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TTC riders get a taste of the future as the Toronto Rocket rolls into revenue service

A Toronto Rocket subway train pulls into St. George Station, image by Craig Whit
July 22, 2011 5:25 am | by Adam Hawkins | Comments
After many months of testing the subway-riding public finally got a chance to hitch a ride on an ultra-modern Toronto Rocket train yesterday. read more

Pickering GO Bridge Progressing

Pickering GO Pedestrian Bridge under construction 2011.07.11.
July 14, 2011 12:07 pm | by Craig White | Comments
Pickering's new pedestrian bridge which will span the 401 is well underway. Connecting the Pickering GO Station with a new parking garage and office tower at Pickering Town Centre on the north ... read more

Breaking! Renderings For New Bridge From CityPlace To Front Street West.

New Bridge From CityPlace To Front Street West By Concord Adex
July 7, 2011 1:00 pm | by Edward Skira | Comments
Earlier today we ran a story on the new bridge from CityPlace to Front Street West. Well we now have renderings. Thanks to an UrbanToronto member that wishes to remain anonymous.  read more

Construction Of New Pedestrian Bridge Connecting Front Street To CityPlace Underway

New Bridge From CityPlace To Front Street West By Concord Adex
July 7, 2011 9:00 am | by Edward Skira | Comments
Work is proceeding on a new pedestrian bridge that is set to connect CityPlace to Front Street West. The project, funded by CityPlace developer Concord Adex, will run from the area ... read more

First Tunnel Boring Machine Launched on the Spadina Subway Extension

The hole facing west, image by Nigel Terpstra
June 17, 2011 3:52 pm | by Nigel Terpstra | Comments
This morning Urban Toronto checked out the launch of Holey, the first of four Lovat Tunnel Boring Machnes, at the future site of Downsview Park Station.  Holey, along with siblings Moley, ... read more

The public gets a second look at the John Street Revitalization plans

John Street revitalization open house, shared lanes design concept.
June 17, 2011 1:23 pm | by Dumitru Onceanu | Comments
Yesterday evening Urban Toronto had a closer look at the John Street Revitalization plans presented at the second public open house hosted by the city. Attending this event were representatives ... read more

Digging deep for a bigger, better Union Station

Rendering of the glass canopy over the Union Station moat, image supplied by NOR
June 14, 2011 9:59 am | by Adam Hawkins | Comments
Canada’s most important transport hub is finally getting the attention it deserves as a series of ambitious projects designed by NORR Architects will transform Union Station's interior space at a ... read more

Doors Open on the TTC's new Toronto Rocket

Toronto Rocket interior, straight and curved stanchions throughout the new car
May 30, 2011 11:19 am | by Dumitru Onceanu | Comments
The new Toronto Rocket was officially unveiled to the public on Sunday attracting large crowds at Davisville station to experience the sights and sounds of the TTC's newest addition to the fleet. ... read more

Doors Open: A tale of two carhouses

Streetcars await maintenance at Roncesvalles Carhouse, image by Adam Hawkins
May 30, 2011 9:59 am | by Adam Hawkins | Comments
On Saturday the TTC showcased Roncesvalles and McCowan carhouses as part of Doors Open, and Urban Toronto was on site to take a rare peak at the two facilities. RoncesvallesRoncesvalles is ... read more

Three Reasons to Open the Doors of the Library this Weekend

Portico at Robarts Library at U of T, image courtesy of Diamond + Schmitt
May 27, 2011 3:52 pm | by Craig White | Comments
Every year Doors Open presents a mix of new and favourite sites for the avid architourist (that's not a registered trademark, is it Dave?), and this year, with what's on display at Robarts ... read more

Doors Open to Reveal the TTC's New Toronto Rocket to the Public

Toronto Rocket Unveiling - October 2010 (Image by interchange42)
May 27, 2011 1:56 am | by Arik Day | Comments
The TTC is nearly ready to put their new Bombardier-designed Toronto Rocket fleet of subway trains into service. Over the past few weeks, the shiny new articulated trains have been spotted ... read more

Waterfront Toronto Set to Transform Don Valley Overpasses with Underpass Park

Underpass Park Toronto By Waterfront Toronto
May 25, 2011 12:38 pm | by Arik Day | Comments
Waterfront Toronto's highly anticipated Underpass Park is set to begin construction on Thursday, May 26, 2011. Image by Waterfront Toronto read more

Toronto Rockets add more elbow room for Yonge-University-Spadina riders, but long-term relief remains elusive

New Toronto Rocket Subway Train, image by APTA-2048
May 24, 2011 9:59 am | by Adam Hawkins | Comments
After years of waiting, the new Toronto Rocket subway cars will enter service in just a few weeks, and they’re stuffed with new features designed to make riders’ lives easier. Articulations! ... read more

Fort York Bridge and Opportunity Cost

Fort York Pedestrian and Cycle Bridge Proposal by Montgomery Sisam Architects an
May 17, 2011 4:30 pm | by Anonymous | Comments
The Fort York Bridge project is becoming a battle ground over what will drive city development, needs of the community or speculation on opportunity costs? read more

Eglinton-Scarborough-Crosstown LRT Preparing for Construction

This is a map depicts the new subway lines of for Toronto.
May 6, 2011 12:37 pm | by Michael Ventresca | Comments
On April 26, 2011 at St. Clement's School, TTC Chair Karen Stintz hosted a public meeting on the Eglinton‐Scarborough Crosstown LRT project. In attendance were Ontario’s Minister of Transportation ... read more

Toronto's Bixi Bikeshare Launched Tuesday on Gould Street

This photos shows the Bixi Toronto bike station at Ryerson University.
May 4, 2011 10:11 am | by Adam Hawkins | Comments
With allies left and right Bixi’s future looks bright Cold, rainy weather couldn’t dampen the enthusiasm as Bixi Toronto brought bike sharing to Toronto on Tuesday. Bixi officials, city ... read more

Bixi: Bike sharing is back in Toronto

This photo shows a row of Bixi bikeShare bicycles on a Paris street
May 3, 2011 7:42 am | by Adam Hawkins | Comments
Bike sharing is back, but what’s different this time? Text by Adam Hawkins Cycling in Toronto is taking a big leap forward today as the launch of Bixi Toronto brings the bike sharing revolution ... read more

Bremner Transformer Station To Modernize Toronto's Downtown Electrical System

An aeriel view of the new Bremner Station project and The Rogers Centre
April 29, 2011 10:49 am | by Dumitru Onceanu | Comments
Lights On Toronto! We’re getting a new subterranean transformer station. The current Windsor transformer station at the corner of Wellington and John Streets is rapidly becoming obsolete and in ... read more

Spadina Subway Extension Updates

Toronto's Spadina Subway Extension Photo Updates
April 8, 2011 3:59 am | by Craig White | Comments
UrbanToronto has some construction shots, taken March 26th, of work underway to extend the Spadina Subway line north from its current terminus at Sheppard Avenue West in North York as far as ... read more

A New $12.4 Billion Transit Plan For Toronto

New Toronto Transit Plan
April 1, 2011 8:30 am | by Edward Skira | Comments
Yesterday Premier McGunity and Mayor Ford announced the successor to Mayor Miller’s Transit City plan. The $8.15 billion in funding provided by the province for Transit City was slated to provide ... read more