Category Archives: Brampton

Brampton Transit’s evolution from a laggard to a leader

For TVO this week, I discuss Brampton Transit’s impressive ridership growth. In the last five years, Brampton Transit has bucked the trend of stagnant ridership numbers encountered elsewhere in the Greater Toronto Area and North America in general. I argue … Continue reading

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Mount Pleasant: New Urbanism that almost works

Mount Pleasant Square, Brampton A few weeks ago, I visited Cathedraltown, a subdivision in north Markham built in the new urbanist style. Cathedraltown made the news thanks to a controversial metallic sculpture of a cow installed in a parkette. (Last … Continue reading

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A check-up on Downtown Barrie

Barrie has a great waterfront and an interesting downtown. However, there are serious social issues that need addressing. Continue reading

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A better Hurontario Street – an LRT update

When the LRT is opened on Hurontario Street, it will be safer and more pleasant for pedestrians and cyclists. Continue reading

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Unanswered questions about Toronto’s next subway extension

The TTC subway extension to York University will open a year from now. What will happen to transit passengers once their buses no longer serve the campus? Continue reading

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Suburban cycling infrastructure: the 416 versus the 905

Riding along the McNicoll hydro corridor in northern Scarborough Earlier this summer, I took two rides from my downtown apartment to suburban locations. On one ride, I biked northeast to Agincourt, on another trip, I biked to Downtown Brampton on … Continue reading

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Shortsighted short-turns at Bramalea GO

Bramalea GO Station Earlier this week, I took a train from Union Station to Bramalea, as I was preparing for a walk that I will hosting on Sunday exploring Canada’s first satellite city. Bramalea Station opened in 1973 when the Georgetown GO train … Continue reading

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