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City Council Has 61 Questions About Ontario's Transit Plans

Photo of Toronto Mayor John Tory at a podium in the TTC's Bloor-Yonge station
April 18, 2019 12:10 pm | by Robert Mackenzie | Comments
Was it only two weeks ago that week Urban Toronto reported that City of Toronto staff were prioritizing Toronto transit projects to receive Government of Canada funding? We told you then that the ... read more

Ontario Government Lines Up New Toronto Transit Plan

The Ontario Line, part of the larger transit expansion announcement, Toronto
April 11, 2019 10:42 am | by Robert Mackenzie | Comments
Yesterday, Premier Doug Ford along with some cabinet colleagues announced that the Province of Ontario would build a new rapid-transit project through central and east-end Toronto that it's ... read more

City Staff Report Prioritizes Toronto Transit Projects

Photo of Toronto Mayor John Tory at a podium in the TTC's Bloor-Yonge station
April 4, 2019 12:11 pm | by Robert Mackenzie | Comments
Torontonians got a chance to peer into a crystal ball Wednesday to view the near future of their city's rapid transit network. A City of Toronto staff report heading to the City's Executive ... read more

Excavation Underway on Eglinton Crosstown Station at Yonge

Eglinton Crosstown LRT, Metrolinx, Line 5, Toronto
March 13, 2019 5:20 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Digging is underway for the Crosstown LRT’s Eglinton Station at Yonge Street, the light rail line’s interchange station with the east leg of the TTC’s Line 1. Over the next several ... read more

What Do 'Terms of Reference' Mean For Toronto's Subway?

Photo of TTC subway train
February 14, 2019 6:28 pm | by Robert Mackenzie | Comments
On Tuesday, February 12, The Province of Ontario and the City of Toronto signed terms of reference—basically an agreement that outlines the agenda for talks between the two levels of ... read more

Crosstown LRT Contractors Making Progress at Mount Dennis

Photo of the structure of the future Mount Dennis LRT station
February 5, 2019 12:55 pm | by Robert Mackenzie | Comments
Last Sunday, UrbanToronto forum contributor "drum118" visited the future Mount Dennis Station and Eglinton Maintenance and Storage Facility for the Crosstown Light Rail Transit line to shoot some ... read more

A Look Inside the Crosstown LRT's Cedarvale Station

The Cedarvale Crosstown LRT station complex, with the primary entrance, Toronto
November 20, 2018 6:40 pm | by Andrew Johnson | Comments
Across central Toronto, deep beneath Eglinton Avenue, and hidden behind the construction hoarding that juts out into the street, lies the construction sites for the Crosstown LRT's 13 underground ... read more

Under Eglinton: Touring Progress at Keelesdale LRT station

View of track level at the future Keelesdale LRT Station
November 12, 2018 2:05 pm | by Robert Mackenzie | Comments
Twenty-five metres (82 feet) below Eglinton Avenue West, I suddenly and absurdly thought, "Wow, this is actually happening!" "This" is the 19-kilometre (11.8-mile) Crosstown Light Rail Transit ... read more

City of Toronto Creating Transit Expansion Coordination Office

Map of the proposed new SmartTrack and GO stations in Toronto
November 9, 2018 12:58 pm | by Robert Mackenzie | Comments
The City of Toronto is establishing a new office that will lead and direct how the municipal government participates in long-term, multi-billion-dollar projects to expand the transit network. The ... read more

Eglinton Crosstown Station Shoring Advances to Next Phase

Crosstown LRT, Eglinton Station, Metrolinx, Toronto
September 14, 2018 2:14 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Chaotic conditions for pedestrians and motorists will remain at Yonge and Eglinton in Midtown Toronto, where complex and carefully-coordinated construction is preparing the intersection for ... read more

City Engaging With Public on Eglinton East LRT Plan

Eglinton East LRT, Metrolinx, TTC, Toronto
September 13, 2018 2:15 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
With tunnelling complete and station construction underway for the initial 19 kilometres of the Eglinton Crosstown LRT, the City of Toronto is engaging with design professionals and the public to ... read more

Previewing Mount Dennis LRT Station and Maintenance Facility

Exterior of maintenance and storage facility at Mount Dennis
August 30, 2018 5:10 pm | by Robert Mackenzie | Comments
October 1, 2018, and October 1, 2021. Mark both dates on your calendars, if you're an observer of Metrolinx's mammoth Crosstown Light Rail Transit project. The 2018 date—just six weeks away—is ... read more

SmartTrack Advances to the Next Stage, But...

A map of the original SmartTrack plan for rapid-transit on GO rail corridors
August 7, 2018 12:00 pm | by Robert Mackenzie | Comments
In a public announcement on May 27, 2014, Toronto mayoralty candidate John Tory unveiled his "SmartTrack" plan for a “surface subway” to run on GO Transit rail corridors. The future mayor claimed ... read more

Crosstown LRT Station Construction Progressing Below Eglinton

Eglinton Crosstown LRT, Metrolinx, Line 5, Toronto
August 3, 2018 12:00 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
With 10 kilometres of tunnels in place below Toronto's Eglinton Avenue, construction of Metrolinx's Crosstown LRT is progressing, with work now advancing for the underground section's stations. ... read more

Crosstown LRT Construction Underway along Eglinton Avenue East

Work at Keelesdale Station, image via https://twitter.com/CrosstownTO
July 19, 2018 1:51 pm | by Craig White | Comments
In amongst all the cranes that are stretching Toronto's skylines higher and wider these days, there's a lot gong on at ground level in this city too, including construction of the longest ... read more

Mt Dennis Station and Maintenance+Storage Facility Take Shape

Mount Dennis Station, Maintenance and Storage Facility, Toronto, Crosstown
July 5, 2018 4:40 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
We are now approaching the seven-year mark since construction began on the Crosstown LRT, a 19-kilometre transit route cutting through the heart of Midtown Toronto along Eglinton Avenue. While ... read more

Rezoning Sought for Urban Hub at Eglinton & Don Mills

770 Don Mills, 805 Don Mills, Build Toronto, Montgomery Sisam Architect, Toronto
April 19, 2018 3:55 pm | by Julian Mirabelli | Comments
The Crosstown LRT is poised to add a major upgrade to Toronto's transit network when it begins operation (hopefully) three years from now, but its effects extend far beyond relieving the commutes ... read more

Closer to Reality: Relief Line Advances with Contract, Website

TTC, Metrolinx, City of Toronto advance plans for Relief Line subway
March 26, 2018 4:42 pm | by Robert Mackenzie | Comments
The Relief Line subway project has long been a slow train coming down the tracks for Toronto commuters. The City of Toronto has proposed building such a line—in one form or another—since 1910. A ... read more

Metrolinx Board Approves 2041 Regional Transportation Plan

Metrolinx approves Regional Transportation Plan 2041
March 9, 2018 5:54 pm | by Robert Mackenzie | Comments
You may be surprised to learn that Metrolinx supports extending the TTC's Sheppard subway. In fact, it supports building more than 100 rapid transit projects to improve connectivity ... read more

Crosstown LRT Construction Disrupts Yonge and Eglinton

Crosstown LRT Eglinton Station construction at Yonge and Eglinton, Toronto
January 31, 2018 6:22 pm | by Nathan Petryshyn | Comments
Construction on the Crosstown LRT is in full swing, and commuters in Midtown Toronto are having to deal with some pain now for future gain. Recent photos overlooking the site from above by ... read more