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Toronto's Housing Crisis: Impacts on Transportation & Transit

The now-suspended GTA West Corridor
March 20, 2017 10:53 am | by Andrew Johnson | Comments
Late last week, my colleague wrote an article on the land use planning impacts of Toronto's housing crisis, examining both the supply and the demand factors that could be influencing the record ... read more

Previewing the TTC's Future York University Station

TTC, Public Transit, Subway, Stations,
February 24, 2017 5:46 pm | by Robert Mackenzie | Comments
Looking up from the concourse to the glass wall beside the amphiteatre, image, Jack Landau Although the TTC's future York University Station sits on the campus of one of Canada's largest ... read more

City Presents Options for King Street 'Transit-First' Corridor

February 14, 2017 1:55 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
As hundreds of Torontonians made their way through the line and squeezed through the doors, the seats filled up, and the standing room quickly followed suit. Some people were turned away at the ... read more

Toronto to Share Costs for SmartTrack, Other Transit Projects

Metrolinx, Toronto, SmartTrack, GO Transit, Regional express rail, Crosstown LRT
November 9, 2016 3:02 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 Age: Transportation's Impact on City-Building

Crowds now ride the Union Pearson Express, Union Station, Toronto
October 13, 2016 1:00 pm | by Robert Mackenzie | Comments
The transportation industry is facing its most profound shift in a century, with planners forecasting that as many as 1.5 million more cars will clog the Greater Toronto Area's roads in the next ... read more

CityAge: Bonnie Crombie Wants Politics Out of Transit Planning

Bonnie Crombie, Mississauga, GTHA, Transit, Infrastructure, CityAge
October 5, 2016 3:36 pm | by David Rudin | Comments
“Regionally integrated transit is necessary,” Mississauga Mayor Bonnie Crombie tells me. “We all have different zone rates and that should be unified.” On the verge of commuting through these ... read more

TTC to start One-Person Train Operation on Sheppard Line 4

Driver's Cab, One-Person Train Operation, Sheppard Subway, Toronto
October 5, 2016 12:02 pm | by Robert Mackenzie | Comments
Toronto Transit Commission passengers aboard Line 4 (Sheppard) trains may notice a distinct difference when they board this Sunday, October 9. That's when the TTC starts its "one-person train ... read more

Last Mile Forum Targets Weak Spots of Toronto Transit Networks

Last Mile, Ryerson City Building Institute, Transit, Toronto
September 21, 2016 3:55 pm | by David Rudin | Comments
Toronto’s transit network would, in an ideal world, funnel people from their disparate homes to larger, shared vehicles and from transit hubs to their disparate workplaces. The challenge in this ... read more

Spotlight on Wheel-Trans and AODA at TTC Accessibility Forum

September 19, 2016 4:27 pm | by Sophia Reuss | Comments
On September 15, the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) and Advisory Committee on Accessible Transit (ACAT) held the ninth annual TTC Public Forum on Accessibility at the Allstream Centre at ... read more

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

TTC bus
August 26, 2016 10:10 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

Canada, Ontario Sign Agreement to Fund Transit Infrastructure

August 23, 2016 3:00 pm | by Robert Mackenzie | Comments
At an event in Barrie this morning, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and the Premier of Ontario, Kathleen Wynne, announced an agreement to provide more than $2.97 billion in combined funding—by the ... read more

Toronto and GTHA Transit Get a Boost in the Federal Budget

Morneau budget
March 23, 2016 4:30 pm | by David Brake | Comments
As was anticipated in the 2016 federal budget, one of its major features unveiled on Tuesday was a boost to transit spending, and Toronto and the surrounding region look set to be among the ... read more

How Might the Federal Budget Help Toronto's Transit?

March 22, 2016 9:32 am | by David Brake | Comments
Increased infrastructure spending was a cornerstone of the Liberals' election platform - but how soon might help come for Toronto's transit and and how much might the city expect? What will Justin ... read more

City Releases SmartTrack Ridership Projections

SmartTrack and Regional Express Rail, image by the City of Toronto
January 19, 2016 5:30 pm | by Marcus Mitanis | Comments
Ridership projections released today by the City and the University of Toronto Transportation Research Institute suggest one of Mayor John Tory's key platform planks, SmartTrack, could have a ... read more

Three Approaches to Suburban Transit: Washington, San Francisco Bay, and Toronto

El Cerrito del Norte, a BART station, image: Google Maps
November 26, 2013 7:30 pm | by Jonathan English | Comments
This article continues an earlier series by Jonathan English that examined transit issues in the GTA, including the Cityrail proposal, which sought to promote the idea of using the GO corridors to ... read more

Taras Grescoe Brings Transit Gospel to Toronto Planning Event

Bogotá, Columbia, TransMilenio, University of Waterloo
November 18, 2013 1:00 pm | by Eddie LaRusic | Comments
The University of Waterloo Planning Alumni of Toronto hold an annual dinner, one of the premier planning events in the city. On November 14 at the Royal York Hotel, movers ... read more

Eglinton Crosstown TBMs get a Personality and a Send-Off

Metrolinx, TTC, Lovat, CAT, Kenadian
June 5, 2013 2:12 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

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 12:30 pm | 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

New Streetcars Reach Toronto

The front of Toronto's new Bombardier Flexity Outlook Streetcar
October 1, 2012 2:45 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