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New Pedestrian Bridge Opens at Cadillac Fairview's Eaton Centre

Eaton Centre Bridge, Cadillac Fairview, WilkinsonEyre, Zeidler, PCL, Toronto
November 2, 2017 10:27 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Following months of construction, a new pedestrian bridge opened this morning at Cadillac Fairview's Eaton Centre in the heart of Downtown Toronto. Designed by WilkinsonEyre ... read more

King Street Transit Pilot Begins on November 12th

Sample road configuration plan for the King Street Transit Pilot
November 1, 2017 3:58 pm | by Andrew Johnson | Comments
The City of Toronto recently announced that the King Street Transit Pilot will begin on Sunday, November 12th. Approved by Council last July, it will transform King Street from Bathurst to Jarvis ... read more

Gardiner Expressway Lower Simcoe Ramp Nearing Completion

Gardiner Expressway, Yonge-Bay-York off-ramp, Lower Simcoe, Harbour Street
October 30, 2017 2:48 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
The replacement of the Gardiner Expressway's Yonge-Bay-York off-ramps nears completion in Toronto's South Core area. Replacing the ramps that touched down at York and Bay Streets, the new ... read more

TTC Open House Offers Preview of 3 New Subway Stations

TYSSE, Pioneer Village, Highway 407, Vaughan Metropolitan Centre
October 30, 2017 1:28 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
With the clock counting down to the December 17th opening of six new subway stations on the TTC's Line 1, Toronto's rapid transit network will soon extend beyond the city limits and into York ... read more

Metrolinx Continues Hydrogen Fuel Cell Study to Power Trains

Hydrogen fuel cells, GO Transit, Trains, Electrification, Regional express rail
October 27, 2017 3:42 pm | by Robert Mackenzie | Comments
Metrolinx is continuing to examine the potential of using hydrogen fuel cells to power GO and UP Express trains, its board of directors learned this week. Mark Ciavarro, the regional transit ... read more

Metrolinx Planning Lower Fares to Transfer Between GO and TTC

Metrolinx, GO, TTC, Fare integration, PRESTO
October 27, 2017 10:00 am | by Robert Mackenzie | Comments
A Lakeshore GO train waits to pick up passengers in Union Station, image, James Bow, Transit Toronto This week, the Metrolinx Board of Directors approved a plan to reduce fares for passengers ... read more

Province Seeking Input for Regional Transportation Plan

Greater Golden Horseshoe (GGH) Transportation Plan
October 25, 2017 10:42 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The Greater Golden Horseshoe (GGH) region's population is swelling, and the province is taking measures to ensure that regional transportation is capable of supporting projected growth. Ontario's ... read more

Glazing Installation Begins Over Union Station Front Street Moat

Union Station Revitalization, Toronto, Front Street moat
October 13, 2017 2:53 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
In the few weeks since we last checked in on construction for Union Station's massive multi-year revitalization, progress has been made on what will be among the project's most visible elements to ... read more

Toronto Receives Over $30 Million in PTIF Transit Funding

Rendering of the proposed land bridge over Lake Shore Blvd
October 13, 2017 1:19 pm | by Andrew Johnson | Comments
Today the Federal Government announced that it has approved $30,549,000 in PTIF funding (Public Transit Infrastructure Fund) for projects within the City of Toronto. PTIF was created by the ... read more

Harbour Street Rebuild Progressing in Toronto's South Core

Lower Simcoe Ramp and New Park, Gardiner Expressway, Toronto
October 11, 2017 4:42 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
The sound of jackhammers and squeaky construction vehicle treads cut through the relative nighttime silence in Toronto's South Core area over the Thanksgiving long weekend, as crews worked on a ... read more

City, Metrolinx Reveal Early Plans for 6 SmartTrack Stations

Mayor John Tory, SmartTrack, GO regional express rail, Construction
October 11, 2017 12:37 pm | by Robert Mackenzie | Comments
Remember SmartTrack, the key transit plank in candidate John Tory's platform during his campaign to become mayor? Tory proposed a rapid transit line with frequent service two ways, all day, every ... read more

Streetcars Make Their Return to Detroit After a 61 Year Absence

The QLine in Downtown Detroit
September 29, 2017 2:33 pm | by Andrew Johnson | Comments
April 8, 1956 was the last day a streetcar ran on Woodward Ave in Detroit, Michigan. The city had a population of 1.8 million in 1950, and at one point had the second largest streetcar system in ... read more

Just Another D(el)ay: Updating Toronto's New Streetcar Saga

LFLRV #4446 makes its way down from Thunder Bay
September 28, 2017 3:42 pm | by Andrew Johnson | Comments
The saga of Toronto's new streetcars keeps moving along (slowly, albeit). When the TTC placed the order in 2009, it specified that Bombardier Inc would deliver 204 Low-Floor Light Rail Vehicles ... read more

Waterfront Transit 'Reset' Consultation Reveals New Details

The Study Area for the Waterfront Transit Reset
September 25, 2017 10:58 am | by Andrew Johnson | Comments
In November 2015, Toronto City Council directed City Staff, the TTC, and Waterfront Toronto to work together on a unified vision for Toronto's waterfront. Unlike previous attempts at a transit ... read more