No Queen streetcars this summer

In an unprecedented move, the TTC announced last week that there will be no streetcars running along Queen Street this summer. Instead, TTC spokesperson Stuart Green said the streetcars will be replaced by buses the entire length of the route. A number of construction projects will be taking place throughout the summer – including track […]

TTC troubles during construction

Taking the TTC downtown to work from the Beach is challenging at the best of times (remember the short-turn controversies that peaked a couple years back?), but lately the closure of the streetcar lines past the construction east of Greenwood Avenue – and the replacement bus service – has many regular commuters feeling confused, ignored, […]

Deja Views

This wonderful view of a streetcar exiting the Neville Park loop was taken by Pete Coulman in 1966. Thanks, Pete! Do you have a photo you’d like to share? Please call me at 416-390-2527.

TTC service changes take effect

During the city budget process, a surprise vote by council to reverse a number of proposed cuts included a motion to restore roughly $5 million in funding to avoid cutting service to a number of TTC surface routes. “We allocated that $5 million specifically so that service didn’t have to be cut,” said Ward 32 […]

TTC plans changes to Eastern Avenue

On Dec. 8, the Toronto Transit Commission held a Public Meeting at the Fire and EMS Training Centre to present its proposal for modifications to Eastern Avenue between Minto Street and Connaught Avenue. The primary reason for the modifications is that the tracks on Eastern Avenue are “too low relative to the south end of […]

My Toronto includes streetcars and croquet

There are many things I like about Toronto and my list most definitely includes the streetcar. There is a westbound stop across from where I and The Wife reside, and it can get mighty chilly on a cold winter morning while waiting for the vehicle to arrive. Then just when all seems lost the noble […]