Urban Grime Can Contribute to Air Pollution

Researchers say it spurts ozone-causing chemicals into the environment.

Raphael Desrosiers / Flickr

10-Foot Traffic Lanes Are Safer—and Still Move Plenty of Cars

The case against 12-foot lanes in cities, in 3 charts.

Dillon Consulting

Why Toronto Should Tear Down Its Urban Expressway

Removing an elevated city highway doesn’t always make traffic worse—some cars just disappear.


Call Out Poorly Parked Cars With the App 'TowIt'

One developer’s weapon against lousy drivers and vans blocking the bike lane.

Bike Balls

They're Turning 'Truck Nuts' Into a Bike Light

This world is hell.

Toronto Poetry Map

Mapping Toronto Through Its Poetry

A Toronto Public Library interactive lets you explore local geography through poems that mention the city.

'Bikes vs. Cars' Wages the Wrong War

A review of Fredrik Gertten's new documentary.

acme08 / flickr

The Complete Business Case for Converting Street Parking Into Bike Lanes

An annotated, chart-filled review of 12 studies from around the world.


Mapping Drake's Love Affair With Toronto

Pitchfork pinpoints all the Toronto locales that have appeared in the rapper's lyrics.

Michal / Flickr

Bike-Share Is (Still) Struggling to Reach Poor People Across North America

Charting the equity problem in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico.

Sabina Ali

How an Oven Changed the Fate of a Neglected Toronto Park

Thorncliffe Park is now home to North America's first public tandoor oven, thanks to the efforts of local activists.


Rob Ford Has Cancer

The controversial Toronto mayor will undergo chemotherapy for a "very rare" cancerous tumor.

Ministry of Transport Singapore/Flickr

Singapore's Early Morning Free Transit Program Has Been a Huge Success

Encouraging commuters to leave earlier has made for less crowded trains during the peak.

Mark Byrnes

Saving Sam the Record Man's Giant Spinning Discs

A huge flashing sign from a shuttered record store in Toronto gets a new home after a lengthy preservation battle.

Alexis C. Madrigal

The Great Spaceship of Toronto

This underground labyrinth may be as close to a spacecraft as most of us are likely to board.

Associated Press

Rob Ford Caught Allegedly Smoking Crack on Video Again, 'Taking a Break'

In a statement, the mayor said he'll be taking a "leave" from his campaign and official duties, but has no plans to step down.

Mayor Rob Ford: The Video Game

It's like Mario if the power-ups were crack pipes and the Goombas were cops and reporters.


'If Elected, I Promise I Will Just Get Publicly Drunk'

But this 'candidate' for Toronto mayor says he won't threaten to kill anyone! In a city run by Rob Ford, that's progress.

Associated Press

How the Police Describe the Rob Ford Crack Video

The Toronto mayor's never-ending saga.