On Townline Road on the south end of Orangeville, across the street from the old railway yard and station grounds, two plaques stand, telling the history of the doomed railway next to them. The first plaque, a faded provincial marker, commemorates the Toronto, Grey and Bruce Railway, which arrived in Orangeville in 1871 and completed […]
A round trip from Toronto via Guelph, Owen Sound, and Barrie is the longest trip one can take using only local and regional transit services. Despite these new links, there is room for improvement.
Union Station’s Great Hall is one of Toronto’s great indoor spaces. The station was constructed during Toronto’s first great building boom, in an era that began with E.J. Lennox’s Old City Hall (completed in 1899), and concluded with the completion of the Bank of Commerce Building, opened in 1931. Work on Union Station, built for […]
A new interactive map depicts Canada’s passenger rail networks in 1955 and in 1980
An interactive map depicting intercity rail services in Ontario and Quebec in 1955
Ontario’s other Union Station is a charming reminder of a once-proud electric railway in Southwestern Ontario
Despite the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, several new inter-community transit services launched in Ontario during the last few months.
Every interurban transit connection in Ontario is included in an interactive map, which I will update regularly.
Coach Canada bus to Hamilton, September 2009 This Saturday, I will be joining fellow transportation advocates and experts in Downtown Guelph for the First Annual Transit Summit & Town Hall organized by Transit Action Alliance of Guelph (TAAG). I’ll be speaking about the gaps in regional and intercity transit in Guelph and Southwestern Ontario. In the 1980s, […]
VIA RDC train about to depart Sudbury for White River Last month, I embarked on a journey from Toronto to Thunder Bay, a distance of over 1,300 kilometres. My journey took me nearly three days as I opted to travel by bus and rail, rather than by car or by air. Though I had to […]
Southbound Northlander train arriving at Gravenhurst, March 2012 In a few weeks, I will travel from Toronto to Thunder Bay by bus and by train, stopping at cities and towns like Sudbury, Chapleau, White River, Marathon, and Schreiber. I expect to write about the experience and the challenges of getting around Northern Ontario without a […]