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Toronto’s Weekly Carnage

Toronto’s Weekly Carnage collects the news stories from the past week that highlights the dangers of creating communities and infrastructure based on the private automobile and the neglection of policies and urban planning that encourage the use of public transit and active transportation modes like cycling and walking.

  • Roofing Truck Crash On Glebemount

    It happened just before 9am Wednesday. A car was heading north on Glebemount when it collided with a roofing truck at Mortimer. The force of the impact saw the truck push the smaller vehicle right into a hydro pole.

  • Woman hit by car in north end

    An 86-year-old woman is in hospital after she was hit by a car, while crossing the road in the city’s north end this morning. At about 10:30 a.m., the woman was walking on Yonge St. just north of Finch Ave. when a car travelling northbound hit her.

  • Police rescue man from burning car

    At 1 a.m. a collision occurred on the exit ramp from Hwy. 401 to McCowan Rd. The driver lost control of his vehicle and landed in a ditch. Three 43 division officers who were in the area saw the car burst into flames.

  • Crash involving TTC bus sends 5 to hospital

    The van T-boned the southbound bus in the intersection, that then veered and hit a northbound tractor-trailer. The driver of the van fled on foot, according to police, but was caught within an hour by the police canine unit just blocks away.

  • Fatal collisions on QEW and Hwy. 400

    Mohammad Rao wasn’t far from his Mississauga home after a late fare from Pearson airport early today when his taxi van was clipped by a car that sped in and out of traffic on the Queen Elizabeth Way near Cawthra Rd.

  • Driver Under Arrest After Fatal Crash On QEW

    The accident happened around 4am in the westbound lanes just past Dixie Road when a BMW smashed into another car and a mini-van taxi.

  • Multi-Vehicle Crash Closes Northbound 400

    The northbound lanes of Highway 400 near Highway 9 have been closed due to a multi-vehicle collision. Apparently a tractor-trailer collided with two other cars, and two people have been rushed to hospital with life-threatening injuries.

  • Fewer deaths since street racing law

    From the beginning of the year to the end of August, 209 people had been killed in 183 crashes on Ontario highways, compared to 309 fatalities in 263 crashes in the same period in 2007, the OPP said in a recent news release.

  • Taxi driver killed in QEW collision

    The crash happened at about 1 a.m. Witnesses reported seeing a BMW speeding in the westbound lanes of the QEW in Mississauga. According to police the car was driving erratically and aggressively.

  • Two-Vehicle Crash Sends Six To Hospital

    A mother and her three-month-old baby were among six people hurt in a two-vehicle crash near Victoria Park and Danforth Sunday.

  • Deadly Crash Kills One At 400 And Wilson

    Officers on scene say the Oldsmobile was headed east on Wilson Avenue when it crashed into a concrete pillar.

  • Crash kills Toronto man

    The man was travelling eastbound on Wilson at a high rate of speed just before 6 a.m. ET Sunday when, according to police, he lost control of the vehicle and collided with a concrete overpass.



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!


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 […]


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


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 […]


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 […]


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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