More pedestrian access coming to The Ex

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Plans for a revamped Exhibition GO station would provide better access to and from venues and events

There’s often a rush that comes with everything that happens on the grounds at the CNE. Whether it’s the rides and games at the annual Exhibition itself or Toronto FC matches and Argos games at BMO Field, you can’t help but get caught up in the excitement.

It’s also easy to get caught up in the crowds.

That’s why there are plans in the works to overhaul the area around Exhibition GO station. People need to move across the rail corridor and along the platforms better. Thousands of customers and sports fans are flowing both north and south along streets and through tunnels, so it’s important to make things easier.

looking north-east filter Illustration for Exhibition GO Station proposal, looking north-east.

“To improve crowding at Exhibition Centre, not only are we going to provide a wider…

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Former NHL goalie and hockey analyst Glenn Healy marks 25 years as GO Transit commuter

Definitely sharing this post with Dad. A hockey fan and a train fan.

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While spending much of his life making saves on the ice, former NHL goalie Glenn Healy also makes a point of saving time by hopping on the train at Whitby GO Station every day.

Healy is no GO train rookie. He’s been riding, what he affectionately calls, the “Green Limousine” for more than 25 years. In fact, he has enjoyed his ride on the train for so long, his morning coffee is poured the moment he strolls into Whitby Station.

“The GO is so convenient, and the people are so friendly,” Healy said. “I took it to games at Maple Leaf Gardens during my time with Leafs and I still take it to work.”

Glenn Healy GO Former NHL player Glenn Healy on the Mimico GO Station platform

On top of being a seasoned GO rider, Glenn is a veteran of 15 NHL seasons, he’s a former Maple Leaf goaltender, sports broadcaster, and…

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Pano of the Inner Harbour

We were at a friend’s goodbye party last night at a condo on the corner of Spadina and Queen’s Quay W. Wonderful view of Toronto’s Inner Harbour. Here’s a pano of the view from the 14th floor. [I think I need to add a widget to get the full-version working so see this version to zoom in.]

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As a bonus, here are some streetcar shots.

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Scenes from Today’s #biketo ride & the Challenge with Social Media

Wonderful bike ride this morning to Hummer Bay. What a contrast to last weekend’s weather. Below are some pictures of what I saw along the way. The challenge with social media is that it can often bury pictures and memories in one’s timeline. So, by doing this blog post it’ll be easier for me to go back and remember today’s journey.

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Flexity!

10th Anniversary of @STRCanada #biketo #cycleON #onpoli cc @EMcMahonBurl

I saw this article on Medium come across my feed about Share The Road (STR) Cycling Coalition’s 10th anniversary. Check it out here!

It’s been great to get to know the group’s founder, now MPP and Minister Eleanor McMahon, and participate in the Ontario Bike Summit and the annual Greg’s Ride. I still have and use my STR water bottle and jersey. Eleanor has been a wonderful mentor for my career and cycling advocacy, and it’s a lot of fun to spend time with and has lots of energy and passion.

While the circumstances of Eleanor founding STR are tragic, she’s worked hard and shown amazing courage to create change. Change was needed and it’s happening now. Well done to Eleanor, STR staff, board members, volunteers, and event participants!

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