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Apr. 18: Toronto’s Weekly Carnage

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.

Serious Injuries In 407 Crash

The 52-year-old is at Sunnybrook Trauma Centre with life-threatening injuries after a dramatic rollover on the 407.

Truck Collision On 401

The trucks crashed, closing all lanes at Thickson Road for a couple of hours. One of the vehicles had a hole punctured in its fuel tank.

Dump Truck Crushes 14 Cars In Median Hopping Crash

Purtle watched in horror as an enormous dump truck barreled through the westbound lanes of Victoria Park and Eglinton Ave. Wednesday, careened over the median, and entered the eastbound lane, heading right toward her vehicle.

Woman Seriously Injured In Multi-Vehicle Crash On Hwy. 401

A woman was rushed to hospital with what are said to be life-threatening injuries after a multi-vehicle collision on the eastbound 401 in Scarborough late Wednesday.

Car Split In Half After Terrifying Crash

The Nissan 350-Z was travelling west along Eastgate Parkway when it went over the median near Tomken Road. The force of that collision sent the Nissan careening into a cement light standard.

One Dead In Major Collision On Highway 427

“The Ford Escape … lost control on the ramp, crossed over north through lanes of northbound 427.” That’s when it reportedly collided with a sedan before smashing into the centre barrier sending pieces of debris flying and crushing the SUV…

Pedestrian Killed In Overnight Crash

The crash occurred just after 2:45am on Ossington near College. Staff Sgt. Bob Skinner said the victim had just stepped off the curb when he was struck by the southbound cab.

East-End Crash Sends Elderly Couple To Hospital

The 73-year-old woman and her husband, 72, allegedly drove into the back of parked flat-bed truck.

Peel Police Cruiser Rolls

The Peel officer was shaken but unharmed following the mishap. The crash resulted in the closure of the northbound 410 ramp to the westbound 407 for a time.

401 east closed by pig truck rollover

Two people were seriously hurt and dozens of pigs roamed free after an accident this morning that closed the eastbound lanes of Hwy. 401 near Winston Churchill Blvd.

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REVIEW: Bike to Work Day 2015 

What began in Toronto as Bike to Work Day  in 1989 has evolved to become one of the largest events of its kind in Canada and is now celebrated across the city for a full month with hundreds of community-driven events. Today, May 25, at Bike to Work Day, bike-friendly politicians (including an appearance by […]


OH YEAH: The Origin Story of Sunnyside Bike Park – An Advocacy Success Story

In early 2011, the High Park BMX jumps were removed as they were on the Seneca Wolf Clan’s Serpent Mounds in the south east corner of the park. A few members of the Toronto Off-Road Bicycle Association (TORBA) approached the new Ward 13 Councillor, Sarah Doucette to ask what the City was going to do […]



Source: Original photo – by adsmultimedia@gmail.com on Flickr. The City of Toronto aims to provide a safe, comfortable and bicycle friendly environment that includes bicycle-friendly streets, bike parks and an extensive paved multi-use trail network. via Flickr. See this and 7,000+ other amazing bike photos in the Biking Toronto Flickr Group. Also check out the […]

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NEWS: Should cyclists be allowed to ride through stop signs?

Obviously, yes.  Just like drivers are.  Spend any time at a stop sign and watch how many cars do “rolling stops” if there ar no other moving vehicles near the intersection.  Spoiler alert: almost every driver does rolling stops, just like cyclists do. In fact, when I learned to drive in Newmarket, a stop sign […]


SHOP: Brand new bike shop a shrine for serious cyclists

Well, the headline is a little stupid… it should read “…shrine for roadie cyclists”, as “serious” doesn’t only apply to those willing to drop thousands of dollars on a bike. It applies equally to the tens (hundreds?) of thousands of Torontonians who are serious about using their bike to get around the city – to […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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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