Come to Our Next YQNA Meeting


Monday, May 10, 2021
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm


Live Broadcast on Zoom
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Uncertain Future for Island Airport


On the Agenda:


• More Billy Bishop Airport news from Hal Beck and MP Adam Vaughan
• New automated ways to keep the bay free of trash
• Toronto Police presentation and Waterfront safety
• E-Scooters get bumpy ride at City Hall
• See the Full Agenda here


The Zoom Meeting:


• Receive a link to the Zoom meeting by emailing YQNA
• The meeting will be recorded for YQNA files only
• Enjoy this Zoom encounter and ask your questions. Stay safe!


Thanks to the Radisson Admiral Hotel for their generosity and hospitality!

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New GO Bus Station is Open

An attractive new GO bus station has opened inside the first phase of the CIBC Square on Bay St. across from Union Station. This ambitious development will have two office towers with a distinctive glass diamond pattern, rising 49 and 50 storeys. Connecting the two will be an elevated park across the railroad tracks, which is bound to become a popular meeting place.

The GO bus station replaces the sketchy old bus station just south of Front St. It used to send buses rumbling through city streets and had people lined up outside. Now, the buses enter from the Gardiner Expressway via Lakeshore Boulevard and no longer clog city streets. Passengers use the well-marked entrance on the north side of Lakeshore between Bay St. and Yonge St. When CIBC Square is completed in 2024 there will be more entrances added.

Arriving buses drop their passengers at ground level, then take the ramp upstairs to the departure level. Passengers can find their platform on travel screens in the comfortable hall, while waiting to hop onboard their GO bus. Clear signage makes it easy to navigate the levels via escalators, find washrooms and even a vending machine offering masks.

This is an excellent example of how a public facility can be completely integrated into an office tower. International developers Ivanhoe Cambridge and Hines deserve high praise for their vision, not only for the bus station, but also the elevated park, retail and other public amenities in CIBC Square. They are adding vibrancy to both their buildings and the city.

The work of three international architectural firms—WilkinsonEyre, Adamson Associates and EVOQ Architecture—will make CIBC Square a Toronto landmark. The first tower is near completion at 81 Bay St. The second tower began recently with the excavation north of the tracks. Urban Toronto offers more information.