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TTC renaming Downsview Station as "Sheppard West" in May

April 21, 2017 11:06 am | by Robert Mackenzie | Comments
"What's in a name?", Shakespeare let Juliet poetically wonder aloud. More prosaically, we wonder whether the TTC's Downsview Station will smell--or, at least, seem--the same with a new name. The ... 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

New Salvation Army Church to House Crosstown LRT Utilities

Salvation Army, 7 Eglinton East, Toronto, Metrolinx, IBI Group
March 28, 2017 1:24 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
While Toronto Council debates the Scarborough Subway Extension again today, current transit infrastructure work in this city means plenty of changes for the places that will benefit from new ... read more

Less Boring News: Metrolinx Removing Crosstown Tunnel Borers

Extraction of east tunnel boring machines for Crosstown LRT project.
March 13, 2017 4:20 pm | by Robert Mackenzie | Comments
The Crosstown light rail transit line got a lot less boring today. Metrolinx and its contractors celebrated the end of tunnel-boring for the project as they lifted the cutting head of ... read more

GTAA Unveils Vision For Multi-Modal Transit Hub at Pearson

GTAA, Eglinton Crosstown LRT, Union Pearson Express, Finch West LRT,
February 7, 2017 6:27 pm | by Robert Mackenzie | Comments
It's only a fantasy for now, but one day—maybe, not so long from now—passengers arriving at Toronto Pearson International Airport will have multiple transit options to reach destinations in ... read more

Weekend GO Train Service Expanding on the Barrie Line

Metrolinx, GO Transit, Regional express rail, Spadina subway, Crosstown LRT
December 6, 2016 2:18 pm | by Robert Mackenzie | Comments
Regular commuters on GO Transit's Barrie line can take advantage of weekend train service, starting New Year's Eve, Saturday, December 31. During an event Monday morning at Barrie South GO ... read more

"Help Us Build Ontario" Infrastructure Minister Urges Businesses

Ontario's Minister of Infrastructure, Bob Chiarelli, speaking at the Canadian Cl
November 24, 2016 11:58 am | by Robert Mackenzie | Comments
Ontario's Minister of Infrastructure, Bob Chiarelli, dropped by the Canadian Club of Toronto at lunch time Wednesday to urge Ontario entrepreneurs to assume a greater role in building Ontario. He ... read more

Toronto to Share Costs for SmartTrack, Other Transit Projects

Metrolinx, Toronto, SmartTrack, GO Transit, Regional express rail, Crosstown LRT
November 9, 2016 3:02 pm | by Robert Mackenzie | Comments
This week, Toronto Mayor John Tory's signature SmartTrack transit plan started heading down the line from drawing board to reality. Although the plan is now less "smart" than when Tory originally ... read more

North York's Celestica Site Re-Imagined as 'Wynford Green'

Wynford Green, Celestica, Office Building, Sweeny & Co Architects, Toronto
October 28, 2016 6:40 pm | by Greg Lipinski | Comments
Since an application for redevelopment was first submitted in 2014, the plan for the Celestica site at 844 Don Mills Road in North York has undergone numerous changes over the course of the ... read more

Demolition of Former Eglinton Station Bus Terminal Underway

Former Eglinton bus terminal, image by Jack Landau
September 30, 2016 5:18 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
A relic from Eglinton Station's past days as the Yonge subway's original northern terminus, the station's earlier bus terminal has been slowly deteriorating since its replacement entered service ... read more

Construction for the Mississauga Transitway Continues

Mississauga Transitway, City of Mississauga, Metrolinx, GO Transit, MiWay, Steve
September 12, 2016 4:45 pm | by Robert Mackenzie | Comments
Toronto spends years debating subway versus light rail transit in Scarborough—and even more years waiting for contractors to finish building a subway to York University and Vaughan. Brampton ... read more

Metrolinx Time-Lapse Captures Kodak Building's 'Big Move'

August 30, 2016 10:30 am | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Despite the fact that the move lasted almost three full hours, it's tempting to call it Toronto's 'Kodak Moment.' On Thursday, August 25th, some 200 people gathered at the site of Mount Dennis ... read more

Metrolinx Makes Big Move with Kodak Building at Mount Dennis

Metrolinx, Mount Dennis Station, Eglinton Crosstown LRT, Crosslinx, Toronto
August 25, 2016 3:58 pm | by Robert Mackenzie | Comments
When Metrolinx staff generally talk about "The Big Move", they're referring to their regional transportation plan for Toronto. Today, they could use the term specifically to describe a key part of ... read more

Settlement Reached to Redevelop Celestica Site in North York

Celestica, Diamond Corp, Lifetime Developments, Context Developments, Toronto
July 11, 2016 4:06 pm | by Michael Uttley | Comments
In 2014, the City of Toronto received a redevelopment proposal for the sixty-acre Celestica Site on the northwest corner of Don Mills Road and Eglinton Avenue East. The proposal aimed to ... read more

TTC Considers Finch West and Crosstown LRT Link at Pearson

finch eglinton lrt map
March 30, 2016 4:30 pm | by David Brake | Comments
As City of Toronto and Metrolinx planners consider the latest round of public feedback to their 15 year master plan for new rapid transit in Toronto and the GTHA, their plans for new ... read more

Transit Plan Inches Towards Reality at Executive Committee

The new 15-year transit, image courtesy of the City of Toronto
March 10, 2016 5:30 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
In a marathon meeting on March 9th, Mayor John Tory's Executive Committee endorsed City Planning's comprehensive 15-year transit plan, bringing an impressive web of subways, LRTs and ... read more

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

February 24, 2016 3:50 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

Scarborough Transit Plan: Nuanced Planning Over 'SUBWAYS'

The new Scarborough transit network, image courtesy of the City of Toronto
January 22, 2016 1:00 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

Metrolinx Finalizes Station Names for Crosstown LRT

Eglinton Crosstown LRT, Metrolinx, Toronto
January 14, 2016 5:00 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