This past weekend, construction began on the long-awaited Portland Street Pedestrian Bridge that will span the rail corridor between Bathurst Street and Spadina Avenue. Once completed, the bridge will provide pedestrians and cyclists an alternative to Bathurst or Spadina to travel over the rail corridor between the CityPlace neighbourhood and the waterfront. Concord Adex, the developers of the CityPlace neighbourhood in the Railway Lands, are designing and building the bridge in return for changes in the land use in the area.
A new facebook group was recently created by Dylan Reid, one of TCAT's co-founders and associate editor of Spacing Magazine, to share information and issues relating to walking in Toronto. Dylan hopes it will become a wide-ranging group.
With funding from the Trillium Foundation, the TCAT team is growing! Clean Air Partnership is hiring a Complete Streets Researcher and Project Manager. This is a full-time one year contract position. Please help us find a suitable candidate by forwarding the job posting, or applying yourself! Full details can be found here.
Clean Air Partnership is pleased to announce that TCAT's proposal to develop an Ontario Complete Streets Policy and Design Hub was recently granted funding by the Trillium Foundation, an agency of the Government of Ontario.
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.
The New York Times recently published an interesting high-profile debate titled "Car Clash: Europe v. the US" that explores why Europeans are working hard to discourage drivers, cars and parking in their cities while so much of American city planning is doing the opposite.