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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

Plans for Expanding Agincourt GO Station Submitted to City

Rendering of the platform area of the future Agincourt GO Station
August 13, 2018 4:20 pm | by Robert Mackenzie | Comments
Five months after Metrolinx and Infrastructure Ontario (IO) awarded it a contract for expanding Agincourt GO Station, EllisDon Transit Infrastructure (EDTI) has submitted its plans to the City of ... 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

Town Hall Meetings Seeking Public Input on New Transit Stations

SmartTrack, Toronto, Metrolinx
June 11, 2018 5:00 pm | by Louis-Thomas Kelly | Comments
In July 2016, City Council confirmed its support for the locations of six new SmartTrack station and two new GO stations. As the City of Toronto and Metrolinx continue to collaborate on the ... read more

Contract Awarded for Building Finch West LRT Line

Rendering of Finch West LRT station
May 8, 2018 11:55 am | by Robert Mackenzie | Comments
The project to build the Finch West light rail transit line in northwest Toronto passed a major milestone Monday, May 7 when provincial government agencies and a successful proponent signed a ... read more

New Funding To Advance Several Rapid Transit Projects

Mayor Tory, Premier Wynn sign transit memorandum of understanding
May 7, 2018 12:10 pm | by Robert Mackenzie | Comments
Last year, Mayor John Tory famously declared, "It is time that… I stop being treated, as a little boy going up to Queen’s Park in short pants to say, ‘Please, could you help me out with ... read more

Better Public Transit Key to the Future of 'The 905'

Transit links to employment zones in "the 905"
April 23, 2018 1:30 pm | by Robert Mackenzie | Comments
When it comes to public transit in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton area, "Not everything is about Toronto". With that bold statement last week, Signe Leisk, a partner at Cassels Brock and member ... read more

Construction Underway for New Kipling GO & MiWay Transit Hub

New Kipling Transit Hub designed by Strasman Architects for Metrolinx, Toronto
April 18, 2018 5:16 pm | by Nathan Petryshyn | Comments
A new bus terminal and Kipling GO station renovation are underway, connecting the subway, regional rail and inter-regional bus services via a major new transit hub. A ground breaking ceremony held ... read more

Metrolinx Releases Technical Background on New Stations

Map of new GO Stations
April 16, 2018 12:00 pm | by Robert Mackenzie | Comments
Last week, Metrolinx released a technical background report on its plan to build new GO Transit stations in the Greater Golden Horseshoe area along the Barrie, Kitchener, Lakeshore East, Lakeshore ... read more

Electrified Road-over-Rail Bridges to get DRP-Screened Barriers

Metrolinx, GO Transit, Electrification, Toronto, Road-over-Rail, Bridge Barrier
April 11, 2018 5:50 pm | by Jorge Quesada | Comments
With the electrification of all GO Transit's rail networks in Toronto, Metrolinx reveals a proposal to outfit bridges with a range of barrier designs so bridges meet new safety regulations. read more

Ontario Announces Upgrades to Milton and Kitchener GO Lines

Rendering of the new parking garage and other improvements at Cooksville GO
April 9, 2018 12:00 pm | by Andrew Johnson | Comments
Last week the Ontario Government announced upgrades to both the Milton and Kitchener GO lines. The first, a Request for Proposals (RFP) from Infrastructure Ontario (IO), includes "additional ... 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

Federal & Provincial Governments Pledge to Help Fund Toronto Rapid Transit Projects

Toronto's Transit Master Plan, highlighting many of the projects being funded
March 20, 2018 11:45 am | by Andrew Johnson | Comments
Last week the Federal and Provincial governments pledged nearly $9 billion, $4.89 billion Federal and $4.04 billion Provincial, towards five (or six, depending on how you break it down) Toronto ... read more

Contract Awarded for Upgrading Stouffville GO Line

Metrolinx contract for upgrading GO Stouffville rail corridor
March 12, 2018 11:16 am | by Robert Mackenzie | Comments
Infrastructure Ontario (IO) and Metrolinx have awarded a fixed-price contract of $254.5 million to EllisDon Transit Infrastructure (EDTI) to design, build and finance infrastructure upgrades for ... 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

Metrolinx Advancing New GO and SmartTrack Stations

Metrolinx, GO, SmartTrack stations proceed to next stage of design
February 27, 2018 12:25 pm | by Robert Mackenzie | Comments
Maybe you thought that controversy over the Metrolinx process of choosing future station sites meant that construction wouldn't proceed on those stations. Maybe you thought that Toronto Mayor John ... read more

Confederation GO: East Hamilton's New Station Opens in 2019

Rendering of Confederation GO Station
February 26, 2018 12:42 pm | by Andrew Johnson | Comments
Earlier this month, a collection of politicians from all 3 levels of government ceremonially broke ground on the new $35 million Confederation GO Station, to be built along the existing CN tracks ... read more

Ontario Releases Feasibililty Study of Hydrail System for GO

Metrolinx, GO, UPX, Electrification, Regional Express Rail, Hydrogen fuel cells
February 23, 2018 11:35 am | by Robert Mackenzie | Comments
The Government of Ontario is getting closer to determining whether hydrogen fuel-cell technology is a viable means to power GO Transit and Union Pearson Express trains—or whether the plan is just ... read more

Public Consultations Coming for new GO and SmartTrack Stations

SmartTrack, GO, City of Toronto, TTC, Metrolinx
February 20, 2018 11:16 am | by Jorge Quesada | Comments
Public consultation meetings to be held in March, to discuss environmental effects of six new SmartTrack Stations, and two new GO stations in the City. read more

Mississauga Transitway 'Complete' — For Now

Mississauga Transitway construction ends
December 19, 2017 7:00 pm | by Robert Mackenzie | Comments
The Mississauga Transitway is now 'complete', according to a recent Ontario Government news release—but is it really? Last week, Ontario's Minister of Transportation Steven Del Duca journeyed out ... read more