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Relief Line

February 13, 2018

Toronto approves 2018 budget, with extra funding for transit

City Council approved the Toronto 2018 budget Monday, with a special interest in transit. Included in the $11-billion operating budget budget is over $50 million for […]
December 18, 2017

Toronto deputy manager John Livey retires

Toronto deputy manager John Livey will be retiring from public service on April 4, 2018. Livey was responsible for corporate oversight and administrative governance. He has […]
November 22, 2017

SmartTrack and Rail Deck Park to be discussed Tuesday

Toronto’s Executive Committee will discuss and debate the concepts for the SmartTrack stations next week. SmartTrack will use existing rail to shuttle residents from the further […]
October 23, 2017

Ontario pushes ahead with high-speed rail

Ontario is pushing forward with high speed rail on the Toronto-Windsor corridor, a development that would cut commuting time in half. The trains will be able […]
October 13, 2017

Toronto holds SmartTrack public consultations on station design

Three public consultation for SmartTrack were held this week. The city, as well as representatives from the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) and Metrolinx, was on hand […]
September 1, 2017

Let’s keep the focus on our transit over the next year

Come September, Torontonians will see a different kind of city council. An election is coming in a year’s time, which means that politicians now have to […]
July 6, 2017

Press Statement: Federal Funding for Relief Line

PRESS STATEMENT FROM THE TRANSIT ALLIANCE “The Transit Alliance congratulates Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and the federal government for stepping forward to provide $4.8 billion worth […]
July 6, 2017

Mayor announces $4.8 billion in federal transit funding

Toronto Mayor John Tory announced Thursday that federal money is on its way as part of the second phase of the Public Transit Infrastructure Fund. “I’m […]
June 16, 2017
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Express buses move forward after TTC meeting approval

Riding public transit in Toronto is smooth running for the most part, but if you are trying to get on the Dufferin bus at peak times, […]
June 2, 2017

PRESS STATEMENT: Transit Alliance on Relief Line

PRESS STATEMENT FROM THE TRANSIT ALLIANCE “The Transit Alliance supports Toronto Mayor John Tory and Big City Mayors from across Canada in their call for a […]
May 17, 2017

Relief line alignment to be voted on by city council

Executive Committee voted to move forward the Relief Line and the Yonge Subway Extension for city council approval. Next week, city council will vote to approve […]
May 11, 2017

NDP calls on Kathleen Wynne to fund relief line

BREAKING: NDP transit critic Cheri DiNovo calls on Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne to commit to funding the relief line. “The Mayor of Toronto and the TTC […]
May 10, 2017

Who’s promising what for the relief line?

Toronto Mayor John Tory knows what the city needs and is not afraid to fight for it. Tuesday, in what may be a last desperate attempt […]
May 10, 2017

Tory threatens to stop Yonge extension until relief line funded

Toronto Mayor John Tory has threatened to remove his support of the Yonge North Subway Extension unless the province agrees to provide funding to help construct […]
May 4, 2017

What is the province pitching in for infrastructure?

Thursday, the Ontario Liberal government put forward the first balanced budget in the last decade. “This budget is fiscally responsible,” Ontario Minister of Finance Charles Sousa […]
April 13, 2017

Private dinner with TTC’s Andy Byford

Wednesday, the Transit Alliance hosted our monthly private members dinner, this time with the CEO of the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC), Andy Byford. The discussion ranged […]
June 13, 2016

Relief Line public consultations begin throughout June

The Relief Line plan is stirring up questions in the eastern part of Toronto at the many public consultations being held in June surrounding the preferred […]
June 2, 2016

Jennifer Keesmaat takes on social media Q&A

Wednesday, Toronto City Planner Jennifer Keesmaat bravely fielded questions from Twitter on her “motherlode” transit plan. Most of the questions were directed towards the Relief Line, […]
June 1, 2016

Ontario promises $150 million for Relief Line

The Honourable Minister of Transportation, Steven Del Duca, announced Wednesday that Ontario will be investing $150 million in the planning and design stage of the Relief Line to […]
April 19, 2016

Why we should merge transit and art

The juxtaposition between rapid transit and art is an interesting one. Take, for instance, Japan Railway’s unique bullet train named “Genbi” (meaning “Contemporary Beauty”), which has […]
April 1, 2016

The “Motherlode” transit plan: The Relief Line

The new corridor for the relief line from Queen to Pape stations has been officially approved by City Council during Thursday’s meeting. Preferred alignments and stations […]

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