Toronto Transit Story

On the state of the TTC and future of transit in Toronto

Last month the My City Lives crew approached me and a some other folks from Toronto publications to give our thoughts about the state of the TTC and the future of transit planning in Toronto. It was a fascinating project to contribute to, and the resulting video should prove a good entrance point to further discourse about where transit should be heading in this city.

Of the points made below, one that particularly registered with me upon watching the finished product is David Topping's argument that the conversation about transit in this city needs to be reframed. Instead of thinking about various users — i.e. the cyclist, the public transit rider, and the driver — as competing players in a system built to favour one group over another, we should work towards an understanding of transit in Toronto "as an integrated system in which all the parts work together."

That's easier said than done, of course, but getting there starts with the dialogue that we have about the subject.


Join the conversation Load comments

Latest in City

Toronto is keeping High Park open during cherry blossoms but there's a catch

Chemical spill at Toronto fertilizer plant creates toxic orange cloud

Doug Ford sasses back at people who say Ontario's vaccine rollout is confusing

Toronto neighbourhood is planting 5k new trees and 2 million plants

Toronto hospital introduces Kindness Cart to thank and support overworked staff

Turtles are having a moment right now in Toronto

Doug Ford got a haircut and people in Ontario are furious about it

People in Toronto furious and upset after truck driver who killed cyclist found not guilty