Transport Infrastructure: Growth to Watch for in 2015

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January 22, 2015 6:28 pm | by Cale Vanderveen | Comments
Complaining about transit and its lack of progress is a recreational sport in Toronto and the rest of the GTHA, but there is a long list of project completions scheduled for the next 12 months ... read more

Metrolinx Begins Joint Fare Pilot Project at 2 Toronto GO Stations

A GO Train passes work to expand services on the Georgetown South corridor
January 16, 2015 1:25 pm | by Craig White | Comments
Metrolinx has announced a year-long pilot project to make the cost of commuting to Union Station cheaper for TTC Metropass users from two GO stations in Toronto. Starting January 26, Metropass ... read more

Catching Up With TTC’s Upcoming Vaughan Centre Station

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December 5, 2014 4:55 pm | by Nathan Christie | Comments
For the past five weeks, UrbanToronto has been updating you on the largest construction project currently ongoing by the Toronto Transit Commission, the Toronto-York Spadina Subway Extension. Our ... read more

Catching Up With TTC's Upcoming Highway 407 Station

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November 28, 2014 5:50 pm | by Nathan Christie | Comments
As work continues on the Toronto Transit Commission’s Toronto-York Spadina Subway Extension, UrbanToronto is checking in on how each of the six stations on the extension are progressing. Today we ... read more

Dufferin Station Modernization and Expansion Opens to the Public

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November 25, 2014 6:15 pm | by Cale Vanderveen | Comments
Dufferin Subway Station's long anticipated renovations and expansion opened yesterday, after a weekend-long closure to put the finishing touches on the station. Designed by the TTC's Engineering ... read more

TTC Union Echoes Calls for Increased Transit Investment

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November 11, 2014 6:14 pm | by Brandon Leal | Comments
After a 10-month election campaign of transit promises—from "Subways, Subways, Subways" to SmartTrack to express buses and LRT—you might be forgiven for thinking transit talk had become a populist ... read more

Catching Up With TTC's Upcoming Finch West Station

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November 7, 2014 4:58 pm | by Nathan Christie | Comments
Work is continuing on the TTC’s ambitious Toronto-York Spadina Subway Extension. Today, we look at the construction progress of the second subway station on the extension—Finch West Station. Finch ... read more

TTC Holding Open House at Hillcrest Facility to Benefit United Way

September 11, 2014 4:50 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
The TTC will be holding an open house event at its Harvey and Duncan Shops, located at the their Hillcrest facility at 1138 Bathurst Street this Saturday. Admission for the event is $5 for ... read more

New TTC Streetcars Roll Out on 510 Spadina this Sunday

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August 29, 2014 4:17 pm | by Salena Barry | Comments
This Sunday, two of the TTC's new streetcars will roll out on the 510 Spadina route at 10:10 a.m. The cars, with an increased capacity of up to 250 people, feature a plethora of new ... read more

Relief Line Public Meetings to Begin This Weekend

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April 2, 2014 4:25 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Anyone who rides the Yonge-University-Spadina Line, recently numbered Line 1, can tell you that the Yonge Street stretch of the line is overcrowded. York Region wants the line extended north from ... read more

Construction Progressing on York University Subway Station

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March 21, 2014 3:15 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
With tunnelling work now complete on the Toronto-York Spadina Subway extension, focus has shifted to the construction of the line's six new subway stations. One of the busiest of the line's six ... read more

New TTC Streetcars Spotted on Toronto Streets Again

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March 17, 2014 11:20 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
It was one year ago that the first on-street test was conducted with the TTC's new Bombardier-built 'Flexity Outlook' streetcars as it rolled from the TTC Hillcrest yard south to Bathurst Station, ... read more

New TTC Video Explains Work To Modernize Yonge Line

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March 5, 2014 2:35 pm | by Craig White | Comments
In advance of another weekend shutdown of part of the Yonge line for work to modernize the signalling system, the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) has released a new video on YouTube which ... read more

Revitalization Continues to Transform Union Station Area

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February 21, 2014 6:15 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
New condominiums and office buildings sprouting up all over downtown have drawn residents and commuters into the core of our city at a staggering pace over the past few years, and while the ... read more

CityRail: Getting the GTA Moving

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January 28, 2014 7:15 pm | by Jonathan English | Comments
This article continues the CityRail series, which proposes a modern regional rail system for the GTA. For more detailed information, check out the original CityRail proposal.  CityRail is a ... read more

How Do You Feel About Union Station? Add Your Story To...

Memory Capsule by Che Yan at Union Station, Toronto
January 21, 2014 3:00 pm | by Craig White | Comments
There is over a billion dollars being spent in and around Union Station at the moment. And by moment, we mean "over the course of half a dozen years", which we are around half way through now. The ... read more

Transit Fare Integration: The Essential Next Step

December 20, 2013 7:40 pm | by Jonathan English | Comments
This article is shared with the blog Transit Futures. Regional fare integration is the critical reform that would transform Toronto from a transit city to a transit region. Despite the opportunity ... read more

Toronto Council Approves Action Plan to Tackle Congestion

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December 19, 2013 3:05 pm | by Matthew Lavoie | Comments
According to the Toronto Region Board of Trade, congested roadways cost the city $6-billion annually in travel delays, vehicle operating costs and accidents, with that figure is slated to climb to ... read more

TTC Launches Free WiFi at Two Subway Stations

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December 10, 2013 6:05 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
If you ride the Yonge subway line through central Toronto, you have most likely seen half of your subway train’s passengers simultaneously scramble for their cellphones when traversing the short ... read more

TTC Releases Video to Celebrate Completion of Spadina Extension Tunnelling

December 3, 2013 6:30 pm | by Craig White | Comments
The TTC has released a video today to celebrate the completion of the tunnelling to extend the Spadina subway line from Sheppard Ave. West in North York to Vaughan Metropolitan Centre in York ... read more