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Union Station and GO RER: Metrolinx's Phil Verster on the Future

Phil Verster, Metrolinx President and CEO
February 1, 2018 5:00 pm | by Jonathan English | Comments
GO RER (Regional Express Rail) is the biggest transit project underway in the Toronto region today, despite which it has mostly flown under the radar of local transit discussion. To that end, ... read more

New Gardiner Expressway Exit Ramp Officially Open

Gardiner off-ramp to Lower Simcoe, York, Bay, and Yonge, Toronto
January 29, 2018 1:47 pm | by Nathan Petryshyn | Comments
The City of Toronto opened the replacement eastbound exit ramp from the Gardiner Expressway to York, Bay, and Yonge streets on Sunday. Councillor Jaye Robinson, Councillor for Ward 25 Don Valley ... read more

Metrolinx Unveils Public Art for Six Crosstown LRT Stations

Metrolinx Public Art for Eglinton Crosstown LRT, Toronto
January 17, 2018 6:10 pm | by Nathan Petryshyn | Comments
On Tuesday, Metrolinx held a “pop-up art gallery” at the Ontario Science Centre revealing new artworks to be integrated into six of Toronto's Crosstown LRT stations. Renderings of the art were on ... read more

A Look at Innisfil’s Uber Transit Pilot

Origin & Destination Cost Table
January 16, 2018 1:10 pm | by Andrew Johnson | Comments
In May 2017 the Town of Innisfil, located in Simcoe County, north of Toronto, launched a transit pilot project that was the first of its kind in Canada. In a response to the creeping suburban ... read more

Lakefilling Marks First Step for Port Lands Transformation

Cherry Street Stormwater Lakefilling, Port Lands, Essroc Quay, Toronto
January 11, 2018 11:36 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
A 2016 announcement of $65 million in infrastructure funding from the provincial and federal governments for Waterfront Toronto's Cherry Street Stormwater and Lakefilling project marked ... read more

Unveiling The Bentway Skate Trail

January 8, 2018 5:00 pm | by Stephanie Calvet | Comments
The first section of The Bentway—the Skate Trail—officially opened to the public on Saturday, with special events held all weekend long. The 220-metre ice skating track loops around the towering ... read more

Reimagining Yonge Study Progressing Toward 2018 Final Report

Looking north up Yonge Street opposite Mel Eastman Square, Toronto
December 22, 2017 2:00 pm | by Julian Mirabelli | Comments
Toronto is at a crossroads when it comes to street design. Major projects across the city have been slowly transforming our streets over the past decade, and everyone seems to have an opinion on ... read more

Mississauga Transitway 'Complete' — For Now

Mississauga Transitway construction ends
December 19, 2017 7:00 pm | by Robert Mackenzie | Comments
The Mississauga Transitway is now 'complete', according to a recent Ontario Government news release—but is it really? Last week, Ontario's Minister of Transportation Steven Del Duca journeyed out ... read more

Opening Day: Toronto's Newest Subway Stations Draw Crowds

December 18, 2017 12:52 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Crowds rivalling those seen during a typical Toronto morning rush filled the northwestern leg of the Line 1 subway yesterday, as the public scrambled—free of charge—for a first glimpse at the six ... read more

Line 1 University Subway Finally Busts Outside Toronto's Borders

Line 1 extension stations lit up this morning on the subway, image by MarkRejhon
December 15, 2017 6:21 pm | by Craig White | Comments
Even before the photo ops began today, there were signs—literally—that a major change was about to hit the TTC. Head into the subway system and you may notice that the maps look a little more ... read more

All-Day-Every-Day, Two-Way GO Trains to Aurora Start Soon

Metrolinx expanding service on GO Transit Barrie corridor
December 13, 2017 3:16 pm | by Robert Mackenzie | Comments
By the end of this month, GO Transit train commuters travelling along the Barrie line from stations south of Aurora can enjoy hourly train service in both directions every day. This week, ... read more