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7 ways to communicate with vivaNext

Friday, February 26th, 2016

YRRTC many ways to communicate

We want to hear from you!

If you’ve ever had a question about vivaNext, about construction in your neighbourhood, or about local business support during construction – we invite you to talk to us!

We’ve made sure that there are, literally, umpteen ways that you can communicate with us and we can regularly communicate with you.

  1. Sign up for notices
    Because coping with construction is a lot easier when you know what to expect, we routinely send email construction bulletins to thousands of subscribers with details about impending lane closures and information about exactly what’s going on. Check out a recent sample, and then sign up at www.vivanext.com/subscribe and select the project that’s relevant to you.
  2. Send us an email
    Have a comment or question? Contact us by sending us an email at contactus@vivanext.com.
  3. Contact your Community Liaison Specialist
    Community Liaison Specialists are here for you, covering each section of the vivaNext project and available to answer your questions and address your concerns. Find out more about the CLs.
  4. Visit us at your nearest Project Information Centre
    You are welcome to come visit us in person to chat, ask questions, provide feedback, see project maps and obtain more information. Here’s where to find us at these public offices, along with our office hours.
  5. Read the vivaNext blog
    We post new articles every week, providing details about the projects, and it gives a chance to read about what’s going on behind the scenes with construction, get information about transit and city planning, and the various topics of the day. You’re always welcome to comment, and we’re happy to respond. Or, let us know if there is a subject you would like to know more about.
  6. Visit us out in the community!
    Throughout the year, you’ll be seeing Community Liaisons and other vivaNext staff at different events and festivals to help keep everyone informed and to find out what you’re thinking. For information about the upcoming events we’ll be participating in this year, check out our Community Events page.
  7. Engage with us on social media
    We encourage you to follow us on Twitter, where we share all of our construction notices and other information, and to be sure to like us on Facebook, where we share interesting articles, cool retro photos and each new blogpost.

We’re all eyes and ears and we look forward to hearing from you soon!

Reflecting back on a year of many milestones!

Tuesday, December 29th, 2009

With a new year just around the corner, we wanted to celebrate by reflecting back on some significant milestones for vivaNext in 2009.

In early spring, the Province of Ontario committed $1.4 billion for the construction of dedicated rapidways along Davis Drive, Highway 7 and Yonge Street for Viva vehicles.

The following month, the Ministry of the Environment unconditionally approved the Environmental Project Report for the proposed Yonge subway extension.

Around this time, our new website was also launched along with this blog and other social media initiatives to help keep you informed of all the latest vivaNext developments.

By the fall, preliminary rapidway construction activities were underway in Newmarket and Markham, and a contract for conceptual design work regarding the Yonge subway extension was awarded. In addition, preliminary station designs were also unveiled for several of the Spadina subway extension stations at a series of public open houses, and the project took an important step forward with a groundbreaking ceremony at the Wilson Subway Yard.

Then, just before the holiday season, a ceremony was held on the site of the planned rapidway alongside Enterprise Drive in Markham (which is part of the Highway 7 rapidway project) to commemorate the start of construction of the first 37 km of rapidways.

From every side of York Region, this past year has been filled with milestones for the vivaNext projects. We look forward to bringing you many more in 2010.

Happy New Year from vivaNext!

Reminder: All YRT\Viva rides are free on New Year’s Eve after 7 p.m.