On August 24th, Statistics Canada released a new report titled Commuting to Work: Results of the 2010 General Social Survey. The report determined that Toronto is the most gridlocked and congested city in Canada. Overall average commuting time was 31 minutes in Montreal, 30 minutes in Vancouver, and Toronto came last at 33 minutes.
More and more people are turning to bicycling as a mode of transportation and as a way to maintain a healthy lifestyle. According to a recent study by the London School of Economics, featured in Bike Biz, the bicycle industry is booming. However, along with this transition are growing concerns over the safety of cyclists.
Congratulations are in order to the dedicated team at the Ontario Growth Secretariat at the Ministry of Infrastructure! The 25-year Growth Plan for the Greater Golden Horseshoe has recently reached its fifth year anniversary by releasing an update on the Growth Plan’s progress.
As City Hall reigns in its spending, a grassroots movement has started to take hold across Toronto. Politicians, community and business leaders are coming together to take matters into their own hands and make their own plans.