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Design for new Eaton Centre pedestrian bridge revealed

This rendering shows what the new Eaton Centre pedestrian bridge connecting Hudson’s Bay and Saks Fifth Avenue will look like. It’s designed by British architectural firm WilkinsonEyre. Construction is slated to begin this month and be...

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Ambitious development aims to give Vaughan downtown credibility

A 55-storey, residential tower that will be the tallest landmark on Vaughan’s emerging skyline, is being touted for bringing a distinctly urban vibe to that city’s ambitious downtown plans. CentreCourt Developments’ Transit City condos...

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EVEN if the new headquarters that Apple is creating in California does not prove to be “the best office building in the world”, as Steve Jobs boasted shortly before his death in 2011, it will be an astounding sight. The main building resembles...

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What has gone wrong since the ‘golden age’ of Toronto transit?

Toronto’s transit system was once such a wonder that, even into the 1980s, people came from around the world to study how it planned infrastructure projects, how it executed them and how it operated. That so-called “golden age” also...

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Zinc's 35 Wabash won low-rise project of the year

Project of the Year: 35 Wabash Ave: Low-rise - Zinc Developments, BA Consulting Group, Bousfields Inc., The Brand Factory, Brandon Communications Inc., Design Agency, exp, Firm Capital Corporation, PSR Brokerage...

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Uber debuts Movement

Uber is opening up in an area where it might make sense competitively for it to stay more closed off: The ride-hailing company’s new Movement website will offer up access to its data around traffic flow in scores where it operates, intended for use...

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Traffic Impact Workshop Delivered by BA Staff

Amy Jiang, Tim Arnott, Chris Middlebro’ and Stuart Anderson prepared and delivered a full day training course on transportation impact studies for the Ontario Traffic Council in November, 2016. The transportation impact study (TIS) advanced course...

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BA Bike Challenge 2016 East vs. West and Team Walk!

BA Group promotes active transportation in the work environment through our annual team building cycling competition. BA Bike Challenge runs in tandem with Bike Month in Toronto with over half of our staff participating. For more general information about...

Margaret Briegmann is a Member of the 2016 WLI Championship Team

BA Group is pleased to announce that Margaret Briegmann was selected to the 2016 Women's Leadership Initiative (WLI) Championship Team by the Toronto Urban Land Institute (ULI). The Championship Teamrepresents outstanding women leaders and influencers in...

Congratulating Stephen, Mark, Meredith and Warren!

These outstanding team members ensure our future as a leader in sustainable transportation engineering and planning. 

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Ed Levy's Book now Selling in Bookstores and Amazon

In summarizing the 100-year history of rapid transit planning and development in the Toronto area using maps and interpretive text, Ed Levy has emphasized the recurring concept of an enhanced central area rapid transit network. In doing so, he hopes to...

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BA Staff deliver Advanced Traffic Impact Workshop

Amy Jiang, Tim Arnott, Chris Middlebro’ and Stuart Anderson prepared and delivered a full day training course on transportation impact studies for the Ontario Traffic Council on November 23, 2015. The transportation impact study (TIS) advanced...

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Construction is set to begin on a new YMCA on Kingston Road

For Kingston Rd. area residents in need of more community services, hope is just around the corner. Construction is set to begin on a new YMCA on Kingston Road. Groundbreaking ceremonies for the new facility take place Tuesday at the site of the old East...

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BA Group's Senior Consultant to serve as VP for Lambda Alpha International

At its Board of Governor’s meeting in San Diego on October 1, 2015, Lambda Alpha International (LAI) named BA Group’s Senior Consultant Robert McBride to a two year terms as First Vice President.    LAI – an honorary...

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BA Staff Participate in Bike Month

In order to support Bike Month in Toronto and promote cycling as an active means of travel, BA Group decided to create a cycling competition for the month of June. A total of 20 BA Group employees participated in the challenge (40 percent of the company)...

City chooses Hybrid Option for the Gardiner

On Thursday, June 11, 2015 Toronto City Council voted in favour of the "hybrid" option as the preferred alternative for the Gardiner East Environmental Assessment. View the full decision history, as well as reports prepared by staff and consultants....

Ed Levy Publishes Transit Book

Transit is the talk of the region these days and Edward J. Levy’s book Rapid Transit in Toronto: A Century of Plans, Progress, Politics and Paralysis is a timely body of work that provides useful historical lessons and insights as...

BA Group's Canstruction Follow-Up Announcement and Thank You to Our Sponsors!

  We are pleased to announce that BA Group’s has been awarded Canstruction Toronto’s 2015 “Jurors’ Favourite” award for our entry Fortuna, a fortune cookie made from over 9,000 tuna cans. Canstruction(r) is a yearly...

BA Group has been awarded the “Best Use of Labels Award” at the International Competition for 2014-2015!

This year, in honour of the 170th Victoria Day, we commemorate and celebrate our queen – past, present and future – to signify a continuation of the Canadian tradition of unity and fellowship. Hunger is a past, present and future concern, and...

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Leslieville Condo Development to keep existing Shelter

BA Group, sub-consultant to Harhay Construction Management is providing all transportation aspects of the Leslieville condo development as part of the approvals process. Elements include a traffic impact study and a site design review of parking...

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Redevelopment of Honest Ed’s in Toronto holds several surprises

BA Group is responsible for the planning and design of all urban transportation elements of the new redevelopment occuring at the Honest Ed's location at Bathurst and Bloor. The proposal builds on the promises the design team made last fall. It...

Master Plan Update Receives International Award

BA Consulting Group makes significant contributions to the transportation aspects of the Keele Campus Master Plan at York University. The consulting team is the recent recipient of the 2014 Gold Facilitation Impact Award. To see more:

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Humbertown Master Plan, 2014

BA Group is responsible for the planning and design of all urban transportation elements of the Humbertown Master Plan. The project includes an attractive and accessible public realm based on a block and street pattern that connects with the existing...

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BA Group turns 40

1950 to 1973 Barton Aschman Associates Inc. (BAA) inception and practice development in Canada prior to the creation of Barton-Aschman Canada Ltd. (BACL) in Toronto.  1974 to 1985 Barton-Aschman Canada Ltd. was incorporated under the Business...

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Canstruction 2014 - A Queen's Feast

This year we built an eight foot tall three-sided structure– “A Queen’s Feast” –featuring Queen Elizabeth, Queen Victoria and Duchess Catherine. Our goal was to win “Best Use of Labels” and we succeeded due in part to the design efforts of our talented staff! 

'The Well' Master Plan

The Well is a proposed mixed-use, multi-building development in the northwest corner of Front Street West / Spadina Avenue. BA Group was retained in 2013 to review the transportation aspects of development master plan for The Well, which includes a mix of...

Seaton Community Sustainability Development

BA Group was retained in 2011 by the Seaton Landowners’ Group to provide a variety of transportation planning services in connection with securing approvals to advance the early development of the Seaton Urban Area of the Central Pickering...

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Using 52,000 pounds of canned goods, 18 teams of engineers, architects and designers competed in Toronto’s 14th Annual Canstruction Competition...

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Mount Pleasant Village provides a model for Canada’s future design planning

As long term planners for Brampton’s Urban Boundary Expansion, BA Group has transformed...

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Queen's Quay Revitalization

The Queens Quay is undergoing a long-term revitalization project where BA is advising on Traffic Management...

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Evergreen Brickworks wins Toronto Urban Design Award

BA receives award with design team for traffic demand management for this new sustainable community development...

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