Given the fact that La Passione Italiana, a slightly grimy looking eatery at Yonge and St. Clair, has been able to survive in a neighbourhood packed with more pricey but more attractive Italian restaurants for years, I figured it must be offering pretty good value. When I finally did check it out, thanks to a [...]
Life in Toronto
I’ve called Toronto home for the past three years and sometimes I write about it. Past posts include everything from the horrors of TTC rush hour commutes to my favourite restaurants and hardware stores.
The TTC has informed me that it had 3,683 minutes of medical delays in 2010. That’s up 23% from 2008 when former TTC chair Adam Giambrone told the Star that there were 2,983 minutes of delays (annually). Why are they rising? Is it because of situations like the one on Monday May 16? And what [...]
After being stuck in a “medical emergency” delay on the TTC Yonge subway line last Monday, I asked TTC spokesman Brad Ross how the TTC defined a medical emergency. I actually wanted to talk someone the old fashioned way as I thought that would be the most effective method to get the information I needed, [...]
Toronto’s subway is regularly delayed during rush hour — two to three times a week on my route — for medical emergencies, and the delays are often long enough to make you late by 15 minutes to half an hour.I’ve always wondered just what exactly these frequent medical emergencies are, and Monday morning I found [...]
(This is the English and slightly longer version of my article from this morning’s La Presse) Believe it or not, Toronto is friendlier than Montreal and the food is better, but the city is filthy, its infrastructure is falling apart and crime is a serious problem Two years ago when I moved from Montreal to [...]