Toronto

The TTC board wants the transit agency to become a integrated mobility agency

The TTC board wants the transit agency to become a integrated mobility agency

The Toronto Transit Commission board has passed a motion exploring a move to give the transit agency new, broader responsibilities over taxi permits, the city's bike share program, the Toronto Island ferries and more. Studying the feasibility and cost of this move is the next step for the city manager, but the changes would help turn the TTC into an agency more akin to Transport for London, the UK capital's integrated transit authority that is responsible for all forms of transportation within the city and suburbs.

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Toronto now has a higher homicide rate than New York City β€” but don't panic yet

Toronto now has a higher homicide rate than New York City β€” but don't panic yet

Toronto Police have confirmed that 51 homicides have happened within the city since the beginning of the year, double the amount at this time in 2017. Just this weekend five people were killed, four of which with guns, prompting both Police Chief Mark Saunders and Mayor John Tory to express major concerns over the spike in crime.

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Doug Ford is obsessed with subways β€” so much that he wants them built to Pickering and Markham

Doug Ford is obsessed with subways β€” so much that he wants them built to Pickering and Markham

Incoming Premier Doug Ford envisions a future where one day Toronto's subways will extend to Pickering and Markham, cities that are both already served by GO Transit rail lines and BRT. Ford made this claim at a news conference in Pickering when questioned on a recent study suggesting Toronto has the worst commute in North America.

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The TTC has launched discounted fares, but only for some people

The TTC has launched discounted fares, but only for some people

Toronto is already one of the most expensive cities in the world to live in, but for thousands of vulnerable residents, help is on the way in the form of discounted transit passes. The first phase of the city's Fair Fare Pass program is now in effect, offering discounted transit to recipients of Ontario Disability Support Program and Ontario Works payments.

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Reduced GO Transit prices in Toronto are coming, but might not help with overcrowding

Reduced GO Transit prices in Toronto are coming, but might not help with overcrowding

Just last week the government announced new plans to make transit more affordable, including discounts for GO Transit trips within the GTA. Included in the 2018 budget is $3 trips for GO Transit and the UP Express anywhere in Toronto, as well as 10 kilometer trips anywhere on the GO network, beginning in 2019. The fares will only be available to PRESTO card holders.

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When is it worth it for you to purchase a transit pass?

When is it worth it for you to purchase a transit pass?

Purchasing a pass for the train or bus can be really expensive, especially with most monthly passes ringing in at the mid-hundred dollar range. It can be really hard to figure out each month if you're better off buying a pass or paying for each ride individually, which can save you a lot of money in the long run if you take a few minutes to think about it.

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Cherry Blossoms, Doors Open and Massive Illustration are all things to do in Toronto this spring

Cherry Blossoms, Doors Open and Massive Illustration are all things to do in Toronto this spring

It's beginning to feel a lot more like spring as the temperature begins to rise and the snow melts away, which means it's time for those of us that have hibernated all winter to finally leave our houses. There's lots of different things to do in the city this spring and though this is only a short list, these should be some of the most exciting events to happen over the next few months.

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Free things to do in Toronto during the Ontario College Strike

Free things to do in Toronto during the Ontario College Strike

With college students prepping for what could be a long, gruelling strike throughout Ontario, the bit of time off is great to use for exploring the city ... er, I mean studying for mid-terms. Students throughout the province have classes cancelled until further notice and exams postponed, so why not take the day off from studying and go do something fun?

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Hamilton's Dandurn Historic Site, the Canadian Warplane Museum and more are easily accessible without a car

Hamilton's Dandurn Historic Site, the Canadian Warplane Museum and more are easily accessible without a car

When you're living in the GTA it's incredibly easy to go without owning a vehicle, but sometimes this can prevent you from seeing some attractions because transit simply doesn't serve them. The question of "how can I have a great day without a car" is exactly why I'm writing this post β€” illustrating exciting attractions you can access without the use of a car.

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Post-secondary students can get discounted admission at the AGO, ROM and more in Toronto

Being a student in Toronto can really, really suck. If you're not living near your campus you've got the price of a Metropass, plus food and then ... if you want to have a social life or do anything on your days off, you've got another issue on your hands. Luckily, there's quite a few attractions in the 6ix that offer some sort of discount (or even better, free admission) for students.

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Metrolinx’ Eglinton Crosstown project disrupts businesses in the area

When construction of the line began, nobody was sure how it would impact their businesses, homes, or commutes. Metrolinx hoped to limit the impact on people in the area by creating the Disruption Management Plan which was put in action to help businesses cope with a loss of customers in their store. But businesses are beginning to wonder if the plan is actually working.

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Get to know Ice Breakers, Toronto's outdoor art exhibit that was inspired by the cold

Toronto’s Waterfront Business Improvement Area is, during a normally bleak and dreary winter, setting out on a mission to get people outside into the cold through winter-themed art exhibits. Speared by RAW Design, Polymetis and Ferris & Associates, Ice Breakers is a series of five art exhibits located along Queens Quay in downtown Toronto.

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