It’s worth wondering why Toronto has a street named after a Scottish politician who had nothing to do with its history.
Brewers Retail had an interesting location strategy, especially in Northern Ontario.
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.
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 […]
In Woodstock, an unexpected tribute to Ontario artist Jack Chambers
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.
Idled rental cars and drive-through COVID testing in north Etobicoke
For my latest TVO article, I spoke with Councillor Shawn Menard in Ottawa, Councillor Rowena Santos in Brampton, and Ryerson University epidemiologist Anne Harris about how cities in Ontario are reallocating road space for pedestrians and cyclists during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, or why they may be hesitant to do so. In Brampton, five kilometres […]
Last week, I wrote about how several TTC routes were facing overcrowding, despite the COVID-19 pandemic, and a severe drop in system-wide ridership since early March. I shared this analysis on Spacing’s website, and Ben Spurr at the Toronto Star reported more about the story this week. Though detailed ridership data is not freely accessible, […]