Car people versus foot people. Driving lanes versus sidewalks. With an average of 20m of space to work with on most city roads, planning can get quite tight. The downtown core of Toronto is growing into a community hub for local citizens and tourists, and with that is a rising number of pedestrians. Many new condo buildings have underground lots that stay empty, save for a few resident cars. New residents complain about having to pay for a parking spot that is not being used, …Read More »
On Monday, March 24th, a large WSIC audience participated in an unconventional discussion on the pros and cons of expanding the Toronto Island airport. The event was unusual because only one guest speaker presented the topic, instead of our customary two or three hosts. As a testament to the sensitivity of our topic, only one qualified expert was willing to field questions before a large gathering of concerned citizens on a subject so personal to so many people. Thankfully, our guest speaker did not disappoint. …Read More »
Canadians are not being bold, therefore nothing is getting done. Specifically, the pace of progress related to transit in the GTA is glacial. On Monday January 21 2013, Leslie Woo (VP Policy, Planning and Innovation for Metrolinx) and John Tory (broadcaster and former MPP) held the floor at a packed WSIC event as we engaged with them on the topic of transit in the GTA.
The two speakers come from different backgrounds and so provided complimentary aspects to the discussion. Leslie focused more on implementation and …Read More »