Our November action is a plan to have a mass deputation at the TTC budget hearings, scheduled for Monday, November 18th – where the board of the TTC makes recommendation to the city council for getting money to pay for this year’s operations. We have heard that the board – led by Karen Stintz – is planning to call for a raise in fares.
A new pamphlet by the Free and Accessible Transit Campaign of the GTWA:
Free and Accessible Transit Now:
Toward A Red-Green Vision for Toronto
Transit is a critical issue for people in Toronto, as in all major urban areas. More is at stake than reducing traffic congestion and gridlock. Transit and general mobility are intimately related to larger issues in capitalist society: how goods and services are produced and delivered; the location of and nature of jobs; where and how we live and travel; issues of class, inequality and oppression related to race, age, gender, and sexuality; climate justice; and the very shape and nature of our democratic institutions.
Time for a Free and Accessible Holiday Schmooze!
When: Thursday, December 20, 2012 -- 6:00pm
Where: Centre for Social Innovation. 720 Bathurst (just South of Bloor, on the West side of the street), Toronto.
Wednesday July 6, 2011
Noon – 1:00 p.m.
Meet at Dundas Square
Followed by a March to Nathan Phillips Square
During Extreme Heat Alerts, the City of Toronto counsels people to seek shelter and opens cooling centres across the City. People are at risk of death during these alerts – particularly pregnant women, senior citizens, people living with disabilities and chronic illnesses and people living in substandard housing.