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in the news, July 19, 2016

Metrolinx transit plan is on a roll

Your editorial fails to recognize that we are in the midst of the largest transit infrastructure build out in Ontario’s history, and by doing so, allows for rhetoric to deafen the reality that results are being delivered in every corner of this city and across the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area.

DAVID FLEISCHER - Torontoist, July 15, 2016

How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Yonge Subway Extension

While the Scarborough subway circus is in full bloom, you may miss the hullabaloo surrounding another suburban plan, the Yonge North Extension. It would take the Yonge subway seven kilometres north from its current terminus at Finch, across Steeles Avenue and into York Region.

Chris Simon - Newmarket Era,

Newmarket unveils Ontario’s first Soofa bench at Riverwalk Commons

Fun in the sun may be one of the best ways to recharge your batteries — literally. Newmarket unveiled its first Soofa bench, which is equipped with a solar-powered charging station for portable devices such as smartphones and tablets, at Riverwalk Commons Wednesday morning.

Christina Blizzard, Queen's Park Columnist, June 20, 2016

Markham mayor ready for Yonge subway expansion north

I ruffled some feathers in a column June 2, when I suggested plans to expand the Yonge subway north into York Region without first building the Downtown Relief Line will pour thousands more commuters onto an already overburdened subway system.