Toronto Towers Symbolize Love

Toronto Takes Off
Travelers using Toronto's Pearson International Airport will soon be passing through a new, state-of-the-art terminal, the centerpiece of a 10-year airport redevelopment project....

Toronto's Tunnel Solution (Available in the Geoenvironmental Special Section only)
The Toronto Transit Commission (TTC), one of the largest public transportation systems in North America, carries more than 1,000,000 commuters a day. The TTC's tunnels had...

Underground Construction for Toronto's Subway Expansion

Air Pollution Trends and Controls in North America: Los Angeles, Mexico City and Toronto

Wider Ride to the Rainbow
Engineers on the project to widen the entrance to the Rainbow Bridge between New York and Ontario let the aesthetics of the Niagara Falls setting dictate their design decisions. The challenge...

Microsurfacing Urban Pavements
A European maintenance technique called microsurfacing can add years to the service life of cracked, ravelled pavements--with minimal interruption to traffic and for less than half the...

Tuned Mass Dampers for Towers and Buildings
Tuned mass dampers (TMD's) are used to reduce the response of tall slender structures to resonant wind-induced oscillations. This paper reviews the authors' experience with the design...

Meeting Information and Communication Needs in Regional Coastal Zone Management: Case Studies from the Great Lakes
Recent initiatives in regional coastal management within the Ontario Great Lakes basin, such as the preparation of Shoreline Management Plans by Ontario Conservation Authorities, background...

The MK II Art System—A New Generation of Automated Guideway Transit
Bombardier is well advanced in a program to produce a larger version of its successful Advanced Light Rapid Transit (ALRT) vehicle which is in service in Detroit, Scarborough (Toronto)...

Clean-Up of Contaminated Soils: A Necessary First Step in Industrial Land Redevelopment
This is a paper describing efforts by The Toronto Harbour Commissioners to demonstrate how several technologies can be effectively integrated to remove or reduce contaminant levels in...

Evaluating Shoreline Protection Alternatives
Continued erosion of the shoreline results in loss of land, depreciation of property values and may result in an increased threat to public safety. Limited financial resources require...

The Prefab Tunnel
Jacking a prefabricated concrete arch through a railroad embankment to provide a new access ramp to the Don Valley Parkway in Toronto was done for the first time in North America. In September...

Toronto Skydome Retractable Roof Stadium—The Roof Concept and Design
The Toronto SkyDome is a first of its kind sports stadium with a retractable roof which results in, essentially, a fully open air stadium with the roof fully retracted. This unique roof,...

Pressuremeter Evaluation of Glacial Till Bearing Capacity in Toronto Canada
Glacial tills were evaluated at three Toronto sites, using conventional methods, the pressuremeter and full scale caisson load tests. The geologic environment and specific subsurface conditions...

Rock Excavations in Downtown Toronto
The geology of Toronto area is somewhat complex due to the series of advances and retreats of the glaciers. The overburden deposits consist of materials laid down during the Wisconsinan...

Quality Assurance Monitoring of a Large Clay Liner
The Keele Valley Landfill at Maple, Ontario, consists of a 99 ha (245 acre) facility to serve the Metropolitan Toronto area. The landfill is located in a former sand and gravel pit, with...

Safety Impacts of Installing Pedestrian Crosswalks
At-grade pedestrian crossovers (PXO's) have been installed at about 700 locations in Metropolitan Toronto to assist pedestrians in crossing busy streets at minimal delay to...

Taming Lively Buildings
Mechanical damping systems are increasingly being used for controlling dynamic responses of tall buildings. Several types of dampers are described, and compared, beginning with the three...

Storm Dynamics in the Lake Ontario Region
A program package, RAINPAK, was written to develop appropriate rainfall input, based on concepts of the physical processes behind the temporal and spatial distribution of storm rainfall...

 

 

 

 

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