Toronto Transit

Transit Worker Goes On Epic Retirement Party Rant

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 01.25.2014 | Canada Business

This is what you get after working for the Toronto Transit Commission for nearly 31 years. Sad. ...

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 ...

'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.

GTA Congestion Could Be A Lot Pricier Than Thought

CP | Joshua Rapp Learn, The Canadian Press | Posted 09.10.2013 | Canada

TORONTO - Congestion could be costing some of Ontario's largest cities far more than officially estimated, according to a new report that examines the...

Why the Public Transit Debate Is Misguided

David R. Miller | Posted 08.11.2013 | Canada Politics
David R. Miller

On the editorial pages of Toronto's newspapers, there is a great debate about how to pay for the public transit expansion Toronto and the Toronto region desperately needs. The commentary is ernest, debating the merits of tolls, sales taxes, and other so-called revenue tools. But I think the debate is misguided.

A Big Idea For Public Transit

David R. Miller | Posted 07.24.2013 | Canada Politics
David R. Miller

Here's a question for you: what's the only G8 country that doesn't have a national transit strategy? The free-wheeling, car-loving U.S., perhaps? Hardly. It's right here in Canada -- where we continue to operate a patchwork system of transit funding that ebbs and flows as political leaders come and go and economic conditions rise and fall.

St. Clair Avenue Right-of-Way? "It's Great"!

David R. Miller | Posted 07.13.2013 | Canada Politics
David R. Miller

While having a coffee with a friend at one of the terrific new cafes on St. Clair Avenue West, I decided to do an informal and unscientific survey of people's opinions about the St. Clair Avenue right-of-way. "It's great!" was the common refrain. When I probed a little deeper, people spoke about the wonderful rejuvenation that has occurred on St. Clair.

On Transit, Toronto Politicians Are Gridlocked

Imelda Nurwisah | Posted 07.10.2013 | Canada Politics
Imelda Nurwisah

Considering how much Torontonians cried murder when right-of-ways, bike lanes, and sidewalks have been put in at the expense of roads and parking it does seem like an impossible task to convince ourselves that transit is good for us. No collection of Councillors has been able to give us the leadership to make the tough decision we need to spearhead transit.

'Sheer Terror': 4-Year-Old Falls Into Toronto Subway Gap

CBC | Posted 07.03.2013 | Canada

Four-year-old Ava Buckareff is hardly aware, but her mother Julie is holding her little girl a little tighter after a terrifying experience on the sub...

Ontario Premier Drops Strong Hint

CP | Maria Babbage, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.11.2013 | Canada Politics

TORONTO - Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne still won't say how she'll raise $2 billion annually to improve public transit in the Greater Toronto and Ham...

Little Help Please?

CP | Maria Babbage, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.08.2013 | Canada Politics

TORONTO - Business leaders must help shore up support for a contentious provincial plan to raise billions of dollars for public transit in the Greater...

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.

Toronto Approves Transit Deal

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 01.01.2013 | Canada Politics

TORONTO - Toronto city council voted 30-11 on Thursday to follow through with a light rail transit deal between the Toronto Transit Commission and Met...

Not Matter Of Bikes vs. Cars

Brent Toderian | Posted 12.05.2012 | Canada British Columbia
Brent Toderian

There's too much pitting of self-described "drivers" and "cyclists" against each other. Most North American families are actually multi-modal - they drive, walk, and probably take transit and bike in at least certain circumstances, if not routinely. Certainly many who cycle, also drive, and visa versa. We need a more sophisticated discussion about how we get around in cities, and it starts with this -- it's not about loving your bike. It's about loving what biking does for cities.

Toronto Transit Gets A Daily Report Card

CBC | Posted 09.11.2012 | Canada

The TTC has launched a daily report card that gives its riders a sense of how well their transit system is performing. The Daily Customer ...

Another Toronto Transit Plan Headed For Defeat

CBC | Posted 09.10.2012 | Canada Politics

The ambitious and costly OneCity transit plan brought forward by TTC chair Karen Stintz went out with a whimper, never even reaching the council floor...

Ford Blasts Subway Report Before It's Even Released

CBC | Posted 05.16.2012 | Canada Politics

Toronto city council is being advised — by the expert panel it appointed — that light rail, not subways, are the way to go on Sheppar...

Toronto Transit Chair Jeered At Town Hall Meeting

CBC | Posted 05.09.2012 | Canada

TTC chair Coun. Karen Stintz was given a rough ride at a rowdy town hall discussion in Scarborough on Thursday night, facing jeers for he...

McGuinty: Tories Playing Politics With TTC

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 05.07.2012 | Canada Politics

TORONTO - Premier Dalton McGuinty is accusing Ontario's Progressive Conservatives of playing politics with Toronto transit.Opposition Leader Tim Hudak...

Toronto Transit Chair Faces Firing

CBC | Posted 04.22.2012 | Canada Politics

TTC chief general manager Gary Webster has been relieved of his duties, following a vote during a special meeting of transit commissioner...

McGuinty Pours Cold Water On Rob Ford's Subway Dreams

CP | Steve Rennie, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.10.2012 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty says he must respect Toronto city council's decision on the future of the city's transit.And if that means li...

Toronto Mayor Dismisses Vote Against Subway Plan As 'Irrelevant'

CBC | Posted 04.10.2012 | Canada Politics

Ontario remains committed to helping Toronto pay for upcoming transit improvements, Transportation Minister Bob Chiarelli says, but warns...

Showdown Underway Over Toronto Transit Plan

CBC | Posted 04.09.2012 | Canada Politics

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford has called his council's tumultuous debate on the future of the city's transit "irrelevant" after it dealt him a m...