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GO Receives 2013 Outstanding Achievement Award from the American Public Transportation Association

GO Transit Outstanding Public Transit Achievement Award Metrolinx GTHA Toronto
October 3, 2013 4:55 pm | by Daniel Rotsztain | Comments
GO Transit has received the 2013 Outstanding Public Transit Achievement Award from the American Public Transportation Association (APTA) at the APTA Awards Ceremonies on October 1, 2013. GO ... read more

What's Going On Beneath Front St? TTC Works on Union Subway Station

Union Station second platform TTC
October 3, 2013 10:40 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Serving as Downtown Toronto’s busiest intermodal transit hub, Union Station is traversed by roughly a quarter million commuters on any given weekday. The ongoing revitalization of the 86-year ... read more

Work On Parkway Forest Community Centre Progressing Quickly

Parkway Forest Community Centre, Diamond Schmitt Architects, Emerald City
October 2, 2013 11:15 am | by Matthew Lavoie | Comments
Yesterday we looked at Biyu, the latest phase to be announced for Emerald City, a more urban re-imagining of a 1960s tower-in-the-park suburb, still in its infancy. Today we cross the street ... read more

The City Invites You To Rethink Eglinton

Eglinton Crosstown LRT, Eglinton Connects, City of Toronto, Metrolinx
October 1, 2013 4:30 pm | by Brandon Leal | Comments
Eglinton is Toronto's true beating cross-city artery. By 2020 though, the street will look much different to the Eglinton Avenue we know today. Metrolinx is building the Crosstown LRT which will ... read more

Metrolinx's UP Express Pearson Station now 75% complete

The UP Express station out front of Terminal 1, Pearson Airport, Toronto
September 26, 2013 2:20 pm | by Craig White | Comments
Metrolinx's construction team has been at work for six months now on the Toronto Pearson International Airport Station for the Union Pearson Express at Terminal 1. The station, sitting between the ... read more

Metrolinx Successfully Makes Big Move at Junction Crossing

Metrolinx, Georgetown South Project, GO Transit, GTS, West Toronto Diamond
September 17, 2013 4:10 pm | by Brandon Leal | Comments
The GTA is in the midst of an infrastructure blitz. New roads, bridges, buildings, sewers and cables are being built all around us as the region's population swells. To make sure everybody can get ... read more

West Don Lands: City Building is not just about Concrete

Trees going in along Cherry Street in front of the new YMCA, Toronto
September 16, 2013 5:00 pm | by Craig White | Comments
It seems that if you turn your back on the West Don Lands for more than a week, then you've missed something. The area is coming together so quickly, that there is always something new see with ... read more

Proposed Design Released for Mouth of the Creek Park

Mouth of the Creek Park, E.R.A Architects, Public Work, Toronto
September 13, 2013 4:20 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
The way in which people interact with parks and open spaces has remained relatively unchanged for generations, but in contrast, the design of these spaces has been continuously evolving. The new ... read more

Corktown Common to Remain Open until Thanksgiving

Corktown Common, Don River Park, Waterfront Toronto, Michael Van Valkenburgh
September 6, 2013 4:18 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 4:20 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 2:15 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 1:00 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 5:40 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 5:45 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 4:00 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 12:48 pm | 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 5:15 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 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