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Gondolas as Urban Transit: The Medellin "Metrocable"

Gondolas as Urban Transit: The Medellin "Metrocable"
May 12, 2010 11:18 am | by Craig White | Comments
UrbanToronto member ShonTron recently attended a small-group session at the Martin Prosperity Institute called to present cable-car technologies, specifically aerial tramway/gondola systems, as ... read more

Quick Pic: Frank Stollery Parkette

Frank Stollery Parkette, Toronto
May 10, 2010 2:21 am | by Edward Skira | Comments
UrbanToronto member androiduk took this recent picture on the west side of Yonge Street between Scollard Street on the left, and Davenport Road on the right. Image by androiduk read more

Queens Quay Revitalization Approved

Queens Quay, Waterfronttoronto, Toronto
April 20, 2010 11:59 am | by Edward Skira | Comments
The plan to turn Queens Quay into a beautiful world class street has been approved by John Gerretsen, Ontario’s Minister of the Environment. This follows approval by the City Of Toronto. The new ... read more

It Was 56 Years Ago Today...

Yonge Subway Line Toronto Opened March 30, 1954
March 30, 2010 10:38 am | by Edward Skira | Comments
It was 56 ago today, Leslie Frost and Allan Lamport taught the band to play. They've been going in and out of style, but they're guaranteed to raise a smile. So may I introduce to you, the act ... read more

West Donlands - Underpass Park

Underpass Park by Phillips Farevaag Smallenberg and The Planning Partnership
March 10, 2010 3:58 pm | by Intern | Comments
Waterfront Toronto yesterday announced plans for Underpass Park. Located under the Eastern Avenue and Adelaide/Richmond overpasses between Cherry and Bayview, it will beautify an area that is ... read more

Subway Maps Thead (including fantasy maps)

Subway/Street Car Map
March 2, 2010 9:31 pm | by Edward Skira | Comments
Here's a streetcar map that's been floating around the Transit Toronto discussion board. Yes, there are a few mistakes, but it still is quite the amazing map. The map is so huge its actually hard ... read more

New GO BiLevel VIIs Ready In Thunder Bay

New GO BiLevel VIIs Ready In Thunder Bay
January 30, 2010 2:26 pm | by Edward Skira | Comments
They come from Bombardier's factory in Thunder Bay. Here are some pictures of four brand new Bi-Level VIIs waiting to be taken to Toronto. And how do they get them to Toronto? They ride the rails ... read more