Welcome to our planet and our City. Before I take you to our leaders, let me prepare you for what you are about to see. For anyone arriving in Toronto by spaceship this week, or for anyone looking into the city’s affairs for the first time ever, this will astonish you. A cash strapped City,…Read more
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I only have time for a quick note on the King Street Pilot, which prioritizes streetcars on the busiest surface route in Canada’s biggest city. Perhaps I’d have more time to comment if I spent less time in transit. We all spend too long getting from place to place in Toronto. So it may have…Read more
Giving credit where it’s due, I’d like to commend Mayor Tory for prioritizing streetcars in the area covered by the King Street Pilot. There, I’ve done it. Now come the caveats. It’s too little and too late. And it was neither his idea, nor even his preference, I suspect. The most I can say with…Read more
When it resists the most overt attempts at manipulation, you know your democracy is functioning well. Even when it produces the wrong outcome, you can be confident that it’s still working correctly and will eventually outlast the geniuses who think they’re gaming it. That’s the lesson I took from stories told in the recent books…Read more
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