A history of barley, war effort and business – Toronto’s Golden Mile enters new era with Crosstown development

In our ongoing Progress series, exploring every stop and station along the Crosstown light rail transit system, we’re visiting an area that boasts an important and colourful Canadian history. The Golden Mile, which helped to arm Canadian soldiers during a time of war, is preparing to welcome next-generation transit to Toronto. Places, like people, come … Continue reading A history of barley, war effort and business – Toronto’s Golden Mile enters new era with Crosstown development

Metrolinx pic pick of the week – The other-world of Crosstown’s Avenue dig

As we prepare to publish features on construction of the final stops and stations along the Crosstown light rail transit line – all part of our ongoing Progress series – we wanted to travel back a few platforms, to show you a new and remarkable image from Avenue Station. Avenue Station – located 32 metres … Continue reading Metrolinx pic pick of the week – The other-world of Crosstown’s Avenue dig

(Infographic) Beyond Elvis and $1.25 movie tickets – tracking the evolution of GO trains

Happy birthday to us, as GO Transit celebrates 52 years operating in Ontario’s Golden Horseshoe Region. Today we want to look back at the scrapbook of engines that took us this far. They’re symbols of our constant updating as well as reminders we continue to improve with age. Imagine, every few years, being able to … Continue reading (Infographic) Beyond Elvis and $1.25 movie tickets – tracking the evolution of GO trains

On Track – Your first view of Toronto’s Crosstown’s light rail vehicles in motion

During our ongoing Crosstown Progress series, looking at every major element of Toronto's Crosstown light rail transit project, we've seen work on the line, but haven't seen the machines that will run on those rails. That changes today. Our Metrolinx light rail vehicles are being tested, and we can finally show you how they look … Continue reading On Track – Your first view of Toronto’s Crosstown’s light rail vehicles in motion

How Toronto’s Finch West LRT project is searching through the tall grass for threatened species

Large construction projects aren’t just about plowing through the dirt. The smallest of critters are considered. What’s stronger than a 16,000-pound backhoe? A 150-gram Eastern Meadowlark. After a brutally long winter, spring has returned to northwest Toronto – along with nesting birds, looking for safe spots to hatch their young. These small roosts, many quietly … Continue reading How Toronto’s Finch West LRT project is searching through the tall grass for threatened species

Behind the name – The journey to get to ‘Hakimi Lebovic Stop’

Finding a strong name for a transit platform is no easy feat. Those important titles become part of the fabric of the community. In this latest stop on our Crosstown Progress series, we explore the distinguished origins – and status – of the Hakimi Lebovic Stop. Sometimes, it’s not ‘what’s in a name’, but rather … Continue reading Behind the name – The journey to get to ‘Hakimi Lebovic Stop’

How your mild-mannered backpack can become a menace to society – and other tips GO riders need to know

Metrolinx launches safety campaign to raise awareness of avoidable issues across our GO Transit system. We don’t want to get on your back – but for everyone’s sake, and safety, we are going to put a bit of weight on your shoulders. Even as we ask you to take off that backpack, that’s waving in … Continue reading How your mild-mannered backpack can become a menace to society – and other tips GO riders need to know

Crosstown Progress? It’s all about the tracks being made along Toronto’s Golden Mile

In this part of our continuing series on the state of construction along Eglinton’s light rail transit (LRT) line – as well as the important features to come – we’re stepping off on stops at O’Connor and Pharmacy. If you want to know how far we’ve come, just follow our tracks. For local community members … Continue reading Crosstown Progress? It’s all about the tracks being made along Toronto’s Golden Mile

Coming up to a take a breath in Toronto’s complex Crosstown construction

In this next chapter of our continuing Crosstown Progress series, profiling every major element of construction along the Eglinton light rail transit (LRT) line, we’re in the fresh spring air for stops at both Wynford and Sloane. This is no simple matter. Construction for the Eglinton Crosstown LRT line has been far from elementary for … Continue reading Coming up to a take a breath in Toronto’s complex Crosstown construction