Toronto Mayoralty Debates – May 11, 2010

Cynthia Cheng Habitat for Humanity’s CEO, Neil Hetherington (far left) with the candidates The mayoralty debates, hosted by Habitat for Humanity, occured at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE) on May 11.  The featured topic this evening was affordable housing.  In Toronto, there are many families who are on waiting lists to get into public […]

Toronto Mayor Candidate Proposes Subways

Cynthia Cheng Sarah Thomson, candidate for Toronto’s top job in the municipal elections this fall, held a press conference at the Fox and Fiddle this morning, announcing her transit ideas if she became mayor.  Ms. Thomson believes in subways.  With the climate that Toronto has, streetcars/Light Rail Transit (LRT)  just doesn’t work.  And not to […]

TTC Apologizes, but it's NOT ENOUGH!

Cynthia Cheng According to the Toronto Star, the TTC (Toronto Transit Commission) is apologizing for the so-called “missteps” of the past little while.  They are apparently going to increase the number of fare machines, improve customer service, install better microphones at fare booths among other things (including overhauling and retraining staff – training is definitely […]

Toronto's Transit is OLD SCHOOL!

We all know it.  The 416’s transit system is way behind the times, even of the surrounding 905 suburbs.  Yet, right now, all we can do is sit around and complain – because the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) people are doing nothing about it.  Instead, all they say is that they “don’t have the money.” […]