Updated plans for the Ontario Line’s North segment: A better fit for the community

The northern portion of the Ontario Line will offer connections to both the Line 2 subway and the Eglinton Crosstown LRT, bringing rapid transit to under-served neighbourhoods like Thorncliffe Park and Flemingdon Park along the way. Refined plans show a realigned route that will result in fewer impacts on its surroundings. Extending from a Line … Continue reading Updated plans for the Ontario Line’s North segment: A better fit for the community

Updated Ontario Line plans from the Don River to Gerrard: Maximizing space within the existing GO rail corridor

The GO rail network has served as a vital transportation system throughout the Greater Golden Horseshoe for decades, and work is underway to help it reach its full potential. The Ontario Line will use the Lakeshore East GO rail corridor to deliver transit to convenient station locations east of the Don River, with a bridge … Continue reading Updated Ontario Line plans from the Don River to Gerrard: Maximizing space within the existing GO rail corridor

Zooming in on Ontario Line plans from Osgoode to the Don River – Delivering a line below Toronto’s Queen Street that’s been anticipated for more than a century

Today, Metrolinx released new details for it’s Ontario Line plan between University Avenue and the Don River. Refinement to the initial plan will mean faster delivery, reduced building costs and, most importantly, improved connections for riders. The new plan takes advantage of space that was dug for an east-west line when TTC’s Queen Station was … Continue reading Zooming in on Ontario Line plans from Osgoode to the Don River – Delivering a line below Toronto’s Queen Street that’s been anticipated for more than a century

Zooming in on Ontario Line plans from Exhibition to Spadina: Travel time savings and heritage protections

Metrolinx is sharing refined plans for the Ontario Line as teams learn more about the geography and infrastructure – both above ground and below the surface – and the communities the new route will serve. Today, in the first post of a four-part series, we look at what’s new for the line’s West segment. Refinements … Continue reading Zooming in on Ontario Line plans from Exhibition to Spadina: Travel time savings and heritage protections

Twin tunnels, single bores and megabores – Local subway planners face choices on what will work best for new lines

Each new subway tunnel is as unique as its surrounding neighbourhood and geology. While six-metre, twin tunnels were once considered standard, more recent technology has made larger, single tunnels possible. This article reviews the different sizes of tunnels and the factors that go into choosing one. Let’s get out the tape measures - the really … Continue reading Twin tunnels, single bores and megabores – Local subway planners face choices on what will work best for new lines

The grass is greener up above – New drone video shows bird’s eye view of green roof on Kipling Transit Hub’s bus terminal

By the time summer rolls around, flowers, gardens and city landscapes are in full bloom. For the Kipling Transit Hub Project, summer ushered in a major milestone - and for those that have green thumbs, they will give it two thumbs up. When it comes to building transit projects, it’s not always about concrete and … Continue reading The grass is greener up above – New drone video shows bird’s eye view of green roof on Kipling Transit Hub’s bus terminal

Going where no vehicle has gone before – Eglinton Crosstown LRT vehicle testing reaches eastern milestone

The Eglinton Crosstown light rail transit project has seen plenty of progress as stations and stops are worked on across the Toronto route. But seeing a shiny new transit vehicle move through a tunnel and stop at a station really brings the project to life.  Check out the latest photos of the journey below. This … Continue reading Going where no vehicle has gone before – Eglinton Crosstown LRT vehicle testing reaches eastern milestone

The art and science of building subway tunnels – One size doesn’t fit all

In the dark, all subways tunnels can look alike, but each one is unique. Some are bored and others are mined. The length of a line and the geography of the neighbourhoods it goes through influences how a tunnel is created. A whole series of decisions about each tunnel must be made before construction can … Continue reading The art and science of building subway tunnels – One size doesn’t fit all

Scarborough Subway Extension update- Two more steps taken toward better transit

The new three-stop Scarborough Subway Extension is now two steps closer to construction. The first stage in the bidding process closed in May, and on July 10, Metrolinx released an updated environmental project report that is a key part of moving the project forward. As progress marches on, this article explores how people living in … Continue reading Scarborough Subway Extension update- Two more steps taken toward better transit

The upside of Ontario Line’s upside – How Metrolinx experts are looking to design a Toronto subway that isn’t just confined to dark tunnels

The Ontario Line subway project involves engineering and planning options that are much more complex than the simple lines we see on an urban map. In this feature, we want to explore how some of the most interesting sections of this subway line may be built above ground rather than below. When you say the … Continue reading The upside of Ontario Line’s upside – How Metrolinx experts are looking to design a Toronto subway that isn’t just confined to dark tunnels