Today, the Board is talking about pedestrian deaths in Toronto due to cars running them over, amongst other things. On your mark . . .
In short, yesterday’s vote at city council, on the phasing in of the completed Sherbourne bike track coinciding with the return of the convertible fifth wheel lane on Jarvis for cars, comes down to five practical things: As a cyclist-commuter, you won’t be getting a completed Sherbourne bike track until … Continue reading
I know next to nothing about city planning.
Yet I found myself near maximum giddy yesterday at the announcement Toronto had found itself a chief planner, Jennifer Keesmaat. Why? Because people who do know a thing or two about urbanism and city planning seemed to be excited. Very, very excited. Continue reading
In the first instalment of a twice-monthly feature, Toronto Citizens will discuss messaging, political strategy and tactics with Ontario Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives Director Trish Hennessy and Massey fellow and U of T political academic James McKee. This week: Whither OneCity? David Hains: OneCity made a dramatic splash when … Continue reading
. If you watch enough city council, you’ll know that Councillor Norm Kelly (Ward 40, Scarborough-Agincourt) likes to make enough book recommendations in meetings to rival Oprah. Some of these books are questionable, like the time he recommended one by the author of The Bell Curve, but today it was … Continue reading
From the Toronto’s Historic Sites Facebook page: Transit progress requires construction. Continue reading
Toronto is on the precipice of the narrative arc of how it views taxation (evil), versus revenue (good). Continue reading
Which of these words was said by former union leader and NDP politician and current Ford whip and communist hunter Giorgio Mammoliti today as he questioned city manager Joe Pennachetti on OneCity? Continue reading
The key item today is the OneCity transit plan, but also on the agenda are sports fees, student nutrition, the Alexandra Park revitalization, numerous grants, and more. Continue reading