Ready…..Set…..TAX!

It's coming.  You have to know that it is. I don't know why I'm about to dedicate a blog post to this, or why we're going to waste time discussing, when I remain 100% convinced that a municipal land transfer tax is...

The Lonely, Lonely Bike Lane…

Over this past Thanksgiving weekend, many of us spent time putting away our summer furniture, closing up our patios, and as we sunk a bit deeper into the Fall season, we began to recognize that Winter is just around the...

What Causes Toronto Traffic?

I drive a LOT in downtown Toronto traffic, so I decided to start filming some examples of why gridlock plagues our city, as I head east, west, north, and south on a daily basis. Here are four videos that I've shot in...

Trumped!

Toronto's downtown core has been gridlocked for days, and drivers have been trumped in their efforts to move around efficiently. Several city blocks were closed, and remain closed at the time of this writing, because the useless antenna on top...

Pan-Am-Mania?

Last week, mayor-elect, John Tory, gave his "State of the City Address," and outlined seven key challenges that the city has to face head-on, notably: transit, gridlock, housing, infrastructure, basement flooding, poverty, and fiscal sustainability. And then in a related...

Are There Too Many Street Closures In Toronto?

I'm not trying to rain on any specific parade here, but every single weekend during summer in Toronto, streets are closed for something. If our infrastructure was better, perhaps we wouldn't have anything to complain about. But with automobile and pedestrian congestion...

Please Toronto: Raise My Taxes!

Last Saturday night, I met a young man at a party who said, "The property taxes we pay in Toronto are utterly insane, and now the city wants to RAISE them?  Bastards!" I have a rule that when I meet somebody...