There’s a scene from Seinfeld in which Elaine gets stuck on the crowded subway. Her inner monologue starts with mere annoyance—“Oh, this is great”—then quickly escalates to full-on shrieking: “It’s a nightmare! Help me! Move it!”
She’s on her way to a wedding, bringing the ring, and the transit delay makes her miss the ceremony (spoiler?). Every commuter can relate to this. Delays are an exasperating and inevitable part of taking public transit. Usually—luckily—these are brief.
But on Tuesday evening, 600 people were stuck on a Lakeshore East GO train for more than three hours. Brutal.
I own a car, but I don’t drive very much. I generally take transit or walk everywhere I need to go. I use the car to take my kids camping in the summer, to venture out to Mississauga to visit my parents, and to cart musical gear.
But day in, day out, I don’t drive. I have had funny conversations with my disbelieving insurance company about the small number of kilometres I add to the odometer each year.
I can do a lot of my shopping on foot, and I commute by subway and bus. Taking transit means it takes me longer to get to work, but it’s better for the environment, and better for my health.
Rendering courtesy of Rogers Real Estate Development Ltd./ Urban Capital Property Group.
Hold your breath, Rogers is getting into the condo game.
The Rogers Real Estate Development company, which is privately held, announced plans to build a 10-condo-tower complex billed as “M City” in Mississauga, with the tallest tower measuring in at 51 storeys. First reported by BuzzBuzzHome, the $1.5-billion, 6,000-unit, six-hectare project will be built in downtown Mississauga, a short walk from the Civic Centre.