Original limestone saved as historic Guelph rail bridge gets major refit

The Speed River Bridge has withstood the test of time. Over the course of nine weekends, crews will be working around the clock to give new life to this historic traverse whose foundation was built the same year as pasteurization was introduced to the world. Guelph’s Speed River Bridge – a crossing that’s older than … Continue reading Original limestone saved as historic Guelph rail bridge gets major refit

Metrolinx CEO Phil Verster: ‘Transforming transit – a balance of preservation and progress’

As progress on building new transit shifts into a higher gear, CEO Phil Verster explains how Metrolinx puts people at the centre of planning and design decisions so our projects build up our communities for a better future, while respecting what makes them special today. When we think of what makes the Greater Toronto Area … Continue reading Metrolinx CEO Phil Verster: ‘Transforming transit – a balance of preservation and progress’

Ontario Line – Metrolinx says plans to include old site of first Parliament Buildings would preserve now-hidden history

A site in downtown Toronto that will be a vital part of the Ontario Line subway once played an important role in Canadian history. Now, work on the new Toronto subway route may help to pay tribute to that legacy. It doesn’t now look like a piece of Canadiana – largely a parking lot and … Continue reading Ontario Line – Metrolinx says plans to include old site of first Parliament Buildings would preserve now-hidden history

An Anne Marie Aikins column – Hello to a fresh new start in 2021 for transit riders and beyond

Putting 2020 in the rear-view mirror is going to be a challenge. But in this column by Metrolinx’s well-known media senior-manager, Anne Marie Aikins, she writes there’s plenty of reason to feel good about looking straight ahead this year – while allowing some good things to tag along. I dare you to disagree. The end … Continue reading An Anne Marie Aikins column – Hello to a fresh new start in 2021 for transit riders and beyond

Goodbye old and reliable bus hub: Remembering Toronto’s current Union Station Bus Terminal as GO riders prepare to move into new digs

Lines of customers on the platforms can sometimes be a bit difficult to navigate around, but many great journeys began and ended at the existing Union Station Bus Terminal, located in the heart of Toronto. Now, the workhorse station is about to get a rest from constant activity, as a new GO Transit bus hub … Continue reading Goodbye old and reliable bus hub: Remembering Toronto’s current Union Station Bus Terminal as GO riders prepare to move into new digs

Moving history – Guelph’s iconic steam locomotive is being relocated this weekend

After resting idle for years, Guelph’s historic steam locomotive is on the move again as the storied train from the past makes way for future improvements coming to Guelph Central Station. That’s good news – though life for the mighty machine hasn’t always been easy. Locomotive 6167 is about to get moving again. After sitting … Continue reading Moving history – Guelph’s iconic steam locomotive is being relocated this weekend

As Aurora GO Station prepares for a facelift – Images combine then-and-now look at importance of rail connection for the community

For more than 160 years, the train station has been an important part of the Aurora community – one that is about to get a facelift. An innovative photo history project shows why there’s been such a strong connection with the rail lines, and the station itself. Aurora GO Station, which is showing its age, … Continue reading As Aurora GO Station prepares for a facelift – Images combine then-and-now look at importance of rail connection for the community

Rolling back the clock – The remarkable 50 year evolution of the GO bus

What a ride. GO Transit celebrates 50 years of GO bus service in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area. Here’s a look back at the buses and coaches that have hit the roads and highways of Ontario over the decades. Let’s look into that ‘fishbowl bus’ your grandparents may remember. Theses buses, along with a … Continue reading Rolling back the clock – The remarkable 50 year evolution of the GO bus

Union Station sees historical prep work to prepare for the future of Toronto transit

As Canada’s most recognized commuter transit hub, Union Station sees a lot of train, bus and traveller traffic. But the constant movement, and time, have taken a heavy toll on structures that stand, season after season. Here’s how it’s being renovated. This historic pause is allowing many of us to look back, as well as … Continue reading Union Station sees historical prep work to prepare for the future of Toronto transit