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.]

Pano

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.

Train!

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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Final Phase 1 Update

Lower Don Trail Construction Updates

Mayor Tory riding over Pottery Road bridge

This is the final post for the Lower Don Construction Blog related to the Phase 1 improvements on the trail, which are now substantially complete with the reopening of the trail on September 23, 2017.

Thank you for following and contributing.

Here are some final updates, forward-looking comments, and ways you can continue to follow trail news and interact with us…

Rail crossing at Pottery Road

Many of you have provided valuable insights into the rail crossing by the new Pottery Road trail bridge.

  • Thanks to your comments, this spring, new pavement markings will be applied to the trail leading up to the crossing as well as warning signage adjacent to the trail. The markings, saying “CAUTION [Rail symbol] CROSSING,” will alert riders to the crossing ahead.
  • We are also working with Metrolinx to re-examine the P-gate arrangement at the crossing to see if further improvements can be made at…

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