TRANSIT REVIEW: Taxis can still use King Street during pilot

News Jul 12, 2017 by Rahul Gupta City Centre Mirror

The King Street Pilot was formally approved by Toronto Council last week, but taxi drivers will receive an exemption from the new regulations.

The plan will see King shifted into a transit-first corridor between Bathurst and Jarvis streets to aid streetcar operation, requiring cars to leave the roadway. Council also voted to support Mayor John Tory’s amendment to allow taxis to use the street without restriction during late nights, from 10 p.m. until 5 a.m.

The pilot is expected to last one year and begin in the fall.

‘JOY’ RETURNS

An iconic piece of TTC public art will make its return to Glencairn station.

Joy, a panelled rainbow installation by Canadian muralist Rita Letendre, used to cover the station’s skylight system making up the station platform’s rooftop when it opened in 1978. But it was removed in the 1990s after water seeped in, causing damage to some of the piece’s translucent tiles. With the TTC readying replacement of the damaged skylight system, it will also incorporate a “reinterpretation” of the art work.  

The TTC board is expected to approve a $10-million contract for the skylight work at its meeting this week.

MEMORIAL RIDE

Toronto’s cycling community will remember one of its own with a memorial bike ride.

Cycling activist Gary Sim, 70, was killed when he was struck over Canada Day weekend while riding on Alliance Avenue, near Jane Street and Black Creek Boulevard. Police are investigating, and currently no charges have been laid against the involved motorist.

Sim was a frequent social media poster on bike issues. The ride will depart from the Bloor-Spadina intersection at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, July 14.

31 BILLION RIDERS

Fresh from being named the best transit agency in North America, the TTC celebrated another surprising milestone when it registered its 31-billionth rider since its establishment in 1921. The lucky rider was welcomed by TTC brass Wednesday afternoon at Osgoode Station.  

Rahul Gupta is Metroland Media Toronto’s transportation and infrastructure reporter. Reach him on Twitter @TOinTRANSIT

TRANSIT REVIEW: Taxis can still use King Street during pilot

News Jul 12, 2017 by Rahul Gupta City Centre Mirror

The King Street Pilot was formally approved by Toronto Council last week, but taxi drivers will receive an exemption from the new regulations.

The plan will see King shifted into a transit-first corridor between Bathurst and Jarvis streets to aid streetcar operation, requiring cars to leave the roadway. Council also voted to support Mayor John Tory’s amendment to allow taxis to use the street without restriction during late nights, from 10 p.m. until 5 a.m.

The pilot is expected to last one year and begin in the fall.

‘JOY’ RETURNS

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An iconic piece of TTC public art will make its return to Glencairn station.

Joy, a panelled rainbow installation by Canadian muralist Rita Letendre, used to cover the station’s skylight system making up the station platform’s rooftop when it opened in 1978. But it was removed in the 1990s after water seeped in, causing damage to some of the piece’s translucent tiles. With the TTC readying replacement of the damaged skylight system, it will also incorporate a “reinterpretation” of the art work.  

The TTC board is expected to approve a $10-million contract for the skylight work at its meeting this week.

MEMORIAL RIDE

Toronto’s cycling community will remember one of its own with a memorial bike ride.

Cycling activist Gary Sim, 70, was killed when he was struck over Canada Day weekend while riding on Alliance Avenue, near Jane Street and Black Creek Boulevard. Police are investigating, and currently no charges have been laid against the involved motorist.

Sim was a frequent social media poster on bike issues. The ride will depart from the Bloor-Spadina intersection at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, July 14.

31 BILLION RIDERS

Fresh from being named the best transit agency in North America, the TTC celebrated another surprising milestone when it registered its 31-billionth rider since its establishment in 1921. The lucky rider was welcomed by TTC brass Wednesday afternoon at Osgoode Station.  

Rahul Gupta is Metroland Media Toronto’s transportation and infrastructure reporter. Reach him on Twitter @TOinTRANSIT

TRANSIT REVIEW: Taxis can still use King Street during pilot

News Jul 12, 2017 by Rahul Gupta City Centre Mirror

The King Street Pilot was formally approved by Toronto Council last week, but taxi drivers will receive an exemption from the new regulations.

The plan will see King shifted into a transit-first corridor between Bathurst and Jarvis streets to aid streetcar operation, requiring cars to leave the roadway. Council also voted to support Mayor John Tory’s amendment to allow taxis to use the street without restriction during late nights, from 10 p.m. until 5 a.m.

The pilot is expected to last one year and begin in the fall.

‘JOY’ RETURNS

Related Content

An iconic piece of TTC public art will make its return to Glencairn station.

Joy, a panelled rainbow installation by Canadian muralist Rita Letendre, used to cover the station’s skylight system making up the station platform’s rooftop when it opened in 1978. But it was removed in the 1990s after water seeped in, causing damage to some of the piece’s translucent tiles. With the TTC readying replacement of the damaged skylight system, it will also incorporate a “reinterpretation” of the art work.  

The TTC board is expected to approve a $10-million contract for the skylight work at its meeting this week.

MEMORIAL RIDE

Toronto’s cycling community will remember one of its own with a memorial bike ride.

Cycling activist Gary Sim, 70, was killed when he was struck over Canada Day weekend while riding on Alliance Avenue, near Jane Street and Black Creek Boulevard. Police are investigating, and currently no charges have been laid against the involved motorist.

Sim was a frequent social media poster on bike issues. The ride will depart from the Bloor-Spadina intersection at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, July 14.

31 BILLION RIDERS

Fresh from being named the best transit agency in North America, the TTC celebrated another surprising milestone when it registered its 31-billionth rider since its establishment in 1921. The lucky rider was welcomed by TTC brass Wednesday afternoon at Osgoode Station.  

Rahul Gupta is Metroland Media Toronto’s transportation and infrastructure reporter. Reach him on Twitter @TOinTRANSIT