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Toronto Launches "Feeling Congested?" Consultations

New TTC LRT Vehicle
February 4, 2013 5:10 pm | by Sam Larson | Comments
The City of Toronto recently launched its "Feeling Congested?" public consultation campaign. The program has the aim of engaging Torontonians on a range of issues related to transportation ... read more

Update on the Spadina Subway Extension

Spadina Subway Extension
January 9, 2013 8:30 pm | by Dylan Giuliano | Comments
Even as Torontonians focus more on future LRT and subway possibilities, we should not forget that we are actually building new subway stations right now, six brand new ones to be exact. While they ... read more

Mapping Public Transit

South Central Section of TTC, image courtesy of the Toronto Transit Commission
December 11, 2012 5:26 pm | by Kelly Gervais | Comments
Ever wonder how active the TTC is at 3 o'clock in the morning? Or just how busy it is at rush hour? Thanks to software developer, Andrew Walker of Sumus Technology, we can visualize this ... read more

Metrolinx "Next Wave" of The Big Move

DRL, TTC, Metrolinx, Transit Expansion, LRT, Subway, GO, Toronto
November 30, 2012 3:00 pm | by Anonymous | Comments
Now that the official signing-off for Toronto's LRT lines and PRESTO smartcards has passed, Metrolinx has moved on to other major infrastructure projects sitting in the transit pipeline. In a ... read more

Pearson AirRail Link Construction Progressing

November 28, 2012 5:05 pm | by Craig White | Comments
Three months ago we reported on the construction that is underway on the guideway for the new Union Pearson Air Rail Link, and the crews have been busy in the time since extending the support ... read more

City Infrastructure Plans for 2013 Online

T.O. INview, Cycling network construction, City of Toronto, 2013
November 28, 2012 4:15 pm | by Kelly Gervais | Comments
The City of Toronto has just released the 2013 update of its web-based mapping system, T.O. INview. This website, which stands for Toronto Infrastructure Viewer, shows all the planned construction ... read more

Metrolinx & City of Toronto Officially Ink LRT & PRESTO Deals

Toronto LRT, Metrolinx, TTC, City of Toronto, Karen Stintz, Bob Chiarelli
November 28, 2012 2:12 pm | by Anonymous | Comments
Metrolinx and the City of Toronto have finally signed off on the $8.4 billion LRT deal for the city that will see four new rapid transit lines constructed in an effort to ease congestion and ... read more

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About TTC's New 'Leslie Barn'

The most-recent image of The Leslie Barn, image courtesy of the TTC
November 23, 2012 12:30 pm | by Nigel Terpstra | Comments
This fall has been an exciting time for transit geeks in the GTA. In September, the TTC announced that articulated busses would once again ply Toronto's streets. At the beginning of October, ... read more

Ground is Broken on Waterfront Toronto's Queens Quay West Revitalization

November 19, 2012 4:49 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Over the past few decades, our central waterfront has been de-industrialized, gentrified, and more or less transformed into a mixed-use, family friendly community. The area known today as ... read more

Official Launch of New TTC Streetcars

New Streetcars, Toronto Transit Commission, City of Toronto, Karen Stintz, Metro
November 15, 2012 2:56 pm | by Anonymous | Comments
Today, the Toronto Transit Commission and all three levels of government officially announced the arrival of the city's new streetcars. Surrounded by four generations of Toronto's streetcar fleet, ... read more

TTC Begins Construction of York University Station

TYSSE Subway Expansion, York University Station, York University, TTC
November 2, 2012 3:00 pm | by Anonymous | Comments
In spite of the recent announcement that the opening of the Toronto-York Spadina Subway Extension would be delayed by one year to 2016, work is ongoing as the project begins to take shape. ... read more

GO Transit's Willowbrook Maintenance Facility Expansion

GO Transit's Willowbrook Maintenance Facility, image courtesy of Wikimedia
November 1, 2012 12:15 pm | by Nigel Terpstra | Comments
Not all of GO Transit's projects get equal publicity. UrbanToronto takes a closer look at one of the lesser-known pieces of GO's current strategy: the Willowbrook Maintenance Facility ... read more

Puente de Luz Opens at Concord CityPlace

Detail of Francisco Gazitua's Puente de Luz at Concord CityPlace, Toronto
October 26, 2012 12:15 pm | by Craig White | Comments
Puente de Luz, a pedestrian connection spanning the rail tracks halfway between Bathurst Street and Spadina Avenue, opens to the public today at 4:30 PM. The $8 million bridge fulfills ... read more

Union Station Behind The Walls: Update On Construction Progress

Union Station Revitalization Project Replacement, Toronto
October 17, 2012 6:00 pm | by Craig White | Comments
Every weekday people pass through Toronto's Union Station a quarter of a million times. That makes it Canada's busiest transport hub, and with all of the improvements coming to GO Transit and the ... read more

New Streetcars Reach Toronto

The front of Toronto's new Bombardier Flexity Outlook Streetcar
October 1, 2012 2:45 pm | by Nigel Terpstra | Comments
The first of Toronto's new streetcars has been delivered by rail from Thunder Bay to Toronto. UrbanToronto went by to have a look. read more

Going To School: A Transit Summit Connects Education, Development & Transportation in GTHA

Going to School, York University, TTC Subway Extension, Toronto Condos
October 1, 2012 2:13 pm | by Anonymous | Comments
Going To School: A Transit Summit took place on September 28th at York University, and gathered post-secondary representatives, planners, politicians, transit agencies and leading academics to ... read more

Metrolinx Invites Private Firms to Build and Operate the Eglinton-Crosstown LRT

The Canada Line
September 21, 2012 11:00 pm | by Jonathan English | Comments
September 20, 2012, Metrolinx announced its decision to proceed with an alternative financing and procurement model for the new Eglinton Crosstown LRT. read more

CityRail In Depth: Corridor Capacity

August 28, 2012 4:30 pm | by Jonathan English | Comments
Toronto is facing a transportation crisis. We have more people using every form of transportation than any of the systems were designed to accommodate. Our best chance to expand rapid transit ... read more

Pearson AirRail Link Construction Underway

Construction of columns proceeds for the new Pearson-Union AirRail Link
August 27, 2012 5:30 pm | by Craig White | Comments
Metrolinx plans to have it open in 2015: a new dedicated train, the AirRail Link, which will connect Canada's busiest air transportation hub to Canada's busiest transportation hub of any kind. ... read more

'Celebrate Yonge' Gives Pedestrians More Of Toronto's Main Street

Celebrate Yonge takes over Yonge Street in Downtown Toronto
August 21, 2012 8:00 pm | by Craig White | Comments
Several blocks of Toronto's legendary main drag, Yonge Street, have been partially reclaimed from the car for a four week long installation of patio space and greenery. We met up with Evan ... read more