On Oct 5-6, 2014, hundreds of people gathered in Toronto for TCAT's 7th annual Complete Streets Forum to share ideas and learn from practitioners and researchers from the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area and around the world.
Earlier this year, we traveled across the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area (GTHA) to showcase local active transportation champions living in York, Halton, Peel, Durham, Hamilton and Toronto with our It’s Your Move video series.
Toronto Public Health recently unveiled ActiveTO, an initiative to build support for walking, cycling, and public transit and a campaign to promote simple steps towards incorporating physical activity into the daily routines of Toronto residents.
The initiative communicates in an engaging and fun way the many benefits to being more active everyday, and encourages steps such as walking and cycling to work, taking the stairs whenever possible.
Submitted by nsmithlea on Thu, 09/18/2014 - 1:56pm
This summer, TCAT brought participatory urban planning to local youth from Flemingdon Park and Thorncliffe Park in the form of a Young Urbanist Summer Camp.
As part of TCAT's Active Neighbourhoods Canada project, the camp transformed a room at the Flemingdon Health Centre into an urban design studio where neighbourhood kids aged 10-13 worked collaboratively with local teen facilitators aged 14-20. Together, they envisioned and experimented with how to change the design of their neighbourhood to improve safety and foster active transportation.
Submitted by nsmithlea on Thu, 09/18/2014 - 1:34pm
TCAT is looking for three to four new Steering Committee members to provide strategic advice and contribute their skills to initiatives that advance TCAT’s mandate. Steering Committee members are asked to commit to approximately 10 hours per month to TCAT, including 2 hours for monthly meetings, for at least a two-year term.
Submitted by nsmithlea on Thu, 09/18/2014 - 1:32pm
The Toronto Star is nearing the end of a year-long process to choose the top ten ideas that will make Toronto better. Complete Streets made it to the top twenty, with polls closing yesterday. The top ten ideas will be brought to a live mayoral candidates debate on October 20.
Submitted by nsmithlea on Thu, 09/18/2014 - 1:31pm
The Government of Ontario has opened two policies for public consultation, in support of the Ministry of Transportation's Ontario Cycling Strategy. The #CycleON strategy is a twenty-year plan developed to support and encourage cycling in Ontario, with the overall vision of making Ontario a more cycle-friendly province.
Submitted by nsmithlea on Tue, 09/16/2014 - 8:51am
Today, the Toronto Centre for Active Transportation (TCAT) releases 12th and final video from the It`s Your Move series, featuring Jennifer Keesmaat, Chief Planner and the Executive Director of the City of Toronto's Planning Department.
Submitted by nsmithlea on Tue, 09/02/2014 - 8:51am
The Toronto Centre for Active Transportation (TCAT) releases today its 11th video from the It`s Your Move series, featuring Nadien Godkewitsch, Manager of Programs at the Toronto Community Foundation (TCF).
Submitted by nsmithlea on Thu, 08/21/2014 - 12:23pm
Registrations are rolling in and anticipation is building for TCAT's 7th annual Complete Streets Forum on Monday, October 6th, 2014 to 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.
Submitted by nsmithlea on Thu, 08/21/2014 - 12:21pm
The City of Toronto is currently undergoing its five year review of its Official Plan and has prepared draft amendments that includes a new policy to incorporate a Complete Streets approach when streets are constructed, reconstructed or otherwise improved, and for full consideration of pedestrian and cycling infrastructure to be integrated into the design of all streets, neighbourhoods, major destinations, transit facilities and mobility hubs throughout the City.
Submitted by nsmithlea on Thu, 08/21/2014 - 12:20pm
TCAT’s Active Neighbourhoods Canada Project is proud to announce that our community partner the Toronto Emerging Artivists (TEA) of the STEPS Initiative is the winner of the NXT City Prize for best submission from a team under 18 years. The NXT City Prize was designed to encourage youth to come up with brilliant ways to transform public space in the City of Toronto.