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

Hovering above Toronto’s Finch West LRT – Including images of massive Maintenance and Storage Facility

Take a look down at Toronto, as the light rail transit route takes shape. But really focus on the MSF, which will be home to the light rail vehicles. Work on the Finch Avenue West light rail transit route continues, and we have some recent and revealing remote drone shots. They include images taken while … Continue reading Hovering above Toronto’s Finch West LRT – Including images of massive Maintenance and Storage Facility

Kick it into hyperdrive – The latest updates on Toronto’s Eglinton Crosstown LRT construction

Metrolinx News continues to bring you the latest advances in construction of the Eglinton Crosstown Light Rail Transit (LRT) project, thanks to images that take you behind and over construction barriers. This time, it’s all about track installation and station progress. When you look inside one of the Eglinton Crosstown LRT tunnels, you’d be forgiven … Continue reading Kick it into hyperdrive – The latest updates on Toronto’s Eglinton Crosstown LRT construction

Crosstown’s Eglinton Station sees all excavation under TTC box complete

Let’s go below the Eglinton Crosstown, to see how crews have completed an important phase that involved a still-rolling subway line, sensitive movement sensors, precise math and a lot of earth. We have a new image, below. Toronto’s Eglinton Crosstown Light Rail Transit system is a complex feat of engineering magic. But perhaps nowhere along … Continue reading Crosstown’s Eglinton Station sees all excavation under TTC box complete

What’s to come on Toronto’s Finch West LRT – Introducing the first light rail vehicle in 2021

We have an update on expected progress along the Finch Avenue West light rail transit route this year. Much of it involves a lot of turned earth - along with the anticipated arrival of the first cool vehicle to start testing the system. This story isn’t really about the past. It’s about what’s soon coming … Continue reading What’s to come on Toronto’s Finch West LRT – Introducing the first light rail vehicle in 2021

This project is on the level – Fly over the Eglinton Crosstown LRT route in new video

The Eglinton Crosstown light rail project (LRT) has all the ingredients to make a rapid transit line hum. Specifically on the eastern section of the line where much of it will run above ground, there’s tracks going in, pedestrian shelters popping up and overhead wires settling into place. This new drone video gives you a … Continue reading This project is on the level – Fly over the Eglinton Crosstown LRT route in new video

Images that moved a major Toronto light rail transit project along – Crosstown Photos of the Year

While the world may seem to have slowed down this year, progress along Eglinton for the new light rail transit (LRT) line certainly has not. We’ve regularly showcased those progress images here. But we wanted to pause before the calendar clicks over to 2021, to pay tribute to some of the most engaging photos of … Continue reading Images that moved a major Toronto light rail transit project along – Crosstown Photos of the Year

A year in the life of the Hurontario Light Rail Transit Project – Why 650 football fields is an impressive accomplishment

We’ve been tracking every major construction and project hurdle on the Hurontario LRT route. And while some things stalled in 2020, the new transit project kept gaining momentum. Here’s what you might have missed. We often talk about parts in these stories. But as we end 2020, it’s time to bring some things together, while … Continue reading A year in the life of the Hurontario Light Rail Transit Project – Why 650 football fields is an impressive accomplishment

Quick change – vivaNext bus rapidway opens in York Region with new Richmond Hill segment

Big news for York Region with the implementation of new ‘rapidways’. Here’s what you need to know. Now that’s rapid change. On Sunday (Dec. 20), the vivaNext rapidway on Yonge Street in Richmond Hill officially opened to riders, marking the completion of a total of 33.7 km. of rapid transit corridors in York Region. The … Continue reading Quick change – vivaNext bus rapidway opens in York Region with new Richmond Hill segment

Exploring the city in less time – The latest in Ontario Line benefits are now online

An updated business case issued by Metrolinx today offers more details about how the Ontario Line will improve transit and strengthen communities across the city. The document takes a deeper dive into how the project will cut commute times for transit users and drivers alike thanks to more detailed plans and designs that give an … Continue reading Exploring the city in less time – The latest in Ontario Line benefits are now online