The front entrance of Southlake Regional Health Centre is even busier than usual these days.
Construction crews have begun building a permanent sidewalk on the south side of Davis Drive, from the Southlake entrance to Roxborough Road. Planters will be put in place, then concrete will be poured and interlocking paver stones, installed.
OTTAWA — The federal government on Monday released funding numbers for projects in cities and municipalities to backup the Liberal Party’s campaign promise to make infrastructure a major component of its economic policy.
OTTAWA — The federal government promises new money for provinces and cities to upgrade aging water and sewer pipes, and to pay for design and construction costs of new projects. Here is the total amount each province will receive through the community water and wastewater fund:
OTTAWA — Provincial governments are being told the first phase of the Liberal infrastructure program will cover the cost of new projects, as long as they are completed in three years.
SmartTrack always was, and continues to be, a great idea to move people around Toronto. It proposes to expand existing GO rail lines and corridors to serve commuters inside the city, not just those riding in from the outer suburbs.
The City of Toronto is now studying whether the Scarborough subway could be built above ground. Amid a slew of transit planning measures approved by city council Thursday. Councillor Josh Matlow got council to agree to having city staff and Metrolinx study the feasibility of running the subway extension “at-grade” entirely or in portions.
York Region’s employment growth is outpacing the national and provincial labour markets, a new employment industry report says. Between mid-2014 and mid-2015, the region’s employment growth increased by 2.4 per cent, the report said.
The time to extend the Yonge subway north from Toronto’s Finch Station to Richmond Hill is now. To be more specific, the time to begin the preliminary engineering and design work is now. Consider this, a project of this scope and magnitude will take at least 10 years to complete — so when the ribbon is cut to officially open the Yonge north subway extension, the new segment of the Spadina subway (which isn’t open yet) will have been in operation for at least a decade and Regional Express Rail/SmartTrack will be servicing thousands of commuters daily
The group will lobby for:
• Extending the Yonge Street subway north from Finch Avenue to Richmond Hill’s Langstaff urban growth centre, which would help remove many of the 2,400 buses serving the route every day;
•Completing the final four Viva rapidway segments, including along Yonge from Richmond Hill to Newmarket, east from Unionville station to Cornell, along Hwy. 7 west from Islington Avenue to Hwy. 50 and at Yonge Street and Green Lane;...
It won't be quick in coming, but the broader, busier, more integrated transit system we need is being envisioned at city hall right now, writes Royson James. But it has to be fought for.