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In the news: Friday, August 2, 2013



Greater Toronto and Golden Horseshoe area media report on public transit issues today.

Greater Toronto Area
  • 680 All News Radio report, “Suspect sought after sexual assault aboard TTC streetcar”, here.
  • BlogTO post, “2nd subway platform at Union Station still a year away”, here.
  • BlogTO post, “This is what Toronto’s new streetcars look like in action”, here.
  • BlogTO post, “A brief history of the Scarborough RT”, here.
  • BlogTO post, “The top 5 TTC Android apps”, here.
  • BlogTO post, “TTC headquarters”, here.
  • Bow. James Bow post, “Clever Vandalism”, here.
  • CBC News Toronto report, “Liberal Mitzie Hunter grabs Scarborough - Guildwood seat”, here.
  • CityNews Toronto report, “King / Spadina to close for 2 weeks for TTC track work”, here.
  • CityNews Toronto report, “Majority approve of Scarborough subway”, here.
  • CityNews Toronto report, “Pape Station to close Aug. 19 for renos”, here.
  • CityNews Toronto Toronto report, “Man hit by TTC bus dies in hospital”, here.
  • Globe and Mail article, “Union Station renovation hits halfway mark, on time and on budget: TTC”, here.
  • Globe and Mail article, “Office space near transit performs best for landlords”, here.
  • Globe and Mail article, “As Ontario by-elections loom, Murray criticized Rob Ford for being all talk about subways”, here.
  • Metro Toronto’s Ford for Toronto post, “Liberals’ cynical subway strategy pays off in by-electon win… but what now?”, here.
  • Metro Toronto’s Ford for Torontopost, “What we still don’t know about the Scarborough transit debate”, here.
  • National Post article, “Chaotic Union Station construction worth $1B to ease congestion by 50 percent: TTC”, here.
  • National Post article, “TTC looking to see if it can operate Downtown Relief Line on GO’s Lakeshore East and Stouffville rails”, here.
  • National Post article, “Scarborough-Guildwood results: Subway champion Mitzie Hunter wins Scarborough seat after tight three-way race”, here.
  • National Post article, “Rob Ford out in full force as tight by-election battle for Etobicoke-Lakeshore comes down to the wire”, here.
  • National Post article, “Etobicoke-Lakeshore’s by-election gets nasty as Rob Ford allies argue over TTC campaign photo”, here.
  • Spacing Toronto post, “The many faces of Giambrone”, here.
  • Spacing Toronto post, “Taking the new streetcar out for a spin”, here.
  • Steve Munro’s post, “How Much Will the Scarborough Subway Cost Us?”, here.
  • Steve Munro post, “Memo to Karen Stintz and Glen Murray: Are You Really Committed to Transit in Scarborough?”, here.
  • Steve Munro post, “Where and When is King Street Congested? (Updated)”, here.
  • Steve Munro post, “Another Downtown Relief Line Proposal or Just Another Gerrymander? (Update 2)”, here.
  • Steve Munro post, “TTC Service Changes, August 4 (Updated)”, here.
  • Steve Munro post, “TTC Board Meeting Wrap Up, July 24, 2013”, here.
  • Steve Munro post, ” Pape Station to Close for Reconstruction, August 19 - 30 (Updated)”, here.
  • Steve Munro post, ” An Inaugural Ride on 4104”, here.
  • Steve Munro post, “York Street reconstruction (Update 6)”, here.
  • Steve Munro post, “Kingston Road Reconstruction (Update 5)”, here.
  • Steve Munro post, “Cherry Street Track Construction (Update 2)”, here.
  • Torontoist post, “Here’s Why There’s a Giant Pit in Front of Union Station”, here.
  • Torontoist post, “Pape Station to Close for a 12-Day Renovation Blitz in August”, here.
  • Torontoist post, “Taking the TTC’s Brand New Streetcar for a Ride”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “King / Spadina intersection to close for two weeks”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “TTC’s new Union Station platform set to open next year”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “Toronto council reads Scarborough subway support right”, here.
  • Toronto Star commentary, “Politicians should let Metrolinx do its job”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “GO could offer TTC riders faster relief”, here.
  • Toronto Star commentary, “The logic of express local service to Pearson”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “Streetcar and driver remain off-duty since Yatim shooting”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “Man dies in street showdown with police”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “Toronto police shoot man on TTC streetcar”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “Man sentenced to four months in jail for TTC assault”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “Back in the game : Adam Giambrone keeps mum on the past”, here.
  • Toronto Sun article, “Road work to tie up King and Spadina for two weeks”, here.
  • Toronto Sun article, “TTC says Union Station reno running on schedule”, here.
  • Toronto Sun article, “Ford brothers take aim at Liberal subway champion Mitzie Hunter”, here.
  • Toronto Sun column, “Mitzie taking lessons from Liberal bible about subways”, here.
  • Toronto Sun article, “‘As a parent, I was disturbed’: TTC chair Karen Stintz on streetcar shooting”, here.
  • Toronto Sun article, “Man shot on TTC streetcar”, here.
  • Toronto Sun article, “Senior dies after being hit by TTC bus Monday”, here.
  • Toronto Sun’s Good Gravy blog post, “Mayor Rob Ford swings at the provincial Liberals”, here.
Elsewhere in the Greater Golden Horseshoe

More news

Recent Transit Toronto news posts:

  • In the news: Thursday, July 25, 2013, here.
  • In the news (Scarborough subway edition): Wednesday, July 17, 2013, here.
  • In the news: Tuesday, July 9, 2013, here.
  • In the news: Monday, July 8, 2013, here.
  • In the news: Tuesday, June 25, 2013, here.
  • In the news: Tuesday, June 11, 2013, here.