Metrolinx teams up with Toronto and Region Conservation Authority to plant trees around Eglinton Crosstown West Extension route

Metrolinx is getting a head start on tree planting along the route of the Eglinton Crosstown West Extension, helping to keep the community green as this critical new transit project is built. Take a look at some of the tree planters in action. Metrolinx is growing the tree canopy around Eglinton Avenue West as transit … Continue reading Metrolinx teams up with Toronto and Region Conservation Authority to plant trees around Eglinton Crosstown West Extension route

Sustainable station design nets Guildwood GO station two new awards

One of Toronto’s oldest train stations is also one of the greenest. Find out how protecting pollinators plays a big part in the station’s recent accolades. GO trains aren’t the only green things at Guildwood GO station. Guildwood is one of the oldest stations in the GO network – first opened in 1977 – but … Continue reading Sustainable station design nets Guildwood GO station two new awards

Environmental surveys take place along the Eglinton Crosstown West Extension route

Turtles, bats, and birds are being studied along the Eglinton Crosstown West Extension route, as experts make sure work doesn’t disrupt important habitats of even the smallest creatures. Over the spring and summer, teams from Metrolinx have been examining local wildlife along the route as part of the planning process for the project. Read on … Continue reading Environmental surveys take place along the Eglinton Crosstown West Extension route

New Metrolinx video explains why removing trees is necessary to unlock a greener GO transit network

Across the region, work has already begun to make room for more GO Transit. Check out a new video explaining the ‘what, why and how’ of tree and vegetation removal and management in preparation for the GO Expansion program. Plus, information on how the transit agency is replacing trees and shrubs across the region. The … Continue reading New Metrolinx video explains why removing trees is necessary to unlock a greener GO transit network

Metrolinx spreading the roots of GO Expansion as spring compensation tree planting continues across the region

Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority (LSRCA) is helping Metrolinx plant trees as compensation for transforming rail corridors to support future expanded GO service. Find out how many trees have gone in the ground, so far. Expanding GO service is something that benefits the entire region. As part of that expansion, trees and vegetation are being removed along … Continue reading Metrolinx spreading the roots of GO Expansion as spring compensation tree planting continues across the region

Learn about five W’s of tree planting as Metrolinx works to lay groundwork for GO Expansion

Take a behind the scenes look at how Toronto and Region Conservation Authority manages tree planting and how their expertise has helped Metrolinx start rolling out the GO Expansion tree compensation program. Let’s branch out on this one. Your high school science teacher was right - trees are the lungs of our cities.   They … Continue reading Learn about five W’s of tree planting as Metrolinx works to lay groundwork for GO Expansion

A new use for an old track: How an existing rail line provides the most environmentally-friendly location for a transit layover

Increased GO Train service will reduce carbon emissions and improve air quality by getting more cars off the road. To realize those environmental benefits, Metrolinx must build additional facilities to support additional trains. Layovers – where surplus train sets can be stored between rush hours – are an example. To minimize environmental impacts of a … Continue reading A new use for an old track: How an existing rail line provides the most environmentally-friendly location for a transit layover

How Metrolinx is protecting a 100-year-old creek while building the Hurontario LRT

As work continues on the Hurontario Light Rail Transit (LRT) project, Metrolinx is also modernizing other local fixtures like the Mary Fix Creek in Mississauga. Part of the construction will see the area in south Mississauga transform with upgraded landscape to preserve the creek and nearby communities. Creeks are used as a natural flood management … Continue reading How Metrolinx is protecting a 100-year-old creek while building the Hurontario LRT

Reforestation efforts in action – get a drone video view of work Metrolinx is doing to increase tree cover

A new bird’s eye view shows a 3.5-hectare planting site at Rouge National Urban Park. We take you over it all. Let’s go higher than the trees. Metrolinx recently partnered with Parks Canada and Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA) to plant over 12,000 trees and shrubs at Rouge National Urban Park in preparation for … Continue reading Reforestation efforts in action – get a drone video view of work Metrolinx is doing to increase tree cover

GO Expansion – Metrolinx answers your top rail transit questions as public consultation continues

You’ve got questions and Metrolinx has answers. Transit building projects always get people talking, and the GO Expansion program is no different. As one of the biggest transit expansion projects in Canadian history, it’s bound to catch people’s attention. Metrolinx News tackles some of the most popular themes, check it out below.   The GO … Continue reading GO Expansion – Metrolinx answers your top rail transit questions as public consultation continues