TTC bus increase brings service to an ‘adequate’ level

At least one noted transit critic believes Toronto’s recent public transit service increase doesn’t fully address the city’s needs. Between Feb. 17 and 23, the Toronto Transit Commission began running additional buses on 47 of the city’s busiest routes in order to address overcrowding. At a cost of $56 million, transit riders have expressed relief […]

Stubborn illiteracy rate is about more than just numbers

Lack of funding is the main reason why the illiteracy rate in Canada is 42 per cent, a rate too high for the country’s own good, say Toronto literacy advocates. “I think the rate is too high and it’s disheartening,” said Jody Lundrigan, communications coordinator for the Ontario Literacy Coalition. “And the lack of funding […]

Liberals roll to victory in Toronto by-elections

The voters of Willowdale and Toronto Centre went to the polls in two of four federal by-elections being held throughout the country last night, each one a race widely thought to be a barometer of Liberal party fortunes should a spring election be triggered in the coming weeks. Bob Rae, former New Democratic premier of […]

Streetknit has the homeless covered

Sadie Lewis continues to help Torontonians in need of warmth this winter. “I was so tired of hearing about people freezing to death on the streets and I thought ‘this is something that I could do’,” she said. Lewis is the founder and president of a non-profit organization called Streetknit. The service provides knitted items […]