CodeRedTO is available to present non-partisan transit information and assist with technical questions for any group, elected representative, or at events – please contact us at any time to learn more.

Ongoing Activities:

  • Newsletter updates to mailing list members on the status of rapid transit projects & topics of interest
  • Annual CodeRedTO partner and ally meetings to share resources and information
  • Annual CodeRedTO Advisory Board meetings to set goals and determine group policy
  • Member, Scarborough Subway Extension Stakeholder Advisory Group (2015-)
  • Member, Relief Line Stakeholder Advisory Group (2015-)
  • Founding Member, Move the GTHA collaborative (2012-)


  • Christof Spieler lecture “Trains Buses People: Lessons for Toronto” on the release of the second edition of his book “Trains, Buses, People: An Opinionated Atlas of US and Canadian Transit” presented by CodeRedTO
  • Contributor, TTC 2022 Annual Service Plan Stakeholder Meetings
  • Contributor, City of Toronto’s Poverty Reduction Strategy Office discussions on Transit Fare Equity
  • Contributor, TTC/YRT 5-Year Fare Policy Workshop


  • Contributor, TTC 2021 Annual Service Plan Stakeholder Meetings





  • Contributor to Move the GTHA progress report on The Big Move, “Are We There Yet?”
  • Contributor to Move the GTHA op-ed published in the Toronto Star in November: “GTHA transit needs a boost from new municipal funding sources
  • Invited participant, Metrolinx Fare Integration Workshop
  • Invited participant, City of Toronto Planning’s TOcore Stakeholder Workshop
  • Consultation with advocacy groups including Hamilton LRT, Fight Gridlock
  • Consultation with Pembina Institute on rapid transit project work
  • Donation to support transit access for Syrian refugees via Lifeline Syria at Ryerson University
  • Donation to Waterloo Region public engagement campaign by TriTAG in support of the new iON LRT system
  • Donation to Toronto Relief Line Alliance for printing expenses


  • Urban Planning, Design and Policy People networking event (sponsor)
  • Donation to Northwest Transit Action (Etobicoke) for printing expenses
  • Donation to Our Place Initiative (Etobicoke) for printing expenses
  • Donation to Hamilton LRT for printing expenses
  • Donation to TTCriders to support advocacy and public engagement activities



  • Jarrett Walker lecture “Abundant Access: Public Transit as an Instrument of Freedom” (co-sponsor, presented by Spacing, in partnership with CodeRedTO and the University of Toronto Institute of Transportation Engineers)
  • “Public Transit for the Future: Who Pays For it?” hosted by Civic17, Dufferin/St. Clair Library, Toronto
  • Transit Expansion and Funding Info Sessions hosted by CodeRedTO and featuring representatives from Metrolinx:
    – Malvern Library, Scarborough (PDF)
    – York Woods Library, Etobicoke (PDF)
    – Richview Library, Etobicoke (PDF)
    – Danforth/Coxwell Library, East York (PDF)
    – Thorncliffe Library, East York (PDF)


  • Activism and Transit, University of Toronto Scarborough Urban Geography course, Scarborough (PDF)
  • Presentation to the Ontario Legislature’s Standing Committee on General Government, Queen’s Park, Toronto (PDF)
  • Presentation to National Transit Strategy Town Hall, Centennial College, Scarborough (PDF)
  • Transit Expansion Information Session, Agincourt Library, Scarborough (PDF)


  • CodeRedTO founded in September 2011

How to Help

JOIN our email list to stay informed!

LEARN about Transit and why there's room for subways, light rail, and streetcars in our region, and how light rail is actually a great city-building choice for the lower-density neighbourhoods in Etobicoke, Scarborough, North York, Mississauga, Brampton, Hamilton, and Kitchener-Waterloo.

CALL your City Councillor, and tell them that you want rational, affordable, and rapid transit in Toronto to benefit everyone, not just one small section of the city. Rapid transit to Malvern, Morningside, Jane & Finch are achievable if we learn from successful transit networks around the world.

TELL your friends and family that subways are amazing - they really are! - but with limited funding we have to make rational decisions about whether to support more residents or leave people waiting for crowded buses for decades longer.

Did you know: The bus routes on Finch have over 85% of the ridership of the (much shorter) Sheppard Subway, and the bus routes on Eglinton already have over 140%! The lengths differ but the need is common in many areas of the city. We are decades behind and need better transit options for our residents now, not just small extensions that use up all the budget.

Contact us at