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

Inside locked doors. You’re invited inside the world of light rail transit at the Eglinton Crosstown Maintenance Facility

For the first time ever – as part of Doors Open Toronto 2019 – we’re granting access to the brand new world-class Eglinton Crosstown LRT maintenance facility. Step this way please. Every major enterprise in the world has a headquarters, that’s usually far outside the public’s eye. We’re now opening up ours to you. It’s … Continue reading Inside locked doors. You’re invited inside the world of light rail transit at the Eglinton Crosstown Maintenance Facility

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

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