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Presto Overcharged Me and the TTC Mailed a Token to Make Up for It

An easier—and better!—solution would be to adopt two-hour transfers.

A version of this article originally appeared on Sean Marshall’s blog, Marshall’s Musings.

Long ago, the Toronto Transit Commission should have adopted a two-hour unlimited transfer system and ditched its archaic transfer policies, much like Mississauga, Brampton, York Region, and elsewhere in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area.

Keep reading: Presto Overcharged Me and the TTC Mailed a Token to Make Up for It

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How Local Farms Connect Torontonians With Food Security



A 30-minute drive from his home near High Park, Carl Leslie’s peppers are turning a deep, vibrant red. “Sweet bell pepper success!” he proclaims in a photo caption to his social media followers. “First time ever. A testament to a hot, hot summer.”

Leslie’s harvest—of peppers, tomatoes, carrots, cucumbers, watermelon, squash, and some 30-odd other fruits and vegetables—is also testament to the success of Toronto and Region Conservation Authority’s (TRCA) near-urban agriculture projects that now span the GTA.

Since 2008, the TRCA has been partnering with agricultural organizations and private farmers to develop farm enterprises closer to the city. These farm initiatives offer farmers like Leslie, who live in or near urban centres, access to land, equipment, and mentorship needed to run a startup or family farm.

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Conspiracy Detectives Shouldn’t Get in the Way of Transparency and Disclosure

FOI laws and government actions shouldn't be made with the likes of Alex Jones in mind.

Photo courtesy Snopes.com .

Photo courtesy Snopes.com .

In a political climate where a public figure’s every word and breath is evidence of one wild theory or another, it’s tempting to want to give the conspiracy detectives a little less to work with.

Given the amount of air-time devoted to the theory that Hillary Clinton has a body double, given the attention paid to conspiracy pundit Alex Jones, and given Donald Trump, who isn’t frustrated with the Poirots of fantastical plots right now?

We have some experience with that sort of thing up here, in a city where people seriously believed someone had CGI’d a video of the mayor smoking crack because he wanted to cut the plant watering budget at City Hall.

You can’t argue logic with them, not really. So, what do you do?

Keep reading: Conspiracy Detectives Shouldn’t Get in the Way of Transparency and Disclosure