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[URBAN NOTE] Five Toronto links: TTC into Vaughan, Greg Sorbara, 196 York University, mass transit

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  • This Oliver Moore and Jeff Gray article on the new extension of the TTC into Vaughan, looking at its past and its future, is exciting. I cannot wait to ride this new part of Line 1. The Globe and Mail has it.
  • Steve Paikin at TVO notes the understated importance of former Ontario minister Greg Sorbara behind the Line 1 extension into Vaughan.
  • Katie Daubs bids farewell to the 196 York University Rocket, a storied bus line now coming to an end with the new subway, over at the Toronto Star.
  • At Torontoist, Tricia Woods argues that focusing on regional transit schemes as opposed to local ones is a mistake, given how most GTA commuting is within not between municipalities.
  • Edward Keenan does not buy the argument that there is as much TTC fare evasion as a recent report has claimed. The organization’s own faults matter, for one. The Toronto Star has it.
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Written by Randy McDonald

December 16, 2017 at 5:30 pm

[URBAN NOTE] Five Toronto links: Doug Ford, Parkdale development, TTC cell, Kaboom Chicken, 7/11

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  • Aaron Hutchins reports on the potential of the upcoming Doug Ford campaign in Toronto to reveal the strength, or not, of populism in Canada.
  • Jesse Winter reports at The Globe and Mail on how the redevelopment of a warehouse at Queen and Dufferin, in Parkdale, is set to displace the artists and creators now based there.
  • Ben Spurr notes that, although the entire TTC now has cell service, only Freedom Mobile–not any of the big three–has signed a contract to let users take advantage of this, over at the Toronto Star.
  • blogTO notes that the decision of restaurant Kaboom Chicken to blame price increases on the minimum wage increase has met with a negative reaction.
  • Narcity notes that some east-end 7/11 stores have shut down suddenly, apparently because of minimum wage increases.

[URBAN NOTE] Five Toronto links: CLRV streetcars, TTC, King Street, Church and Wellesley, Trump

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  • Edward Keenan bids farewell to the CLRV streetcars of the TTC, over at the Toronto Star.
  • Ainslie Cruickshank notes data suggesting just under 58% of TTC users are women, over at the Toronto Star.
  • John Rieti notes that the King Street pilot project, prioritizing mass transit downtown, does seem to have led to improvements in timing, over at CBC.
  • Muriel Draaisma notes the tentative acknowledgement, by Toronto police, of missteps in relating to Church and Wellesley and LGBTQ people following a series of disappearances and deaths, over at CBC.
  • Toronto Life tells the story of Sarah Phillips, a Canadian expatriate who moved to Toronto’s Seaton Village with her family following the election of Trump.

[URBAN NOTE] Five Toronto links: TTC and Uber, Eliot’s, Sidewalk Labs, Lia Denbok, Michael Redhill

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[URBAN NOTE] Three Toronto links: TTC streetcars, Queens Quay, Cheesecake Factory

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  • Steve Munro shares some photos of the first of the Canadian Light Rail Vehicles, TTC streetcars, from 1978.
  • NOW Toronto points out that Queens Quay, a popular pedestrian and biking area, does not do that good job of separating these two streams of traffic.
  • This Toronto Star review of the Cheesecake Factory, newly present in Toronto at Yorkdale, was fun to read. A dessert there might be worth trying.

Written by Randy McDonald

December 11, 2017 at 4:00 pm

[URBAN NOTE] Five Toronto links: condos, Church and Wellesley, biking, Eglinton LRT, Scarborough

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  • blogTO notes that a massive condo tower, 64 stories high, is slated for the northwest corner of Church and Wellesley.
  • VICE reports on how a string of suspicious disappearances, dead people, and outright murders is worrying people in Church and Wellesley.
  • Ben Spurr notes that the Ontario government has given Toronto more than $C 25 million to improve cycling infrastructure, over at the Toronto Star.
  • David Rider notes a push to investigate the idea of burying the western end of the Eglinton LRT line, over at the Toronto Star.
  • Oliver Moore notes the recommendation of outgoing TTC chief Andy Byford that the one-stop Scarborough subway extension be cancelled if the cost is projected to be more than $C 3 billion, over at The Globe and Mail.

[URBAN NOTE] Four Toronto links: King Street, Regal Heights, Eglinton LRT, Toronto Coach Terminal

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  • Steve Munro takes a look at early statistics on the King Street transit experiments.
  • CBC notes how some neighbourhood residents in Regal Heights used leaves and chalk to redesign the flow of traffic at an intersection.
  • blogTO shares impressive photos of the deep mine-like excavations made for some of the Eglinton LRT stations.
  • NOW Toronto talks about the efforts to revamp the Toronto Coach Terminal, a lovely old building downtown, in an era of changing transit flows.