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marmar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-09-11 09:29 PM
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Toronto Star: Evidence is clear — we need better transit




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The first came when the TTC announced that on Sept. 15 it had set a record, with 1.71 million rides that day.

The second story, which appeared the same day, reported that more highrise buildings are under construction in Toronto — 132 projects between 12 and 40 storeys tall — than any other city in North America. The next on the list, Mexico City, has 88 such structures in the works.

If anyone wants to know where Canada’s largest city is headed, there was the answer. Toronto will become what it already is — a city of towers and transit — only more so. Therein lies the future.

This isn’t because of public policy or the intelligence of decision-makers. They’re usually in the way. Indeed, these are trends that fly in the face of everything Mayor Rob Ford stands for, and which go against the grain of every NIMBY association in the city. ...........(more)

The complete piece is at: http://www.thestar.com/news/article/1067164--hume-evide...



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