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Toronto's Pearson airport unveils early concept for transit hub - The Globe and Mail
The Globe and Mail
Published Tuesday, Feb. 07, 2017

The proposal, which would be funded by the GTAA and has been estimated by them at $500-million, would involve a new and larger passenger processing terminal where travellers would be able to check in for flights and clear security. The plan also calls for new mixed-use commercial space, with room for retail, office space or hotels.

But the biggest change would be making Pearson more accessible to transit. Advocates call for it to become a sort of Union Station for the western side of city – albeit one that would serve far fewer people than the station downtown.....As envisioned, a transit hub would involve changing the Finch LRT, which is in its very early stages, from its current terminus at Humber College and extending it instead to the airport. It also requires that the proposed Eglinton West LRT be built to run to the airport. This has been proposed by Toronto but the project would need a substantial contribution by the city of Mississauga, which reacted unhappily to the idea.
airports  Pearson_International  GTAA  YYZ  travel  Toronto  transit  hubs  railways  terminals  accessibility  Mississauga 
february 2017 by jerryking
Toronto announces plans for new downtown park above active railway - The Globe and Mail
The Globe and Mail
Published Wednesday, Aug. 03, 2016

Toronto plans to build a large-scale downtown park above the railway corridor between Bathurst Street and the Rogers Centre. The Rail Deck Park, spanning 21 acres (8.5 hectares), would harness the open space above the active railway in a bid to connect downtown with the waterfront and counter high-rise development in the densely populated area. ...The proposed park will be modelled after the likes of Chicago’s Millennium Park or the under-construction Hudson Yards in Manhattan, both of which “decked” over active rail corridors.
Toronto  parks  CN  waterfronts  intensification  Rail_Deck_Park  South_Core  railways  urban_intensification  urban_planning 
august 2016 by jerryking
A superpark hides in Toronto’s Don Valley, waiting to be discovered - The Globe and Mail
The Globe and Mail
Published Friday, Apr. 15, 2016

historian Jennifer L. Bonnell wrote in her 2014 book Reclaiming the Don.

A few small moves would get it in motion. Proponents envision new bike lanes on Bayview Avenue that would make it less terrifying to go there on two wheels. An old rail trestle would become a pedestrian bridge. New bridges, stairs and paths would welcome people from Cabbagetown and from Regent Park, from Corktown and the emerging neighbourhoods in and around the Port Lands.

But in the longer term, the plan would mean combining two rail corridors, both controlled by Metrolinx, reconfiguring the DVP ramp to Bloor-Bayview and removing a city works yard that now sits in the middle of the valley. But governments are budgeting at least $1-billion for roads, water, parks and rail improvements in this zone, including the electrification of GO’s train lines and the Gardiner Expressway rebuild. The river is unruly, prone to powerful floods; a thoughtful, coherent landscape would mitigate the risks for infrastructure and serve the environment of the valley.
books  Brickworks  Cabbagetown  Corktown  design  Don_River  DVP  Evergreen  floodplains  floods  Gardiner_Expressway  GO  green_spaces  history  landscapes  Metrolinx  neighbourhoods  parks  Port_Lands  railways  ravines  regeneration  Regent_Park  small_moves  sustainability  Toronto  undervalued 
april 2016 by jerryking
Turnaround ace: Inside the Hunter Harrison era at CP Railway - The Globe and Mail
The Globe and Mail
Published Thursday, Apr. 24 2014
turnarounds  Gordon_Pitts  CP  railways 
april 2014 by jerryking
The next stop: An interactive trip through Union Station's $1-billion transformation - The Globe and Mail
Oliver Moore, Alisa Mamak, Tonia Cowan and Stuart A. Thompson

The Globe and Mail

Published Monday, Aug. 12 2013
restorations  TTC  transit  renovations  Union_Station  terminals  railways 
august 2013 by jerryking
The Mid-20th Century Infrastructure of the U.S. -
November 16, 2012 | NYT| Uwe E. Reinhardt is an economics professor at Princeton.
electric_power  infrastructure  railways 
november 2012 by jerryking
Map: Future path of Toronto's air-rail link line
Nov. 02 2012 | The Globe and Mail | from Marcus Gee article.

Line between Pearson airport and Union Station will ease traffic congestion and help Toronto’s international reputation
mapping  airports  Toronto  transit  Marcus_Gee  Union_Station  UPX  Pearson_International  railways 
november 2012 by jerryking
Clear the track
William_Ackman  CP  CN  hedge_funds  railways 
september 2012 by jerryking
March 26, 2008 | NYT | Rosalie Radomsky
restaurants  railways  New_York 
september 2012 by jerryking
Ackman unimpressed with CP’s results - The Globe and Mail
From Tuesday's Globe and Mail
Published Monday, Apr. 23, 2012
William_Ackman  CP  CN  hedge_funds  railways 
april 2012 by jerryking
America's Export to Canada: Shareholder Activism -
February 14, 2012, 7:16 pm Hedge Funds | Deal Professor
America’s Export to Canada: Shareholder Activism
William_Ackman  hedge_funds  shareholder_activism  railways 
february 2012 by jerryking
Farmer's son transformed CN
November 6, 2010 | The Globe and Mail | PHILIP FINE. Robert
Bandeen turned bloated Crown corporation into streamlined, profitable
organization; as a lover of the arts, he lent his fundraising and
managerial talents to some of the biggest cultural institutions in the
obituaries  CN  CEOs  railways 
april 2011 by jerryking
How Canadian 'science fiction' drives subway trains abroad
Aug. 19, 2010 | The Globe and Mail | Jeff Gray. ",Fighting for
business around the world from a base in Canada has several advantages,
Mr. Kahn says. For one thing, governments support technology and
innovation: Thales received a $12.8-million grant from Ontario last year
to integrate green energy-saving technology into its systems.

But the talent pool in Toronto is also a major advantage, adds Mr. Kahn,
who came from Thales’s aviation division, based in Italy. Not only is
Toronto awash in technical expertise, he says, its diversity is a secret
weapon. "
beyondtheU.S.  diversity  railways  special_sauce  state-as-facilitator  Thales  Toronto  transit  transportation  TTC 
august 2010 by jerryking

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