Last Build Date: Thu, 27 Oct 2016 17:15:03 +0000
Thu, 27 Oct 2016 17:15:03 +0000
It may have reeked of death and been engulfed in fire, but it still had plenty of seats available.
Relief Line is your not-so-serious glance at the city we love. This week, we bring you a very special Halloween-themed Relief Line. Lucy Jenkins was an ordinary young Torontonian. She lived in the west end and commuted downtown to her job every day. Like many people, she took the 506 streetcar to work, eastbound along […]
Thu, 27 Oct 2016 15:30:10 +0000
Now and Then explores the stories behind Toronto’s historical plaques and monuments. On August 11, 1995, around 6 p.m., Torontonians were heading home from work, like any other day. But that evening commute would not end normally. Just after 6 p.m., a subway train—Run 35—travelling southbound from St. Clair West station collided with another train—Run […]
The post Remembering the Russell Hill Disaster, Toronto’s Deadliest Subway Crash appeared first on Torontoist.
Wed, 26 Oct 2016 22:00:31 +0000
In a buzzing city like Toronto, quality sleep (even if it’s usually a little shorter than we’d like) is key to keeping up with all the fun. While a great mattress is one of the most important purchases Torontonians make, shopping for one is an incredibly outdated experience, complete with tired product lines, inflated prices […]
Wed, 26 Oct 2016 20:26:27 +0000
Glenn De Baeremaeker (Ward 38, Scarborough Centre) and MPP Brad Duguid say the proposed route is unacceptable, as it would affect too many residents.
The most vociferous political supporters of the Scarborough subway now oppose the proposed route for the $3.56 billion one-stop extension. Glenn De Baeremaeker (Ward 38, Scarborough Centre), who John Tory named his “subway champion” on City Council, and Liberal MPP Brad Duguid opposed the current route at a local community meeting, as reported by Inside […]
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Wed, 26 Oct 2016 19:09:13 +0000
John Tory tries to have it both ways when it's pointed out his preferred ward boundaries would split up the Beach.
John Tory is generally affable and genial, but when someone pushes back and suggests he did something disagreeable, he can be very sensitive. This was the case when Beach resident Brian Graff, who ran for Council in Ward 32 in 2014, deputed at Executive Committee to share his concerns about re-drawing Council’s ward map. The […]
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Wed, 26 Oct 2016 18:30:41 +0000
It might take a special meeting to give the overdue report consideration.
The most ardent Council watchers were refreshing their browsers to see the report scheduled to be attached to EX 18.1, Transit Network Plan Update and Financial Strategy. But it never came. The item to be addressed at the mayor’s Executive Committee is one of the most important this term. This analysis of Toronto’s transit network […]
The post A Really Important Report About the Future of Toronto’s Transit Wasn’t Finished in Time appeared first on Torontoist.
Wed, 26 Oct 2016 15:55:14 +0000
Local democracy is messy, but it needs to be accessible.
A University of Toronto-led task force will look at ways to make Toronto City Council meetings more manageable and improve deliberations. Led by U of T assistant professor Gabriel Eidelman and urban consultant Brian Kelcey, the 10-person task force also includes former mayoral candidate and councillor David Soknacki, former councillor John Parker, former city managers […]
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Wed, 26 Oct 2016 13:15:40 +0000
The way forward is not on the highway.
I just spent a week in London—the really big one, in the United Kingdom. There are many lessons to learn from such a large and complex transit system as London’s, but what stood out to me was how well-connected the city is to everywhere else. Here in Toronto, we have nothing that compares to that. […]
Tue, 25 Oct 2016 19:00:40 +0000
He also sent a meme-worthy photo. Have fun with it?
Giorgio Mammoliti’s press releases are a joy to open. The colourful councillor will say and do anything for attention, whether it’s acting like a raccoon, capitalizing on Rob Ford’s death, or going shirtless at city hall to protest a nude beach. The press release he sent Monday at 3:06 p.m. was simple enough, even if […]
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Tue, 25 Oct 2016 18:30:22 +0000
Imagine we looked at small towns as more than quaint weekend retreats for the wealthy and bored.
When you visit the Government of Canada’s Innovation Agenda website, you find these words: “Our creativity and resourcefulness define us. Innovation is a Canadian value. It’s in our nature, and now more than ever, it will create jobs, drive growth and improve the lives of all Canadians. It’s how we make our living, compete and […]
The post How Canada’s Rural Communities Can Become Innovation Hubs appeared first on Torontoist.
Tue, 25 Oct 2016 16:00:53 +0000
Who will win this week's Front Page Challenge?
In Front Page Challenge, Torontoist analyzes the best and worst of Toronto’s major dailies. This week’s Front Page Challenge is not as highly competitive as recent weeks’ in the war between Metro and the Toronto Sun for supremacy in this column’s leaderboard, giving the other papers a chance to get back in the race. Which […]
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Tue, 25 Oct 2016 13:00:26 +0000
Mexico City and York Region have more in common than you might think.
Public Works looks at public space, urban design, and city-building innovations from around the world, and considers what Toronto might learn from them. Imagine speeding down the centre of a busy street in a bus that’s moving faster than the surrounding lanes of cars. Imagine boarding instantly thanks to an integrated fare system, and a raised […]