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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 3:45 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 3:10 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 5:00 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 2:45 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 2:30 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 12:00 pm | 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 5:10 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 5:10 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 8:30 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 3:30 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 4:30 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

Forensic Services and Coroner’s Complex Merges Design with Duty

Forensic Services and Coroner's Complex, WZMH Architects, Toronto
June 14, 2013 11:00 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 2:50 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 11:35 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 12:45 pm | 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 4:55 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 3:55 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 2:15 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 2:12 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 1:30 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