toronto transit plan

Ontario PC, TO Board of Trade Transit Proposals Cause a Stir

The proposed coverage area of "Superlinx"
November 28, 2017 5:35 pm | by Andrew Johnson | Comments
In the past few days two influential political and economic bodies, the Ontario PC Party and the Toronto Region Board of Trade, have independently released transit proposals that call for big ... read more

Toronto City Council's Scatterbrained Transit Debates Continue

A crowded Bloor-Yonge Station, which could be relieved by the Relief Line
May 25, 2017 12:15 pm | by Andrew Johnson | Comments
Whenever transit items come up for debate at Toronto City Council, there's bound to be a healthy mix of, "That's sensible"; "I'm not too sure where he's going with this"; and "Huh?" Yesterday's ... read more

Toronto Transit Planning: Council Rejects Requiring Data to Determine Priority

Toronto Ward Map reflecting Council vote on Transit Planning Prioritization
January 6, 2017 2:19 pm | by Andrew Johnson | Comments
In the last month of 2016, while many people in the GTA were focused on debating the merits of tolling the Gardiner Expressway and Don Valley Parkway, there was another motion presented at ... read more

Toronto to Share Costs for SmartTrack, Other Transit Projects

Metrolinx, Toronto, SmartTrack, GO Transit, Regional express rail, Crosstown LRT
November 9, 2016 2:02 pm | by Robert Mackenzie | Comments
This week, Toronto Mayor John Tory's signature SmartTrack transit plan started heading down the line from drawing board to reality. Although the plan is now less "smart" than when Tory originally ... 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

How Will Toronto Find Nearly $500m For Better Transit, Cycling?

TTC bus
August 26, 2016 9:10 am | by David Brake | Comments
We learned on Tuesday 23rd that no fewer than 89 projects in Toronto will receive part funding from the first $474m phase of the federal government's Public Transit Infrastructure Fund. But as we ... 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's Traffic Safety Plan Coming Under The Microscope

Toronto pedestrian collision injuries and deaths 2005-2015 source: City of Toron
June 16, 2016 4:25 pm | by David Brake | Comments
The announcement of a new Toronto road safety plan on Monday which would more than double the existing budget for the next five years has been overshadowed by controversy over whether its ... 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

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

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

Toronto's Transit Future Changes Following City Council Debate

Transit Plan advocated last year by Mayor Ford, rejected by Toronto City Council
February 9, 2012 10:02 am | by Sean Marshall | Comments
Yesterday, Toronto City Council debated, at length, the future of Toronto’s rapid transit network at a special meeting of council. The vote last evening was to approve a plan presented by TTC ... read more

A New $12.4 Billion Transit Plan For Toronto

New Toronto Transit Plan
April 1, 2011 8:30 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

Subway Maps Thead (including fantasy maps)

Subway/Street Car Map
March 2, 2010 8:31 pm | by Edward Skira | Comments
Here's a streetcar map that's been floating around the Transit Toronto discussion board. Yes, there are a few mistakes, but it still is quite the amazing map. The map is so huge its actually hard ... read more