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.

Collective impact: practitioners share their insights

By |April 28th, 2017|

If the problem is big, think big – and bring together partners from different sectors. Complex problems like climate change require leadership from a diverse set of partners: from government leaders to community organizations and businesses. But how can we create a collective impact […]

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What single action could transform urban transportation in the GTA?

By |January 26th, 2017|

What single action could transform urban transportation in the Toronto region?

That was a question posed yesterday morning to a panel assembled by the Transit Alliance focused on greening up Toronto.

As we continue to struggle with the seemingly unsolvable problems of transit funding, planning, and […]

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TransformTO Talks: Nurses speak up for carbon reduction and health

By |January 24th, 2017|

Kim Jarvi is Senior Economist in the Policy Department at the Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario (RNAO). His focus includes environmental, economic, and health policy. Kim sits on the advisory group of the City of Toronto and TAF project, TransformTO.  This is the fourth interview in our TransformTO […]

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“Microtransit” has potential to slash GHG emissions

By |December 8th, 2016|

What if you want to commute by GO train but the station is too far to walk from your home and the parking lot is always full? Chances are, you’ll ditch the train and take your car, cursing traffic along the way.  Or, if […]

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Engaging diverse audiences is key to addressing climate change

By |November 29th, 2016|

Dusha Sritharan is a Campaigner at the Toronto Environmental Alliance. Her work focuses on developing and implementing campaigns to effectively engage supporters and the general public on environmental issues. Dusha sits on the advisory group of the City of Toronto and TAF project, TransformTO.  We asked […]

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Will road tolls reduce emissions in Toronto?

By |November 25th, 2016|

Yesterday, sparks flew as Mayor John Tory endorsed expressway tolls on the Gardiner and DVP, and the City Manager released a Long-Term Financial Direction Update on new funding sources to be considered by Council, including road tolls and a hotel tax. The report is […]

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TransformTO Talks: Transit equity with urban planner Sean Hertel

By |October 17th, 2016|

Sean Hertel is a professional urban planner who specializes in policy and programs related to transit, housing, and suburbanization. Sean co-authored Next Stop: Equity. Routes to fairer transit access in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area, a report that examines why the benefits of […]

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Canada ranks tenth of 23 countries in energy efficiency

By |July 26th, 2016|

Germany, Italy, and Japan ranked the top countries in the world when it comes to using energy efficiently. And Canada?

We’re middle of the pack, an un-inspiring tenth.

Countries like Poland, Turkey, and Indonesia bring up the rear (and Saudia Arabia is dead last).

The 2016 International Energy […]

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Toronto Financial District: It’s Time to Embrace Active Transportation

By |September 21st, 2015|

Guest blog post by Nancy Smith Lea, Director, Toronto Centre for Active Transportation

Imagine a place with a population the size of Regina, Windsor or Oakville, where virtually 100% of trips between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. are on bike or by foot. This is […]

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