Help Build a Transit City Workshop

The Toronto Environmental Alliance (TEA) is currently in the midst of a series of community workshops centred on the City/TTC’s Transit City plan for a network of light rail transit (LRT) and bus rapid transit (BRT) lines across the city. (see above image)

Focused on reaching communities in Scarborough, North York and Etobicoke that have been underserved by transit until now, TEA’s workshops were designed to educate citizens, increase public engagement, create discussion and generate support for an improved Transit City plan.

TEA would like to engage Toronto’s knowledgeable transit advocates and enthusiasts in a mini TorontoTransitCamp to bring their perspective to the Transit City plan.

Along with results from the inner suburban workshops, the results of the evening will be compiled into a report that TEA will be submitting to City Council in the spring.

If you’re interested, the mini TorontoTransitCamp will take place:

Thursday, March 8, 2007 from 7-9pm

Committee Room 2 @ Toronto City Hall, 100 Queen St. West.

Please RSVP with Beth Jones (

Transit City map by Graeme Parry.

Image of an LRT in Strasbourg, France via


  1. At least this one’s not out in the middle of nowhere at the Gladstone at 10AM on a Sunday when it’s difficult if not impossible to take transit to get there.

  2. Since when did the gallery strip and the east edge of Parkdale become “nowhere”?

    And how did two routes (the 29 bus which also happens to be the most used route in Toronto, and three streetcar routes) become impossible transit options? I know Queen streetcars are not exactly reliable, but the area is not a black hole.

  3. (1) The Gladstone is tedious to get to for people who don’t live in the west end. There *is* an east end to this city, not that one would know it from reading Spacing.

    (2) Good luck getting to the 29 or the Queen streetcar in time to arrive at 10 AM. The subway doesn’t run until 9AM, so you’ll have to take the Blue Night bus. If you’re not within walking distance of a blue night route, tough luck.

  4. Point 2 is right-on and I understand. Sundays are no good for transit anywhere, east or west.

    But don’t bash us east end stuff — 50% of Spacing staff *live* east of DVP.

  5. thickslab> Comments like yours make me ashamed to live in the East End, but I’m so glad you’re not representative of my whole neighbourhood. Complain complain. Jee wiz!

    So that meeting was held at the Gladstone, get over it. I can’t think of a place along Queen east that’s as big and open, with the amentities, and from what I read, would donate the space for free, for a meeting like ttc camp. I can make it there just fine on a sunday morning, in fact, it’s when i find the queen car most reliable. no traffic.

    I live in the east, i like it, i shut the hell up about it though! Much of my activity, and work, takes place west of the don, west of Yonge. i knew that when i moved here. there are more things/venues in the west. it’s the way to the city is. moving to the east and complaining about more things in the west is like moving by the airport and complaining of planes.
    I’d tell you to move, but it looks like you’d rather complain than “do” anything. jeez. nit pic!

  6. Those who live in the east end and choose to rip Spacing for ignoring their part of the city could put their energy to better use by promoting their neighbourhood on their own time. I’m in no way affiliated with Spacing, but i’ve yet to see the law that obligates these people to report on your neighbourhood. As far as i know, no one forces you to read their publication. Maybe if you offer Spacing a free meeting space in the east end for a meeting, they’ll take you up on it?

    Hopefully there’s a follow up post here from the TEA organizer regarding their discussion at the upcoming meeting. Good luck!

  7. Wow, Jim Raucher has spent more words complaining about me complaining and telling me not to than I spent complaining in the first place.

  8. This just makes me ache all the more for Jilly’s to move out of that gorgeous building at Queen and Broadview. Nothing too much against strippers (although I really do find it disconcerting it’s down the street from THREE schools), but damn, it’s too fine a piece of architecture to be covered in cheap, crappy signage and posters.

  9. I love that building Jilly’s is in. It would be nice to see it used like a Gladstone or something a little more appealing for the masses.

  10. >Gloria, are you concerned that students will go to Jilly’s? There’s more nudity on the net than at Jillys. Sure would be a great building to turn into something else.

  11. Scott, concerned elementary and middle school students will go to Jilly’s? That’s silly. They’d be kicked out — the majority of those kids don’t have the cash allowance for drinks or dancers.

  12. Jilly’s turned into a Gladstone? Are you f-ing serious?

    Can we leave *one* thing in this city not yuppified? Please?

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