The Hurontario light rail project starts construction – Here’s what residents can expect as crews drill down for the important transit route (Video)

Building a modern rapid transit system takes an eye on the future – in this case, far beyond the COVID-19 pause. But it also takes heavy lifting, and deep digs, that can be traced back to the earliest construction techniques on the planet. Here’s a bit of a primer on how things are kicking off … Continue reading The Hurontario light rail project starts construction – Here’s what residents can expect as crews drill down for the important transit route (Video)

From Avenue Station to Leaside – Another new video update on an important section of Toronto’s Crosstown light rail transit route

While most of us are stuck inside, take a look outside, with this Crosstown progress feature, as well as see an excavation milestone. We may not have video postcards of waves lapping at Mexican beaches. And we can’t offer virtual escapes to Venice. But you seem to be enjoying recent video updates showing progress made … Continue reading From Avenue Station to Leaside – Another new video update on an important section of Toronto’s Crosstown light rail transit route

Bridging the gap to increased rail service at Union Station – How to preserve Toronto transit history while preparing for the future

Restoration of three downtown bridges is critical to the operations of the nation’s historical transit hub. With the current lull in city traffic due to COVID-19, let’s take a look at the needed work taking place. Talk about spanning the generations. The bridges over York, Bay, and Yonge Street were built over 90 years ago … Continue reading Bridging the gap to increased rail service at Union Station – How to preserve Toronto transit history while preparing for the future

See video of the Crosstown light rail transit boring machines being raised from under Toronto

The Eglinton Crosstown light rail transit project has had many elements that have captured imaginations. But perhaps none like the work of the giant boring machines that did the tunneling. We’ve created a time-lapse video of the last two of those diggers being taken out of the ground. This is the best boring video you’ll … Continue reading See video of the Crosstown light rail transit boring machines being raised from under Toronto

At Rutherford GO Station – How to build a structure to hold up a village worth of cars

The lots may be fairly vacant right now, but once life – and travels – return to normal, customers will appreciate work still taking place at stations. Among them is Rutherford GO Station, which is in the middle of major improvements. When you need it most, you see a single open parking space at your … Continue reading At Rutherford GO Station – How to build a structure to hold up a village worth of cars

Rare look inside the beast – Crosstown LRT tunnel boring machine image sees giant mechanics opened up

Now that the last two tunnel boring machines (TBMs) have been largely taken out of the Earth at the Crosstown light rail transit sites, we’re getting up close and personal with the heroes of the deep. This is the innards of the beast. After being interned underground, large sections of the last two huge tunnel … Continue reading Rare look inside the beast – Crosstown LRT tunnel boring machine image sees giant mechanics opened up

Transit conversations in an age of physical distancing – How virtual dialogue is becoming key to feedback for Metrolinx, and where you go to be heard

While there may be a distance between everyone these days, it doesn’t mean conversations stop. They just have to change platforms. We break down where to go to have important conversations about Metrolinx projects. You have things to say about the future, including transit. And we have a responsibility to listen and take that feedback … Continue reading Transit conversations in an age of physical distancing – How virtual dialogue is becoming key to feedback for Metrolinx, and where you go to be heard

Getting past dirt and dust during critical transit development – How Metrolinx will tackle future GO Expansion projects in your neighbourhood

While preparing to deliver the largest transit expansion project in Canadian history, Metrolinx is offering up ways to manage the impact of construction on Ontario communities. Here, we dig into details that will – while sometimes still messy – lead to improved transit.  Remember when you got a new stove, and what you found behind … Continue reading Getting past dirt and dust during critical transit development – How Metrolinx will tackle future GO Expansion projects in your neighbourhood

Glass and asphalt – Crosstown takes more than transit tracks and tunnels, including bike lanes at Keelesdale station (New images)

The Eglinton Crosstown light rail transit route takes heavy digging and expert tunnelling. It also needs, as these new pictures of progress show, some elements that are far more common – though perhaps equally as important. In the light of day, Eglinton Crosstown requires finishing touches that are far above the tunnels we often focus … Continue reading Glass and asphalt – Crosstown takes more than transit tracks and tunnels, including bike lanes at Keelesdale station (New images)