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The OneCity Plan and the Shifting Transit Landscape

Map of the OneCity plan
June 30, 2012 10:30 am | by Jonathan English | Comments
This post also serves as the inaugural post of Transit Futures, a new blog that will focus on transit and rail issues in Toronto and other Canadian and international cities. Torontonians awoke ... read more

Spadina Extension: Holey and Moley Reunite at Keele and Finch

TTC Subway Extension by the TTC in Toronto
June 13, 2012 11:33 am | by Anonymous | Comments
Amidst the constant fluctuations we continue to witness regarding the future of transit development in Toronto, it's reassuring to see construction is successfully moving ahead on the extension of ... read more

Infrastructure Ontario Moves Forward With St. Michael's Redevelopment

St. Michaels Hospital in Toronto by Infrastructure Ontario, Diamond and Scmitt
May 11, 2012 11:03 am | by Anonymous | Comments
Infrastructure Ontario has announced plans to move forward with the redevelopment of a new construction project at St. Michael's Hospital downtown. Diamond and Schmitt Architects Inc. ... read more

BIA Considers Improvements To Queen Street West

Pedestrian Simcoe Street Canada Life Tower Toronto Jane's Walk
May 9, 2012 11:00 am | by Dumitru Onceanu | Comments
This past weekend UrbanToronto had the opportunity to go on a Jane's Walk hosted by the Queen West BIA focusing on a the section of Queen Street West between Simcoe and Bathurst streets. ... read more

A glimmer of hope for the Downtown Relief Line

Metrolinx proposal for new downtown GO station and downtown rapid transit line,
February 23, 2012 11:00 am | by Adam Hawkins | Comments
Twenty-seven years after the TTC proposed the Downtown Relief Line major players are beginning to give the project the attention it deserves. read more

Toronto's Transit Future Changes Following City Council Debate

Transit Plan advocated last year by Mayor Ford, rejected by Toronto City Council
February 9, 2012 11:02 am | by Sean Marshall | Comments
Yesterday, Toronto City Council debated, at length, the future of Toronto’s rapid transit network at a special meeting of council. The vote last evening was to approve a plan presented by TTC ... read more

Eglinton Up in the Air: City Council Discusses Transit

Map of the original Transit City plan depicting all eight proposed lines.
February 8, 2012 9:00 am | by Adam Hawkins | Comments
In the past five years plans for transit on Eglinton have changed a number of times. Here’s how we got to where we are today. read more

Getting A Better Look At The Pan Am Village

Groundbreaking ceremony for the PanAm Village in the West Don Lands, Toronto
January 13, 2012 5:56 pm | by Craig White | Comments
Yesterday's groundbreaking ceremony for the Pan Am Village marks the start of construction for a whole new neighbourhood for Toronto, one which will be the product of many companies' and agencies' ... read more

Details of the PanAm Village in the West Don Lands Released

Looking west along Front St towards Downtown Toronto through the PanAm Village
January 12, 2012 5:08 pm | by Craig White | Comments
This morning at the Young Centre for the Performing Arts in the Distillery District, the Provincial Government, Waterfront Toronto, and the City of Toronto announced to a packed house that ... read more

The Interview: Councillor Mark Grimes talks up burgeoning Humber Bay

Councillor Grimes speaking at the opening of Birmingham Street Skateboard Park
December 8, 2011 4:00 pm | by Craig White | Comments
UrbanToronto took the opportunity to talk with local city councillor Mark Grimes at a recent topping off event for Star Tower at Empire Communities' Beyond The Sea complex in Etobicoke's ... read more

TTC shows off mock-up of new High-Tech Streetcars to the Public

The new articulated TTC streetcar or LRV
November 11, 2011 3:35 pm | by Adam Hawkins | Comments
Toronto’s new streetcars won’t hit the rails for years, but transit junkies can get a taste of the future this weekend. Visitors to the TTC’s Hillcrest facility will be able to venture inside a ... read more

PATH Master Plan Study - A Look at the Future Vision for the Pedestrian System.

PATH system growth Toronto
November 8, 2011 1:00 pm | by Dumitru Onceanu | Comments
Last week, the City hosted a PATH Master Plan public meeting to present the lastest updates and invite the public to contribute their thoughts before the study is complete and its guidelines are ... read more

The TTC Wants You To Help Name Subway Stations!

Bus Terminal at Steeles West Station on the TTC's Spadina Subway Extension
September 27, 2011 2:51 pm | by Craig White | Comments
The Toronto Transit Commission is seeking public input into the names of the stations on the extension of the Spadina Subway, under-construction from Downsview Station to York University ... read more

KPMB's Vaughan City Hall Opens This Sunday

Vaughan City Hall by KPMB Architects, image by Tom Arban
September 23, 2011 12:09 pm | by Craig White | Comments
In UrbanToronto's relentless push to capture every rebar-reinforced concrete column formed in the GTA, some inevitably are overlooked… well, for a while at least. We have uncovered some real ... read more

Spadina Subway Storefront Opens at York University

Buses near the new York University station on the TTC Spadina subway extension
September 20, 2011 10:00 am | by Craig White | Comments
An information centre has opened at the east end of York University's York Lanes very close to where a new subway station will open in four years' time. The TTC's new Project Information Centre at ... read more

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