Contract awarded — Toronto’s Davenport Diamond Greenway project ready to start design

Before construction can begin on the Davenport Diamond Greenway, experts must develop a detailed design. The greenway will consist of a number of public elements that will enhance the community including a multi-use path, extensive landscaping, and gathering places. Metrolinx has awarded a design contract, and we’ll uncover what to expect in the months ahead. … Continue reading Contract awarded — Toronto’s Davenport Diamond Greenway project ready to start design

How Metrolinx is protecting a 100-year-old creek while building the Hurontario LRT

As work continues on the Hurontario Light Rail Transit (LRT) project, Metrolinx is also modernizing other local fixtures like the Mary Fix Creek in Mississauga. Part of the construction will see the area in south Mississauga transform with upgraded landscape to preserve the creek and nearby communities. Creeks are used as a natural flood management … Continue reading How Metrolinx is protecting a 100-year-old creek while building the Hurontario LRT

Crosstown LRT crews complete installation of rail on important stretch of Toronto’s Brentcliffe Portal

The Eglinton Crosstown light rail transit (LRT) project continues to check off important milestones, including a bit of a celebration by the team who has finished putting down rail lines in a stretch of track leading westbound from a vital portal. Go westbound – because now there’s new rail down in that section of the … Continue reading Crosstown LRT crews complete installation of rail on important stretch of Toronto’s Brentcliffe Portal

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

Breath of fresh air – Hurontario LRT construction crews keep an eye air quality

It’s not all about the tracks, trains and stations. While construction ramps up on the Hurontario light rail transit (LRT) project, crews must keep watch over a lot of different things. Air quality around the site is a big one. Find out how technology plays a part. Building new rapid transit lines can kick up … Continue reading Breath of fresh air – Hurontario LRT construction crews keep an eye air quality

From Copenhagen to Toronto – Looking at a world-class transit example before Ontario Line construction begins

Transit agencies are constantly comparing notes to uncover learnings from the most recent subway projects. Copenhagen provides an interesting case study as Metrolinx moves forward with four priority subway projects, including the Ontario Line. In September 2019, Copenhagen opened its new Cityringen line with 17 stations circling through its historic downtown. Putting that many underground … Continue reading From Copenhagen to Toronto – Looking at a world-class transit example before Ontario Line construction begins

Rutherford Road closure planned as part of continued work at Rutherford GO Station

Adjusting your regular route this weekend (March 26-29) for the upcoming closure of Rutherford Road may be inconvenient, but it will be worth it in the end. The closure puts us one step closer to the completion of the Rutherford GO Station and grade separation project. Once finished, the new station will have a new … Continue reading Rutherford Road closure planned as part of continued work at Rutherford GO Station

Finch West LRT project sees ongoing excavation and drilling for Finch West Station

Go wide for the latest images from Toronto’s Finch West Light Rail Transit (LRT) route. The pictures show road widening along sections of Finch Ave. West, but also some interesting construction at the very important Finch West Station. Let’s drill down with some of the most recent construction progress photos from the Finch West Light … Continue reading Finch West LRT project sees ongoing excavation and drilling for Finch West Station

Environmental assessment for the Ontario Line – A thorough review

As the Ontario Line proceeds through its environmental assessment (EA) process, experts are looking at potential effects on the environment, investigating and suggesting ways to limit them, and considering feedback from residents before a single shovel hits the ground for any proposed work. EAs are a critical step in all major infrastructure projects and the … Continue reading Environmental assessment for the Ontario Line – A thorough review