork Mark Nathan Phillips Square Re-Do

Nathan Phillips Square Perkins+Will Canada Plant Architect Inc.
June 21, 2013 2:30 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
As work slowly pushes forward on the Nathan Phillips Square Revitalization, many Torontonians are impatiently anticipating the day where they can enjoy the square unimpeded by the noise, dirt and ... read more

TTC Rolls Out Its New Low Floor Streetcar Deployment Plan

TTC, Streetcar, Metrolinx, City of Toronto, Bombardier
June 19, 2013 3:30 pm | by Brandon Leal | Comments
Toronto's transit issues have been getting a lot of attention recently, and for good reason. With congestion plaguing the GTHA, improved public transit is an essential component of easing travel ... read more