Left in the dark: Ontario municipalities need energy data for meaningful climate action

By |August 14th, 2017|

A proper carbon emissions inventory is a crucial starting point for city-level climate action. But unfortunately, many cities in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area (GTHA), don't have gas and electricity consumption data - but utilities do. That's why TAF asked the Ontario government to make this data public.

The power of the neighbourhood approach

By |July 12th, 2017|

When it comes to public projects, does our big-thinking habit get in the way of excellence implementation as we fail to consider local-level impacts and aspirations? Our VP Mary Pickering looks at best practices from recent transit projects in Ontario.

New report shows uptake potential, barriers to electric vehicle adoption in the GTHA

By |June 7th, 2017|

A new TAF-funded study by our ally Plug'n Drive shows that there's major potential for electric vehicles (EVs) in the GTHA. But the survey also found a lack of awareness of Ontario's EV purchase incentives and misconceptions about EVs.

The transit issue heats up

By |April 25th, 2014|

We know what we don’t like. We hate being stuck in traffic, wasting our valuable time. And we certainly don’t like the long line ups for over-stuffed streetcars and subways. Yet, historically, we’ve balked at the prospect of paying to fix the problem.

But have […]

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The $1.5 Billion Lunch

By |April 16th, 2014|

The Royal York Hotel is not TAF’s usual lunch spot, but we found ourselves there this past Monday, along with a dozen members of Move the GTHA. Our path to the Royal York has been one we’ve been travelling for almost two years now, […]

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Decision Time on Regional Transportation Funding

By |June 12th, 2013|

On June 11, Move the GTHA released an open letter  signed by 36 organizational leaders representing academia, the health sector, non-profit groups, and the business community urging elected officials to take action on transit investments in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area. The letter […]

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A Race to the Starting Line – On Complete Streets, Of Course!

By |May 29th, 2013|

On Monday, Metrolinx’s Investment Strategy to support The Big Move received unanimous support from Metrolinx board members. I attended the board meeting along with other members of Move the GTHA, a collaborative whose goal is to heighten public awareness of regional transportation funding issues.  […]

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