On Car Culture in Toronto

If you've never understood what was meant by the car culture we have, then you need to read this article. It is pretty eye-opening. The article is, simply put, a shameful, first-class example of our car culture. First, the shocking video footage (of cars running a red light at an intersection) could literally be from... Continue Reading →

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Hold Off on Honking, Please (or How Honking is the Worst Form of Communication)

When driving, the predominant way to communicate is to use the horn. Well, excluding certain rude gestures involving hands -- but we’ll avoid discussing those here. Depending on the context, the horn can mean anything from “F*** YOU!” to “Come on, the light’s green” to “Thanks for letting me in” to “Hello”. Not only that,... Continue Reading →

Thunder Bay Experience: The Food

This is part two of a two-part series on my 6-week stint in Thunder Bay. See the previous entry for the sights of Thunder Bay. When I learned that I would be heading to Thunder Bay for 6 weeks, I was expecting to experience the feel of a smaller city and some of the outdoor activities... Continue Reading →

On Cycling and Cycling Infrastructure

Yesterday, I was sideswiped by an SUV while out riding my bike. I would love to say that this was a rarity and a result of the driver swerving to avoid a baby crawling in the road. Sadly, it was actually the 6th time in the 3 years I've lived in Toronto (not even mentioning... Continue Reading →

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