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.

New study shows high potential for EV Uptake in Toronto region, but few drivers know about purchase incentives

By |May 30th, 2017|

A newly released study of almost 1,200 drivers in the GTHA shows that a set of misconceptions prevent gasoline-powered car drivers from switching to electric vehicles (EVs).

Politicians to tackle traffic woes

By |April 29th, 2014|

Aa majority of residents in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area (GTHA) say they are more likely to vote for politicians who support new, dedicated dollars to get us moving. The good news: politicians from across the region have taken a pledge to just that in office. CivicAction and Move the GTHA, of which TAF is a member, present the survey and pledge results in this news release.

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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Public support growing for investment in transportation infrastructure

By |April 11th, 2014|

Move the GTHA, a coalition of organizations from across the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area that includes TAF, has published a new survey. The result: residents across the region overwhelmingly want politicians to invest more in transportation infrastructure to reduce gridlock.

It’s time for action on public transit

By |March 11th, 2014|

On the heels of new research by the Pembina Institute, Move the GTHA is putting pressure on regional politicians to make clear commitments to fund public transit. Instead of vague statements, residents across the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area deserve concrete funding plans to reduce congestion and air pollution.

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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