In the news: Saturday, April 15, 2017



Greater Toronto and Golden Horseshoe area media report on public transit issues today.

Greater Toronto Area
  • Benefits Canada post, “Ivanhoé Cambridge buys land for Toronto office project”, here.
  • BlogTO post, “New subway route planned for Carlaw Avenue in Leslieville”, here.
  • BlogTO post, “Vintage TTC streetcar will return to service this summer”, here.
  • CBC News Toronto report, “66% of subway delays are caused by passengers, CBC Toronto data analysis shows”, here.
  • CBC News Toronto report, “Tory wants Wynne to commit money to proposed downtown relief line”, here.
  • CBC News Toronto report, “End of public transit tax credit to cost TTC $5 million, report says”, here.
  • CBC News Toronto report, “Finance minister Charles Sousa hints at new measures to cool real estate market in upcoming budget”, here.
  • CBC News Toronto report, “Pedestrian dead after being struck by streetcar in Chinatown”, here.
  • CBC News Toronto report, “Man proposes to girlfriend on GO platform where they first met”, here.
  • CP24 report, “Relief line subway now has new alignment along Carlaw Avenue”, here.
  • CP24 report, “Video releases of suspect in St George Station stink bomb incident”, here.
  • Daily Commercial News article, “Trudeau announces GO RER pledge”, here.
  • DurhamRegion.com article, “Durham receiving $17.5 million for transit projects”, here.
  • DurhamRegion.com article, “Region, city spar over transit litigation”, here.
  • DurhamRegion.com article, “Durham Transit driver pleads not guilty at start of impaired trial”, here.
  • DurhamRegion.com article, “Durham Transit driver’s impaired charge should be stayed over lost video, lawyer argues”, here.
  • Global News Toronto report, “City staff proposes new Downtown Relief Line route along Carlaw Ave.”, here.
  • Global News Toronto report, “Ontario to bring Tim Horton’s into select GO Transit stations”, here.
  • Global News Toronto report, “Pedestrian dies after being struck by streetcar in Chinatown”, here.
  • insauga post, “Mississauga sets out top transit priorities”, here.
  • InsideHalton.com article, “Tim Hortons modular restaurant coming to Oakville GO Station this spring”, here/
  • InsideToronto.com article, “Toronto needs more transit investment, Mayor Tory tells Queen’s Park”, here.
  • InsideToronto.com article, “In his own words: Departing CEO reflects on time with Metrolinx”, here.
  • InsideToronto.com article, “Ontario’s Finance Minister promises help for seniors, health care in budget”, here.
  • Oshawa Express article, “Councillors reluctantly OK PRESTO deal”, here.
  • Oshawa Express article, “Feds pump millions into transit”, here.
  • Oshawa Express article, “Region, city to meet over transit lawsuit”, here.
  • Oshawa Express article, “Section of Simcoe getting a complete overhaul”, here.
  • Real Estate News Exchange article, “New deals bring Bay Park Centre to life”, here.
  • Spacing Toronto post, “John Tory is serving up a platform for Doug Ford 2018”, here.
  • Steve Munro’s post, “TTC Service Changes Effective Sunday May 7, 2017”, here.
  • Steve Munro’s post, “Reconstruction of The Queensway and Humber Loop”, here.
  • Torontoist post, “Where Is The Campaign for Fair TTC Fares?”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “Trudeau’s budget to cost TTC $5 million this year and cut ridership, agency says”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “TTC relief line subway will now run under Carlaw Avenue”, here.
  • Toronto Star column, “Subway relief the entire city can get behind”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “Mayor John Tory influenced Scarborough Town Centre’s pro-subway push”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “Tory denies involvement in Scarborough subway lobbying efforts”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “Video of subway stink bomber released”, here.
  • Toronto Star column, “Pylons and loose bricks take up residence on King Street: The Fixer”, here.
  • Toronto Star column, “Mike Harris introduced the megacity 20 years ago and the rest is still not history”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “CIBC to move head offices to new Bay Park Centre”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “Ambitious development aims to give Vaughan downtown credibility”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “Finance minister Charles Sousa to introduce balanced budget April 27”, here.
  • Toronto Sun article, “More cash needed for waterfront LRT: Mayor Tory”, here.
  • Toronto Sun article, “Man sought in stink-bomb toss on TTC subway”, here.
  • Toronto Sun article, “TTC streetcar kills pedestrian in Chinatown”, here.
  • Toronto Sun article, “Libs pledge balanced budget on April 27”, here.
  • Toronto Sun article, “Select GO Transit stations to serve up Tim Hortons”, here.
  • TTCriders.ca post, “This 2017 budget, give the gas tax for transit now”, here.
  • TTCriders.ca post, “We’re asking the Province to compare the Scarborough subway to the LRT option”, here.
  • TTCriders.ca post, “Federal budget hurts most loyal TTC riders. Is that you?”, here.
  • Urban Toronto post, “Transit City: Plans Revealed for York Region’s Tallest Building”, here.
  • Urban Toronto post, “CIBC Announced as Anchor Tenant for Bay Park Centre”, here.
  • Urban Toronto post, “Province Issues RFQ for 18 km Highway 401 Widening”, here.
  • YorkRegion.com article, “York police: ‘Put down that phone’”, here.
  • YorkRegion.comarticle, “Increased summer construction and traffic in York Region due to projects”, here.
Elsewhere in the Greater Golden Horseshoe