Metrolinx provides update on fall reforestation work in advance of GO Expansion construction

Metrolinx is sowing the seeds of future transit expansion. The transit agency is planting thousands of trees and shrubs in advance of major construction for GO Expansion. Get an update on the tree planting and check out photos of saplings going into the dirt. The idea that Metrolinx is making the region greener while removing trees may seem like a paradox. But between much needed … Continue reading Metrolinx provides update on fall reforestation work in advance of GO Expansion construction

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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 planning continues on one of several crucial subway expansions. On … Continue reading Metrolinx teams up with Toronto and Region Conservation Authority to plant trees around Eglinton Crosstown West Extension route

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 GO tracks in various parts throughout the Greater Toronto and … 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 enhance air quality by removing pollutants, help regulate local climate … Continue reading Learn about five W’s of tree planting as Metrolinx works to lay groundwork for GO Expansion

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Seeing the trees – Minimizing environmental impacts, while setting the stage for the Hurontario Light Rail Transit network

Working together with City partners and the local conservation authority, plans to protect trees during construction, and remove others where necessary for infrastructure, are now underway to accommodate the new Hurontario light rail transit (HuLRT) network. Constructing a major new transit route, means constantly working with the environment, including with trees along the way. This is true for crews along the Hurontario Light Rail Transit (HuLRT) route, where they’re making … Continue reading Seeing the trees – Minimizing environmental impacts, while setting the stage for the Hurontario Light Rail Transit network

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 the GO Expansion program. And new drone footage shows an … Continue reading Reforestation efforts in action – get a drone video view of work Metrolinx is doing to increase tree cover

Metrolinx partners with Toronto and Region Conservation Authority and Parks Canada to plant more than 12,000 trees and shrubs at Rouge National Urban Park

This investment kicks off Metrolinx’s extensive ecological compensation effort to offset the planned changes to rail corridors in preparation for GO Expansion infrastructure. Metrolinx is growing transit across the region. With the massive GO Expansion project on the horizon, rail corridors across the Greater Toronto and Hamilton area will be changing over the coming years as faster and more frequent GO service will operate on … Continue reading Metrolinx partners with Toronto and Region Conservation Authority and Parks Canada to plant more than 12,000 trees and shrubs at Rouge National Urban Park

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Finch LRT project tackles tree removal and preservation along transit route

Building a new light rail transit system means more than charting a course around existing buildings and past electrical wires now powering neighbourhoods. For the Finch West LRT, it also means pruning away trees, while having a plan to keep communities green for generations. Which is where the arborist comes onto the scene. The Finch West Light Rail Transit (LRT) project continues to make great … Continue reading Finch LRT project tackles tree removal and preservation along transit route