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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

West Toronto Railpath Extension Could Feature Mix of Solutions

West Toronto Railpath, Toronto
January 15, 2016 3:33 pm | by Adrian Gamble | Comments
West-end cyclists will be interested to know that the City of Toronto has concluded its Environmental Assessment Study for the long-awaited West Toronto Railpath Extension. To run more-or-less ... read more

Metrolinx Finalizes Station Names for Crosstown LRT

Eglinton Crosstown LRT, Metrolinx, Toronto
January 14, 2016 4:00 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Aiming to avoid potentially confusing duplicates of existing station names, Metrolinx set out in 2015 to finalize station names on the new Crosstown LRT, now under construction, based on a ... read more

Union Station Taking Shape with New Retailers and TD Partnership

Union Station Revitalization, City of Toronto
December 21, 2015 5:00 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
"2016 is going to be a very big year for Union Station," Osmington Inc. CEO Lawrence Zucker tells us. As head of the company selected by the City of Toronto as the head lessee of Union Station's ... read more

Toronto Incentivizing Eco-Roof Conversions

Eco-Roof Incentive Program, City of Toronto
December 17, 2015 5:18 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Though relatively little-known, the City of Toronto's Eco-Roof Incentive Program has been helping fund the installation of new, eco-friendly roofs throughout the city. In place since 2009, the ... read more

Demolition, Excavation, Restoration Continues at Union Station

Union Station Revitalization, Toronto, Metrolinx, GO
December 15, 2015 1:00 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Since the mid-August closure of the GO Transit Bay Concourse at Union Station, work has been proceeding behind the hoarding to transform and modernize the space as part of the transit hub’s ... read more

Design Finalized for Grange Park Revitalization and Expansion

Grange Park, PFS Studios, Thinc Design, Earthscape, Toronto
December 11, 2015 6:12 pm | by Adrian Gamble | Comments
Following nearly two years of planning and public consultation, the Grange Park Advisory Committee (GPAC) in conjunction with the City of Toronto, the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO), and with the ... read more

City Could Expropriate for York/Bay/Yonge Ramp Replacement

York/Bay/Yonge Off-Ramp Replacement, Toronto
December 10, 2015 6:18 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Over seven years after Toronto City Council's July 2008 authorization of an environmental assessment to study the replacement of the York/Bay/Yonge off-ramps from the Gardiner Expressway, the City ... read more

Viva's Davis Drive Rapidway Now Open in Newmarket

Davis Drive Rapidly, Newmarket, York Region Transit
December 10, 2015 3:30 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Newmarket's Davis Drive has undergone a major transformation in recent years, with the street now reconfigured as a Viva bus rapidway which entered into service on November 29th. Although cosmetic ... read more

Crosstown LRT Station Names to be Finalized in the New Year

Eglinton Crosstown LRT, Metrolinx, Toronto
December 4, 2015 2:55 pm | by Adrian Gamble | Comments
When the original Eglinton West Subway was filled in by the Mike Harris-lead Provincial Tories back in 1995, many wondered how long it might be until rapid transit would once again be a reality ... read more

TTC Calls Public Meeting Regarding Donlands Station Second Exit

Donlands Station Second Exit, TTC,
November 30, 2015 4:20 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
The TTC has announced a public meeting that will bring to light new information—and invite public input—regarding the planned second exit at Donlands Station in Toronto's east end. With ridership ... read more

BILD Taking City to OMB Over Scarborough Subway

Scarborough RT, TTC, City of Toronto, image by Bryan Bonnici
November 27, 2015 4:34 pm | by Marcus Mitanis | Comments
The controversial Scarborough subway transit file is about to get a lot messier. The Building Industry and Land Development Association (BILD) is taking the City of Toronto to the Ontario ... read more

New Streetcars Enter into Service From Leslie Barns

Leslie Barns, Toronto, by Toronto Transit Commission, AECOM
November 25, 2015 1:12 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
On November 22nd, the TTC's Leslie Barns facility entered into regular service for the first time, with the first of Toronto's new streetcars leaving the facility at 5:30 AM on Sunday morning. ... read more

Fort York Bridge: Winning Entry Stands Out For Low Costs

Fort York Pedestrian and Cycle Bridge,  Dufferin Construction Company, MMM Group
November 24, 2015 2:16 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Earlier this morning, Toronto Mayor John Tory was joined by Councillor David Shiner and Build Toronto CEO Bill Bryck in announcing the winning entry for the Fort York Pedestrian and Cycle Bridge. ... read more

TalkTransformation! Event to Discuss Emission Reductions

TalkTransformation!, City of Toronto, TransformTO
November 18, 2015 4:02 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Devised as a way to engage Toronto residents and business owners about the City's ambitious emissions reduction targets, the ongoing TalkTransformation! event series is set to continue next week ... read more

Under Gardiner: $25 Million Gift to Unlock Space for the Public

Under Gardiner, City of Toronto, Waterfront Toronto, by Greenberg Consultants
November 17, 2015 3:50 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Earlier today, the ambitious plan to create 10 acres of new public space underneath Toronto's Gardiner Expressway was officially announced, with a 1.75 kilometre stretch of empty land from ... read more

Construction Progresses on Six New GTA Subway Stations

Toronto-York Spadina Subway Extension, TTC, transit
November 16, 2015 3:27 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
The west leg of the Toronto Transit Commission's Line 1 is set to grow with the addition of six new subway stations in northwestern Toronto and southern Vaughan, as work continues on the ... read more