Toronto Subway

Toronto Subway Pollution Levels Comparable To Beijing: Study

HuffPost Canada | Maham Abedi | Posted 04.25.2017 | Canada

Montreal and Vancouver subway riders breathe in significantly cleaner air.

Toronto Wind Mobile Users Just Scored Over Big Telecom Customers

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 06.17.2015 | Canada Business

Customers of Wind Mobile in Toronto will be able to do something that customers of the big telecom companies won’t, at least for now: Use their cell...

Strange Liquid Closes Toronto Subway For Hours

The Huffington Post Canada | Emma Prestwich | Posted 03.24.2015 | Canada

Part of Toronto's subway system came to a standstill Tuesday after staff found a mystery liquid leaking into a downtown tunnel. The Yonge-Universit...

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

Neil Seeman | Posted 01.07.2015 | 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.

By 2040, We Won't Need Subways

Candice Malcolm | Posted 10.26.2014 | Canada Politics
Candice Malcolm

Premier Kathleen Wynne's solution to the transportation infrastructure problem is to spend a whopping $50 billion of taxpayer money over the next 25 years to build an expansive rail network. By 2040, Toronto may finally have the subways that other cities built nearly 200 years earlier. But can you imagine what the world will look like in 2040? We are on the cusp of explosive new technologies that will revolutionize how we commute. Innovative tech startups are fixing the problems we currently have with cars: that they pollute too much, are too expensive for many, and congest our overcrowded roads. Here are three notable examples of ideas and companies that will change transportation as we know it.

40 Signs You've Been Taking The TTC Way Too Long

The Huffington Post Canada | Arti Patel | Posted 05.26.2014 | Canada Living

A Toronto public transit user's life can be unfortunate. You deal with annual fare hikes, packed subways, and of course, you have to put up with de...

WATCH: What It Looks Like When Toronto Actually Gets Something Done

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 02.03.2014 | Canada

Torontonians are pretty depressed about the state of transit in the city. Amid all the debate over subways and light rail, it seems like nothing ever ...

Federal Funding for Toronto's Subway Is Bad News for Canada

Christopher Smillie | Posted 11.24.2013 | Canada Politics
Christopher Smillie

The recent announcement by the federal government that it will fund Toronto's subway system is not good news for Canada. It means more of the same style of infrastructure funding we have always had. Instead of predictable, reliable and rules based projects, Canada is riddled with a mish mash of almost completed and almost dead projects politicians pick and choose to save (or not).

'You Have Our Money, Now Let's Get This Subway Built'

CP | Diana Mehta and Maria Babbage, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.23.2013 | Canada Politics

TORONTO - The federal government came through Monday with $660 million for the expansion of a subway line in east-end Toronto, suggesting its funding ...

'You Have Our Money, Let's Get This Subway Built'

CBC | Posted 11.22.2013 | Canada Politics

The federal government will contribute $660 million to help extend Toronto’s Bloor-Danforth subway line in the east-end neighbourhood of Scarborough...

Why Harper Should Help Fund the Proposed Toronto Scarborough Subway

Mitch Wolfe | Posted 09.16.2013 | Canada Politics
Mitch Wolfe

Harper and his conservatives providing additional funding to build the new Scarborough Subway (the extension of the Bloor-Danforth line from Kennedy Station to the Scarborough Town Centre) is a "complete no-brainer." Let me elaborate.

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...

Flaherty Won't Commit To Subway Dollar Figure

CBC | Posted 09.12.2013 | Canada Politics

Federal Finance Minister Jim Flaherty says there is money available for subways in Toronto — he just won't say how much. On Friday Toronto Mayor R...

Toronto Transit: Build It -- And They Will Come

David R. Miller | Posted 04.27.2013 | Canada Politics
David R. Miller

Gridlock in the Toronto region costs the economy billions of dollars a year, harms our environment, and leaves lower income people literally sitting on the bus for hours each day. If I were advising the new Premier of Ontario today, my advice would consist of one simple statement: Get the shovels in the ground now. Build the transit lines that we already have funding for -- then speak to the people about how to pay for the remaining lines. We must seize the moment when the funding and political will exist if we are to meet the needs of our residents and businesses and overcome decades of inertia.

What Happened To The Toronto Subway?

CBC | Posted 08.02.2012 | Canada

The city of Toronto and the Toronto Transit Commission are still investigating Friday's flood at Union Station that closed the station and led to part...

Rob Ford's Signature Transit Idea Defeated

CP | Posted 03.22.2012 | Canada Politics

TORONTO -- Toronto Mayor Rob Ford has lost his transit battle after city council voted against his subway plan. City councillors voted 24-19 in fav...

Hudak Wants To Force Toronto To Build Subways

CP | Keith Leslie, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.06.2012 | Canada Politics

TORONTO - Ontario is providing all the funding so the province should order the city of Toronto to build subways, even if city council votes for light...

How Toronto Gets Cash For Subway?

CBC | Posted 05.01.2012 | Canada Politics

Toronto Coun. Doug Ford said Thursday it was time to think "outside the box" to find new ways to fund an extension to the Sheppard subway line. ...

Workers Hurt In Toronto Subway Construction Accident

CBC | Posted 03.07.2012 | Canada

At least two construction workers were injured and one was rushed to hospital following an accident at a subway tunnel excavation site near Toronto's ...

Toronto Mayor Insists New Subway Lines On The Way

CBC | Posted 03.20.2012 | Canada Politics

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford vows he will stay the course — keeping a lid on city spending while finding a way to build subways despite an apparent lack o...

Don't Have a Cow: Subway Riders Challenged on Meat-Eating

Lisa Kramer | Posted 02.05.2012 | Canada Living
Lisa Kramer

Public transit riders in Toronto have been coming face-to-face with farm animals thanks to an ad campaign that asks "Why love one but eat the other?" We expected strong reactions to the campaign and we got them.

Mayor Ford -- Don't Forget Who the Customer Is

David Turner | Posted 02.02.2012 | Canada Politics
David Turner

There are thousands of commuters pouring into the city every day, and I suspect many of them would vie for public transit if it were accessible, reliable and seamless. But initiatives always seem to get shelved for the same reasons -- there's no funding, or one level of government points to another as the unwilling partner.

Chaos Expected In Toronto With Highway, Subway Shutdowns

CBC | Posted 11.16.2011 | Canada

Road closures, festivals, and subway maintenance are all expected to test the patience of Toronto commuters over the weekend. The Don Vall...