TTC installs pole in the middle of a bike lane and people are furious

TTC installs pole in the middle of a bike lane and people are furious

Toronto isn’t known to be a particularly bike-friendly city — quite the opposite, actually — and it doesn’t seem to be working too hard to remedy that reputation.  Exhibit A: a metal pole has been installed smack in the middle of a downtown bike lane.  A light standard was installed over night in the middle of the bike … Read more

A Toronto bike lane vanished during construction and hasn’t been replaced

A Toronto bike lane vanished during construction and hasn’t been replaced

The case of the vanishing bike lane. Sounds like a book title, right? Well unfortunately, that’s just the reality of Toronto construction. Spotted on Twitter via @poissonish, the northbound bike lane outside a portion of Bayview Avenue was not reinstalled after the sidewalk was replaced early last week.  @311Toronto the sidewalk outside 170 Bayview Ave was … Read more

Is it legal to cross a solid double line to pass a car?

Is it legal to cross a solid double line to pass a car?

In most of Canada, crossing the painted double line on a highway is breaking the law, except for Ontario where lines painted on the road are visual reminders to use extra caution when passing.Getty Images/iStockphoto I live in Ontario and I see many vehicles pass on solid double lines. Is this legal? – Denise In … Read more

The Good Fight season 6 review: A worthy, timely sendoff

The Good Fight season 6 review: A worthy, timely sendoff

André Braugher as Ri’Chard Lane and Christine Baranski as Diane Lockhart Photo: Elizabeth Fisher/Paramount+ A warning for fans of The Good Fight: The sixth and final season feels different. The Paramount+ original returns after its stellar fifth season—which included COVID hallucinations and Hal Wackner’s copy-house court—with a more muted, realistic vibe. There are no Epstein-scale … Read more

This $7 million modernist estate in Markham is movie star material

This  million modernist estate in Markham is movie star material

Nestled on a sprawling property in Markham is a new residential real estate listing that looks like the type of house you’d see in the Hollywood Hills — and has the $6.8 million pricetag to go with it, too. The home looks fit for a movie star in the Hollywood Hills. Image from the Hammond International Properties listing. … Read more

Forest woman reaches children with educational songs and books | Local News

Forest woman reaches children with educational songs and books | Local News

Local children’s book author and songwriter Sara Ernst has worked with children nearly her entire life in some way, shape or form since she was a child herself, beginning with babysitting when she was 9 or 10 years old and volunteering in the church nursery. Children’s author and musician Sara Ernst plays the ukulele in … Read more

Someone was busted by driving through a Toronto bike lane right in front of police

Someone was busted by driving through a Toronto bike lane right in front of police

Riding in Toronto is no picnic, but there really is never any excuse for dangerously crossing through a protected bike path, unnecessarily exposing cyclists to danger. It’s already a silly and selfish move in itself, but using a bike path as your own personal HOV track makes even less sense if you have more free … Read more