Monthly Archives: May 2015

From “Boldness” to Madness?

As I find myself increasingly frustrated with John Tory’s first six months in office, I can’t help but wonder what his motivations are behind his stances on his signature SmartTrack transit plan, the Gardiner East, the Scarborough Subway, and police … Continue reading

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Talking with Two Twits

Recently, I sat down with Darren Foster (Cityslikr), of the blog All Fired Up In The Big Smoke, and Paisley Rae to discuss the results of the last municipal election, particularly the ward-level election maps that I created back in December 2014 and … Continue reading

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The Sheppard Scarborough Subway Shitshow

Building the Sheppard East LRT in December, 2010 Nearly five years ago, in October 2010, work began on the Sheppard East light rail transit project, the first of three Transit City lines funded by the provincial government. This initial work was to … Continue reading

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The East Gardiner: a chance to get it right

A snapshot I took back in March 2001 of the Gardiner Expressway’s demolition at Carlaw Avenue. In June, 1999, Toronto City Council, after much debate, voted 44-8 to demolish the eastern section of the Gardiner Expressway. The section of elevated … Continue reading

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Mapping “Team Tory”

Back in September 2014, I created a series of maps for Matt Elliott, journalist at Metro, blogger, city council observer, and all-round great guy. Elliott’s City Council Scorecard tracked how each councillor voted on major decisions at city hall, along with … Continue reading

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