Windows into Toronto neighbourhoods – New local social enterprise helps Eglinton businesses shine

Metrolinx will be working with Building Up, a local not-for-profit social enterprise, to help spruce up Eglinton businesses during Eglinton Crosstown light rail transit (LRT) project construction. From dust to debris, there is no doubt construction is messy, in and out of the construction site. The Eglinton Crosstown LRT project will bring about many benefits … Continue reading Windows into Toronto neighbourhoods – New local social enterprise helps Eglinton businesses shine

Rail progress – Making tracks in and around Finch West LRT maintenance and storage facility

The latest images from Toronto’s Finch West Light Rail Transit (LRT) progress show rail-work at the central maintenance and storage facility. Here’s how it looks inside and out with the pieces coming together. Lines are being drawn at the main vehicle hub for the Finch West Light Rail Transit (LRT) project. When completed, the maintenance … Continue reading Rail progress – Making tracks in and around Finch West LRT maintenance and storage facility

What’s below? Borehole testing moves along Hurontario LRT route

Experts working on the Hurontario Light Rail Transit line linking Mississauga and Brampton need to know what’s below the surface along the important path. In the latest images of progress along the line, see how boreholes are making their mark. We’re not going to make any ‘boring’ jokes – because we’ve done too many in … Continue reading What’s below? Borehole testing moves along Hurontario LRT route

Metrolinx strengthens safety measures as COVID cases increase

Since the pandemic began just over a year ago, Metrolinx has kept everyone updated on actions to limit the spread of the virus and the number of staff who have tested positive for COVID-19, including any efforts to support public health officials in contact tracing. This week, Metrolinx has had seven additional staff and several … Continue reading Metrolinx strengthens safety measures as COVID cases increase

Rail track is complete at Crosstown’s Fairbank Station’s platform level

The Eglinton Crosstown light rail transit (LRT) project has seen some important recent advances. In our latest round of images, you can see a combination of mighty rail work as well as delicate tile expertise. Everything rides on the rails when it comes to Eglinton Crosstown’s light rail transit (LRT) route. So that’s where we’ll … Continue reading Rail track is complete at Crosstown’s Fairbank Station’s platform level

What’s in a noise wall? When and where noise walls get built with GO Transit expansion

The most effective way to mitigate noise is at the source. The largest reduction of noise from train operations will come with the electrification of the rail network, but noise walls are a helpful tool to mitigate noise in communities where further measures are needed. The biggest objective of Metrolinx’s GO Expansion project is to … Continue reading What’s in a noise wall? When and where noise walls get built with GO Transit expansion

How Metrolinx is continuing the conversation around the Ontario Line during a time of social distancing

When you have questions about the Ontario Line, Metrolinx is here to help. While COVID-19 has impacted things, the team behind the subway route is still available. Virtual tools are being expanded to keep the conversation going and provide opportunities to share feedback. In the weeks ahead, virtual open houses and engagements will provide more information … Continue reading How Metrolinx is continuing the conversation around the Ontario Line during a time of social distancing

Nice outside? Sure, but the Hurontario LRT project is an example of extreme weather safety measures

Weather in Canada can turn horrible – and always returns to bitter cold. Here’s how construction of the Hurontario light rail transit line managed to get through this past winter safely, and how it’s always prepared for foul weather. We know, our minds are on better weather now. And we’re all about looking forward. But … Continue reading Nice outside? Sure, but the Hurontario LRT project is an example of extreme weather safety measures

How transit corridor lands will shorten construction timelines

Building transit in a large, urban landscape is a big challenge. With the region decades behind on building much-needed subways, getting shovels in the ground and keeping priority transit projects on track is more important than ever. Here’s what it means to those living and working near some major transit projects around Toronto. Building transit … Continue reading How transit corridor lands will shorten construction timelines