Transit Equity Introduction: achieving enhanced outcomes and possibilities

The year I started ninth grade, I was both nervous and excited. Having been the student council president and overall instigator at my... Read More

The Scarborough Subway and Smart Track are about to collide

Anyone who thinks they can read between the lines of the two sets of council votes this week — about the Scarborough subway and Smart... Read More

Welcome to your private nuclear fallout shelter

In 1959, the builders of Regency Acres, a 700-home subdivision in Aurora, Ontario, offered something no other homebuilder in the... Read More

LORINC: Local communities to help build Metrolinx projects

Just two weeks after Metrolinx’s boring machines broke through the extraction shaft at Allen Road, the regional agency reached another... Read More

Kids ride free – what’s next?

Growing up I was friends with a kid named Stacey. Although popular, I envied what I perceived to be her level of sophistication. She... Read More

This is what the Toronto subway tastes like

Union Station tastes like fried onions. James Wannerton knows this because he tastes words. Due to a rare and unusual neurological... Read More

The new American streetcar: A visit to Detroit, Cincinnati, Atlanta, and Tampa

Cross-posted from Marshall’s Musings, the author’s personal blog I recently went on a short vacation, driving down Highway... Read More

LORINC: Tory needs to use new traffic data to fight congestion

To absolutely no one’s surprise, Mayor John Tory has emerged as the kind of leader who looks both ways — all puns and double entendres... Read More

The great Toronto bridge swap of 1928

The Canadian Pacific Railway had two 243-ton problems in early 1928. Its two newest and most powerful locomotives were due to be ready... Read More

Remember the greenhouse gases

Toronto’s intense debate about transit and mobility has focused on access, cost and travel speed. Another important issue, one that’s... Read More