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New Eaton Centre Bridge Begins Construction This Month

CF Toronto Eaton Centre, Cadillac Fairview, Wilkinson Eyre, Toronto
April 10, 2017 11:42 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The Summer 2015 announcement of a Saks Fifth Avenue at Cadillac Fairview's Toronto Eaton Centre came with news of plans to replace the shopping centre's aging pedestrian bridge spanning ... read more

Past the Fence: A Peek Into the World of Construction Security

Daniels Waterfront is one of LivePatrol's clients, image via UT Forum contributo
April 6, 2017 5:05 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Throughout Downtown Toronto, cranes and concrete pours are now an established fixture of the street-level experience. With construction continuing to re-make much of the urban core, updates of ... read more

Replacing the Scarborough RT: A Tortuous Timeline

April 4, 2017 5:17 pm | by Andrew Johnson | Comments
Last week Toronto City Council voted (again) to support the detailed planning and design of the Scarborough Subway extension as a replacement for the aging Scarborough RT. The vote was the latest ... read more

Province, Cities To Proceed With Kipling Regional Bus Terminal

Province moves ahead with Kipling Regional Bus Terminal
April 3, 2017 6:52 pm | by Robert Mackenzie | Comments
The Government of Ontario is partnering with the Cities of Toronto and Mississauga to build a new regional bus terminal at the Toronto Transit Commission's Kipling Station. Ontario Minister of ... read more

TTC: Accessibility Upgrades Coming to St Patrick Station

St Patrick Station, TTC, Accessibility, Toronto
March 31, 2017 1:28 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
As part of its efforts to meet the Province's Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act of 2005, the TTC's Easier Access Plan is in the process of improving accessibility across ... read more

Trudeau Announces $1.8 Billion of Funding for GO RER

The Prime Minister and Premier arrive, image via
March 31, 2017 11:55 am | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Arriving at Etobicoke's Williwbrook GO yard by train, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne chose a purposeful location to announce funding for transit in the Greater ... read more

Crosstown LRT: Gas Plant Cancelled in Favour of Battery Power

Mount Dennis power plant for Crosstown LRT
March 29, 2017 4:06 pm | by Robert Mackenzie | Comments
The efforts of some residents in Toronto's Mount Dennis neighbourhood have resulted in a greener Eglinton Crosstown LRT line. Steven Del Duca, Ontario's Minister of Transportation and Laura ... read more

Scarborough Subway Extension Inches Closer To Reality

Extension of TTC Line 2 subway to Scarborough Centre
March 29, 2017 10:52 am | by Robert Mackenzie | Comments
Rob Ford would be happy to know that Scarborough is a bit closer to getting "what it deserves", since Toronto City Council has again voted to proceed with a subway to Scarborough Centre. (The late ... read more

Lakeshore East Rail Corridor Expanding for GO RER, SmartTrack

Track diagram of Lakeshore East, showing the 4th Track
March 27, 2017 3:51 pm | by Andrew Johnson | Comments
On March 22, Metrolinx and Infrastructure Ontario (IO) issued a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for the addition of a third track on the Lakeshore East corridor between Beechgrove Drive (east of ... read more

407 Transitway: The Northern GTA's Express Bus Corridor

Rendering of the Mississauga Transitway's Winston Churchill Station
March 22, 2017 12:30 pm | by Andrew Johnson | Comments
In the Highway 427 expansion article UrbanToronto published last week, we touched briefly on the provision in the design for a future Transitway adjacent to the highway, and how the 407 has a ... read more

Toronto's Housing Crisis: Impacts on Transportation & Transit

The now-suspended GTA West Corridor
March 20, 2017 10:53 am | by Andrew Johnson | Comments
Late last week, my colleague wrote an article on the land use planning impacts of Toronto's housing crisis, examining both the supply and the demand factors that could be influencing the record ... read more

Public Mostly Enthusiastic for Laneway Housing in Toronto

March 16, 2017 4:34 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
As Toronto home prices continue to soar, the impetus to find housing solutions has never been greater. Whether the red-hot market is driven by inflated demand or diminished supply, or some ... read more