Posts Tagged ‘Markham Centre’

First new vivastations coming together!

Tuesday, October 19th, 2010
Metal framework being raised into place at one of our new vivastations

Metal framework being raised into place at one of our new vivastations

The first vivastations designed for our new rapidways are becoming a reality. The arched metal framework for our new vivastations at Warden Avenue and Enterprise Drive has now been raised into place, and glass canopies will be added over the next few weeks.

These vivastations will be put into service next year, replacing the current Viva shelter at this location. Passengers using Warden Station can look forward to a new level of comfort this winter, with a fully enclosed, heated, and LED-lit section and an arched glass roof to shelter them as they get on and off our vehicles.

The new vivastations are located at the western gateway to Markham Centre, where a vibrant mix of activities will be available on the streets and squares where people live, work, shop and play. The first phases of residential construction are already underway.

I look forward to seeing the new station in service, and if you use this station, I hope you’ll let us know what you think.

Bringing the vivaNext vision for Markham into focus

Tuesday, September 1st, 2009
An artist rendering of what the new Downtown Markham transit-pedestrian mall may look like.

An artist rendering of what the new Downtown Markham transit-pedestrian mall may look like.

Markham Centre is on the verge of becoming a world-class, mixed-use urban centre and a key destination place.

For example, construction on Downtown Markham is well underway and features the first transit-pedestrian mall in the GTA with businesses, residences, shops, restaurants, theatres and a 10-acre world-class park for people to enjoy without having to drive to get here.

Viva riders travelling along Highway 7 will be able to make seamless and convenient connections in Markham with GO Transit commuter rail and express buses, YRT local bus services, and the future 407 transitway. Bicycle racks will also be available at vivastations and on Viva vehicles for those who choose to cycle.

To view artist renderings of the vivaNext vision for Downtown Markham, click here or visit the Media Centre at vivaNext.com.

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