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Why Canada Has Fallen So Far Behind On Public Transit

CBC | Lucas Powers | Posted 07.06.2015 | 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 06.14.2015 | 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.

TTC Gets Sassed After Major Service Failure

The Huffington Post Canada | Zi-Ann Lum | Posted 06.08.2015 | Canada

Bazinga.

Top 7 Reasons to Appreciate Toronto

Chaker Khazaal | Posted 05.28.2015 | Canada Travel
Chaker Khazaal

I was recently in Toronto to interview John Tory, the 65th and current mayor of my adoptive hometown. Thinking about my return to New York, I couldn't help but make comparisons. An age-old saying came to mind. "The grass is always greener on the other side." In my case, was it greener on the other side of the border?

Toronto Needs to Invest in Walkable Neighbourhoods

Frank Margani | Posted 05.14.2015 | Canada Business
Frank Margani

In order to unlock the grand potential of Toronto's non-core markets to create affordable and vibrant communities and to ensure everyone is able to share in the economic and health benefits of walkable and livable neighborhoods, the city needs investment.

Fare Integration on Public Transit Can Help Fight Gridlock in Urban Canada

Murtaza Haider | Posted 05.13.2015 | Canada Business
Murtaza Haider

Canadian cities have enjoyed a steady population growth rate, which is significantly higher in suburban municipalities than that in central or urban municipalities. Smart fare integration across transit operators and jurisdictions will help grow transit ridership and improve accessibility and equity in metropolitan areas

WATCH: The Most Annoying Guys On Transit.. In The Office

The Huffington Post B.C. | Ty Clark | Posted 05.11.2015 | Canada British Columbia

The shoulder sleeper, the farter, and others.

Embryo Freezing vs. Egg Freezing: What You Need To Know

Dr. Sonya Kashyap | Posted 05.01.2015 | Canada Living
Dr. Sonya Kashyap

The recent news that actress Sofia Vergara is facing a lawsuit from her ex-fiancé over the fate of their frozen embryos is shining a light on the embryo freezing process. If a couple separates and fails to agree on what to do with their frozen embryos, a lengthy and emotionally taxing legal battle could ensue. However, if only eggs are frozen over the course of a relationship, and that relationship ends, there is no dispute over who the eggs belong to and who controls their fate.

WATCH: Shocking Brawl Involving Transit Officers Caught On Video

CP | Diana Mehta, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.01.2015 | Canada

TORONTO - Toronto police began an investigation Wednesday into a violent confrontation between the city's transit enforcement officers and two men aft...

Strange Ooze On Tracks Exposes Transit Vulnerability

CBC Toronto & Montreal | Posted 03.25.2015 | Canada

The ooze that poured down onto the TTC tracks on Tuesday may have been contaminated ground water, says TTC CEO Andy Byford. The fluid started poolin...

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...

Bringing My Baby on Public Transit Is Not an Invitation to Touch Him

Glynis Ratcliffe | Posted 05.19.2015 | Canada Living
Glynis Ratcliffe

People on public transit are...umm...weird. They're even weirder when you have a baby with you. I think some people believe babies are like some kind of carte blanche to interact with someone you've never met.

Is Public Transit Actually Too Cheap?

Jon Packer | Posted 05.12.2015 | Canada Politics
Jon Packer

Yes, that's right, cheap. To cross the 26-kilometer stretch of Toronto's core by public transit costs a meager $3. Head north on Yonge Street, the world's longest road, and a single subway fare up the 30 kilometre stretch to the city's northern reaches will still cost $3. To hop just one stop also costs $3. Twenty-five years ago the cost of the same journey by transit would be $1.20, a 150 per cent increase.

WATCH: 'Ghost Bus' Goes For a Ride

The Huffington Post Canada | Chris Jancelewicz | Posted 03.04.2015 | Canada

OK, so maybe it's not exactly a ghost bus, but a driver was certainly not behind the wheel when a Toronto Transit Commission bus rolled several metres...

Immature Torontonians Force TTC To Remove This Totally Innocuous Map

The Huffington Post Canada | Jesse Ferreras | Posted 02.03.2015 | Canada

Dear Toronto, it's time to pull your collective minds out of the gutter.

The 'TTC Leprechaun' Is Back And Causing Havoc On The Bus Again

The Huffington Post Canada | Jesse Ferreras | Posted 02.04.2015 | Canada

A Toronto transit passenger dubbed the "TTC leprechaun" might be back, and aggravating fellow commuters once again. Last fall, a passenger on a pac...

TTC Rider Takes Manspreading To A Whole Different Level

The Huffington Post Canada | Jesse Ferreras | Posted 01.20.2015 | Canada

What would you even call this? Manspreading? Nerdspreading?

TTC Streetcar, Bus Collision Injures Four

CBC | Posted 02.26.2015 | Canada

Four people received minor injuries after a streetcar and a bus collided head-on at Main Street and Danforth Avenue Saturday morning.  Paramedics w...

The TTC Should Only Help Fund Low-Income Riders

Steve Lafleur | Posted 01.27.2015 | Canada Politics
Steve Lafleur

High quality public transit costs money. Someone needs to pay for it. At the moment, riders are paying a large portion of those costs. The City shouldn't change that. Someone working on Bay Street and living in King West probably doesn't need a free ride. But maybe someone at Jane and Finch needs a break on fares. A surgical approach is preferable to a blunt instrument.

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...

Good News, Toronto Commuters

CBC | Posted 12.06.2014 | Canada

The TTC says it's boosting rush-hour subway service as part of some big changes to the utility coming into effect next week. “Our customers w...

Politicians Should Leave Transit Planning to the Experts

Murtaza Haider | Posted 12.03.2014 | Canada Politics
Murtaza Haider

Unlike the past, when professionals led transport planning in Toronto, transport planning today has become the exclusive purview of poorly informed politicians. To have any chance of addressing gridlock, transit planning has to start with professionals who actually understand real needs and alternative solutions before political choices are made.

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.

Why Olivia Chow Will Lose in October

Jordan Whelan | Posted 11.29.2014 | Canada Politics
Jordan Whelan

Chow has dangerously slipped too fast and too far in polling for a miraculous rebound in such a scant time frame. Voters are gridlocked, stranded and unapologetic in demanding expedited change from Day 1. Chow's ideas are too late, too small and too old school for this electorate. She may very well be a good-hearted, industrious politician but her efforts as a pioneer and consensus builder leave little to be lauded.