LRT *SURFACE* Construction in Toronto Has Started!

I enjoyed seeing this YouTube video posted today by the Eglinton Crosstown LRT team. It shows the construction work on the surface portion of the Eglinton Crosstown LRT. The LRT will open in 2021 and yes, I’ll be there opening day. More details on the project here.

Upgraded Trail to be Reopened Mid-September, Pending 3rd Party Work”

Great to see this update with a timeframe for the trail to re-open.

Lower Don Trail Construction Updates

Metrolinx has issued permits for third-party work required before City contractors can complete the trail work. The third-party work includes a cable utility relocation at the new Belleville Underpass, and the trail crossing over the active rail line by the new Pottery Road trail bridge. The rail crossing work can only happen on weekends due to weekday commuter rail traffic.

Meanwhile, City contractors are assembling all the plant material and new soil required for site restoration and enhancements, ready to mobilize when the third-party providers have completed their work in the next few weeks. Re-grading and paving the affected portions of trail will be the last step.

Plans are coming together for a re-opening event and celebration of Toronto’s ravines in September. It will be announced here, and we hope you will join us to ride, walk, and enjoy the new connections and underpass.

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Barrie GO Train Ridership

Helpful article here by Marvin JS Ferrer on the Barrie Line weekend GO train ridership. Check it out. Marvin is a student at the School of Public Policy & Governance, University of Toronto.

I’ve used the weekend service when coming back from the cottage this summer. Some pictures below.

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