Transit is one of Toronto’s favorite topics. Newspapers every day of the week will debate if we are building too much, not enough, and if it’s in the right or wrong place. Politicians run on a transit platform. LRT and TOD are now part of the collective lexicon. What is indisputable is that the city is being transformed by its transit network—from the original streetcar lines (still intact) to the midcentury subway lines to today’s multimodal push. The tour will elucidate how the city has invested in its transit systems over the last century, and correspondingly how the city has been shaped by its approach to transit. Today, projects such as the Eglinton LRT (the largest transit project under construction in North America) are a testament to both ingenuity and ambitious city building. As the city continues to try to reduce car dependence and promote more sustainable modes of transportation, investing in transit is a fundamental strategy that is yielding significant lessons learned (the good, the bad, and the debatable).
Tour Cost: US$125 per person, which includes lunch.
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