Caribbean Carnival Going Virtual: We look at what’s happening this year as we look back on Canada’s biggest celebration of freedom and diversity

How this legendary and iconic event is being handled during a year when all major events are being redrawn - and how you can still take part in the epic party. Talk about vibrancy – and a rich legacy. Now in its 53rd year, the Toronto Caribbean Carnival has evolved into North America’s largest event … Continue reading Caribbean Carnival Going Virtual: We look at what’s happening this year as we look back on Canada’s biggest celebration of freedom and diversity

Flyover video takes you above construction at Cooksville GO Station – See your platform from a whole new angle

New drone footage gives customers, and the community, a rare bird’s eye view of important advances at the Milton Line GO train and bus stop. Things are looking up at Cooksville GO Station. At least when you look down. We have a new flyover video that offers a unique vantage point to see progress at … Continue reading Flyover video takes you above construction at Cooksville GO Station – See your platform from a whole new angle

‘Please wear face coverings’ – Metrolinx CEO, Phil Verster, on how safety is a partnership between GO Transit and riders

In this column, Phil Verster, head of one of Canada’s largest public transit agencies, explains the differences riders will find when they return to GO Transit. And as safety never stops, he’s asking all customers to do their part to share the health by using some simple but effective measures to combat COVID-19. When our … Continue reading ‘Please wear face coverings’ – Metrolinx CEO, Phil Verster, on how safety is a partnership between GO Transit and riders

Metrolinx marks National Indigenous Peoples Day – A column on what that means

This weekend, millions of people across the country will recognize and celebrate Indigenous Peoples. We thought you needed to hear the voice of a member of Metrolinx’s Indigenous Relations Office, to understand the powerful motivation behind their important work. As Canada celebrates National Indigenous Peoples Day this Sunday (June 21) it would be a failure … Continue reading Metrolinx marks National Indigenous Peoples Day – A column on what that means

Crosstown LRT – Young transit enthusiast designs his own routes for the future of Toronto

If you want to be reminded how you likely once felt about riding on a train, come meet young Jamie Kauri. As one of Toronto’s most devoted transit fans, his passion may rekindle a memory of being led aboard a big vehicle by an adult, when you were just a child. Only, Jamie has taken … Continue reading Crosstown LRT – Young transit enthusiast designs his own routes for the future of Toronto

How to return to using GO Transit over the summer – A walkthrough from the moment you arrive at the station to stepping off your train or bus at your destination

Remember the first day of school, when you had to navigate the halls and remember where your classes were all over again? For many GO Transit customers, a return to using the transit service means getting used to familiar things, all over again. Here’s a helpful guide to returning to your routes, while still staying … Continue reading How to return to using GO Transit over the summer – A walkthrough from the moment you arrive at the station to stepping off your train or bus at your destination

Hwy. 400 Bridge work ramps up on Finch West LRT project – Detours ahead

Major bridge work is always a very big deal. It also means patience from those travelling nearby. A project involving the Highway 400 crossing at Toronto’s Finch Avenue, will cause some detours. But the disruption won’t be too large, thanks to an engineering process that will dramatically speed up the replacement. Here, we span the … Continue reading Hwy. 400 Bridge work ramps up on Finch West LRT project – Detours ahead

Significant changes coming to Whitby GO station – Here’s what customers need to know today and for the summer

New yellow tactile and digital signs are just some of the improvements coming to the station as Metrolinx continues with its Early Stations Improvement Project. Here’s a rundown. If things look busy at Whitby GO, it's because the station is getting some upgrades. As of today (June 8),the west half of the island platform is … Continue reading Significant changes coming to Whitby GO station – Here’s what customers need to know today and for the summer

Metrolinx employee tests positive for COVID-19 at Union Station

Staff member is getting support and safety measures have been taken. A Metrolinx employee working at Union Station has tested positive for COVID-19. The employee has not been at work since May 22, and they’re currently isolating at home. They are getting the full support of Metrolinx colleagues and leaders. Out of an abundance of … Continue reading Metrolinx employee tests positive for COVID-19 at Union Station

Global organization looks at how Metrolinx adapted to keep GO Transit rolling during COVID-19 pandemic

Business continuity – the ability to keep going when a major crisis gets in the way – is suddenly the catch-phrase for every industry on the planet. How Metrolinx managed to make plans even before COVID-19 locked most people down, has now become a lesson for others. It’s a question asked of almost everyone, every … Continue reading Global organization looks at how Metrolinx adapted to keep GO Transit rolling during COVID-19 pandemic