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Change often comes incrementally and when you least expect it, but a few of the big issues I have discussed in this space over the past year have seen significant and even surprising progress in recent months.
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.
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.
Ontario is building nearly 500 electric vehicle charging stations across the province with hopes they will encourage more residents to use electric vehicles.
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.
Electric car drivers will soon be able to extend their trips more easily in York Region thanks to a grant from the Ontario government.
Toronto City Council has again thrown its support behind a subway expansion deeper into Scarborough, a vote that promises to end the divisive debate that has roiled council for years.
A $3.2-billion (for now) subway extension from Kennedy to Scarborough Town Centre took a big step toward reality Wednesday, with city council voting 28-15 in favour of one of Mayor John Tory’s key campaign promises — albeit in the form of a one-stop “express” line.
On Wednesday, Amarjeet Sohi acknowledged that the process has been slow in the past, but he said the pace of funding is set to pick up considerably.
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.