Today, Transportation Minister Bob Chiarelli issued the following statement on the Toronto City Council vote in favour of light rail transit: "A majority of Toronto City Council voted today to build light rail transit along Sheppard Avenue East. Last year, the Province signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Mayor Rob Ford to build [...]
Reminder: Town Hall Meeting on Toronto’s Rapid Transit Plans hosted by Councillors Josh Matlow & Karen Stintz
Dear Residents, Improving and expanding public transit with a realistic and fiscally-responsible plan is a priority for Toronto residents. TTC Chair/Councillor Karen Stintz and I will be co-hosting a Town Hall Meeting on Toronto's rapid transit plans. Panelists will include TTC staff and transit expert Professor Andre Sorensen of the University of Toronto. [...]
Please see this map from national transit blog The Transport Politic that shows, after governments have left us decades behind, we're finally making progress building a mix of new rapid transit lines. Read this page for a thoughtful article, and comment discussion, on Toronto's transit debate seen through the eyes of the third person.
Please click here to read the details about the TTC service reductions and additions planned for 2012. I will continue to advocate for a public transit system that is reliable, accessible and affordable, with quality service, for every Torontonian.
Coun. Josh Matlow at a TTC bus stop outside City Hall on Mar. 7, 2011. CITYNEWS.CA/Marcia Chen. by Marcia Chen Midtown councillor Josh Matlow says the TTC ignored the people who rely on a well-used bus line in his ward when it decided to cut evening service.Starting May 8, the Mt. Pleasant 74 – which [...]
Eglinton Crosstown Community Update Meeting When: Tuesday, April 26 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm Where: St. Clement's School, Auditorium 21 St. Clements Avenue (north of Yonge and Eglinton) This meeting is for members of the community to learn more about the Crosstown, which will provide rapid underground transit across the Eglinton corridor, linking subway lines and [...]
Dear residents, This morning, Premier McGuinty and Mayor Rob Ford announced a new plan for rapid transit expansion in Toronto. The mayor’s plan replaces the previous Transit City initiative which would have seen Light Rapid Transit (LRT) lines on Eglinton, Sheppard, Finch and through Scarborough with some portions built underground. Mayor Ford has put forward [...]
BY JOHN LORINC AND ADRIAN MORROW The Ontario government will give the green light to Toronto Mayor Rob Ford’s $12.4-billion bid to completely bury a crosstown light-rail line while using private money to pay for two extensions to the city’s Sheppard subway. If built, the LRT under Eglinton Avenue would be the longest all-new subterranean [...]
Wednesday, February 2nd, 2011 Dear TTC Chair and Commissioners, The Toronto Transit Commission has proposed a number of service cuts that will deeply impact numerous residents in Ward 22 and across the city. While I applaud the Commission’s recent decision to cancel some of the proposed reductions on several bus routes, my community is [...]
Letter to public transit riders regarding proposed service reductions (Cllr Matlow is handing out to riders)
Dear public transit riders, The Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) has proposed service reductions to 48 bus routes across the city that they have determined are underutilized. The following bus routes that travel through a significant portion of Ward 22 include: 5 AVENUE RD - No service after 7:00 p.m., Monday-Friday. No service on Saturdays, Sundays, [...]