How Metrolinx’s past bus rapid transit experience shapes what’s to come for Dundas and Scarborough-Durham projects

vivaNext was the first bus rapid transit (BRT) project for Metrolinx, and the transit agency continues working on more BRT initiatives. In fact, today (Dec. 20), marks the one-year anniversary of the vivaNext project. Now Metrolinx is embarking on a couple of new BRT projects with hopes of repeating the success of the vivaNext project.   Metrolinx is moving forward with two new BRT projects, … Continue reading How Metrolinx’s past bus rapid transit experience shapes what’s to come for Dundas and Scarborough-Durham projects

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Improved transit in Toronto with GO Expansion means new lines and new stations

Once implemented, the GO Expansion program will deliver all-day, two-way service with faster trains running every 15-minutes on more of the GO Network. Last week, Metrolinx News reported on how this project will improve service to and from destinations outside Toronto. Today let’s look at how GO Expansion – combined with other new Metrolinx projects – will reduce travel times inside the city. A new … Continue reading Improved transit in Toronto with GO Expansion means new lines and new stations

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Ontario Line team wraps up 2021 with virtual open houses this week

In 2021, Metrolinx hosted more than 125 virtual open houses and community meetings across the Ontario Line’s 15.6-kilometre route, sharing updates on project plans and benefits including convenient transfers between existing transit and new Ontario Line stations, travel time savings and more. On Nov. 23 and 25, Metrolinx is holding two more online events to recap some of the major milestones and advancements from this … Continue reading Ontario Line team wraps up 2021 with virtual open houses this week

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Survey asks how best to mark history of First Parliament site at the Ontario Line subway station in Corktown

How should we recognize history? This is an important question for experts behind the Ontario Line subway station that will be built in Corktown, at King and Berkeley. People have an opportunity to share their opinions on how to commemorate the site’s history in the new subway station through a new online survey. Here’s how you can have your say. It’s a place with a … Continue reading Survey asks how best to mark history of First Parliament site at the Ontario Line subway station in Corktown

New Ontario Line video details park plans for east end of Toronto

The Ontario Line project is a 15.6-kilometre, 15-stop subway line that will run from Exhibition Place, through the heart of downtown, all the way to the Ontario Science Centre. Part of building the project involves talking to communities and helping preserve what makes them great, while also adding important transit services. In a new video, Metrolinx experts tour the east end of Toronto to talk … Continue reading New Ontario Line video details park plans for east end of Toronto

Metrolinx provides update on fall reforestation work in advance of GO Expansion construction

Metrolinx is sowing the seeds of future transit expansion. The transit agency is planting thousands of trees and shrubs in advance of major construction for GO Expansion. Get an update on the tree planting and check out photos of saplings going into the dirt. The idea that Metrolinx is making the region greener while removing trees may seem like a paradox. But between much needed … Continue reading Metrolinx provides update on fall reforestation work in advance of GO Expansion construction

Digging deep on the new Scarborough Subway Extension

Construction for the Scarborough Subway Extension continues as crews dig even deeper to build the massive excavation needed for the project’s very large tunnel boring machine. It’s all hands on deck at the corner of Sheppard Avenue and McCowan Road as crews pick up the pace to build Scarborough’s new subway line. Building a new subway tunnel in the heart of Scarborough is a complex … Continue reading Digging deep on the new Scarborough Subway Extension

Upcoming public info session a chance for residents to weigh in on Durham Scarborough BRT project

The Durham-Scarborough Bus Rapid Transit line will bring accessible transit to thousands of residents. The project is expected to serve 38,400 riders per day from Scarborough Centre to Oshawa. Get the latest information and have your say starting Oct. 14. Metrolinx is holding a series of public information sessions (starting Oct. 14) for residents to talk about concerns around the proposed Durham Scarborough Bus Rapid … Continue reading Upcoming public info session a chance for residents to weigh in on Durham Scarborough BRT project

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Metrolinx takes measures to make transit more equitable

At a time when organizations are looking to root out systemic biases, Metrolinx is no exception. The transit agency’s Planning team is looking for new ways to include equity, diversity and inclusion in its decision making to benefit a wider range of people and communities. Here’s how that work is going. New transit lines improve neighbourhoods. But are those benefits equitable? Experts review technical data … Continue reading Metrolinx takes measures to make transit more equitable

Metrolinx heads into the valley with the Mount Dennis Community Association

The Humber Valley is a place of refuge in the heart of Etobicoke, where people can experience nature right in the midst of a bustling city. It’s a place with a long history – and a bright future. Read on to learn more about how the Eglinton Crosstown West Extension will fit into the community around the Humber River.  Metrolinx is working with residents in … Continue reading Metrolinx heads into the valley with the Mount Dennis Community Association