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Toronto Star, September 24, 2014

GTA home buyers prefer walkable neighbourhoods, study says

A new study says that the vast majority of homebuyers – 81 per cent – would choose less car-dependent neighbourhoods over big lawns and extra bedrooms if cost were not a factor. The dream of home ownership in the Toronto region is evolving, with more home buyers prioritizing a walkable neighbourhood over floor space. . . . . .

Markham Economist & Sun, September 19, 2014

Section of bus-only lane opens in Markham

Transit within Markham’s main hub is finally beginning to take shape. An announcement Monday morning marked the official opening of the next segment along the bus rapidway – now extending along Hwy. 7 from Hwy. 404 to South Town Centre Boulevard.

Y File, September 18, 2014

President offers an insider’s guide to the York in York Region campus

During his annual town hall on Tuesday, President and Vice-Chancellor Mamdouh Shoukri delivered an insider’s guide to York University’s proposal for a new campus in York Region. Speaking to a near capacity crowd in the Tribute Communities Recital Hall on the Keele campus, Shoukri delivered a comprehensive overview about why a new campus situated in Markham, Ont., would benefit York Region and the University. . . . .

Toronto Sun, September 16, 2014

Province to release own timetable on GTA transit projects

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 . . .

Markham Economist & Sun, September 15, 2014

University urges public to voice support for new campus

Are you in favour of a York University satellite campus right here in Markham? Following last week’s announcement of the proposed Markham location and funding commitments for a proposed campus, York University is asking for your support. “We need everyone’s voice to build the case that York Region should be home to a new campus,” York University president and vice-chancellor Mamdouh Shoukri said in a statement on Monday . . . .

Markham Economist & Sun, September 11, 2014

New campus would sit on land near Pan Am Centre

The next steps toward a proposed York University satellite campus in the heart of Markham were revealed during a special announcement Thursday afternoon. Regional politicians, media and supporters gathered at the Remington Group Presentation Centre on Enterprise Boulevard as Mayor Frank Scarpitti spoke of the proposed campus’ location, in collaboration with academic partner Seneca College. . . .

Vaughan Citizen, September 9, 2014

Whole new world underground for TTC crews constructing Vaughan Metropolitan Centre Station

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. .