When is efficient too efficient? Tech lessons from the port city of Hamburg

Cities can have ports, and many do. Moreover, successful ports make for thriving cities. But ports are not cities. They are not models... Read More

Analysis: the permanent King Street transit way is a model for all Toronto

The Toronto Streetcar, older or newer type, is an ever-present symbol of the city. The red, black and white TTC colours trundle along... Read More

From Bach to Transport: Leipzig holds a key to the future of cities & Canadians should pay attention

The International Transportation Forum is an inter-governmental organization of the OECD. It holds a summit of transport ministers... Read More

Doug Ford’s TTC subway upload and Margaret Thatcher’s cautionary tale

As the province contemplates major structural change to Toronto’s transit system, I want to offer London’s rocky history... Read More

Life on the Line: Light in the Tunnel

(Alex Garant, “Midnight”) For the past month, you... Read More

Is good regional transit planning impossible?

Image: Christof Spieler, Trains, Buses, People: An Opinionated Atlas of U.S. Transit, Island Press. The recent news from Vancouver is... Read More

LORINC: Subway upload: negotiating when you have no cards in your hand

As has been widely noted, the Ford government’s approach to nearly everything has a kind of malevolent Bozo-the-clown vibe, with an... Read More

A modest proposal for reforming Toronto’s Land Transfer Tax

By Zack Taylor Few topics have pre-occupied Toronto’s budget watchers more over the past decade than the city’s land transfer tax... Read More

The Bloor Street Viaduct

As the City celebrates the centennial of Toronto’s most recognizable pieces of infrastructure with the unveiling of a historical... Read More