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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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EVENT: Tues, May 5 – Etobicoke South Cycling Committee: May meeting

Date: Tuesday, May 5, 2015 – 19:00 – 21:00 The ESCC is holding its monthly meeting between 7 and 9 PM on May 5 at Among Friends. Below is the agenda. 1. What happened at the April 9 meeting on the Humber Bay Shores trails? 2. The city has released funding for the trail on […]


EVENT: Sat, June 20 – Cycle for Sight Toronto

Date: Saturday, June 20, 2015 – 08:00 – 18:00 Cycle for Sight is a fully supported, one-day cycling event in support of the Foundation Fighting Blindness. Whether you’re a cycling enthusiast or leisure rider, riding a single or tandem bike, Cycle for Sight will be the perfect one-day ride! We offer different distance options from […]


PHOTO OF THE DAY: Making Our Own Power

Source: Original photo – by cookedphotos on Flickr. Ikea celebrates Earth Day at Yonge Dundas Square. This photo was featured as blogTO’s ‘Photo of the Day’ for April 23, 2015: http://ift.tt/1FgtWh3 via Flickr. See this and 7,000+ other amazing bike photos in the Biking Toronto Flickr Group.

DO IT! Take a survey; help Toronto plan cycling infrastructure

We’ve just posted our first survey for the development of Toronto’s Cycling Network Plan for the next 10 years. At this stage we are asking Toronto residents about values, so we can better understand the priorities of residents in different parts of the City. Understanding these priorities will help inform resource allocation. The geocoding and […]


PHOTO OF THE DAY: Dundas x Sterling

Source: Original photo – by Fixed in Silver on Flickr. Morning light on a gorgeous Saturday in Toronto. To our left is the existing southern access point of the West Toronto Railpath. via Flickr. See this and 7,000+ other amazing bike photos in the Biking Toronto Flickr Group.


PHOTO OF THE DAY: On Bike Patrol

Source: Original photo – by WillJaksa on Flickr. Toronto Police Officers on bike patrol near Jarvis Street. #Toronto #TorontoPolice #GeorgeStreetDiner via Flickr. See this and 7,000+ other amazing bike photos in the Biking Toronto Flickr Group.


SHOP: Greater Goods – Green, Delivered by Bike

Great new service here in Toronto – Greater Goods.  Environmental products, delivered by bike. They are delivering using the cool Trio Cargobike – I don’t know if they are available in Toronto, but VeloLifestyle in Montreal carries them (disclosure: VeloLifestyle is an advertiser on BikingToronto) 100% Natural Products We inspect every ingredient of every single […]

SHOP: Top 25 bike stores in Toronto by neighbourhood

Bike stores in Toronto are scattered throughout the city. There’s bound to be a spot near you that will suit your needs, whether you’re looking to pick up a shiny new ride, get repairs done, order a custom build, or even pick up some new skills for yourself. Here are my picks for the top […]

OH YEAH! Cycle Toronto’s #BloorLovesBikes campaign is here and it’s awesome

The biggest OH YEAH! to Cycle Toronto for the start of their “Bloor Loves Bikes” campaign.   Who wants bikelanes bringing lots of people to their stores to spend lots of money not being spent on cars?  Bloor businesses do! Our #BloorLovesBikes window decals are in! Watch for them on Bloor coming soon! via Cycle […]



Source: Original photo – by Create Sean on Flickr. Kensington Market, Toronto Ontario – Favorite shot from yesterday’s photowalk. via Flickr. See this and 7,000+ other amazing bike photos in the Biking Toronto Flickr Group.

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