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Toronto’s Weekly Carnage: 10 Dead

About Toronto’s Weekly Carnage:
Toronto’s Weekly Carnage is inspired by NYC’s Streetsblog Weekly Carnage feature. The aim of this series of posts is to bring attention to the death and destruction wrought by automobiles and an auto-centric culture. Pursuing policies promoting walking, cycling and public transit could help reduce the carnage.

Seven Year Old Girl on Bike Dies After Being Hit by Car in Scarborough

A seven-year-old girl has been killed after being struck by a van while riding her bicycle in a designated crosswalk.

Single-Vehicle Crash In Mississauga

One person was taken to hospital Wednesday night after a single-vehicle crash on Hurontario just south of Dundas in Mississauga.

A man is dead and a woman seriously injured following a three-vehicle crash on eastbound Highway 403 just west of Ford Dr. near the Ford plant, in Oakville.

Man dies after crash at Yonge, Finch

One man has died following a four-vehicle collision in north Toronto this morning.

Traffic Backed Up On 403 After Big Crash

Authorities say one person died and another was seriously hurt when a car and van collided as they were heading eastbound on Highway 403 at Ford Drive exit at 7:30am.

Man Killed In Five Vehicle Crash

Two vehicles apparently collided in the northbound lanes near Campbellville Road just after 7pm, where two lanes reportedly merge into one. After hitting each other they flew into the opposite lane, striking two cars before bursting into flames in the dit

Man Dies After Accident

The collision happened at Yonge and Bishop near Finch. After the crash the man began having breathing trouble and died on scene.

Two Killed, Three others injured in 2 vehicle crash

Horrified witnesses told The Lindsay Post at the scene that they had seen the car speed through a stop sign without slowing.

Two Men In Hospital After Truck Rollover On QEW

Two men are in hospital after they were thrown from a pickup truck when it rolled over on the QEW in Niagara Falls. One has life-threatening injuries and the other is expected to recover.

Multi-Vehicle Crash Causes Gas Leak On Eastern Ave.

A three-vehicle accident Sunday night in the east end sparked a hurried effort from rescue and cleanup crews and a brief neighbourhood evacuation when a van crashed into a house on Eastern Avenue near Leslie and severed a gas line on the lawn.

Mother and infant killed in crash

A Hamilton mother and her two-month old baby are dead following a crash just south of Brantford. Two other children from the same vehicle are in critical condition at a Hamilton hospital and a man driving their van is in stable condition.

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OH YEAH: Rolling Youth into Toronto’s Bicycle Renaissance

With countless community events being hosted from May 25th to June 25th, the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area is anticipating Bike Month 2015. Municipalities and community groups alike are hosting the A to Z in bike events, from food incentivized group rides to bike repair crash courses. Although cycling mode shares are still relatively low […]

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OH YEAH! Steamwhistle expands its network of bike repair stations

Oh yeah!  BlogTO has picked up the BikingToronto post last week about this.  Steamwhistle deserves lots of toasts. As Biking Toronto reports, over the last year or so the beer company has installed similar stations at the Brick Works, the Duke of York pub, and most recently in front of Bike Sauce. They’ve also been […]

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NEWS: Why not make biking on sidewalks legal in the suburbs?

I tend to agree with the main concept here… that suburban arterials need bike infrastructure badly… but cars go SO fast on those roads, it’s impossible to feel safe even in a bikelane that is just paint. A physical barrier (curb, bollards, etc) is needed, or an cycling addition on the side of sidewalks.  Many […]

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EVENT – Fri, June 19: Welcome Back Queens Quay! Let’s Ride the Waterfront

After years of construction, Queens Quay is ready for the spotlight, with a new refurbished multi-use trail and lots more public space. Come celebrate the opening with a group bike ride down this new section of the Martin-Goodman Trail! More details about the opening on the Waterfront Toronto blog: http://blog.waterfrontoronto.ca/nbe/portal/wt/home/blog-home/posts/queens-quay-opening-volunteer Facebook Event: Welcome Back Queens […]

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PHOTO OF THE DAY: Queen and Spadina

Source: Original photo – by sigma. on Flickr. via Tumblr ift.tt/1HmS7fX via Flickr. See this and 7,000+ other amazing bike photos in the Biking Toronto Flickr Group. Also check out the thousands of amazing photos that have been shared on instagram with the #biketo hashtag!

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OH YEAH! How I learned to love cycling my way to work

I’ll be honest, and I hate to admit this, but I used to be that person that perpetually ran five minutes late—to everything. I’d do my best to be timely, but in many circumstances, I just couldn’t seem to make it to my commitments on time. A few years ago my brother became a bicycle […]

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EVENT – Wed May 27: Cycle Toronto Ward 21 Group Meeting

Our monthly meeting is coming up. Join us as we work to make cycling in the city a safer way to travel. Facebook Event: Cycle Toronto Ward 21 Group Meeting

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NEWS: Cyclist suffers serious injuries after being struck by vehicle in Rosedale

A male cyclist was rushed to hospital via emergency run after he was struck by a vehicle in Rosedale during the morning rush hour Tuesday.It happened at the intersection of Roxborough Street and Wrentham Place in the vicinity of Mount Pleasant Road at around 8:30 a.m.According to police, a doctor was passing by at the […]

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EVENT: Fri, June19 – Waterfront Toronto launching new Queens Quay section of Martin-Goodman Trail

Toronto’s revitalized waterfront boulevard is just about ready to be unveiled. And, after three years of construction, road closures and patience, Waterfront Toronto plans to open the new Queens Quay with a bang.Waterfront Toronto is calling for volunteers to aid in its ribbon cutting ceremony on June 19, beginning at 6 p.m.  The organization is […]

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EVENT – Tues, June 16 – Ward 31 Bikes – June Meeting

  We have been working with Councillor Davis and her office to organize a Ward 31 Bikes meeting where both Janet Davis will be in attendance as well as Jacquelyn Gulati, who is the new Manager of Cycling Infrastructure for the city (she is replacing Daniel Egan who many of you may know). Facebook Event: […]

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