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Spring Public Meetings Roundup

Posted on: May 10th, 2013

In April and May CodeRedTO held a series of public meetings in Etobicoke (Jane and Finch, and Richview Gardens), Scarborough (Malvern), Leaside (Thorncliffe Park) and East York (Danforth and Coxwell) to share detailed information with the public on transit expansion projects happening in and near their communities. Metrolinx also presented information about future transit funding and their research into how other regions around North America and the world have paid for major transit expansion.

Invited were all Toronto city councillors, and all nearby provincial MPPs and federal MPs, and turnout was most impressive! Some councillors chose to not respond to our invitations to events in their wards but we extend our sincere thanks to the following elected representatives for attending:

  • Councillor Mary Fragedakis, ward 29
  • Councillor Paula Fletcher, ward 30
  • Councillor Janet Davis, ward 31
  • Councillor Mary-Margaret McMahon, ward 32
  • Councillor Maria Augimeri, ward 9
  • Councillor Chin Lee,  ward 41
  • MPP Peter Tabuns, Toronto – Danforth
  • MPP Michael Prue, Beaches – East York

CodeRedTO extends an open invitation to any community organization or elected representative who would like more information on transit presented at their event to contact us at any time. We have presented for MPs, MPPs, city councillors, and the University of Toronto, and we only use information from official sources and checked by transit agency officials.

To review our presentation, just click below to download the PDF version of our slides.

Some great questions were raised during our presentations, and we will share detailed answers soon. If you have any questions on transit expansion or funding, email and we will get answers from the experts.

Ward 17 Event: “Public transit for the future: Who pays?”

Posted on: May 6th, 2013

Join CodeRedTO, Metrolinx, CivicAction, and TTCriders to talk about the future of public transit in the GTHA. Note we are listed as an expert but while CodeRedTO shares information found in research, please note that we do not have expert urban planning or transit engineering knowledge.


Tuesday, May 21, 2013, 6-8 pm

Dufferin/St. Clair Library 1625 Dufferin Street

Expanding public transit in our region is a pressing need. There is a plan (The Big Move) and there have been consultations from the province’s regional transit planning agency Metrolinx, the City of Toronto and civic groups.

Now we want to hear from Ward 17 residents.

To pay for the new buses, LRTs and subways, should government create new revenue tools? Pay for it with taxes? Raise fares?

This is a chance for Ward 17 residents to hear from experts about the region’s pressing needs, the plans to build transit, and the options to pay for it. And like every Civic17 event, it’s a chance for residents to connect with each other and share their own views.

Expert Panel:
Dina Graser, Metrolinx
Luca De Franco, TTCriders
Cameron MacLeod, CodeRedTO
Linda Wichel, CivicAction

Invited to share their position:
Councillor Palacio
MPP Jonah Schein
MP Andrew Cash

For more information visit:  or

Link to map and transit directions

Media Advisory: CodeRedTO to host transit expansion & funding info sessions in April & May

Posted on: March 27th, 2013

Press release issued this morning:

Toronto transit advocacy group CodeRedTO will be hosting a series of public meetings about transit expansion and funding across Toronto during April and May. Our invited guests include all area councillors, MPPs, MPs, and representatives of Metrolinx.

All residents are welcome to join us at any of these events:

Thorncliffe Library, 48 Thorncliffe Park Dr – Saturday, April 13, 2:30-4:30pm
Danforth/Coxwell Library, 1675 Danforth Ave – Tuesday, April 16, 6:00-8:00pm
Richview Library, 1806 Islington Ave – Friday, April 19, 6:00-8:00pm
York Woods Library, 1785 Finch Ave W – Wednesday, May 1, 6:00-8:00pm
Malvern Library, 30 Sewells Rd – Sunday, May 5, 2:30-4:30pm

Map of locations:

These Open House-style meetings will provide constituents with facts (both good and bad) on transit expansion projects, light rail and its impact, and about future funding for better transit in the GTHA. Half the time will be devoted to conversation and questions from residents, and some local councillors and Metrolinx have also offered to make presentations.

“The conversation about transit expansion has changed,” said CodeRedTO Executive Director Joe Drew. “Dedicated funding from new revenue tools and smart ideas from many sources are showing how seriously residents and businesses are taking our infrastructure needs.”

“We keep hearing that residents and businesses want to get moving,” said Cameron MacLeod, CodeRedTO Executive Director. “The time for vague discussion is over. If you’re not willing to participate in the serious conversation, then you’re going to be left behind.”

These public meetings are part of the ongoing Move the GTHA campaign, which promotes better information and funding, and more conversation on the future of transit, in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area.

Who has been invited? All MPs and MPPs representing the areas close to future LRT lines, any Toronto City Councillors close to future LRT lines, along with BIAs and local community organizations. Public notices are also being shared online and with nearby libraries, schools, and community centres.

For more information, please contact:
Cameron MacLeod, Executive Director, CodeRedTO | | 416-779-5638

About CodeRedTO: CodeRedTO is a volunteer-led transit advocacy group in the GTHA based on the principle of better decisions through better information. We provide facts about transit modes, options, and proposals, to assist GTHA residents in understanding and evaluating transit information and ideas. We are not controlled by any transit agency, elected representative, or business. We receive funding only from Metrolinx earmarked for community conversations in partnership with, and all other activities are funded through personal donations.

Upcoming Workshops about the Future of Eglinton

Posted on: February 12th, 2013

Upcoming Workshops about “Designing the Future of Eglinton”

Metrolinx invites us to join them at any of three public workshops to tell them what we think about Eglinton’s future.

At these workshops, Metrolinx will present preliminary designs for the stations, including some that were not part of previous consultations.  Metrolinx will also show designs for LRT surface stops and alignments.  However, Metrolinx will not be discussing the Kennedy Mobility Hub and parts of the line that are currently under review.

Please drop by to any of the workshops any time between 5:30 and 9:00pm.  Presentation and Workshop start at 6:30pm.



When:            Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Where:           York Memorial Collegiate Institute

2690 Eglinton Avenue West (Keele & Eglinton)



When:            Thursday, February 28, 2013

Where:           Forest Hill Collegiate Institute

730 Eglinton Avenue West (Chaplin & Eglinton)



When:            Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Where:           Noor Cultural Centre

123 Wynford Drive (Wynford & Eglinton)


View the flyer here

Feeling Congested? Have your say!

Posted on: February 8th, 2013

Interested in more consultations and discussion of revenue tools? The City of Toronto is holding public consultations on congestion as well, and they want to hear from you!

  • Etobicoke, February 4, 4-9pm
  • Scarborough, February 6, 4-9pm
  • North York, February 11, 4-9pm
  • Toronto City Hall, February 13, 4-9pm

Also available at is the public consultation toolkit – if you can’t attend you can download all the presentation materials to review at home: Feeling Congested Toolkit

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