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Union-Pearson Express Trains now Testing in Toronto

Union-Pearson Express, UPX, Metrolinx, Union Station, Pearson Airport
September 26, 2014 2:45 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Driving around Toronto can be quite the hassle these days, and with the city just getting busier, various infrastructure projects are working to improve the way we move around the city. The ... read more

Surprises and Delights: June Callwood Park Opens October 4

Ure-tech surfaces colour much of June Callwood Park pink, Toronto, gh3
September 26, 2014 11:40 am | by Craig White | Comments
As crowds roam downtown Toronto neighbourhoods the evening of Saturday, October 4 and on into the wee hours of October 5 seeking out the ephemeral installations that make Nuit Blanche a ... read more

Public Invited to Learn About and Discuss Wayfinding in Toronto

City of Toronto, Wayfinding
September 25, 2014 4:16 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Wayfinding is vitally important when we navigate through areas we are unfamiliar with, or where our normal routes are diverted temporarily. With plenty of construction projects tearing up ... read more

Schools and Community Centre Coming to CityPlace Neighbourhood

Block 31, Railway Lands, ZAS Architects Inc., Toronto, CityPlace
September 22, 2014 4:12 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
The redevelopment of Toronto's railway lands has almost been completely realized over the past several years, but a few key elements are left to be built before this burgeoning community can grow ... read more

New Bridge Will Extend PATH System South of Harbour Street

RBC WaterPark Place III, Oxford Properties, Sun Life Harbour Plaza, Menkes
September 22, 2014 10:55 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Just over one month ago, we were on the scene to cover the installation of a new PATH pedestrian bridge linking the Air Canada Centre to Menkes' Sun Life Financial Tower and Harbour Plaza ... read more

New Renderings Depict a Revised Design for Finch West Station

Finch West Station, TTC York-Spadina Subway Extension, Will Alsop, Toronto
September 10, 2014 7:10 pm | by Craig White | Comments
Construction is progressing at the Toronto Transit Commission's York-Spadina subway extension project, which will add six new rapid transit stations to the northwest end of TTC's Line 1. read more

City to Increase Enforcement of Construction Activity on Roads

Construction impacts traffic at York and Front Streets in Downtown Toronto
September 8, 2014 2:50 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Construction is reshaping Toronto for the future, and new commercial, residential and infrastructure projects can be found all over the region. We like to look at the positive side of all this new ... read more

New TTC Streetcars Roll Out on 510 Spadina this Sunday

TTC, streetcar, Spadina, Toronto, Transit
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

The Eglinton Crosstown LRT: Making it Real Rapid Transit

Eglinton Crosstown LRT Route Map (source: Metrolinx)
August 29, 2014 11:15 am | by Jonathan English | Comments
The Eglinton Crosstown LRT has long been a subject of debate—in Rob Ford's mind, it still is—but construction has begun and the somewhat peculiar hybrid of underground rapid transit and road ... read more

GO Regional Express Rail: CityRail for the GTA

The Munich S-Bahn (Photo by Florian Derwarf)
August 22, 2014 4:55 pm | by Jonathan English | Comments
Since the CityRail concept was introduced in 2012, the idea of using existing rail corridors to expand rapid transit throughout the GTA has become mainstream. Metrolinx and the provincial ... read more

New PATH Bridge Installed Above Lake Shore Boulevard

PATH bridge rests above Lake Shore. Image by WZMH Architects.
August 18, 2014 9:00 pm | by Marcus Mitanis | Comments
There has been a tremendous amount of development south of Front Street in the Southcore district. As new buildings continue to be constructed, there needs to be appropriate infrastructure to ... 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

Stuck in the Past: Outmoded Plans for New Towns

August 15, 2014 3:15 pm | by Jonathan English | Comments
We've come a long way from the days a hundred years ago when new neighbourhoods were built by cutting down all the trees, flattening the hills, using their dirt to fill in river valleys, and ... 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

Eglinton Connects Moves Another Step Forward

Eglinton Connects will transform the street. Image by City of Toronto.
August 7, 2014 6:45 pm | by Marcus Mitanis | Comments
The much-discussed Eglinton Connects project is one step closer to fruition after the City of Toronto's Planning and Growth Management Committee adopted Part 2 of the Planning Study’s Phase 1 ... read more

Ontario Place Revitalization Plans Moving Forward

Ontario Place revitalization
July 31, 2014 1:45 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Since the closing of Ontario Place in 2012, plans have been in the works for a long-term revitalization of the provincial government owned lands. Ontario Place was well loved by kids growing up in ... read more

New Cycling Infrastructure Installed in Richmond-Adelaide Area

Looking east at the bicycle lane on Adelaide Street. Image by Marcus Mitanis.
July 30, 2014 2:50 pm | by Marcus Mitanis | Comments
Slowly but surely, the City of Toronto is making important additions and enhancements to bicycle infrastructure in order to improve safety and provide an easier commute for cyclists. As part of a ... read more

Grange Park Makeover Breaths New Life into a Storied Park

Grange Park, AGO, OCAD University, Art Galllery of Ontario, PFS Studio
July 29, 2014 5:30 pm | by Brandon Leal | Comments
Wealthy philanthropists, a booming economic base, and a population growth spurt might sound like a description of modern day Toronto. But this story has been told more than once over our city's ... read more

City Unveils Upgraded Transportation Operations Centre

City of Toronto transportation operations centre
July 23, 2014 12:20 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Increasing congestion and decreasing road safety have become a growing problem in Toronto, and more people are taking notice of the issue. As part of a greater plan to ease congestion and improve ... read more

Ireland Park Officially Reopens to the Public on Bathurst Quay

Ireland Park is now open after four years of closure. Image by Marcus Mitanis.
July 16, 2014 12:30 pm | by Marcus Mitanis | Comments
After four years of construction which left Éireann Quay at the foot of Bathurst Street inaccessible, Ireland Park has finally reopened to the public. Deputy Mayor Norm Kelly was joined ... read more