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Canada Ontario Transit

Greyhound Canada’s inevitable decline leaves a few gaps to fill

Though increasingly irrelevant to Canadians, Greyhound’s final departure leaves new gaps in Eastern Ontario. Megabus’ new Toronto-Ottawa route doesn’t meet those needs

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Canada History Intercity Rail Maps Ontario

What Canadian passenger rail looked like in 1955

An interactive map depicting intercity rail services in Ontario and Quebec in 1955

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History Maps Ontario Roads Toronto

The complicated history of Dundas Street

It’s worth wondering why Toronto has a street named after a Scottish politician who had nothing to do with its history.

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Ontario

All aboard the beer train

Brewers Retail had an interesting location strategy, especially in Northern Ontario.

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History Intercity Rail Ontario

The world’s smallest Union Station

Ontario’s other Union Station is a charming reminder of a once-proud electric railway in Southwestern Ontario

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Intercity Rail Ontario Transit

Mapping Ontario’s transit connections

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.

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Ontario Transit

Why Durham Region is going the microtransit route during the pandemic – and what it means for other transit systems

Previously on this site, I expressed my skepticism about Durham Region’s commitment to improving transit service. But in the five years since, the region east of Toronto has done exactly that by creating a route grid along major corridors, fusing together a network from four separate municipal systems. While the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has seen […]

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Infrastructure Ontario Roads

Highway 401 revisited

In Woodstock, an unexpected tribute to Ontario artist Jack Chambers

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Brampton Ontario Transit Travels

Stranded at Bramalea GO: Metrolinx’s missed connections

While Metrolinx continues to build expensive new parking spaces, those who walk, bike, or take the bus to its stations can be made to feel like an afterthought. Especially when a connecting bus trip leaves without you, with the next bus not scheduled for two hours.

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Ontario Toronto Travels

Signs of the times in Northwestern Toronto

Idled rental cars and drive-through COVID testing in north Etobicoke