Category Archives: Toronto

Pedestrian flags at crosswalks are not a solution

Pedestrian crossing in Dartmouth Nova Scotia equipped with pedestrian flags A Toronto Star article this weekend profiled three elementary school students installing pedestrian flags at local residential intersections near their school in Leaside. Pedestrian flags are not a new idea; they … Continue reading

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The wrong answer to a tragic death of a boy walking home from school

Kennedy Public School, where 11-year old Duncan Xu was in Grade 6. He was struck and killed on an adjacent residential street while walking home on Tuesday, February 27.  On Tuesday, February 27, around 3:30 PM, Duncan Xu, an 11-year … Continue reading

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The John Tory Way

Yonge Street looking south from Richmond Hill There’s an episode of The Simpsons where Homer Simpson changes his name to Max Power, after he’s ridiculed for sharing the name with a buffoonish television character. It’s not a great episode — … Continue reading

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Mapping Toronto’s approved new ward boundaries

On Monday, October 22, 2018, Torontonians will be electing a new city council. And for the first time since 2000, Toronto’s ward boundaries will be changing. When the new council is formed on December 1, 2018, there will be 47 … Continue reading

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The same tired pedestrian safety campaign ignores the real issues

After five pedestrians were killed on Toronto’s streets during the two weeks of 2018, Toronto Police have announced another pedestrian safety campaign promising increased enforcement and education efforts. Sadly, I do not have faith that the local police service will properly … Continue reading

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Why Finch West is the best of Toronto’s new subway stations

The dream is finally a reality for thousands of York University students On Sunday, December 17, six new TTC subway stations opened, and tens of thousands of excited people crowded the new extension to York University and Vaughan (the free … Continue reading

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Toronto’s killing streets

A collision involving a pedestrian on Jarvis Street, 2017 If there’s a “war on the car” in Toronto, the car is still winning. On Tuesday, Gideon Fekre was acquitted of dangerous driving causing death, after he sped on Dundas Street … Continue reading

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