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Streetcars Make Their Return to Detroit After a 61 Year Absence

The QLine in Downtown Detroit
September 29, 2017 2:33 pm | by Andrew Johnson | Comments
April 8, 1956 was the last day a streetcar ran on Woodward Ave in Detroit, Michigan. The city had a population of 1.8 million in 1950, and at one point had the second largest streetcar system in ... read more

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

Subway and Streetcar Networks Undergo Major Repairs this Month

TTC, City of Toronto, Toronto Streetcar
August 8, 2013 4:40 pm | by Brandon Leal | Comments
It's often said Toronto only has two seasons, Winter and Construction. Across the city, various projects are being completed while the weather permits, and the TTC is taking advantage too. Despite ... read more

TTC Rolls Out Its New Low Floor Streetcar Deployment Plan

TTC, Streetcar, Metrolinx, City of Toronto, Bombardier
June 19, 2013 3:30 pm | by Brandon Leal | Comments
Toronto's transit issues have been getting a lot of attention recently, and for good reason. With congestion plaguing the GTHA, improved public transit is an essential component of easing travel ... read more

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About TTC's New 'Leslie Barn'

The most-recent image of The Leslie Barn, image courtesy of the TTC
November 23, 2012 11:30 am | by Nigel Terpstra | Comments
This fall has been an exciting time for transit geeks in the GTA. In September, the TTC announced that articulated busses would once again ply Toronto's streets. At the beginning of October, ... read more

B.streets Means Big Things For West Annex

B.streets Condos, Toronto Condos, Lindvest Properties, Hariri Pontarini Architec
November 19, 2012 3:11 pm | by Anonymous | Comments
The intersection of Bathurst and Bloor has been known for decades for the iconic Honest Ed's store on the southwest corner. The general area of Bathurst and Bloor around the western edge of ... 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: Pile Up On The Waterfront

Streetcars on Queens Quay in Toronto
October 23, 2012 11:00 pm | by Anonymous | Comments
Taken on Queen's Quay, today's Photo of the Day captures a not-so-rare moment that most regular streetcar users are bound to have encountered at some point in time. A vast number of Torontonians ... read more

New Streetcars Reach Toronto

The front of Toronto's new Bombardier Flexity Outlook Streetcar
October 1, 2012 1:45 pm | by Nigel Terpstra | Comments
The first of Toronto's new streetcars has been delivered by rail from Thunder Bay to Toronto. UrbanToronto went by to have a look. read more

TTC shows off mock-up of new High-Tech Streetcars to the Public

The new articulated TTC streetcar or LRV
November 11, 2011 2:35 pm | by Adam Hawkins | Comments
Toronto’s new streetcars won’t hit the rails for years, but transit junkies can get a taste of the future this weekend. Visitors to the TTC’s Hillcrest facility will be able to venture inside a ... read more

Doors Open: A tale of two carhouses

Streetcars await maintenance at Roncesvalles Carhouse, image by Adam Hawkins
May 30, 2011 9:59 am | by Adam Hawkins | Comments
On Saturday the TTC showcased Roncesvalles and McCowan carhouses as part of Doors Open, and Urban Toronto was on site to take a rare peak at the two facilities. RoncesvallesRoncesvalles is ... read more

Photo Of The Day: The Endless Streetcar, Outside Osgoode Hall

Photo Of The Day: The Endless Streetcar, Outside Osgoode Hall
January 27, 2010 3:30 pm | by Edward Skira | Comments
The Endless Streetcar, Outside Osgoode Hall  Image by androiduk read more