Waterloo Region LRT Open House

There is an public Open House for the Waterloo Region ION LRT (#wrLRT) on Saturday April 8th. It’ll be a great chance to see what LRT looks like in an Ontario context. The first of fourteen Light Rail Vehicles (LRVs) will be on display. Exciting. We’ll be there! 

(Photo credit: @Canardiain)

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Next GO Transit Regional Express Rail and Electrification Meeting

The next GO Transit Regional Express Rail and electrification meeting will take place in Brampton on November 14.

Monday, November 14, 2016
Bramalea Secondary School
510 Balmoral Dr.
Brampton, ON L6T 1W4

Meeting time: 6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. / Presentation: 7:00 p.m.

Official Notice: http://bit.ly/GORERNovemberNotice

Please see here to view the presentation from the spring 2016 public meeting: http://bit.ly/GORERSpring16




Last week, Iattended my first council meeting in my hometown. It was…eventful to say the least.The meeting was long and grueling as it carried on pastits original end time of 11:55pm. Rightly so as our council was voting on a historic decision to accept a provincially-proposed LRT project through the city’s downtown core.Long story short, council voted against extending it to the downtown core– despite the overwhelming amount of delegations in support. From youth. From various occupational boards in and out of the city. From unions and local businesses. Heck, even a global brandwith an office located in the city was in support.

But our council struck it down. Our council, which fails to accurately represent the socioeconomic and demographic realities of the city, thought it would be in the city’s best interest to turn away this once-in-a-lifetime deal.And this frustrates me.

This is not the first instance that…

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