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May 2: 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.

Jaywalking pedestrian killed by dump truck

The southbound truck was making a left turn from Jeanette St. onto St. Clair Ave. E. shortly before 8 a.m. when it hit the unidentified pedestrian, who was walking in the middle of the road.

SUV Collides With Fire Truck In Markham

The two vehicles reportedly collided head-on at 14th Ave. near Brimley. A man, woman and child were in the SUV and two air ambulances were called to the scene.

Car Smashes Through Bank Window

A car slammed into the front of a TD-Canada Trust bank in Etobicoke late Monday morning, smashing the front window. The accident happened at a branch location near Bloor and the West Mall around 11:30am.

School Bus-Van Collision Winds Up With Elderly Seniors Trapped And Tombstone Knocked Over

A bizarre accident that wound up in an equally bizarre spot has sent two elderly passengers to hospital and officials trying to repair the damage at a local graveyard.

Pedestrian And Driver Dead After Terrible Accident Near Woodbine Racetrack

It happened after the 5pm rush hour Monday, when a car struck and killed a pedestrian before the vehicle crashed on Rexdale Blvd. and Queen’s Plate Drive near the Woodbine Racetrack.

Chain Reaction Crash On 401

It’s alleged that the first car involved hit debris from a tire. That caused it to spin, hitting another vehicle and sparking a domino effect. At total of four cars and a tractor trailer were said to be involved.

Single-Vehicle Crash On Finch

The accident happened around 2am on Finch near Yonge. The car was travelling eastbound when it lost control after passing a bus and veered off the road. A wheel flew off, hitting the corner of one house as the car slammed into the residence next door and

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TRUTH: The business of bikes and parking

Click on through to Spacing to see the full infographic. There has been some debate about whether bike lanes on Bloor would hurt or harm businesses. Spacing is republishing this infographic from our Fall 2014 issue to help inform the discussion. View Full Graphic: INFOGRAPHIC: The business of bikes and parking – Spacing Toronto


VIDEO: A DIY repair shop created by students for students

A great video introduction to U of T’s BikeChain from Global News (except there’s an ad that runs before it): ‘Bikechain’ was created in 2005 as a student project serving the University of Toronto student community. This DIY bicycle repair shop is based out of the St. George campus and is open to everyone on […]


MAPS! Helping cyclists avoid smoggy routes in Toronto and Montreal

  Amazing tool!  Played with it a long time.  Very telling that when you turn off the street map, high pollution levels still indicate where roads (and especially highways and the airport) are, and where the ravines (without highways) are. It is essentially a Google Map with an extra layer representing the average concentration of […]

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This is on until midnight on Saturday, April 30th, 2016! If you’re a regular visitor to Biking Toronto, you may notice little asks for you to join the update list.  This list updates you about new things on the site (and then you decide what you want to click through and read).  There are over […]


NEWS: Bloor Bike Lanes Pilot Should Be a Council No-Brainer. Here’s Why It’s Not. 

An excellent piece in Torontoist about why a bike lane pilot designed to collect data about benefits/detriments and overwhelming supported by the community is getting static from politicians: There really should have been little to no debate about this 2.5 kilometre bike lane pilot project running along Bloor Street West from Shaw Street to Avenue […]