Getting students engaged in transit today, opens the door to them using – and shaping – public systems as they get older. If you want to glimpse the future of public transit in Ontario, first see it through the eyes – and coloured pencils - of children. Metrolinx runs countless public meetings and educational sessions … Continue reading What if children designed our Ontario neighbourhoods?
Not a fair comparison to how well commuter train operators know their stuff, we’ve created a small test to give you a hint at how well trained they are. If you thought learning the rules of the road was tough - remember how much the 'merge' sign terrified you - try becoming a GO Train conductor. According … Continue reading Can you make the grade as a GO train conductor? Take our exclusive quiz.
Travelling on GO Transit is now free for kids 12 and under. And you may want to look outside, because it’s time to explore again. For Debbie Varadas, the first day of March break wasn’t free and easy. But it was pretty close to that. The Whitby mom and her young son jumped aboard a … Continue reading Oh, the Places Your kids can now GO!
Volunteers were given a scenario, sleeping bag, bus pass and a couple of dollars. They spent the night living on the street as part of an event organized by the 360o Kids organization. It’s cold outside. You’re waiting for the bus and you can’t feel your legs and your hands. You’re hungry and can’t wait … Continue reading Stepping into the shoes of a homeless youth for just one night
The 84th Pickering Pathfinders toured GO's Whitby Rail Maintenance Facility and met with transit experts including Laura Kutisker-Jacobson, professional engineer and senior manager at Metrolinx. The visit was an opportunity for the young women to meet mentors and learn about possible future careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
If you’re a Metrolinx customer, these are the transit experts, and our partners, working to make your journeys better than ever. We actually do like to brag. At least when it comes to those who work for, or with, Metrolinx. Because we believe the talent pool we draw from is deep and worth celebrating – … Continue reading Metrolinx celebrates our own strong voices for International Women’s Day
Therapeutic Paws of Canada events sees dogs converge on downtown Toronto using GO Transit. Think of them as a day at a spa – but covered by lots of fur. One look into his beautiful eyes and you can’t help but immediately feel a sense of calm and safety. And petting his soft coat makes … Continue reading Commuters Take Pause to Enjoy Therapeutic Paws
Province and Metrolinx partner with Woodbine to bring new transit connections to Etobicoke. At a venue used to exciting moments, the announcement was a winning ticket. The Ontario government and Metrolinx are partnering with Woodbine Entertainment Group to build a new GO station near Woodbine race track. The official announcement was made on March 6 … Continue reading Woodbine ponies up for new GO Station near race track
No topic off-limits as community members from across Waterloo get the chance to question transit brass on the continual improvements to their region. It was the one question put to Metrolinx CEO Phil Verster that made the packed room bustle. Standing at the microphone, the man asking was firm. Why, he wondered, couldn’t those GO … Continue reading Kitchener packs town hall to Ask Metrolinx about future of their GO Transit
Getting to your nearby library is a chance for youngsters to learn about the evolution of transit in their communities. Not sure what you'll be doing with the kids this March Break? We've got the perfect plan for you if you live in Toronto or Hamilton, Ont. This March break, visit your favourite public library with your … Continue reading Better than Netflix – Build Ontario transit over March Break