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Now that the tunnelling on the Spadina line is complete, John Musselman takes a look underground at another milestone reached in the Toronto-York Spadina Subway Extension [TYSSE]. The extension will open in late fall 2016.
The final segment of tunnelling was finished this week when the tunnel boring machine known as Torkie broke through the headwall at the Vaughan Metropolitan Centre Station site, finishing the tenth and final tunnel drive for the project.
Impediments to solving gridlock are political resistance to upfront investments and our clinging to the notion that a car represents personal freedom.
The GTA's traffic woes are taking a growing toll on the city’s businesses, and their workers.
The Pembina Institute's Cherise Burda says towers aren't necessary to create density. "Density isn’t just about building highrise dorms for people in their 20s. We need midrise on the avenues,” — Toronto’s main streets — “and elsewhere. Governments need to change the rules to encourage midrise. We have lots of space in downtowns."
The commute to work is going to get worse as investments in new roads fail to keep pace with suburban growth. We take a look at two different daily drives.
The former Ontario Progressive Conservative leader and current Greater Toronto CivicAction Alliance chairperson was raising awareness about CivicAction’s latest campaign and reiterating the importance of supporting new, dedicated funding for transit expansion in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area.
Concord/North Thornhill Councillor Sandra Yeung Racco suggested if York Region and other regional municipalities want a bigger piece of the transit pie, they need to "bark a lot louder" to make sure the message is heard.
VivaNext announced plans to begin construction along Yonge Street in 2014. Yonge portion of the VivaNext rapidway project will have three stations at Yonge at Mulock, Eagle and Davis, providing connection to Southlake Regional Health Centre and Hwy. 404.
The Transit Panel’s job is to ensure they make the right choices about funding investments in regional transportation networks. This means looking at revenue and funding options. It also means ensuring there is a good return on investment. In this paper, the second of three, we explore how dedicated funding should be linked to investment in a network of high-performing rapid transit lines. This paper, answers two questions:
- How do we decide what to build?
- What can we do to ensure accountability for these Investments