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What Toronto Really Needs

I happened to be driving down the Allen Expressway when Toronto mayoral candidate Rocco Rossi announced that if he’s elected he will propose the extension of the Allen Expressway from it’s terminus at Eglinton down to the Gardiner Expressway. His vision is to tunnel from the existing terminus down to the Gardiner. (Uhhh… the Gardiner […]

“Get on the buses, you’ll see all your friends next year…”

As with many of my friends, I went to summer camp up in Ontario. We were on a private lake, we walked everywhere, had wide open fields, no pollution, sunny days, blue skies, great friends … it is some of the best days of my life. Camp would end on the third Thursday in August […]

Welcome to Gridlock

Toronto has been said to have two seasons ‘Winter’ and ‘Construction.’ On this hot, humid, sticky day traveling through the Toronto area I noticed that there seems to be even more construction. It seems like most north-south routes through the core of the city are under construction (Bayview, Mount Pleasant, Yonge and Avenue). And a […]

Pedestrian Perils: An Unfortunate January in Toronto

Yesterday I almost became one of Toronto’s next pedestrian victim’s. At the intersection I was crossing there was an advanced green for the oncoming traffic. I waited until the advanced green ended, looked to see the walk signal, looked to see if there were any more cars coming and then proceeded forward. I looked down […]

What's To Come

I’ve been on a bit of a hiatus since the seasonal holidays and then getting pretty sick (get your wisdom teeth out before they make you sick!). Lots has been happening in and around the engineering, sustainable development and renewable energy front. My plan this week is to take a look at the things that […]

Thinking about making my holidays green while I wait for the white

As I wait for the weather to turn colder and Toronto to go from a murky grey to a glistening white, I got thinking more about what I could do to ‘green’ my holidays. Thanks to @Greenopolis yesterday for posting a great list on their to 10 things you can do to be more green […]

That Didn't Seem to be Too Green

Last weekend I was one of 20,000 people that participated in the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon, Half-Marathon and 5km. I really enjoy being able to take part in the events, see people from all walks of life give it their best in their distance of choice. The race directors had created a ‘Green Page’ listing […]

Don't Bring Your Bike in Here

The angry environmentalist came out in me yesterday. I had ultimate frisbee last night at Sunnybrook Park (NOT transit friendly) so my bf and I decided to carpool – I would bike to work in the morning than bike over to his office to head over together. I was so caught off guard when I […]

My first city cycling accident

According to my bf yesterday I became a ‘real’ road rider. I had my first accident – It involved the streetcar tracks at Dundas and Ossington, my front wheel, which resulted in me lying on my back after being catapulted over the handle bars. Fortunately other than a few minor scrapes and bruises I walked […]

Could you Power a City with a Single Bolt of Lightning?

It is storm mania in the GTA, electrical storms seem to be a daily occurrence. As I see these large bolts seem to reach out to buildings and crash into the ground I can’t help but wonder why harvesting energy from lightning bolts isn’t in the renewable energy conversation? A Poor ROI Why aren’t more […]