Tunnel vision and the great missing link

So near and yet so far has long described the gap between Main Street’s underground subway platforms and their open-air counterparts at GO’s Danforth station. I hadn’t intended to return to this scene so soon, but my column in February about Main-Danforth pedestrian disconnects prompted several readers to suggest I tackle “the great missing link.” […]

You can get there from here, but…

“Crowded! Hot! Loud! Nobody can hear each other!” Those words top my notes from last June’s public meeting for City Planning’s Danforth Avenues Study, endured in non-air-conditioned discomfort at Hope United Church. Yet, eight months later, I think back more to a moment I almost missed. Needing a break from the heat and din, I […]

GO – TTC partnership sign of things to come

On January 16 I had the opportunity to take part in an important announcement at the Danforth GO Station. On that chilly morning, my colleague, the honourable Steven Del Duca, Minister of Transportation, announced that Metrolinx’s GO train service will be partnering with the TTC to deliver a fare integration pilot program. Andy Byford, CEO […]