Ontario Line: A world of role models available for subway planners

This story is part of a continuing series on a deeper exploration of the early stages of progress on Toronto’s next subway line. Still in its infancy, with Metrolinx having just released an Initial Business Case, the quickly-developing Ontario Line project will cut under and over the heart of the city. In this story, we … Continue reading Ontario Line: A world of role models available for subway planners

Two years and nearly 500 metres later -Photos 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. Now it's time to take a look at an impressive before-and-after progress shot from Laird Station where a nearly 500 metre cavern has been created.  … Continue reading Two years and nearly 500 metres later -Photos of the day

PRESTO minimum loads are going, going…almost gone

PRESTO loads will be reduced from $10 to five cents at retail and in-person customer service outlets starting October 28.   PRESTO is getting rid of the $10 minimum load requirement when you buy or reload a card at Shoppers Drug Mart and other in-person customer service outlets. Instead, starting Oct. 28, all PRESTO customers throughout … Continue reading PRESTO minimum loads are going, going…almost gone

More than just building transit – Local community leaders are moving their neighbourhoods in the right direction

We've gone to great lengths to highlight the significant progress and many accomplishments on the Eglinton Crosstown Light Rail Transit (LRT) project. We've taken you 40 metres below ground and flown over the city in a helicopter just to grasp how much work goes into building a 19-km rapid transit line. But transit projects are more than just … Continue reading More than just building transit – Local community leaders are moving their neighbourhoods in the right direction

Just another Jeep in the wall – Is this one of the weirdest things you’ve ever seen on the Lakeshore West GO train?

We, um, grill the homeowner who has decorated the back of his Port Credit home with the front of a Jeep. The unusual patio addition is seen daily by thousands of Lakeshore West passengers. We find out, what’s up with that? Speeding past Richard Streeter’s Port Credit house on the Lakeshore West line – it’s … Continue reading Just another Jeep in the wall – Is this one of the weirdest things you’ve ever seen on the Lakeshore West GO train?

Your stall is ready – East Gwillimbury parking expansion completed

Your vehicle will be happy - 115 more spaces opened this week. Suddenly, a ‘stall’ is a sign of progress - especially if it means a lot more of them now available for your vehicle. Metrolinx has just unveiled 115 new parking spaces in the East Gwillimbury GO Station surface lot, which will make the lives … Continue reading Your stall is ready – East Gwillimbury parking expansion completed

Huge spans to be installed by City of Toronto for new King-Liberty Pedestrian Cycle Bridge – Temporary impact felt on UP Express schedule this Sunday.

An important City of Toronto bridge installation - that’s been years in the making - is getting off the ground over an important rail corridor. Here’s what you need to know about spans that will be assembled in mid-air – as well as why GO buses will be on duty to transport UP Express passengers during … Continue reading Huge spans to be installed by City of Toronto for new King-Liberty Pedestrian Cycle Bridge – Temporary impact felt on UP Express schedule this Sunday.

Metrolinx strikes deal to buy dozens of new train cars for GO Transit

Agreement will see 36 more bi-level cars bought from Bombardier Transportation’s Ontario plant. Metrolinx has reached an agreement with Bombardier Transportation to purchase 36 additional bi-level rail cars for use by GO Transit. A Sept. 10 announcement noted the contract extension will see the cars built at Bombardier’s Thunder Bay plant, and include 31 standard … Continue reading Metrolinx strikes deal to buy dozens of new train cars for GO Transit

Ontario Line will be driven by proven tech rather than futuristic prototypes

When Metrolinx and Infrastructure Ontario recently released the Initial Business Case for the Ontario Line subway – Toronto’s planned transit route through the heart of the city – it inspired public conversations of how it would eventually run and look. In an ongoing series, we’re digging a bit deeper into some knowns about the approximately … Continue reading Ontario Line will be driven by proven tech rather than futuristic prototypes