Islamic Society of Toronto and Metrolinx to convert building in Thorncliffe Park to a new Islamic Centre with significant additional community benefits

Today (Dec. 14), the Islamic Society of Toronto (IST) and Metrolinx are pleased to announce that an existing IST building, at 20 Overlea Boulevard in Thorncliffe Park, will be converted into a new Islamic Centre with significant additional community benefits, as part of the Ontario Line project. The new centre will include larger and more extensive prayer spaces, new religious services and facilities, a mezzanine … Continue reading Islamic Society of Toronto and Metrolinx to convert building in Thorncliffe Park to a new Islamic Centre with significant additional community benefits

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Crews dig deep into Finch West Station and Humber College stop in latest round of images from Toronto LRT project

There’s action on the Finch West light rail transit route – from into the dirt to the second storey of an important headquarters for the vehicles. These recent pictures tell the tale of recent progress. Those in charge of capturing the latest images of Toronto’s Finch West light rail transit (LRT) project, have just delivered a virtual holiday gift basket of impressive new photos. There’s … Continue reading Crews dig deep into Finch West Station and Humber College stop in latest round of images from Toronto LRT project

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See video of new Rutherford GO Station building

Customers can now access the new station building at Rutherford GO while crews continue to make major upgrades to the station. The new building offers modern amenities and Metrolinx shares a virtual welcome tour in the latest video and photos. Rutherford GO Station has gotten a substantial upgrade and is now available to customers. The Barrie Line GO Transit stop is undergoing a lot of … Continue reading See video of new Rutherford GO Station building

GO Transit is charging ahead with an electric-powered bus pilot

For the first time, Metrolinx is testing two zero-emission battery electric double-decker GO buses. We have a first look at the vehicles and what gives them a boost. As we head towards a more sustainable future, Metrolinx has unveiled its first electric buses. The double-decker GO buses have been retrofitted with 9 batteries giving them a total energy of 648 kilowatt hours. Compare that to … Continue reading GO Transit is charging ahead with an electric-powered bus pilot

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Story of transgender Metrolinx supervisor offers lessons on being true to yourself

Kris Lamont has worked with Metrolinx since 2016. As a new year approaches, Lamont – who transitioned during his years with the transit agency – is moving on to another job in another province. Before heading off, he sat down with Anne Marie Aikins, head of Media and Public Relations for Metrolinx, to talk about his journey, hoping it might help others who are struggling … Continue reading Story of transgender Metrolinx supervisor offers lessons on being true to yourself

Update: GO Transit website back online after being taken offline out of abundance of caution

(Dec 11. 1:15 p.m.) – The GO Transit website is back online and all functionality is now restored. The site has been updated to protect it from this latest cyber-vulnerability regarding web-based services around the globe. Most importantly, no customer, personal or financial files were compromised. Metrolinx thanks customers for their patience over the past 17 hours. __________________________________________ Earlier today, Metrolinx was informed by the … Continue reading Update: GO Transit website back online after being taken offline out of abundance of caution

Weston GO Station improvements are well underway

Weston GO Station, a community hub and key transit point in Toronto, is receiving much-needed improvements to make way for more train service, part of the broader GO Expansion program, including a new platform and track. Read on to learn more and see progress photos from the site. Improvements to Weston GO Station are well under way, as GO service expands to better serve customers. … Continue reading Weston GO Station improvements are well underway

Another step forward for the Eglinton Crosstown West Extension

Metrolinx is keeping up the momentum on the Eglinton Crosstown West Extension by starting the search for a team that can deliver the elevated section that will run between Scarlett Road and Jane Street in Toronto. It’s not always about the tunnels. There’s been a lot of talk lately about the tunnels for the Eglinton Crosstown West Extension (and don’t forget the tunnel boring machine … Continue reading Another step forward for the Eglinton Crosstown West Extension

Metrolinx CEO statement on refined route for Yonge North Subway Extension

Metrolinx president and CEO, Phil Verster, explains how input from communities has shaped design improvements to the northern section of the route. Metrolinx president and CEO, Phil Verster has just released (Dec. 8, 2021) the following statement on the Yonge North Subway Extension project: “The Yonge North Subway Extension is a long-awaited project that will bring faster transit to more people across York Region and … Continue reading Metrolinx CEO statement on refined route for Yonge North Subway Extension

West Harbour GO will be the transit hub for football fans travelling to the 108th Grey Cup

Football fans will connect from Lakeshore West GO trains to the HSR’s free shuttle buses bound for the Grey Cup game at Tim Hortons Field. Metrolinx News has the information you need to get to and from the game, including full PDF schedules. GO Transit and the Hamilton Street Railway (HSR) are teaming-up to get fans to and from the 108th Grey Cup this Sunday … Continue reading West Harbour GO will be the transit hub for football fans travelling to the 108th Grey Cup