Streetcars, big sidewalks, pedestrian infrastructure & lighting: a transit-oriented city.

An icon of Toronto, the city’s streetcar not only provides mobility within the urban core, but also integrates with regional transport to ensure transport access to residents on the periphery, as well. Photo by superherb/Flickr. While there are many inspiring examples of walkable, transit-oriented cities in Europe, there’s also plenty to learn from Canada. For example, with the extraordinary help of Jane Jacobs and other leaders, Toronto has been able to successfully keep expressways out of its historic urban core. Beyond that, leaders have also focused on expanding transit connectivity beyond the city center and into suburban communities. Thanks to strong leadership and long-term vision, Greater Toronto managed to both build a compact, mixed-use urban hub and expand transit connectivity across the region. Building on a Vibrant Urban Core Spadina Avenue is a remarkable exa...

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