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Post-Secondary Students Return to Growing Campuses

Algonquin Centre for Construction Excellence, Ottawa, by Diamond + Schmitt
September 12, 2011 4:34 pm | by Craig White | Comments
As classes get underway at colleges and universities around Ontario for the 2011-2012 school year, many students are returning to campuses that have recently opened beautiful new facilities meant ... read more

Station creation underway on the Spadina subway extension

Construction well underway at Sheppard West/Downsview Park station on the Spadin
August 26, 2011 12:00 pm | by Adam Hawkins | Comments
After years of talk and countless media events, construction is underway on the six stations of the Spadina subway extension. The extension will push the Spadina side of the ... read more

Concord CityPlace's Puente de Luz Bridge Now Half There

Concord CityPlace Puente de Luz Bridge Lift Toronto, image by Iain M Campbell
August 8, 2011 12:27 pm | by Craig White | Comments
Very early Saturday morning, at about 2 AM, two 500 ton cranes lifted into place the southern half of the new pedestrian and bicycle bridge which will soon link CityPlace's western half to the ... read more

Skate Pavilion at Nathan Phillips Square Nears Completion

Skate pavilion at Nathan Phillips Square Toronto by Perkins+Will Canada
August 3, 2011 10:51 am | by Craig White | Comments
Four and a half years after the winning entry of the Nathan Phillips Square Revitalization Competition was announced, the first of the major changes to take place at ground level is ... read more

Petition to Rename Market Street 'Oberman Way'

Market Street, St. Lawrence Market, Toronto
July 28, 2011 12:31 pm | by Nada Laskovski | Comments
Back in March, the Toronto building, architecture and heritage communities suffered a tragic loss with the passing of Woodcliffe Poperties President Paul Oberman. UrbanToronto reported it ... read more

Waterfront Toronto Officially Opens Sherbourne Common North

Sherbourne Common North officially opened by Waterfront Toronto
July 26, 2011 5:47 pm | by Craig White | Comments
*STORY NOW UPDATED WITH EVENING PHOTOS OF THE ILLUMINATED FOUNTAINS* Waterfront Toronto today officially opened the portion of Sherbourne Common north of Queens Quay. read more

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 6:25 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 1:07 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 2:00 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 10:00 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 4:52 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 2:23 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 10:59 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 12:19 pm | 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 10:59 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 4:52 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 2:56 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 1:38 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 10:59 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 5:30 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