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Eglinton Crosstown TBMs get a Personality and a Send-Off

Metrolinx, TTC, Lovat, CAT, Kenadian
June 5, 2013 1:12 pm | by Brandon Leal | Comments
With construction of the Eglinton Crosstown LRT targeted for completion in 2020, officials are in a hurry to get tunneling and get working on the largest transit infrastructure project in ... read more

The Crosstown LRT to Bring Rapid Transit through Mid-Toronto

Metrolinx, TTC, Eglinton Crosstown LRT
May 28, 2013 2:00 pm | by Brandon Leal | Comments
Across the centre of the city, Metrolinx and the TTC are bringing new rapid transit to Toronto. The Eglinton-Scarborough Crosstown LRT is a 19-kilometre Light Rail Transit line stretching from ... read more

Metrolinx Releases Investment Strategy for Transit Expansion

Metrolinx, TTC, Eglinton Crosstown LRT
May 27, 2013 12:10 pm | by Brandon Leal | Comments
After several years of study and multiple consultations with citizens and the private sector, Metrolinx has released its Investment Strategy. To fund the Next Wave of projects in Metrolinx's Big ... read more

Zeidler-Designed Atrium Refreshes Aging Train Shed at Union Station

Union Station Revitalization Zeidler Partnership GO Toronto
April 2, 2013 4:00 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
With over 250,000 commuters, including 155,000 GO passengers passing through every business day, Union Station is Canada’s busiest transportation hub. The bulk of that traffic passes through the ... read more

21 Don Roadway: First Gulf Launches Another Huge Project for Toronto

The 21 Don Roadway site in context, east of Toronto's core
November 30, 2012 8:50 pm | by Craig White | Comments
When you see the rendering below, you might consider the title of this artcle, announcing another huge project, to be misleading—this is a very sensible repurposing and renewal of a signficant ... read more

Bay Street Abuzz With Development Activity

Four Seasons Hotel and Private Residences, Toronto Condos, Lifetime, Menkes, Alc
November 30, 2012 2:30 pm | by Anonymous | Comments
High-rise development is happening all over this city, but a few major streets seem to have captured the bulk of large scale projects going on in the downtown core. One of those streets is Bay ... read more

Metrolinx "Next Wave" of The Big Move

DRL, TTC, Metrolinx, Transit Expansion, LRT, Subway, GO, Toronto
November 30, 2012 2:00 pm | by Anonymous | Comments
Now that the official signing-off for Toronto's LRT lines and PRESTO smartcards has passed, Metrolinx has moved on to other major infrastructure projects sitting in the transit pipeline. In a ... read more

Pearson AirRail Link Construction Progressing

November 28, 2012 4:05 pm | by Craig White | Comments
Three months ago we reported on the construction that is underway on the guideway for the new Union Pearson Air Rail Link, and the crews have been busy in the time since extending the support ... read more

Metrolinx & City of Toronto Officially Ink LRT & PRESTO Deals

Toronto LRT, Metrolinx, TTC, City of Toronto, Karen Stintz, Bob Chiarelli
November 28, 2012 1:12 pm | by Anonymous | Comments
Metrolinx and the City of Toronto have finally signed off on the $8.4 billion LRT deal for the city that will see four new rapid transit lines constructed in an effort to ease congestion and ... 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

Photo of the Day: DRL Teaser

Downtown Relief Line, Photo of the Day
October 25, 2012 11:00 pm | by Anonymous | Comments
In today's Photo of the Day, we get a look at a New York City subway entrance in place for a movie shoot — a common sight in Toronto. If only it were that easy for us to get a new downtown subway ... read more

Union Station Behind The Walls: Update On Construction Progress

Union Station Revitalization Project Replacement, Toronto
October 17, 2012 5:00 pm | by Craig White | Comments
Every weekday people pass through Toronto's Union Station a quarter of a million times. That makes it Canada's busiest transport hub, and with all of the improvements coming to GO Transit and the ... read more

Metrolinx Invites Private Firms to Build and Operate the Eglinton-Crosstown LRT

The Canada Line
September 21, 2012 10:00 pm | by Jonathan English | Comments
September 20, 2012, Metrolinx announced its decision to proceed with an alternative financing and procurement model for the new Eglinton Crosstown LRT. read more

CityRail In Depth: Corridor Capacity

August 28, 2012 3:30 pm | by Jonathan English | Comments
Toronto is facing a transportation crisis. We have more people using every form of transportation than any of the systems were designed to accommodate. Our best chance to expand rapid transit ... read more

CityRail In Depth: Union Station

Union Station Revitalization Column Replacement, Toronto
August 18, 2012 3:15 pm | by Jonathan English | Comments
This is the first in a series of CityRail In Depth articles, which explore detailed aspects of the CityRail concept and rail service in the Greater Toronto Area. This article is shared with the ... read more

The Transit Planning Process in Toronto and the GTA

The Current Metrolinx/TTC Plan
July 21, 2012 4:00 pm | by Jonathan English | Comments
The OneCity plan flamed out as suddenly as it emerged, but it leaves in its wake a renewed discussion about transit expansion in Toronto and how to pay for it. As a collection of routes, OneCity ... read more

The OneCity Plan and the Shifting Transit Landscape

Map of the OneCity plan
June 30, 2012 9:30 am | by Jonathan English | Comments
This post also serves as the inaugural post of Transit Futures, a new blog that will focus on transit and rail issues in Toronto and other Canadian and international cities. Torontonians awoke ... read more

Mixed-Use Project Proposed for the Golden Mile

Site plan for 1891 Eglinton Avenue East, Toronto
April 17, 2012 1:50 pm | by Evan Manning | Comments
The paramountcy of the car in mid-century planning led to the construction of the city's inner suburbs with ample amounts of land afforded to low density uses. Although there are certainly ... read more

A glimmer of hope for the Downtown Relief Line

Metrolinx proposal for new downtown GO station and downtown rapid transit line,
February 23, 2012 10:00 am | by Adam Hawkins | Comments
Twenty-seven years after the TTC proposed the Downtown Relief Line major players are beginning to give the project the attention it deserves. read more

Eglinton Up in the Air: City Council Discusses Transit

Map of the original Transit City plan depicting all eight proposed lines.
February 8, 2012 8:00 am | by Adam Hawkins | Comments
In the past five years plans for transit on Eglinton have changed a number of times. Here’s how we got to where we are today. read more