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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Connecting the dots: carbon reduction and other public goods

By |February 15th, 2017|

What if Toronto’s bankers, nurses, and social housing providers all agreed on the same pathway forward for the City? It’s difficult to imagine; working within an increasingly complex system, policy priorities are often in competition with one another. Cyclists and drivers compete for street […]

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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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Microtransit key to reducing climate pollution from cars

By |December 5th, 2016|

A fast-growing trend called “microtransit”, which includes ride-sharing services, could cut carbon emissions from personal transportation in the GTHA by six per cent, a new TAF-commissioned study found.

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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Are we there yet? The state of transit investment in the GTHA

By |August 16th, 2016|

$39.9 billion has been committed to regional transit in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area (GTHA), leaving a $28.8 billion gap in funding for capital costs.

With 35% of Ontario’s emissions coming from transportation, TAF has been supporting advocacy for improved regional rapid transit as a funder and […]

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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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