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March 16, 2018

Toronto transit receives massive funds infusion totaling nearly $9 billion

By Jessica Ashley Merkley Let’s be honest, it’s clear that the Toronto transit system is due for an overhaul. I, like many out there, am faced […]
January 17, 2018

December data shows King St. pilot working

Ridership has increased on the King St. streetcar during the morning commute by 25 per cent, according to city data. Last week, the City of Toronto […]
January 10, 2018

‘Everyone is King’ aims to appease Toronto business

Businesses along King Street in Toronto are not happy. They have reported a decrease in sales since the pilot study began back in November, and have […]
January 9, 2018

MERX

Here are this week’s opportunities: RFQ to Build and Finance – Orleans Health Hub Infrastructure Ontario St. Joseph Church Re-Roofing Architecture49 Inc. Construction Services OPP AV […]
January 9, 2018

Ontario initiates co-fare discount for TTC and GO riders

Metrolinx and the Toronto Transit Commission have partnered to offer riders a discount of up to $1.50 when they transfer between lines using their PRESTO card. […]
December 15, 2017

Toronto-York Spadina Subway Extension opens this weekend

It’s finally here! The Toronto-York Spadina Subway Extension (TYSSE) will open on Sunday, connecting the City of Toronto to Vaughan. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne attended […]
December 11, 2017

Member’s Dinner with Peter Wallace

The Transit Alliance held an intimate dinner with Toronto City Manager Peter Wallace on Nov. 30. During the dinner, Wallace provided some candid answers to questions […]
November 29, 2017

TTC approves time-based transfers with PRESTO

The Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) has approved a two-hour time-based transfer for PRESTO card users, to start August 2018. As the system is now, TTC riders […]
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 […]
November 16, 2017

John Tory and TTC chair support time-based fares

When I was a student at the University of Ottawa, I didn’t have the means to print train tickets when I wanted to go home. This […]
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 23, 2017

Toronto to get a high-tech waterfront neighbourhood

Toronto has grown so much over the last 10 years. All it takes is a quick scan of the city skyline to see the massive influx […]
October 3, 2017

Metrolinx Transportation Symposium: tolls, single-payment, and connectivity

Metrolinx hosted a Transportation Symposium Monday with the goal of hearing insight from transit leaders, residents, and influencers from across the region. With their 2041 Regional […]
August 21, 2017

Monday MERX

Here are this week’s listings: DFALD – Green Roof Innovation Testing Lab University of Toronto Construction Services Interior Fit-up of Wing CARQ1 (Contractor Services) Brookfield Global […]
August 1, 2017

John Tory finds job of Mayor ‘fulfilling’

At a Transit Alliance mixer, Toronto Mayor John Tory, the guest of honour, took part in a short Q&A in which he outlined his successes over […]
July 13, 2017

Will replacing the OMB cause more problems?

The Ontario government is looking to replace the Ontario Municipal Board (OMB) with something called the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal. The OMB is an independent adjudicative […]
July 6, 2017

Jennifer Keesmaat on the Transit Alliance

Toronto Chief Planner Jennifer Keesmaat was a guest at the Transit Alliance seminar on alternative financing and public-private partnerships. She took a moment during the networking […]
March 9, 2017

Private Members Dinner with Bruce McCuaig

On March 8, the Transit Alliance held a private members-only dinner with Bruce McCuaig, President and CEO of Metrolinx. Members got the opportunity to rub shoulders […]
February 13, 2017

An active audience at Green Cities

The Transit Alliance hosted a Green Cities breakfast last month and over 300 business and community leaders attended. The topics of discussion included transit and building […]
January 27, 2017

Keesmaat announces King St. Pilot Project at Green Cities

At the Transit Alliance’s Green Cities conference, Toronto Chief Planner Jennifer Keesmaat made an important announcement: the City of Toronto has officially launched the King Street […]
January 11, 2017

Will you be joining us for Green Cities 2017? You should!

Do you live in a green city? What can we do to make our city more sustainable? These are the types of questions experts, as well as […]

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