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Construction Progressing on York University Subway Station

York University Subway Station, TTC Toronto-York Spadina Subway extension
March 21, 2014 3:15 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
With tunnelling work now complete on the Toronto-York Spadina Subway extension, focus has shifted to the construction of the line's six new subway stations. One of the busiest of the line's six ... read more

Update Unveiled for Park and Trail Plans at Ontario Place

Urban Park Waterfront Trail, Ontario Place, LANDinc, West 8, Waterfront Toronto
March 20, 2014 2:10 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
On March 19 the Provincial Government, Waterfront Toronto and designers LANDinc and West 8 revealed updated design plans for a new urban park and waterfront trail at Ontario Place at the project's ... read more

Preliminary Renderings Released for Revamped Plaza at the ROM

Welcome Project plaza and public realm
March 19, 2014 5:45 pm | by Rami Kozman | Comments
This year the Royal Ontario Museum is celebrating its centennial. As part of the celebration, the ROM held an event this morning announcing several legacy projects to carry the museum into its ... read more

All-Day Two-Way Service Announced for GO Kitchener Corridor

GO Transit, Metrolinx, Kitchener line
March 18, 2014 5:00 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Premier Kathleen Wynne was in Waterloo Region today to announce the introduction of full-day, two-way GO Train service on the Kitchener corridor between Waterloo Region and Union Station via ... read more

New TTC Streetcars Spotted on Toronto Streets Again

TTC streetcar, Bombardier, Flexity Outlook, Toronto, Transit
March 17, 2014 11:20 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
It was one year ago that the first on-street test was conducted with the TTC's new Bombardier-built 'Flexity Outlook' streetcars as it rolled from the TTC Hillcrest yard south to Bathurst Station, ... read more

Waterfront Toronto Needs Your Help Naming a New Street

Waterfront Toronto, name a street, East Bayfront, Bayside Toronto
March 14, 2014 11:15 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Waterfront Toronto has been overseeing the steady transformation of the East Bayfront from a deindustrialized port area into a mixed-use waterfront community. Large swaths of "brownfield" land are ... read more

Waterfront Toronto Updates Queens Quay Revitalization

Queens Quay Revitalization, Waterfront Toronto, TTC, Toronto
March 12, 2014 5:10 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
As Toronto's major harbourfront thoroughfare, Queens Quay Boulevard is an important artery not only for private vehicles, but for public transportation, bicyclists, and pedestrian flow as well. ... read more

Improving the Public Realm in Toronto's Financial District

The Northwest PATH extension will reduce vehicle lanes on York to Wellington
March 11, 2014 1:55 pm | by Devon Johnson | Comments
When most people think of Toronto's Financial District, they first think about the skyline and the gleaming bank towers which surround the intersection of King and Bay; most don't think about ... read more

New TTC Video Explains Work To Modernize Yonge Line

A Toronto Rocket subway train pulls into St. Patrick subway station
March 5, 2014 2:35 pm | by Craig White | Comments
In advance of another weekend shutdown of part of the Yonge line for work to modernize the signalling system, the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) has released a new video on YouTube which ... read more

Revitalization Continues to Transform Union Station Area

Union Station Revitalization Zeidler Partnership GO Metrolinx TTC Toronto
February 21, 2014 6:15 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
New condominiums and office buildings sprouting up all over downtown have drawn residents and commuters into the core of our city at a staggering pace over the past few years, and while the ... read more

Preliminary Report on Future of the East Gardiner Released

February 7, 2014 7:10 pm | by Rami Kozman | Comments
This week the City of Toronto and Waterfront Toronto released a report containing a preliminary analysis of four options for dealing with the Gardiner Expressway east of Jarvis Street, which is ... read more

Toronto Port Lands Master Plan Public Meeting Coming Up

February 6, 2014 1:00 pm | by Matthew Lavoie | Comments
On Thursday February 13, Waterfront Toronto and the City of Toronto is inviting citizens to attend a public meeting about the Port Lands Planning Framework & Transportation and Servicing ... read more

CityRail: Getting the GTA Moving

Bombardier Talent 2 (Image Credit: Bombardier)
January 28, 2014 7:15 pm | by Jonathan English | Comments
This article continues the CityRail series, which proposes a modern regional rail system for the GTA. For more detailed information, check out the original CityRail proposal.  CityRail is a ... read more

The Island Airport Expansion: What's at Stake?

City of Toronto, Porter Airlines, Billy Bishop Airport, Waterfront
January 27, 2014 4:10 pm | by Brandon Leal | Comments
Since April, 2013 Torontonians have been gripped by a conversation about what to do with the Billy Bishop Toronto Centre Airport, better known as the Island Airport. A proposal by Porter Airlines ... read more

Province Unveils Plans for New Park and Trail at Ontario Place

rock scramble Ontario Place
January 24, 2014 1:50 pm | by Rami Kozman | Comments
The initial design concept for the proposed urban park and waterfront trail by LANDinc and West 8 was unveiled Wednesday in the hopes of eliciting further input from the public. read more

How Do You Feel About Union Station? Add Your Story To...

Memory Capsule by Che Yan at Union Station, Toronto
January 21, 2014 3:00 pm | by Craig White | Comments
There is over a billion dollars being spent in and around Union Station at the moment. And by moment, we mean "over the course of half a dozen years", which we are around half way through now. The ... read more

Public Feedback Sought on New Park and Trail at Ontario Place

Ontario Place redevelopment, West8, LANDinc
January 15, 2014 12:40 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
The way in which we interact with our waterfront has changed quite a bit over the years, and one of the first major redevelopments of the former industrial shoreline was Ontario Place, which ... read more

Last Column Raised for Glass Atrium at Union Station

Union Station Revitalization Zeidler Partnership GO Toronto
January 14, 2014 4:55 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
The ongoing revitalization of Union Station reached major milestone last night, as the last of 48 vertical steel columns that will support the glass atrium over the GO Transit train shed roof in ... read more

Fairview Branch Library Officially Re-Opens to the Public

Fairview Branch Library, Makrimichalos Cugini Architects, Toronto Public Library
January 10, 2014 7:50 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
With over 2,000 new and under construction condominium units coming to the blocks surrounding the Don Mills and Sheppard intersection—like at Elad Canada's Emerald City and Biyu Condos, and at ... read more

Transit Fare Integration: The Essential Next Step

December 20, 2013 7:40 pm | by Jonathan English | Comments
This article is shared with the blog Transit Futures. Regional fare integration is the critical reform that would transform Toronto from a transit city to a transit region. Despite the opportunity ... read more