Japan Still Has A Lot To Teach Us About Transit

Japan Still Has A Lot To Teach Us About Transit

Iโ€™m probably going to ramble a bit in this post. When I watch railfans in Japan, it never fails to amaze me. I adore their public transportation system. I’m amazed at how they keep it easy by using trains of various designs to transport people through cities and...
Gentrifying My Old Hood

Gentrifying My Old Hood

So gentrification is the process whereby the character of a poor urban area is changed by wealthier people moving in; maybe by changing the housing, and the types of businesses in an area. So why do I talk about gentrification? I grew up in the Don Mills area,...
Is Markham the Next Victim of Unchecked Urban Growth?

Is Markham the Next Victim of Unchecked Urban Growth?

I will limit this to one paragraph, or more, because there is not much more I can say that has not already been said. We must do better! The traffic on Highway 7, between Warden and McCowan is just dreadful. For a city like Markham itโ€™s unacceptable to already see...

We Need More Transit

I normally donโ€™t drive downtown for a reason. Today I realized that driving downtown is absolute madness around The Rogers Centre and area (getting worse). I love the Condos, but traffic today was maddening. We need more transit to relieve the pressure. (at Lower...