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Canadian Urbanism Uncovered

028: Behind-the-scenes: Mayor Miller, cabbie hangouts, and streetcars

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This episode we take you behind-the-scenes.

First, we go to Toronto City Hall where Mayor David Miller has packed his bags to make way for Mayor Rob Ford. Spacing publisher Matthew Blackett and contributor John Lorinc spoke to Miller on one of his last days on the job. Then we stay up into the wee hours with Edward Birnbaum and Maia Filar. The mission? To explore the late-night restaurant scene that caters to cab drivers.

And finally, streetcars are an iconic part of the Toronto streetscape, but ever wonder who is tasked with trying to keep them on schedule? Producer Mieke Anderson visits streetcar headquarters as the debate heats up over the best way to move people around.

Note: There’s more of our conversation with former Mayor Miller to come — we couldn’t fit it all into the episode so we’ll be posting the rest throughout the week!

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