New green energy facility is powering up the Eglinton Crosstown LRT

Construction is underway on a state-of-the-art back-up power facility that will not only keep a vital rapid transit line moving if the lights go out, it will also help a west-end Toronto community get one step closer to its ambitious sustainability targets. The recipe for any good rapid transit project includes more than just tracks, … Continue reading New green energy facility is powering up the Eglinton Crosstown LRT

Namaste and GO – Five steps to find Zen while travelling, including on a weekend train trip to Niagara Falls

Helena McKinney, a yoga instructor who teaches classes within the cool mist and midst of the legendary Falls with Niagara Parks’ Namaste Niagara series, offers up a helpful prescription to destress while travelling this summer. It doesn’t matter how big that new BPA free water bottle is. You can’t just bottle Niagara Falls. Carry it … Continue reading Namaste and GO – Five steps to find Zen while travelling, including on a weekend train trip to Niagara Falls

(Photos of the day) The bigger picture and smaller details of Toronto’s Crosstown LRT project

As we’ve taken readers from end to end at every stop and station along Toronto’s Eglinton Crosstown light rail transit system, we’re constantly adding updates on the progress being made. Today, we wanted to show you two images that help reflect both the detail, as well as the size, of the project. The details of … Continue reading (Photos of the day) The bigger picture and smaller details of Toronto’s Crosstown LRT project

(Photo feature) Small Candy Factory riders on a big journey to explore the world – using UP Express

A group of daycare aged children ride the shuttle link to Toronto International Airport and learn some important lessons about rail safety along the way. We all have that one memory. That moment that transports us back to childhood. For some people, it’s the taste of a Creamsicle from an ice cream truck stopping out … Continue reading (Photo feature) Small Candy Factory riders on a big journey to explore the world – using UP Express

Digging under to move ahead – Highway 401/409 tunnel project begins

Dirt and rock will be removed – a metre at a time - just below one of the country’s busiest highway interchanges. The tunnelling project will tap into new technology, with the intent of helping to provide two-way, all day GO service on the Kitchener line. To bring more service to GO Transit customers, crews … Continue reading Digging under to move ahead – Highway 401/409 tunnel project begins

Metrolinx and Infrastructure Ontario release Initial Business Case for Ontario Line subway

Toronto’s innovative new transit route will connect to GO as well as TTC subways and streetcars, as it creates a new transit route through the heart of the city. Metrolinx and Infrastructure Ontario have released the Initial Business Case for Ontario Line. The report has found the new subway line will better connect people to … Continue reading Metrolinx and Infrastructure Ontario release Initial Business Case for Ontario Line subway

Tunnel vision for Eglinton Station section – Photo of the day

As we’ve taken readers from end to end at every stop and station along Toronto’s Eglinton Crosstown light rail transit system, we’re constantly adding updates on the progress being made. Here’s another look at work on a section that’s needed for a mechanical building. Despite some pavement-scorching weather, Crosslinx Transit Solutions, the builders working on … Continue reading Tunnel vision for Eglinton Station section – Photo of the day

Day in the life of Toronto’s UP Express finds changing cast of characters

Every ride on the airport shuttle features a diverse roster of colourful customers – along with a cockapoo who steals some hearts. There is no such thing as an ordinary trip on UP Express – the four-year-old rail shuttle that connects Toronto’s Pearson International Airport and downtown’s Union Station. Each new ride brings out an … Continue reading Day in the life of Toronto’s UP Express finds changing cast of characters

Northwest Toronto festivals set for this hot weekend – with Finch West LRT team along for the ride

Your great escapes have been close at hand. Summers in Toronto are known for a few things. Sweat making your work clothes soaked for that first meeting of the day. An influx of tourists as they try to fit both their family members and the 553 metre tall CN Tower into their smartphone camera frame. … Continue reading Northwest Toronto festivals set for this hot weekend – with Finch West LRT team along for the ride