A keynote presentation by Marcy Burchfield and Philippa Campsie from the Neptis Foundation was followed by an expert panel discussion as a part of the 2014 +PLACE MAKERS series. Watch the keynote presentation with an introduction by Glenn Miller (Vice President CUI) and Paul Bedford (former City of Toronto chief planner).
David Quarmby was interviewed by Matt Galloway on Metro Morning. Quarmby suggested that Toronto would benefit from the kind of integrated fare system in use in London. There, the Oyster smartcard allows riders to travel across the entire system in what Quarmby calls "a seamless set of journeys.”
Marcy Burchfield, Executive Director of the Neptis Foundation stresses that Metrolinx must not be hijacked by local interests at the expense of the regional public interest in her op-ed piece that appeared in the Toronto Star on April 4, 2014.
Last week, the Ontario Growth Secretariat (OGS) wrapped up the last of the four public consultation meetings on a set of proposed Performance Indicators that will be used to assess the effectiveness of the Growth Plan for the Greater Horseshoe. The Secretariat is seeking feedback on the breadth, relevance and value of these indicators and the sources of data used to measure them.
If you’ve ever wanted to visualize how the Greater Toronto Region is going to develop in the coming decades, look no further than the Neptis Geoweb.
The debate over elevated light rail emerged in the pages of the Toronto Star and Metro News yesterday under two headlines, one stating that while elevated transit was higher and faster, it wasn’t smarter and a second which noted Toronto shuns elevated transit, cites gloom under Gardiner.
The article drove home the point that conflicts often arise between the competing visions of urban planners /architects and transit planners.