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Understanding Toronto's Transit Future

University of Toronto News | Posted 11.29.2014 | Canada Politics
University of Toronto News

On an average weekday, 1.6 million people use public transit to navigate Canada's largest city, relying on the Toronto Transit Commission's four subway lines, 11 streetcar routes, and more than 140 bus routes to reach their destinations. Writer Dominic Ali spoke with University of Toronto expert Matti Siemiatycki about where Toronto's transit has been and where it's heading.

Best New Cars Of 2014 For Teens Headed Back To School

Autoblog Canada | Posted 08.13.2014 | Canada
Read More: Cars, Canada News

Back to school is just around the corner and droves of students will soon be hitting the road, returning to class after having the summer season off. ...

Canada's Car Culture Isn't as Bad as the Danish Tourists Think

Mark D. McGuire | Posted 10.06.2014 | Canada Impact
Mark D. McGuire

This week, two European tourists complained about the Canadian car culture after a brief stint in the 10 million square kilometer nation of over 35-million people. The British and Danish complainers now reside in Aarhus, Denmark. While I support criticizing a country, it is also good to have the facts in order. To that end, here are some stats Chabowski should have taken into account before making rush judgments on Canadian society.

Scandinavian Tourists 'Horrified' By Canada's Car Culture

The Huffington Post Canada | Zi-Ann Lum | Posted 08.05.2014 | Canada Living

Two Scandinavian tourists are honking their horns at Canadian car culture after a recent trip left them “horrified” by the sight of sprawling free...

5 Easy Ways to Keep From Running Over Children With Your Car

Rebecca Cuneo Keenan | Posted 08.23.2014 | Canada Living
Rebecca Cuneo Keenan

I live in the city of Toronto with three young children. I am a driver and I am a pedestrian. But I am a pedestrian first. Unfortunately, many of the drivers in this city do not share my love of pedestrianism. They do not, in fact, seem to care about the safety and well-being of my children at all. So I put together a few simple rules to help them avoid running over kids with their cars.

Chat with Ford Motor Co.'s Senior Interior Designer, Anthony Prozzi

Ramp1885.com | Posted 02.10.2014 | Canada Style
Ramp1885.com

A true example of when fashion meets function: Exploring the fashion automotive design space with Anthony Prozzi, Senior Interior Designer for FORD Motor Co. who chats with us about his transition from ready-to-wear to cars, the idea of meaningful design and being the Valentino of car couture.

I Really Miss Walter White and His 2004 Pontiac Aztek

Kolby Solinsky | Posted 12.10.2013 | Canada TV
Kolby Solinsky

Last Sunday, I spent Jesus's apparent day -- for the first time in nine weeks -- without Breaking Bad. Without Walter White or any of his tics, tendencies, or tacky style. Unlike most who watched Bad, I liked Walter White all the way. I liked him at the beginning, I liked him at the end, and I liked him at his worst.

Cycling Is Smart But Cyclists Need to Get Smarter

David Suzuki | Posted 08.28.2013 | Canada Living
David Suzuki

The personal and societal benefits of getting out of your car and onto a bike are well-known. Still, despite the many arguments in favour of cycling, increased infrastructure always incites criticism -- most of it unwarranted. And the behaviour of some cyclists doesn't help.

The Case Of The Mysteriously Exploding Sunroofs

CBC | Posted 08.12.2013 | Canada Alberta

Two Calgary drivers want an explanation for why the sunroofs in their vehicles exploded as they were driving. Kerri Mullen's fiancé was ...

Electric Cars: The Fast and the Chargeable

David Dodge | Posted 08.10.2013 | Canada Business
David Dodge

Tesla, the pioneering electric vehicle manufacturer made the news recently and it wasn't about their cars or their flamboyant founder, Elon Musk. No, Tesla made the news because it paid off $465 million in government loans nine years early. Tesla is also estimating that it will sell 21,000 units of its Model S, its family sedan, in 2013.

What's Next for Hybrids and Electric Cars?

David Dodge | Posted 08.03.2013 | Canada Business
David Dodge

The 100-mile-per-gallon car has arrived but it's still a niche item. Change on a grand scale will only come when we get beyond the early adopters and that will happen when either the price of technology comes way down or the price of gas goes way up.

Car Sharing Is Changing How We Consume

David Dodge | Posted 07.28.2013 | Canada Business
David Dodge

Car2Go has 275,000 members around the world. World there are 1.7 million car sharing members in 27 countries. Car sharing is the most outwardly popular expression of a simple idea that's changing how we consume. It's called collaborative consumption.

Treating Biodiesel Like a Microbrew

David Dodge | Posted 06.15.2013 | Canada Business
David Dodge

As you walk into the Cowichan Biodiesel Cooperative's processing facility in Duncan B.C., it really does look like a microbrewery. Tanks, pumps, hoses and other assorted machinery are all reminiscent of the brew master's trade. But unlike the yeasty, worty smell that you get at a brewery, the biodiesel processing facility has the faint hint of French fries.

Made In Vancouver Moj.io Gives Your Car More Mojo

John F. Gray | Posted 03.03.2013 | Canada British Columbia
John F. Gray

Imagine not fumbling for your key fob to open car doors. With Vancouver-designed Moj.io, your car senses the proximity of your phone, and unlocks the car door for you. Don't fret about forgetting to turn off the house lights or locking the doors. Moj.io notices you've left the driveway and locks up the house for you. It also dims all the lights in your house, saving you money on energy costs.

Vancouver Bixi Bike Share Takes Taxpayers For Ride

Jordan Bateman | Posted 01.07.2013 | Canada British Columbia
Jordan Bateman

Vancouver's Bixi public bike-share program may sound like good public policy but in the end, it will be taxpayers who will get taken for a ride. Why are they paying for bikes when the car shares have proven transportation co-ops and businesses can be sustained without taxpayer dollars?

UNBELIEVABLE: Race Car Flies Off A Mountain

Autoblog | Zach Bowman | Posted 08.14.2012 | Canada

It's easy to forget just how dangerous the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb can be. Those who take to the mountain do so with the knowledge that an...

Test Drive: BMW's ConnectedDrive Shows Off The Car's Smarts

The Huffington Post Canada | John Neff | Posted 08.01.2012 | Canada Living

Test Drive Subject: BMW ConnectedDrive, the car company's latest in-car entertainment and navigation system Price: Approximately $225 per year, bas...

This Is the Way to Have the Vacation of Your Nightmares

Lori Gard | Posted 08.22.2012 | Canada Living
Lori Gard

I have a recurring dream regarding vacations. They're always so perfect, so calm. But just like in real life, I'm constantly awoken from these visions of peace by, I'm sorry to say, my children. Let's face it, if you have kids, you're never going to have a dream vacation if you bring them along for the ride. So why not just leave them at their grandparents'?

What We Didn't Expect From What to Expect

Minnow Hamilton | Posted 07.11.2012 | Canada Living
Minnow Hamilton

Google's self-driving car, pregnancy must-haves, more Fifty Shades of Grey, mason jars and sandwich bags -- they all caught my attention this week.

Toronto Traffic is Fine So Long as You Drive Like a Rude Son of a Bitch

Peter Worthington | Posted 06.19.2012 | Canada
Peter Worthington

Toronto is the fourth most congested area in North America and has a reputation of being a nasty city to drive in. I disagree. I find Toronto alarmingly easy and courteous to drive in -- so long as you are decisive, no nonsense, and not a dawdler. What Toronto motorists can't abide are hesitant slowpokes -- drivers who wait endlessly for openings, who are officiously courteous, who show infuriating patience.

Megaupload Founder's Fleet Of Exotic Cars Seized

AutoBlog Canada | Posted 03.22.2012 | Canada

If you are in the car scene, hacker underworld or follow the exploits of the Gumball 3000, then you know the name Kim Schmitz. Er, well if you don't k...

B.C. Carbon Tax Should Go Up in Smoke

Jordan Bateman | Posted 03.14.2012 | Canada Politics
Jordan Bateman

Drivers already pay for transit at the gas pump. Asking them to pay even more is wrong and will damage the long-term economy of B.C., as the vast majority of our goods and services are transported by fuel-powered vehicles. Adding cost to those items hurts both business and consumers.

Vehicle Sales Rise, But Don't Expect It To Last

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 02.13.2012 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - The number of new vehicles sold in October increased 3.3 per cent to 139,549, driven by higher sales of both passenger cars and trucks.Statis...

Bike Lane Infrastructure Pays Dividends

David Suzuki | Posted 10.10.2011 | Canada
David Suzuki

In some European cities, planners are finding that making life more difficult for drivers while providing incentives for people to take transit, walk, or cycle creates numerous benefits, from reducing pollution and smog-related health problems to cutting greenhouse gas emissions and making cities safer and friendlier.