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Metrolinx Debuts the Crosstown Light Rail Transit Vehicles

Photo of Bombardier Flexity car at the Eglinton Maintenance and Storage Facility
May 22, 2019 4:42 pm | by Robert Mackenzie | Comments
Members of the media got a sneak preview today of one of Bombardier's Flexity cars that will operate through the centre of Toronto along Eglinton Avenue on the Crosstown LRT. The Bombardier ... read more

Ontario Aiming to Take Ownership of Toronto Transit Projects

Map of the Ontario government's transit plan for Toronto
May 3, 2019 11:37 am | by Robert Mackenzie | Comments
The Ontario government introduced legislation this week to transfer ownership of four transit expansion projects in Toronto to the province. According to an Ontario news release, the Getting ... read more

City Council Has 61 Questions About Ontario's Transit Plans

Photo of Toronto Mayor John Tory at a podium in the TTC's Bloor-Yonge station
April 18, 2019 12:10 pm | by Robert Mackenzie | Comments
Was it only two weeks ago that week Urban Toronto reported that City of Toronto staff were prioritizing Toronto transit projects to receive Government of Canada funding? We told you then that the ... read more

Ontario Government Lines Up New Toronto Transit Plan

The Ontario Line, part of the larger transit expansion announcement, Toronto
April 11, 2019 10:42 am | by Robert Mackenzie | Comments
Yesterday, Premier Doug Ford along with some cabinet colleagues announced that the Province of Ontario would build a new rapid-transit project through central and east-end Toronto that it's ... read more

Ryerson Report Backs Up Figures Suggesting King Street Pilot Should Be Made Permanent

Photo of a streetcar on King in the pilot-project area
April 5, 2019 12:00 pm | by Robert Mackenzie | Comments
City of Toronto staff are recommending that King Street continue to operate as a transit priority corridor and recent research by the City-Building Institute (CBI) at ... read more

City Staff Report Prioritizes Toronto Transit Projects

Photo of Toronto Mayor John Tory at a podium in the TTC's Bloor-Yonge station
April 4, 2019 12:11 pm | by Robert Mackenzie | Comments
Torontonians got a chance to peer into a crystal ball Wednesday to view the near future of their city's rapid transit network. A City of Toronto staff report heading to the City's Executive ... read more

Waterfront Transit Reset Team Reviews Link to Union Station

Rendering of APM at the future Union Station loop
March 12, 2019 5:38 pm | by Robert Mackenzie | Comments
A light rail transit (LRT) line to Toronto's eastern waterfront is very much in the news these days. The proposed line has become key to a proposal by Google sister-company Sidewalk ... read more

What Do 'Terms of Reference' Mean For Toronto's Subway?

Photo of TTC subway train
February 14, 2019 6:28 pm | by Robert Mackenzie | Comments
On Tuesday, February 12, The Province of Ontario and the City of Toronto signed terms of reference—basically an agreement that outlines the agenda for talks between the two levels of ... read more

Board of Trade Revisits, Revises Superlinx Plan

Map of the area that Superlinx would serve
February 7, 2019 5:55 pm | by Robert Mackenzie | Comments
This week, the Toronto Region Board of Trade (BofT) updated its Superlinx proposal for a massive cross-regional transit service, responding to critics who worried that the structure of the ... read more

Build Relief Line, Then Extend Yonge Subway, Metrolinx Says

February 1, 2019 10:25 am | by Robert Mackenzie | Comments
Build the Relief Line first, then extend the Yonge subway into York Region. That's the conclusion of a Metrolinx staff report (.pdf) for the regional transit agency's board to consider during its ... read more

TTC Proposes Shortening Timeline for Relief Line Subway

Photo of Mayor Tory at podium in Pape station, with other councillors behind.
January 24, 2019 7:30 pm | by Robert Mackenzie | Comments
As reported last week, Toronto commuters may get relief as much as two years earlier than they may have thought. The TTC and City of Toronto are proposing a way for the first phase of the Relief ... read more

Ontario Government Considers Uploading TTC Subways

December 11, 2018 5:22 pm | by Jonathan English | Comments
Toronto’s ever twisting transit saga has seen numerous shocks, but few are larger than the ever-growing possibility that the TTC will be partially or entirely taken over by the provincial ... read more

New MiWay Express Service Boosts Pearson Transit Terminal Plan

Map illustrating how Pearson could link to LRTs, trains and busways
November 28, 2018 4:33 pm | by Robert Mackenzie | Comments
"When my ship comes in...", the old joke goes, "I'll be at the airport!" Joking aside, the Greater Toronto Airports Authority (GTAA) wants to turn that cliche-twister further around so that, one ... read more

TTC Gearing Up For Electric and Hybrid Electric Bus Fleet

The first of the TTC's 255 new Hybrid Electric buses
November 26, 2018 6:21 pm | by Andrew Johnson | Comments
Last week the TTC received its first ever Hybrid Electric bus. This bus represents just the first of 55 to be received by the end of 2018, with another 200 arriving by the end of 2019. The TTC ... read more

A Look Inside the Crosstown LRT's Cedarvale Station

The Cedarvale Crosstown LRT station complex, with the primary entrance, Toronto
November 20, 2018 6:40 pm | by Andrew Johnson | Comments
Across central Toronto, deep beneath Eglinton Avenue, and hidden behind the construction hoarding that juts out into the street, lies the construction sites for the Crosstown LRT's 13 underground ... read more

Under Eglinton: Touring Progress at Keelesdale LRT station

View of track level at the future Keelesdale LRT Station
November 12, 2018 2:05 pm | by Robert Mackenzie | Comments
Twenty-five metres (82 feet) below Eglinton Avenue West, I suddenly and absurdly thought, "Wow, this is actually happening!" "This" is the 19-kilometre (11.8-mile) Crosstown Light Rail Transit ... read more

City of Toronto Creating Transit Expansion Coordination Office

Map of the proposed new SmartTrack and GO stations in Toronto
November 9, 2018 12:58 pm | by Robert Mackenzie | Comments
The City of Toronto is establishing a new office that will lead and direct how the municipal government participates in long-term, multi-billion-dollar projects to expand the transit network. The ... read more

Previewing Mount Dennis LRT Station and Maintenance Facility

Exterior of maintenance and storage facility at Mount Dennis
August 30, 2018 5:10 pm | by Robert Mackenzie | Comments
October 1, 2018, and October 1, 2021. Mark both dates on your calendars, if you're an observer of Metrolinx's mammoth Crosstown Light Rail Transit project. The 2018 date—just six weeks away—is ... read more

SmartTrack Advances to the Next Stage, But...

A map of the original SmartTrack plan for rapid-transit on GO rail corridors
August 7, 2018 12:00 pm | by Robert Mackenzie | Comments
In a public announcement on May 27, 2014, Toronto mayoralty candidate John Tory unveiled his "SmartTrack" plan for a “surface subway” to run on GO Transit rail corridors. The future mayor claimed ... read more

TTC Buying Electric Buses to Support Clean Air Targets

New Flyer electric bus features
June 27, 2018 4:18 pm | by Robert Mackenzie | Comments
Electric buses are not new. They're not even new to Toronto. The TTC operated electric buses along central Toronto streets briefly in the 1920s and then again continuously from 1947 until ... read more