We explain why Eglinton Crosstown wayfinding is a bit different from other Toronto transit routes

Most travellers look at signs without knowing how much thought goes into them – from speed posting to fire escapes or even a simple bus stop. But there are teams of experts who are constantly creating and improving a journey’s flow through wayfinding. This is especially true when it comes to signage around Toronto’s new … Continue reading We explain why Eglinton Crosstown wayfinding is a bit different from other Toronto transit routes

Fins are for more than just flying – how creative design elements at Rutherford GO Station redefine wayfinding

Finding your way is one of the toughest things about using public transit. This can be particularly true for large transit hubs. That’s why Metrolinx is incorporating new design elements to make Rutherford GO Station more pedestrian and cyclist friendly. It takes more than just maps and signs to navigate transit stations. Stations themselves need … Continue reading Fins are for more than just flying – how creative design elements at Rutherford GO Station redefine wayfinding

Spelling out change at an iconic hub – New ways of finding your way around Toronto’s Union Station use interesting research on how people navigate transit systems

Canada’s most celebrated transit station is getting improved signs to help casual users, and even those who think they know Union Station well. Here are some of the hidden points of interest, and how researching the way strangers find their way played an important part in the signage pilot project. So you know Union Station. … Continue reading Spelling out change at an iconic hub – New ways of finding your way around Toronto’s Union Station use interesting research on how people navigate transit systems

Signs of our time – New (T)ransit wayfinding identifier hits the streets

A new universal transit symbol is coming to a GO bus stop near you. Deciding on a new icon was no easy task. Over 150 unique symbols were floated, including letters, abstract symbols before landing on the ‘T’. Metrolinx is hoping the new identifier will help stitch the region’s transit systems together. If you take … Continue reading Signs of our time – New (T)ransit wayfinding identifier hits the streets