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by Tristan Carter on February 8, 2012
The public got a sneak peek at plans for the future Dufferin-Eglinton LRT station at a consultation held on Jan. 25, but it seemed as though many in attendance, including the local councillor, had the St. Clair streetcar on their mind.

“With the experience we had on St. Clair with the...(More)
by Omar Mosleh on February 8, 2012
Fans of midtown staple House of Chan will likely soon see their last days of chowing down chow mein at the restaurant’s current location.

The property will need to be razed to make way for the planned Eglinton-Scarborough Crosstown LRT’s Bathurst Station.

by Karolyn Coorsh on February 8, 2012
After igniting a political firestorm at city hall over the fate of transit, TTC Chair Karen Stintz extended an olive branch to Mayor Rob Ford with a proposal to create an advisory panel for efficient rapid transit on Sheppard Avenue.

On Monday, as councillors convened for a special...(More)
by Sandra Bussin on February 2, 2012
It’s 8:30 p.m. and been snowing for more than four hours. The Main Street bus is parked at the top of the hill on Southwood Drive with emergency flashers dancing in the dark. The bus driver is standing at the side of the road warning drivers the road’s all ice.

A week earlier, this...(More)
by Karolyn Coorsh on January 18, 2012
It took Toronto city council about an hour to reverse over $20 million in proposed service cuts that would have seen school pool programming eliminated, library branch hours shortened and homeless shelters closed.

Though council had secured three days for debate on what was expected...(More)
by Karolyn Coorsh on January 17, 2012
A faction of councillors showed a united front in their quest to avoid widespread service cuts as council convened to debate the 2012 budget on Jan. 17. 

While councillors voted almost unanimously for a 2.5 percent property tax hike, it seems likely there won’t be as much agreement...(More)
by Karolyn Coorsh on November 29, 2011
Torontonians can expect a 2.5 percent property tax hike, 10 cent TTC fare increase and reduced branch library hours and ice-time at selected arenas if the 2012 budget is approved as it was presented on Nov. 28. 

Touting the draft as a “smart budget” that moves the city closer to...(More)
by Alexandra Bosanac on August 30, 2011
Liberal MPP Mike Colle walked the length of the planned underground Eglinton Light Rapid Transit line from Kennedy Road to Mount Dennis to point out Eglinton Avenue is going to change big time. Once the LRT is built, he says, development in Toronto can no longer be done in a piecemeal fashion.(More)
by Farhana Uddin on July 6, 2011
Transit users from across the city came out to discuss bus route cuts, rising TTC fares and insufficient public service at the late-June inaugural meeting of TTCRiders, a new transit lobby group.

The organization, which had previously met as an ad hoc group, got its start earlier this...(More)
by Alexandra Bosanac on June 7, 2011
Subway riders got their first look at the new trains that will start running under the city’s congested streets within the next few weeks.

The new cars don’t go faster and the TTC’s not promising a substantially quieter ride. Instead, the design changes focus on increasing...(More)
by Joe Mihevc on May 16, 2011
A few days past, a public meeting was held to outline the latest incarnation of the Eglinton Crosstown LRT. Present were six Toronto city councillors, myself included, as well as minister of transportation Kathleen Wynne, TTC staff and officials from Metrolinx.

The meeting offered an...(More)
by John Parker on May 11, 2011
The on again-off again, will-it-or-won’t-it story of the light rail program called Transit City took another turn when the province, Metrolinx and Mayor Rob Ford recently announced the signing of their  five-page non-binding memorandum of understanding.

Here’s what the...(More)
by Kris Scheuer on April 21, 2011
Get ready, midtown, to face the envy and scorn of the rest of Toronto.

A new, underground version for a 25 km Eglinton LRT is moving ahead, thanks to a joint announcement by the province and the city.

Good news, right? Yes, except that the previous plan included $8...(More)
by Kris Scheuer and Agnes Ramos on April 8, 2011
It is past rush hour at Finch Station on a colder-than-usual April morning, but the corner where bus commuters wait for the 36 Finch West bus is still a hive of activity.  

Lines form, and people wait.

The bus route that travels from Yonge all the way past...(More)
by Josh Matlow on April 4, 2011
The Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) has stated that customer service is an important part of their mandate and has promised sweeping changes in response to numerous public complaints.

When I took office as the new city councillor for Ward 22 St. Paul’s last December, I looked...(More)
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