Subway

What it's Like for Disabled and Elderly People to Take the TTC

Neil Seeman | Posted 11.08.2014 | Canada Impact
Neil Seeman

You know that feeling when you're hurried to get to work or an appointment downtown but the subway trains are all packed? So you fidget with angst until a less jam-packed car zooms into the station? Now, multiply that stress by 20 times. That's what it feels like to be a disabled man or woman waiting for a subway train in Toronto, at any time of day.

The TTC Isn't Pulling its Weight

Murtaza Haider | Posted 12.09.2014 | Canada
Murtaza Haider

The Yonge-University-Spadina (YUS) subway line carries 34 per cent fewer passengers during rush hour than its design capacity. Whereas the decision to...

Is John Tory Designing His Policies on an Etch-a-Sketch?

Karen Stintz | Posted 08.02.2014 | Canada Politics
Karen Stintz

For months, John Tory has claimed that his number one priority for transit expansion would be a new subway line to relieve pressure on the overcrowded Yonge line. Then he shook his etch-a-sketch and poof, it's gone. Relieving congestion on the Yonge line moves to the back of the bus. Same thing happened with his positions on the Gardiner and the Eglinton Connects.

Subway Removing 'Shoe Rubber' Chemical From Bread

AP | Posted 02.07.2014 | Canada Business

NEW YORK (AP) — Subway says it's in the process of removing a chemical from its bread as part of an ongoing effort to improve its recipes. The an...

Why a Subway Makes More Sense for Scarborough Than an LRT

Shireen Jeejeebhoy | Posted 09.14.2013 | Canada Politics
Shireen Jeejeebhoy

This post originally appeared on Shireen Jeejeebhoy's political blog at talk talk talk. Suddenly, the picture changes. For years, we're going to get a...

A Tour of TTC Transit Control

Mary Warner | Posted 09.22.2012 | Canada
Mary Warner

Andy Byford and me at TTC Transit Control Tour background: As a follow-up to my lunch with TTC CEO Andy Byford and my extreme transit nerdiness that...

Public Transportation: People at Their Worst

Kelsey Malenchak | Posted 07.23.2012 | Canada Living
Kelsey Malenchak

Walking the streets of a big city, you begin to notice how there is a lack of common sense around you. Or maybe it's the lack of everyday respect and kindest in our modern world. I'm not a bitter person but there are some things that have really begun to irritate me. I've noticed a significant decline in people's kindness and respect for others.

Nail Clipping In The Subway: Is This The Grossest Video Ever? (PHOTOS)

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 06.23.2012 | Canada Style

We understand being pressed for time on your way to work -- sometimes the snooze button is simply too compelling. But that doesn't justify breaking al...

Time to Throw Mayor Ford's Plans Under the Bus

Mark Crowley | Posted 05.26.2012 | Canada
Mark Crowley

So Mayor Ford, you want the slower to build, partially unfunded, more expensive transportation alternative and now that you didn't get your way, you say you are going to spend all the remaining time trying to foil the cheaper solution? And you came in trying to cut government spending? Right...

Canadians View Public Transit As 'Inconvenient': StatsCan

CP | Will Campbell, The Canadian Press | Posted 10.24.2011 | Canada

OTTAWA - A new study suggests the vast majority of commuters remain reluctant to use public transit, despite public campaigns encouraging people of it...

Public Transit in Canada: A Bigger Idea

Andreas Souvaliotis | Posted 09.13.2011 | Canada
Andreas Souvaliotis

The carbon crunch and the sudden change in expectations and priorities across our major cities now represent a serious new challenge for our urban administrators. How do we shift millions of Canadians from cars to transit if we don't have the spare capacity or the spare funds to quickly expand?