A Toronto citizen who longs for good city governance, smart spending, good transit, and an end to staff boondoggles.


  1. I wish they'd charge all of the doctors who are practising specialties they are not licensed to practise. In Ontario, this is another major scandal the media has missed.
    We've got internists pretending to be cardiologists, ENTs pretending to be plastic surgeons - no wonder the results - and pediatricans and GPs practising psychiatry, often, apparently, without even letting patients know.

    Where are the authorities on this one? If it wasn't for some honest nurses, it would be even worse.
  2. There's no traffic at Ontario place. A shuttle could go to residences nearby.
  3. @WalterK_3932 Why not just take $1,500 from the $30,000 per year the three governments are already spending per capita. Axe the duplicate school system, accept the 50,000 boomer retirements but don't replace them. Governments are already drowning in our money. They do not need more.

    Give the subways priority, cut the waste. Easy peasy.
  4. No matter how you spell it, a subway on Queen would rescue the downtown from gridlock.
  5. Good For Myor Ford for rising above his own challenging situation to plug his brother's campaign.

    Get well Mayor Ford.

    Doug Ford - citizens want an end to gridlock, subways, an end to arrogant pathetic waste at city hall, an end to gross over-staffing and surplus managers. I'd like to see good daycare for all children who need enrichment, respite from difficult situations, and who need care.
  6. @Murray_2008 You could have biked to work in 10 min. if the roads permitted it.
  7. Life in the burbs should be simplified with commuter chits and ride-sharing. If I go to Union station, for example, why can't I sport an orange flag or decal, or whatever, and be flagged down by neighbours going my way, who pay me with a chit worth one ride.
    Then I ride for four days and drive for just one, from now on.

    It needed be more complicated than that.

    But ending gridlock downtown means making simple changes right now. End main-street parking, end left turns and end daytime deliveries and forbid stopping except where designated.
  8. @AbbyW She slapped/attacked him 3 times on the video. I can see why no charges were laid and question some of the media dust-up as both appeared to be very drunk as well. It still looks bad, but not nearly as bad as some would have us believe.
  9. 4 simple moves could greatly improve downtown gridlock by this Friday:

    1. ban downtown left turns
    2. ban parking on streetcar avenues
    3. end daytime deliveries
    4. create 2-hr TTC transfers

    Businesses will not miss the parking when 50,000 commuters hop off transit to shop; Companies will happily deliver four times faster on the overnights sans gridlock.

    To reduce gridlock on the DVP, 401, Finch, Sheppard & Steeles today, put on more express buses.

    Ending gridlock is not hard once we end the gridlock in city councilors' mind.
  10. Buses and trucks mount the curbs all the time. I'm afraid someone will be killed.
    Olivia is right. Further, stopping these ridisuclous make-work renos will save money.