The Toronto Centre for Active Transportation (TCAT) is excited to announce that the 7th annual Complete Streets Forum on October 6th, 2014 will be held at Daniels Spectrum in downtown Toronto. We look forward to welcoming our delegates to this beautiful cultural and community venue embedded in a walkable, bikeable, and vibrant neighbourhood.
On June 22nd, 2014, during the annual community festival Neighbours Night Out, TCAT launched its first Active Neighbourhoods Canada (ANC) Project in the Toronto neighbourhoods of Thorncliffe Park and Flemingdon Park. The successful project launch drew interest from Premier Kathleen Wynne and her office.
The City of Toronto is currently undergoing its five year review of its Official Plan and has prepared draft amendments that address some of the feedback received through itsFeeling Congested consultation process. A special public meeting will be held on August 7, 2014 for the public to address the proposed amendments.
As part of the City's 5-year Official Plan review, the Feeling Congested initiative is currently updating the City's transportation policies. On May 12, 2014 TCAT's Director Nancy Smith Lea responded to a survey in order to provide feedback about a sub-set of draft transportation policies proposed by staff in the following areas:
As Bike Month wraps up across the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area, the Toronto Centre for Active Transportation (TCAT) is proud to release the latest video from It’s Your Move series, featuring Nicole Arsenault, Manager of Transportation Services at York University (YorkU).
The Toronto Centre for Active Transportation (TCAT) is now accepting proposals for the Complete Streets Forum 2014, taking place in downtown Toronto on Oct 6, 2014. Proposals must be submitted by July 18, 2014 to receive consideration for the program.
In June 2014, TCAT Director Nancy Smith Lea, in collaboration with Dr. Paul Hess from the University of Toronto, completed a research project that investigates barriers to the implementation of active transportation policies in Ontario.
On June 7th, our Active Neighbourhoods Canada Project Managers Car Martin and Mikey Bennington, participated in the 100 in 1 Day festival in Toronto. This citizen-driven festival unites people across the city to make it a better place through acts of urban change. These acts, or interventions, have the potential to raise awareness of urban and social issues, inspire ideas, and motivate leaders to consider new approaches to old problems.
In advance of the annual Ajax Trailfest on June 22nd, 2014, TCAT releases the 6th video from their It’s Your Move series, featuring Steve Parish, Mayor of the Town of Ajax.
The third municipality in Canada to adopt a complete streets policy in their Transportation Master Plan, the Town of Ajax has been a leader in the battle to reduce congestion and create vibrant safe streets for all users young and old.
This research paper investigates the implementation of Ontario’s provincial and municipal policies that seek to build communities that encourage walking and cycling. Although policies have recently come a long way in recognizing and promoting active transportation, aligning policy is different than aligning practice, and current policies are not necessarily translating into successful on-the-ground implementation.
The Toronto Centre for Active Transportation (TCAT) a project of the registered charity Clean Air Partnership, invites you to submit a proposal for the 2014 Complete Streets Forum, taking place in downtown Toronto on Monday October 6, 2014.
On May 27, 2014 TCAT made a submission to the Toronto Board of Health in support of their report titled "Actve City: Designing for Health". This is another in a series of excellent evidence-based reports published by Toronto Public Health that set the vision and provide the health rationale for building our city so that all Torontonians can be active.
On the first day of the City of Toronto’s 2014 Bike Month, TCAT releases the 5th video from their It’s Your Move series, featuring Donna Quan, Director of Education at the Toronto District School Board (TDSB).