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Toronto Receives Over $30 Million in PTIF Funding

Rendering of the proposed land bridge over Lake Shore Blvd
October 13, 2017 2:19 pm | by Andrew Johnson | Comments
Today the Federal Government announced that it has approved $30,549,000 in PTIF funding (Public Transit Infrastructure Fund) for projects within the City of Toronto. PTIF was created by the ... read more

Ontario Advances High-Speed Rail Between Toronto and Windsor

May 19, 2017 2:42 pm | by Robert Mackenzie | Comments
High-speed trains could be barrelling between Toronto and Southwestern Ontario within the next 10 years, Premier Kathleen Wynne announced today in London and Kitchener. Ontario's Deputy Premier ... read more

Union Station Revitalization Continues at Bay and Front

Union Station Revitalization, Toronto, Metrolinx, GO, Osmington Inc.
June 22, 2016 12:22 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Almost exactly six years since the start of Toronto's Union Station revitalization, work continues on several remaining elements of the highly complex project. Since our last update ... read more

Union Station York GO Concourse Opening on Monday

GO customer service stations, image by Jack Landau
April 24, 2015 1:52 pm | by Marcus Mitanis | Comments
Though Union Station continues to be swarmed by construction crews, the new York Concourse is ready for its closeup on Monday, when the facility will open to the public. The new facility means a ... read more

Union Station Artwork Nears End of Installation

Zones of Immersion, Union Station Revitalization Project
March 30, 2015 3:22 pm | by Salena Barry | Comments
TTC subway closures are an inconvenience that are marginally disruptive at best, but an occasional necessity to allow for state-of-good-repair work or improvements to the system. This weekend's ... read more

Stuart Reid's Union Station Art Encourages TTC Riders to Engage

Stuart Reid, Zones of Immersion, TTC, Union Station Revitalization
August 21, 2014 3:25 pm | by Salena Barry | Comments
Toronto's Union Station is the focus of several concurrent restoration, renovation, and redevelopment schemes meant to give the city's Downtown gateway a major facelift and boost its capacity ... read more

Second Platform Opens at the TTC's Union Subway Station

Union Subway Station: Second Platform and Concourse Improvements
August 18, 2014 11:50 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
It was a busy weekend in Toronto. The Exhibition kicked off the final leg of Summer, and the added passenger load on the TTC was further complicated by the closure of Lake Shore Boulevard for a ... read more

Front Gets a Shot of Colour as Part of the Union Station Makeover

Union Station revitalization, Front Street, Toronto
August 8, 2014 12:15 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
The rebuilding of TTC's Union subway station has restricted traffic on Front Street for a few years now as the street has been ripped up to facilitate the rebuilding of the underground ... read more

Improving the Public Realm in Toronto's Financial District

The Northwest PATH extension will reduce vehicle lanes on York to Wellington
March 11, 2014 1:55 pm | by Devon Johnson | Comments
When most people think of Toronto's Financial District, they first think about the skyline and the gleaming bank towers which surround the intersection of King and Bay; most don't think about ... read more

Revitalization Continues to Transform Union Station Area

Union Station Revitalization Zeidler Partnership GO Metrolinx TTC Toronto
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

PSR's Photo of the Day: Closed

Union Station, Toronto
February 7, 2014 1:00 am | by Matthew Lavoie | Comments
Under a layer of snow, equipment and machinery lie in wait under Union Station's open train shed. Despite the cold, snowy winter we're having, crews push on, revitalizing the tired gateway to ... read more

PSR's Photo of the Day: Cold Sunset On The Railway Lands

GO Transit, Metrolinx, Lakeshore, trains, Union Station, Toronto
January 24, 2014 1:00 am | by Matthew Lavoie | Comments
As the sun sets on another day in the bustling city, another GO Train trudges towards Union Station in this photo by Ben Roffelsen, posted to the UrbanToronto Flickr pool. Passengers eagerly ... read more

Malls in the GTA: Growth to Watch For in 2014 and Beyond

Demolition has started on the parking deck at Yorkdale Mall, Toronto
January 15, 2014 7:10 pm | by Craig White | Comments
This morning Seattle-based department store chain Nordstrom Inc. announced plans to open a flagship store in Cadillac Fairview’s Toronto Eaton Centre, one of Canada's busiest and best-known ... read more

Last Column Raised for Glass Atrium at Union Station

Union Station Revitalization Zeidler Partnership GO Toronto
January 14, 2014 4:55 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
The ongoing revitalization of Union Station reached major milestone last night, as the last of 48 vertical steel columns that will support the glass atrium over the GO Transit train shed roof in ... read more

Metrolinx and Hydro One Announce EA for Union Pearson Express

December 5, 2013 4:00 pm | by Matthew Lavoie | Comments
A major component of Metrolinx’s The Big Move transit infrastructure project is the Union Pearson Express (UP Express). The UP Express will run between Union Station in Toronto and terminate at ... read more

What's Going On Beneath Front St? TTC Works on Union Subway Station

Union Station second platform TTC
October 3, 2013 10:40 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Serving as Downtown Toronto’s busiest intermodal transit hub, Union Station is traversed by roughly a quarter million commuters on any given weekday. The ongoing revitalization of the 86-year ... read more

UP Express Terminal Updated, Scarborough LRT vs. Subway Questioned

Metrolinx, Toronto, Union-Pearson Express, Skywalk, EllisDon Corporation, UPX
July 12, 2013 5:15 pm | by Eddie LaRusic | Comments
Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure, Glen Murray announced at a press conference yesterday in the Union Station Skywalk that the Union Pearson Express is on time to be built ... read more

Public Art will Interact with Passersby at Union Station

fLUX by LAb[au], interactive art installation for Union Station Toronto
July 10, 2013 7:50 pm | by Craig White | Comments
People like to complain about our waterfront, that there aren't enough parks. While Waterfront Toronto is now working some considerable magic reclaiming more of our Lake Ontario edge for we the ... read more

History and Modernity Meet Over the Tracks at Union Station

New atrium grows northwards as the Bush trainshed has been cleared from its path
July 3, 2013 5:00 pm | by Brandon Leal | Comments
Union Station is Canada's busiest transportation hub, with over 250,000 VIA and Amtrak passengers and GO commuters using the station everyday. With GO Transit's recent introduction of new ... read more

Topping Off April 2013: What's Hot on UrbanToronto

Ripley's Aquarium Of Canada Toronto
May 1, 2013 2:30 pm | by Devon Johnson | Comments
The past month at UrbanToronto has been quite eventful. Our Twitter page has just hit over 20,000 followers, our Facebook page is approaching 4,000 fans, and the city of Toronto is growing faster ... read more