Tag Archives: Toronto

Lawrence Solomon: Subways, profitable subways

Politics have transformed once economic subways into an unaffordable public transit option. Continue reading

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Could Toronto make 905ers pay more to park?

Lawrence Solomon recommends a “user-pay” toll that could be used to lower Toronto taxes — so city residents still benefit and the free-riders pay. Continue reading

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Lawrence Solomon: Atwood’s library

(August 5, 2011) Toronto has an extraordinary library system with close to 100 branches. The former is mostly about books; the latter mostly about everything but books. This is true of most Canadian cities, where the great history of building public libraries to bring books to the people is running up against rapidly changing cultures and technologies. Continue reading

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Lawrence Solomon: Fix Your City – KPMG cuts are merely cautious

(July 29, 2011) “Even if city council votes for a fraction of the several hundred millions of dollars in suggested cuts, the cuts suggested by city-hired consultants KPMG could transform the city,” the Toronto Star warned last week in an article about proposed budget cuts under Toronto Mayor Rob Ford. Continue reading

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Lawrence Solomon: Free the food carts

(April 15, 2011) Selling sidewalks would reduce conflict, reap cash. Continue reading

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Lawrence Solomon: Transit competition

(February 25, 2011) Energy Probe executive director Lawrence Solomon argues that Toronto should follow the UK’s example, and privatize the TTC. Continue reading

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