Every weekday’s end, we collect just about everything you ought to care about or ought not miss.
- As we mentioned yesterday, the Province has rejected calls to conduct an Environmental Assessment of Jarvis Street—calls made by Cycle Toronto, who is fighting city council’s decision to rip up the recently installed bike lane there. As work on the parallel Sherbourne lane continues (pictured above) some disingenuous words from Public Works and Infrastructure Committee chair Denzil Minnan-Wong, who said in a statement today that “bike lanes were not recommended in the 2009 Environmental Assessment undertaken to improve the public realm on Jarvis.” Neither, for the record, was a fifth traffic lane—the original plan called for wider sidewalks and an enhanced pedestrian space.
- Some people (though mostly not in Toronto) are really, really excited about what transit can do—witness this ad for the Danish Midttrafik transit system, which has been making the rounds recently.
- Some excellent reporting by Torontoist writer Steve Kupferman, this time in the Grid, about the real and rather sordid tale of what really happened with the Underground Cinema.