When Haileybury burned, Toronto sent streetcars

The town of Haileybury sits on the shore of Lake Timiskaming, a serpentine body of water on the northern reaches of the Ottawa River... Read More

The curious origin of the original low-floor streetcar

Toronto is in the (unexpectedly slow) process of getting new low-floor streetcars. The goal of these new cars is accessibility —... Read More

LORINC: Which transit projects should be built first?

If you’re ever in the market for a choice example of bureaucratic obfuscation, look no further than the following section in the... Read More

LORINC: Transit relief is long way down the road

If you have kids or once were one, you may have recognized the tactic that York Region’s politicians attempted last week when they... Read More

LORINC: Airport and Portlands to be transit hubs of activity?

All of a sudden, two glimmering celestial objects have appeared in the night sky above that fantastical dreamscape we sometimes refer... Read More

The modernist Bloor-Danforth line at 50

The Bloor-Danforth line turned 50 today. Five decades ago, on February 25, 1966, the first section of Toronto’s first east-west... Read More

LORINC: Tell me how Toronto will pay for transit plans — then I’ll get excited

A few years ago, University of Toronto Schools teacher Josh Fullan and I concocted a transit game for the students in his Maximum City... Read More

The challenge of getting to the bus stop

Adapted from a post in Marshall’s Musings, the author’s personal blog. In the Greater Toronto Area, we have a fixation on... Read More

LORINC: All the evidence points to more stalling

And lo, after the people of the town had spent these six long years wandering blindly in a stormy and seemingly ceaseless night, a... Read More

Pour one out for the Toronto Coach Terminal

For an busy intercity transit hub in a major North American city, the Toronto Coach Terminal is a sorry sight. Marooned a significant... Read More