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Bloor Street Bike Lane Pilot Project Proposed for Summer 2016

Bloor Street, bike lanes, City of Toronto
March 4, 2016 11:40 am | by Julian Mirabelli | Comments
The cycling community is rejoicing and Ford Nation is likely fuming in light of the City of Toronto's proposed pilot project to install a bike lane along Bloor Street West stretching from Shaw ... read more

Making the Case for a Multi-Modal Hub at Pearson Airport

March 1, 2016 12:00 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
With a working population of nearly half a million, Toronto's burgeoning Downtown is the premier economic region in Canada, with the greatest output of prosperity generated in the heart of the ... read more

Toronto Releases 2015 Environmental Progress Report

The 'green city' from above, image by UT Flickr pool contributor Yitian Frederic
February 26, 2016 12:43 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
The City of Toronto has released its 2015 Environmental Progress Report, announcing a major reduction in greenhouse emissions between 1990 and 2012, alongside a number of ongoing sustainability ... read more

Toronto Transit Plans: In The End What We Get Is Up To Us

February 24, 2016 2:50 pm | by David Brake | Comments
With the TTC and Metrolinx unveiling maps earlier in February showing an extensive network criss-crossing the city by 2031, transit supporters could be forgiven for heaving a sigh of relief. An ... read more

Hostility to Crosstown West LRT Voiced at Etobicoke Consultation

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February 23, 2016 5:36 pm | by David Brake | Comments
At the TTC and Metrolinx transit consultation meeting on Feb 20th in Etobicoke, local speakers voiced their opposition to the part of the newly-unveiled overall transit plan that calls for an ... read more

A Toronto Gondola: Cable Car Proposed Over Don Valley

A 'postcard' for the project, image courtesy of
February 19, 2016 3:08 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
With plans for a cable car system announced today, Toronto's Don Valley could be the site of the city's next major tourist attraction. The privately funded $20-25 million gondola would run from ... read more

Under Gardiner: A Look at What Is Now and What Could Be

Claude Cormier, under gardiner, waterfront toronto, public work, Ken Greenberg
February 17, 2016 3:33 pm | by Nicolas Arnaud-Goddet | Comments
In November 2015, the City of Toronto and Waterfront Toronto announced the creation of a new public space underneath the Gardiner Expressway, thanks to a donation of $25 million from Judy and Wil ... read more

Toronto Unveils 6 and 15 Year TTC and GO RER/SmartTrack Plans

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February 16, 2016 7:17 pm | by David Brake | Comments
This story has been UPDATED and clarified following a public consultation held on February 21, 2016. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - ... read more

Metrolinx Studies Options for GO RER / SmartTrack Integration

A GO train rushes past Toronto's St. Joseph Hospital, image by Vik Pahwa
February 10, 2016 3:38 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
In advance of Metrolinx's February 10th Board of Directors meeting, the provincial transit agency released a report outlining the options for integration of the GO RER network with SmartTrack. ... read more

Public Consultations for Major GTHA Transit Projects Announced

February 5, 2016 2:28 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
GO RER, SmartTrack, Scarborough Subway Extension, the Relief Line, fare integration, and more... The list of transit projects in the works—or undergoing study—for our region is long. With such a ... read more

Union Station Rebuild Continues as Construction Progresses

Union Station Revitalization, Toronto, Metrolinx, GO, Osmington Inc.
February 4, 2016 12:00 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Since we last checked in on construction at the end of 2015, Toronto's Union Station has continued its transformation into a rail hub for the 21st century. Canada's busiest rail terminal is ... read more

New Details Emerge For Jack Layton Ferry Terminal Revamp

Jack Layton Ferry Terminal, KPMB, West8, Greenberg, Waterfront Toronto
January 28, 2016 12:05 pm | by Nicolas Arnaud-Goddet | Comments
On January 26, 2016, Waterfront Toronto held the first public meeting on the reconstruction of the Jack Layton Ferry Terminal and adjacent Harbour Square Park since the winning team for the ... read more

Mayor's Task Force on Housing Recommends TCHC Reform

Looking northeast across Regent Park, image by Jack Landau
January 26, 2016 3:33 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
The Toronto Community Housing Corporation faces an overhaul that could transform the structure and delivery of affordable housing throughout the city. Today, the Mayor's Task Force on Toronto ... read more

Relief Line Alliance Raising Public Support For New Subway Line

Toronto Relief Line Alliance
January 22, 2016 6:30 pm | by Adrian Gamble | Comments
In the midst of the ongoing saga that is the transit file at City Hall, amid the deafening din of endless discussion, debate, red-faced outrage, and misinformation, co-founder Louis Mark of ... read more

Scarborough Transit Plan: Nuanced Planning Over 'SUBWAYS'

The new Scarborough transit network, image courtesy of the City of Toronto
January 22, 2016 12:00 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
The three-stop 'subways, Subways, SUBWAYS' expansion into Scarborough, that—through an illogically Fordian war of attrition—fought its way through City Councill to become the City's preferred ... read more

Gardiner Hybrid Options Continue their Costly Evolution

January 21, 2016 3:00 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Following last summer's East Gardiner boondoggle vote, the project's proponents—the City of Toronto and Waterfront Toronto—have been left with the difficult task that of overseeing what threatened ... read more

A Contentious Meeting: Metrolinx's Davenport Diamond Bridge

The greenway at night (public art is planned for the columns), image courtesy of
January 20, 2016 12:22 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
By 6:30 PM on the evening of January 18, 2016, the main hall at the Davenport Perth Community Centre was mostly a standing room, and, soon after, an overflow of attendees had to be accommodated in ... read more

City Releases SmartTrack Ridership Projections

SmartTrack and Regional Express Rail, image by the City of Toronto
January 19, 2016 4:30 pm | by Marcus Mitanis | Comments
Ridership projections released today by the City and the University of Toronto Transportation Research Institute suggest one of Mayor John Tory's key platform planks, SmartTrack, could have a ... read more

Gardiner East Hybrid Design Concepts to be Presented

Gardiner Expressway East, hybrid option, Waterfront Toronto
January 18, 2016 4:15 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Several months after a June 2015 City Council session voted in favour of recommending the controversial ‘Hybrid' option for the east Gardiner Expressway, co-proponents the City of Toronto and ... read more