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Photo of the Day: DRL Teaser

Downtown Relief Line, Photo of the Day
October 26, 2012 12:00 am | 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 6:00 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 11:00 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 4:30 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 4:15 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 5:00 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 10:30 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 2:50 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 11:00 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 9:00 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

Digging deep for a bigger, better Union Station

Rendering of the glass canopy over the Union Station moat, image supplied by NOR
June 14, 2011 10:59 am | by Adam Hawkins | Comments
Canada’s most important transport hub is finally getting the attention it deserves as a series of ambitious projects designed by NORR Architects will transform Union Station's interior space at a ... read more

Eglinton-Scarborough-Crosstown LRT Preparing for Construction

This is a map depicts the new subway lines of for Toronto.
May 6, 2011 1:37 pm | by Michael Ventresca | Comments
On April 26, 2011 at St. Clement's School, TTC Chair Karen Stintz hosted a public meeting on the Eglinton‐Scarborough Crosstown LRT project. In attendance were Ontario’s Minister of Transportation ... read more

A New $12.4 Billion Transit Plan For Toronto

New Toronto Transit Plan
April 1, 2011 9:30 am | by Edward Skira | Comments
Yesterday Premier McGunity and Mayor Ford announced the successor to Mayor Miller’s Transit City plan. The $8.15 billion in funding provided by the province for Transit City was slated to provide ... read more

The Spadina Subway Extension: Vaughan Centre Station

Vaughan Centre Station Rendering (Metrolinx)
March 25, 2011 10:55 am | by Craig White | Comments
Can you tell me where in Toronto this TTC subway station is? No points for those who have been following our series (or reading the title): this isn't in Toronto, this is how planners see the ... read more

Sweeping Lines To Grace Highway 407 Station on the Spadina Subway Extension

Highway 407 Station Rendering
March 4, 2011 3:30 am | by Craig White | Comments
This week our visit to the Spadina Subway Extension takes us to Highway 407 Station. The station and associated 600-spot commuter parking lot will be situated within the greenbelt on the south ... read more