Transit Worker Didn't Hesitate To Help Distressed Man On Subway Tracks

The Huffington Post Canada | Emma Prestwich | Posted 04.28.2017 | Canada

The employee was praised for his response to the situation.

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.

I Broke Up With Toronto And Fell In Love With Ottawa

Olivia Robinson | Posted 03.28.2017 | Canada Living
Olivia Robinson

In the fall of 2015, my colleagues were puzzled when I announced that I was leaving my publishing gig in Toronto for a non-profit in our nation's capital. But they were not perplexed by the notion that I was changing jobs. They were skeptical of my desire to live in Ottawa.

White People See A Lesson In Manners. I See A Racist Assault

Tasheka Lavann | Posted 03.03.2017 | Canada Living
Tasheka Lavann

It's getting pretty frustrating having to tell people, especially white people, what racism looks like. As a black woman, it's heartbreaking to see how such incidents are handled and how they are reported and discussed in the media. Most frightening, is the direction in which Canada is going regarding race relations.

Toronto Driver Blames GPS After Ending Up In Streetcar Tunnel

CP | Michelle McQuigge, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.23.2017 | Canada

The incident halted downtown traffic for hours.

Kiefer Sutherland Has To Deal With Hot Subway Cars, Too

The Huffington Post Canada | Chloe Tejada | Posted 09.09.2016 | Canada Living

Celebs are just like us!

The Problem With Toronto's Accessibility Permits

Tara K. Reed | Posted 08.11.2016 | Canada Living
Tara K. Reed

As a disabled person, navigating Toronto is stressful and dangerous -- not just because of potholes and construction-brutalized sidewalks, but because of transit. And people. Especially people operating or riding transit. This is largely due to the absence of inclusion of pedestrians in the Ministry of Transportation's Accessibility Permit Program, currently only issued for drivers/passengers of cars, which leaves the rest of us vulnerable to harassment and injury.

Transit Agencies Warned Of Terror Threat Before Police Killed Suspect

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 08.11.2016 | Canada

TTC employees were aware of a terror threat.

Toronto Transit Can Do More To Stop Twitter Abuse. So Can Others.

CP | Peter Goffin | Posted 08.02.2016 | Canada Business

Just how far do they go to protect workers from abuse?

Shoddy Ridership Forecasts Could Waste Billions On Transit

Murtaza Haider | Posted 07.11.2016 | Canada
Murtaza Haider

Politicians across Canada trot out transit ridership forecasts that support their favourite projects. In the pretext of following evidence-based decision-making, many equate projections with evidence. They are sadly mistaken.

The Battle For Scarborough's Soul Is Over A Subway

Murtaza Haider | Posted 07.06.2016 | Canada Politics
Murtaza Haider

From a transport planning perspective, the one-stop Scarborough subway extension is highly unlikely to make Scarborough residents' lives simpler by offering them fast and efficient mobility. Instead, it could make their transit commutes even longer and more cumbersome.

BC Transit Audit Shows Need For Efficiency, Not Higher Taxes

Jordan Bateman | Posted 06.16.2016 | Canada British Columbia
Jordan Bateman

The long-awaited BC Transit provincial review went public earlier this month. To no one's surprise, the audit found several ways BC Transit has been wasting your tax money, and how poor they are at managing the millions of dollars of assets with which we entrust them.

I Am Sick Of Corporate Sick Note Policies Costing Taxpayers

Sohail Gandhi | Posted 06.13.2016 | Canada Politics
Sohail Gandhi

Every corporation in Ontario, whether public or private, that has a sick note policy is taking advantage of you, the taxpayer, by offloading the cost of their policy onto the health care system. You, dear taxpayer, are subsidizing the cost of their business. So, how does one change that?

Bad Laws Are Worse Than Bad Enforcement

DJ Larkin | Posted 04.16.2017 | Canada Politics
DJ Larkin

Unlike those of us with homes and adequate incomes, people living in poverty are targeted and ticketed for activities necessary to their survival: sleeping in a park, vending goods on the sidewalk, or even setting up a basic shelter such as a tarp or a box in order to survive the night. Municipal bylaws prohibiting those activities stand in the way of people's safety and survival.

How I Stopped Letting Anxiety Control My Commute

Shailee Koranne | Posted 01.27.2017 | Canada Living
Shailee Koranne

Anxiety disorders show themselves differently in everyone who have them. My fear of public transit is almost totally irrational, I know -- that's actually the most frustrating thing about it. I know it's irrational, but it doesn't make it any easier to deal with the anxiety.

Crown Trying To Criminalize Cop's Judgment: Lawyer

CP | Diana Mehta, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.05.2017 | Canada

"To be clear, no one likes the end result in this case."

History Shows UberHop's Transit Competition Will Cost Riders

Murtaza Haider | Posted 12.18.2016 | Canada Business
Murtaza Haider

Transit agencies are able to operate at a loss during low-demand periods because they operate transit at a profit during peak periods. Regulators allow transit monopolies in exchange for the guaranteed service on low-ridership routes, which for-profit transport providers like UberHop are unlikely to consider.

2 Women Wearing Hijabs Called Terrorists On Toronto Train

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 11.20.2015 | Canada

Spokesman Brad Ross says two men and a woman made abusive comments and suggested the women were terrorists.

'This Evening I Was Unapologetically Harassed By This TTC Employee'

The Huffington Post Canada | Jesse Ferreras | Posted 08.14.2016 | Canada

The TTC is investigating.

Pedestrian Safety Must Be Part Of The Urban Transit Conversation

Jon Packer | Posted 10.29.2016 | Canada Living
Jon Packer

On the morning of Oct. 28, 2015, 12 pedestrians were struck by cars in the City of Toronto. While some would say it's the result of a wet, grey day, this statistic follows an average of six pedestrians being hit each day, a stunningly high number set to increase as density intensifies and our population ages.

TTC To Sue Bombardier Over Delayed Streetcars

CBC | Posted 10.28.2016 | Canada Business

"At the end of the day I don't want the money. I want the streetcars."

TTC May Sue Bombardier Over Streetcar Delays

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 10.16.2015 | Canada Business

"The TTC board has lost all faith in Bombardier's public promises and ability to deliver this order."

Why Canada Has Fallen So Far Behind On Public Transit

CBC | Lucas Powers | Posted 07.06.2016 | Canada

Inadequate public transit has become as Canadian as maple syrup, and cities are struggling to find affordable solutions. Metro Vancouver took a nove...

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...

Be Kind and Give Your Seat to a Pregnant Woman

Samantha Kemp-Jackson | Posted 06.14.2016 | Canada Parents
Samantha Kemp-Jackson

Sadly, in my experience, purposely ignoring pregnant women while riding public transit has become the norm, not the exception. What has happened to humanity? The lack of focus on others, supported by the technological tools to "zone out" or feign ignorance wherever and whenever possible makes this willful blindness not only possible but probable as well.