A drilling truck - about as big as a fire truck - sits beside a roadway.

Rock of ages – How drilling work on four Toronto subway projects are tapping into a subterranean GTA history, centuries in the making

While seemingly just a part of needed exploratory and preparatory work on subway routes, the bore holes speak to ancient movements of the Earth, as well as sleuthing faced by experts. To build a modern subway route, sometimes you have to dig back to the Ice Age. Field work for four major subway projects – the Ontario Line, the Yonge North Subway Extension, the Eglinton … Continue reading Rock of ages – How drilling work on four Toronto subway projects are tapping into a subterranean GTA history, centuries in the making

Metrolinx, how does your garden grow?

Every fall, monarch butterflies travel up to 3,000 kilometres between breeding grounds in eastern North America and overwintering sites in central Mexico. Some monarchs can travel an astonishing 80 kilometres in a single day. Butterflies play an important role in pollinating plants and crops across the globe. Due to urbanization, though, pollinator habitats are on the decline, resulting in a shrinking population. In 2017, Metrolinx … Continue reading Metrolinx, how does your garden grow?

Environmental efforts top of mind for Metrolinx President & CEO Phil Verster

During the month of April, spring is (normally) in the air and many are thinking of better ways to do more for the environment. Earth Day can also offer time to reflect on the things already being done to help protect and preserve nature. As part of the Metrolinx Sustainability Strategy, there are many initiatives the organization has taken on to become more climate resilient, … Continue reading Environmental efforts top of mind for Metrolinx President & CEO Phil Verster

GO Train passing along the lakeshore in the sunset

Harnessing solar power provides significant energy and cost savings

Metrolinx sustainability efforts include renewable energy at multiple GO stations It turns out the little things that can be done to help save the environment don’t need to be so little after all. In fact, they can be quite significant. Take Clarkson GO Station, for example. When customers hear solar energy is being harnessed and money is being saved, they won’t see it. On top … Continue reading Harnessing solar power provides significant energy and cost savings