Archived columns and blog posts by Matt Elliott

ArchiveJanuary 2017

Instead of new powers for the TTC, how about super powers?

Busy streetcar routes like King are often stalled by parked cars and street closures. A pair of moves by Toronto politicians last week should help put the TTC on the right track. First there was Mayor John Tory’s letter to Premier Kathleen Wynne requesting the necessary approvals to allow TTC officials to direct traffic during transit disruptions. The mayor says he’s also on board with changes...

2017 is the year John Tory needs to leave the phrase 'war on cars' behind

Mayor John Tory talks to Dominic Pileggi who is having difficulty on his shifts with cars not stopping for him while he assists kids crossing the Avenue and Wilson intersection. Mayor John Tory’s decision in November to support putting tolls on the Gardiner Expressway and Don Valley Parkway signalled a surprising shift for the mayor. With his talk of getting real about the city’s budget situation... Archived columns and blog posts by Matt Elliott


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