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Toronto Tuesday : LRT, Cycling benchmark, and TTC as an essential service

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Each Tuesday, Spacing Montreal will share with you some posts from our sister blog, Spacing Toronto. We hope it will enable constructive dialogue on the urban issues faced by both cities, though we’ll settle for some witty jibes against la Ville reine in the comments.

High rise apartments and Transit City : A look at the continued discussion on the Transit City proposal that would bring the LRT (light rail transit) to the Toronto inner suburbs. Graeme Stewart of the Toronto Tower Renewal project has produced maps linking the existing and proposed LRT lines with residential high density clusters.

Benchmarking cycling in Toronto : A report by the Toronto Coallition for Active Transportation compares Toronto cylcing habits with other cities including New York, London, Vancouver and our own Montréal. The survey looks at data such as spending on cycling per capita, on-street bike facilities, kms of bike lanes and gender distribution.

TTC Strike: Mayor to revive “essential service” motion : In the aftermath of the TTC Strike 2 weekends ago, the Executive Committee of the Toronto City Council will consider whether to ask the provincial government to designate the TTC as an essential service. Adam Chaleff-Freudenthaler reports on the legal manoeuvring surrounding the issue.


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