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Government of Canada New Funding Partner for Finch West LRT

Government of Canada funding Finch West LRT
June 23, 2017 12:39 pm | by Robert Mackenzie | Comments
Humber College's North campus may be the end of the line for the upcoming Finch West light rail transit project, but this morning, it transformed into the starting point of new funding for the plan. read more

Preliminary Work Begins for Crosstown LRT's Surface Section

Eglinton Crosstown LRT, Toronto, Scarborough, Metrolinx, TTC, transit
June 22, 2017 11:21 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The milestones keep coming for Metrolinx's Crosstown LRT. Those we have covered include the boring of a 10-kilometre twin tunnel through the heart of Midtown Toronto, the start of shoring and ... read more

New Gardiner Off-Ramp Takes Shape Following Teardown

Gardiner Expressway, York-Bay-Yonge off-ramp, Toronto
June 19, 2017 11:05 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The Gardiner Expressway's Yonge-Bay-York off-ramp has been relegated to Toronto congestion history following the removal of the last sections of the spiral ramp that touched down at York ... read more

Ontario Considering Fuel Cells to Electrify GO trains

Ontario Government announces electrification transit assessment process
June 16, 2017 10:53 am | by Robert Mackenzie | Comments
Ontario's Minister of Transportation, Stephen Del Duca, delivered some electrifying news at a media event yesterday. The minster told a gathering of reporters at GO Transit's Willowbrook ... read more

College Street Welcoming Long-Awaited Streetscape Upgrades

Conceptual Renderings of College Street, image courtesy of PMA Landscape Archite
June 13, 2017 4:15 pm | by Eric Chen | Comments
Just west of Toronto's Little Italy, the stretch of College street between Shaw Street and Havelock Street is poised to welcome a long-awaited streetscape transformation over the Summer and into ... read more

Metrolinx Issues RFQ for Barrie GO Corridor Expansion

Phase 1 of the Barrie Line double tracking in October 2016
June 13, 2017 12:08 pm | by Andrew Johnson | Comments
It's been a busy few weeks for GO and Metrolinx. Last week, they announced that all-day two-way GO Train service is coming to the Stouffville Line. Yesterday, they announced a Request for ... read more

Garrison Crossing Progressing with Completed Foundations

Garrison Crossing, Pedelta, DTAH, AECOM, Dufferin Construction, Toronto
June 8, 2017 3:30 pm | by Eric Chen | Comments
In the Fall of 2015, a team headed by Dufferin Construction was announced as the winner of the much-anticipated Fort York Bridge competition, and the project's somewhat turbulent history ... read more

TTC Pushing for Major Expansion of Express Bus Services

June 8, 2017 1:47 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
At its upcoming June 15th meeting, the TTC Board will consider a proposed expansion of express bus service throughout the City of Toronto. The recommended plan calls for a multi-phase service ... read more

Two-Way All-Day GO Train Service Coming to the Stouffville Line

Stouffville RER Frequencies
June 8, 2017 10:00 am | by Andrew Johnson | Comments
Yesterday, Metrolinx officially announced that two-way all-day (commonly abbreviated as 2WAD) GO Train service will be coming to the Stouffville GO line, commencing on Monday, June 26th. The train ... read more

Shoring Activity Commences for the Crosstown's Eglinton Station

Crosstown LRT, Eglinton Station, Metrolinx, TTC, Toronto
June 6, 2017 3:50 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
With tunnelling complete, and work now on to prepare for track installation, much of the construction activity for Metrolinx's Crosstown LRT has shifted towards the construction of the ... read more

IO and Metrolinx Announce Hurontario LRT Design-Build Shortlist

June 6, 2017 3:03 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Infrastructure Ontario (IO) and Metrolinx have announced a shortlist of three consortiums "to design, build, finance, operate, and maintain the Hurontario Light Rail Transit (LRT) project," ... read more

Gardiner Off-Ramp Removal Transforming Toronto's South Core

York-Bay-Yonge off-ramp, demolition, Toronto, Gardiner Expressway
May 31, 2017 3:32 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
In the month and a half since the April 17th closure of the Gardiner Expressway's York-Bay-Yonge off-ramp, Toronto's South Core area has been dramatically transformed. Soon to be replaced by ... read more

Ontario Supporting More Cycling Infrastructure in Municipalities

Cycling infrastructure, Ontario
May 29, 2017 4:33 pm | by Robert Mackenzie | Comments
Usually, when Ontario's Minister of Transportation, Stephen Del Duca, comes to town, you expect to hear news about a major transit project. Today, though, the first day of Bike Month, the minister ... read more

Transit Progress: Into the Crosstown LRT's West Tunnel Portal

Crosstown LRT, Metrolinx, Toronto, Eglinton
May 29, 2017 2:50 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
The construction of Metrolinx's Crosstown LRT pushes on in central Toronto, as Crosslinx crews work to create a new 19-kilometre light rail transit line that includes a 10-kilometre ... read more

Toronto City Council's Scatterbrained Transit Debates Continue

A crowded Bloor-Yonge Station, which could be relieved by the Relief Line
May 25, 2017 12:15 pm | by Andrew Johnson | Comments
Whenever transit items come up for debate at Toronto City Council, there's bound to be a healthy mix of, "That's sensible"; "I'm not too sure where he's going with this"; and "Huh?" Yesterday's ... read more