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Municipal candidates with transit dreams will have to wait their turn. Ontario Transportation Minister Steven Del Duca said his ministry will try to knit together the municipal wishlists across the Greater Toronto Area but intends to release its own timetable by the end of the year for when projects are built during the next decade . . .
A new $20-million GO Transit bus service and storage facility has officially opened in East Gwillimbury. York-Simcoe MP Peter Van Loan helped open the new Garfield Wright Boulevard facility Monday morning. . .
From the surface, it doesn't look like much. When you step on to the site of the future Vaughan Metropolitan Centre Station, which will act as end-of-the-line for the Toronto York Spadina Subway extension, it doesn’t appear all that different from any number of other construction projects on the go across the GTA... All of that changes, however, as you approach the trench. .
Pembina Institue latest report points to Toronto's success in bullding transit and ridership, but also the cost of underinvesting.
Shant Ghazarian is finding it hard to keep a thriving business along Davis Drive right now. Although the Mars Tire and Auto Service owner’s shop is just outside of the VivaNext construction zone, he is feeling the brunt of resident pushback over the massive project. .
People who take public transportation to work tend to be thinner than those who ride in their own cars, according to a study from Britain. The new findings – including that taking public transportation was just as beneficial as walking or biking, the other “active commuting” modes – point to significant health benefits across society if more people left their cars at home, researchers say.
The TTC has filed a $10-million breach-of-contract lawsuit against the engineering firm contracted to oversee construction of the new Vaughan Metropolitan Centre subway station.
It's often easier to move people to jobs than vice versa. The most obvious route connecting public transit and mobility is the idea of spatial mismatch: public transit helps a person connect with a job for which they are qualified but can't reach. .
Newmarket is preparing itself for the next 20 years with the passage of an urban centres secondary plan, according to several town council members. Council approved the plan, which outlines the path for growth and development in the Yonge Street and Davis Drive urban corridors. .
Vaughan Metropolitan Centre Station serves a city centre that has yet to materialize. The station itself is expected to kick start development of a future residential and work hub that should reach a population density never before seen in York Region. Paul Raff Studio embedded their “Atmospheric Lense” artwork into the station’s entry pavilion dome to create the effect of a large, overhead low-relief sculpture.