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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.
Art will blend with architecture in the six new subway stations now taking shape along the TTC's Spadina Extension subway line, set to open in the fall of 2016. Over the next week, CBC Toronto will feature a profile on each of the new stations plans, examining both the art and architecture of the stops on the new line .
Metrolinx says over the next 10 years it plans to electrify its GO trains, delivering 15-minute service for around $12 billion. In a report to the transit agency’s board on regional express rail, Metrolinx says it plans to pursue the service improvement.
It appears Markham has what York University wants – an urban centre, transit, recreation and amenities for students.
York University in collaboration with Seneca College announced today that, after a competitive process, Markham Centre has been selected as the preferred location in its bid to build a new university campus in York Region.
Metrolinx and York Region contractors continue to get ready to build a rapidway — bus-only lanes in the centre of the roadway — along Highway 7 West from west of Jane Street to east of Keele Street. Over the next five months — or until about October 24 — crews will shift, reduce and narrow traffic lanes between Jane Street and a point east of the Canadian National Railways bridge to accommodate various work activities for the upcoming rapidway construction.
Effective transit and transportation solutions can spur economic productivity, protect the environment and improve quality of life. The City of Markham, north of Toronto, is building an impressive BRT network with rapid transit corridors for a fleet of modern and comfortable fast buses.
A West GTA citizens group moves beyond tired talking points to describe what a smart system would look like. Commuters living west of the city don’t just want more transit. They want transit that makes more sense.
Urban planning should encourage walking, cycling and use of public transit to battle chronic disease, public health doctors say. The top doctors for Toronto, Peel, Hamilton and Simcoe- Muskoka have joined forces to urge all levels of government to change the way communities are planned, to encourage more physical activity.