Toronto 2013 – Around the Royal York

At the end of September, I had the chance to be in Toronto for a work-related meeting.  The weather in Vancouver had already an added crispness while Toronto was still hovering in the low 20’s and high teens for temperature. It had been at least 4 years since I last visited Toronto itself.  I had flown through Pearson International Airport a few times, but I … Continue reading Toronto 2013 – Around the Royal York

Opening and Construction Starts Planned for 2012 « The Transport Politic

Opening and Construction Starts Planned for 2012 « The Transport Politic. The Transport Politic is one of my favourite blogs to follow.  Most of what he covers is about the United States since he’s based there.  Also, he provides what seems to be an inside look at the financing side of transportation projects across North America.  He’s just released his newest graphic/map for 2012.  It’s … Continue reading Opening and Construction Starts Planned for 2012 « The Transport Politic

James: TTC teeters on the brink of expansion – thestar.com

James: TTC teeters on the brink of expansion – thestar.com. It pains me to see what has happened in Toronto.  In the previous municipal government, there was the Transit City plan, which would have spread light rail across the city proper.  There would have been 8 light rail lines, running on surface, that would have covered most of Toronto. Now with the new Rob Ford … Continue reading James: TTC teeters on the brink of expansion – thestar.com

Hume: ‘Canada’s mayor’ sees the city positively – thestar.com

Hume: ‘Canada’s mayor’ sees the city positively – thestar.com. One thing I like about Toronto is the Toronto Star.  They have some interesting and articulate pieces from people such as Christopher Hume.  When into urbanism, then Christopher Hume usually makes for a great read.  Also, the Toronto Star is one of the few more independent newspapers in this country. Hume goes into comparing two newly … Continue reading Hume: ‘Canada’s mayor’ sees the city positively – thestar.com

Now that is totally different

Steeles West subway station gets hip, downtown facade – thestar.com. 10 for creativity and being different.  I have no idea what number I’d give for liking it.  One thing for sure – it is different.  I wonder if folks out along Steeles Avenue will appreciate this one.  The new Steeles West Station is designed by Will Alsop.  The same British architect that came up with … Continue reading Now that is totally different

My top transit experiences of the decade (2000-2009)

Here’s a break from my Japan and Kansai travel posts.  This post is inspired by Jhen over at the Buzzer Blog.  In a recent post, she asked us to share our top transit moments over the past decade.  Thanks to Jhen for a great job over the past year.  The Buzzer Blog has really become a regular read for me. I rang in the new … Continue reading My top transit experiences of the decade (2000-2009)

Nuit Blanche TTC Pass

scotiabank nuit blanche – October 3, 2009 For all you lucky Torontonians, Nuit Blanche is coming up on October 3, 2009.  It’s a “free all night contemporary art thing.”  Last fall, I lucked out being in Halifax for their all night art thing called Nocturne. Toronto seems to have a lot more of these neat public art events.  Illuminato was a big event back in … Continue reading Nuit Blanche TTC Pass

The Buzzer blog » How big is TransLink’s service area?

The Buzzer blog » How big is TransLink’s service area?. I’ve always been interested to know how Toronto stacks up geographically to Vancouver.  Now I have the answer. Thanks Jhenifer. No wonder I barely ever travel to the North Shore, the Northeast, or South of the Fraser.  That’s a huge area of land to cover. It looks like from the eastern edge of Etobicoke to … Continue reading The Buzzer blog » How big is TransLink’s service area?