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East Harbour: A Transit Hub in the Making for Toronto

Transit Hub view from Broadview Ave
January 19, 2017 5:28 pm | by Andrew Johnson | Comments
Over the past 20 years, the shoulder areas of Toronto's downtown have seen a tremendous amount of development. In the 2000s, the west side of downtown went from former rail lands to high density ... read more

New York's Second Avenue Gets Relief: Toronto Still Waiting

Second Avenue subway, New York City, MTA
January 2, 2017 12:30 pm | by Andrew Johnson | Comments
It's a tale of two subways, so built up in the transit mythology of their respective cities. Both have been in the works for almost a century, and have endured changes in plans, false starts, and ... read more

City: SmartTrack To Bring 2-3% Property Tax Increase?

map of SmartTrack/RER combined plan
October 31, 2016 2:34 pm | by David Brake | Comments
According to a report prepared by the City for Council's Executive Committee, a property tax increase will be required to fund even the reduced SmartTrack proposal which has emerged (an LRT for ... read more

Toronto City Council Plays 'Fantasy Transit Network' Once Again

Mayor John Tory
July 14, 2016 3:28 pm | by David Brake | Comments
Yesterday, Toronto City Councillors voted for a transit network plan that would have much to recommend it—if there were any likelihood that it would be built. The Mayor and City Staff did not ask ... read more

Toronto Council Backs Key Aspects of City's 15 Year Transit Plan

Scarborough funding map
July 13, 2016 10:09 pm | by David Brake | Comments
After an at-times rancorous day-long debate dominated by debate over the Scarborough subway, Toronto's Council voted by sizeable majorities for several of the key planks of the City's transit plan ... read more

Toronto Must Find Ways To Pay For New Transit Infrastructure

Relief Line map
June 24, 2016 4:42 pm | by David Brake | Comments
A flurry of new reports, aimed at the June 28th meeting of Toronto's Executive Committee, are making clearer the costs of the City's ambitious transit network plan and they make grim reading when ... read more

Relief Line: Preferred Alignment Now Includes Unilever Stop

The new corridor, image courtesy of the City of Toronto / TTC
June 1, 2016 2:42 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Step by step, the scope of Toronto's Downtown Relief Line is taking shape. This week, a new round of transit consultations is revealing an evolved alignment for the future subway, with a Queen ... read more

Transit Line Studies Advance With New Round of Consultations

City Planning's 15-year transit plan, image courtesy of the City of Toronto
May 19, 2016 4:30 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
With multiple transit plans underway at the City of Toronto, Metrolinx, and the TTC, City staff have planned a number of consultations to provide updates and gather public feedback. Dates have ... 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 4:30 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

Relief Line: Are the Public Consultations Really Just Briefings?

The preferred 'B1' corridor, image courtesy of the City of Toronto
March 8, 2016 5:47 pm | by Craig White | Comments
Following decades of virtually no progress on building a Relief Line to alleviate congestion on the Yonge Subway, recent months have seen Toronto City Planning spring into action. City Planning's ... read more

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

ttc transit LRT TYSSE 2022 crosstown finch
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

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

Yonge Relief Line: A Long-Term Solution to Increasing Congestion

Relief Line Subway Corridor, Toronto, cartography by Craig White
July 10, 2015 5:45 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
It's official: the Yonge Subway Line is now operating at significantly above capacity, handling substantially more passengers than it can comfortably accommodate. According to Metrolinx’s recently ... read more

Public Feedback Sought for Toronto Rapid Transit Proposals

SmartTrack, City of Toronto
June 26, 2015 3:37 pm | by Adrian Gamble | Comments
The City of Toronto, the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC), and Metrolinx have been busy this month co-hosting a series of public consultations spread across several dates between June 13-25. The ... read more

Next Round of Relief Line Public Consultations Coming

Relief Line, Toronto by City Planning Division and TTC
June 12, 2015 12:35 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
With a quickly expanding population and increasing density throughout the city, parts of the Toronto subway system are becoming increasingly strained. Adding to this, the proposed extension of the ... read more

City and TTC Engaging the Public on Relief Line Assessment

Relief line, TTC, Toronto, DRL
March 24, 2015 1:16 pm | by Nicolas Arnaud-Goddet | Comments
A few weeks ago we talked about how studies are now underway for a new rapid transit line known as the Relief Line (also as the DRL) that would bring some relief to the Bloor-Danforth Subway and ... read more

City of Toronto and TTC Seeking Input on Relief Line Stations

TTC, Relief line, Toronto, transit, infrastructure, transportation
March 2, 2015 4:12 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
With only one expansion to our subway system currently under construction, congestion remains a hot button issue for Toronto's transit riders. Studies are now under way for a new rapid transit ... read more

Relief Line Public Meetings to Begin This Weekend

Toronto Relief subway line map from website
April 2, 2014 3:25 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Anyone who rides the Yonge-University-Spadina Line, recently numbered Line 1, can tell you that the Yonge Street stretch of the line is overcrowded. York Region wants the line extended north from ... read more

TTC Narrows Down DRL Subway Route Through Toronto's Core

Downtown Relief Life Study Corridors
April 1, 2013 10:40 am | by Craig White | Comments
Talk has been gradually heating up over the last several years about the increasingly urgent need to relieve traffic congestion in Toronto, and especially in the city's burgeoning Downtown. In ... read more

Official Launch of New TTC Streetcars

New Streetcars, Toronto Transit Commission, City of Toronto, Karen Stintz, Metro
November 15, 2012 1:56 pm | by Anonymous | Comments
Today, the Toronto Transit Commission and all three levels of government officially announced the arrival of the city's new streetcars. Surrounded by four generations of Toronto's streetcar fleet, ... read more