In the Media

Walk Toronto and its spokespeople were quoted or mentioned in the media about pedestrian issues over 80 times in 2016, including in Toronto’s widest-circulation newspapers (Toronto Star, Globe and Mail, Metro Toronto) as well as radio and TV news. More recent year listings are not yet as comprehensive – see also Walk Toronto’s Facebook Page for the latest media mentions.

Note: Because the Metro Toronto archives were erased when the paper was rebranded in April 2018, the Metro Toronto links have been changed to go the the Internet Archive version of the page.

2018

  1. Globe and Mail: Tory calls Toronto’s pedestrian deaths a ‘crisis’ after 11-year-old hit, killed by vehicle
  2. Toronto Star: Pathway Closed After 11-Year Old Hit, Killed by Vehicle
  3. CityNews: Pathway Fenced Off Near Scarborough School After Child Fatally Hit By Car
  4. Metro Toronto: While New York City’s Vision Zero results are lauded, Toronto’s have been lacklustre
  5. Metro Toronto: Pedestrian death prompts calls for increased safety measures
  6. ‘People are fed up’: Coalition aims to make road safety a major Toronto election issue (Toronto Star)
  7. Road safety advocates want next city council to ‘step up,’ boost cycling network and traffic calming measures (CBC)

2017

  1. Metro Toronto: Welcome to the most dangerous time to be a pedestrian in Toronto
  2. Metro Toronto: Scarborough intersection where mom and daughter killed a ‘trouble spot’
  3. Metro Toronto: Aggressive driving deaths in Ontario spike 80 per cent
  4. Metro Toronto: The pros and cons of commuter parking in Toronto
  5. Metro Toronto: Toronto to get more red-light cameras as part of road safety plan

2016

Here is a list of appearances in 2016:  

Podcasts and Radio

  1. http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/metromorning_20160615_71831.mp3
  2. http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/road-safety-plan-timid-walk-toronto-1.3635765
  3. http://www.cbc.ca/listen/shows/metro-morning/segment/10664399
  4. http://www.zoomerradio.ca/show/fight-back-on-zoomer-radio/mayor-john-tory-maureen-coyle-october-3/
  5. http://www.cbc.ca/listen/shows/metro-morning/segment/8305710

Television

  1. CBC TV: “CBC at Six” News:  November 22, 2016
  2. CBC Evening News:  June 15, 2016
  3. TALK Radio AM 640 CFMJ: July 22, 2016
  4. NewsTalk Radio1010 CFRB: October 30, 2016
  5. TALK Radio AM 640 CFMJ: October 31, 2016
  6. City TV: December 11, 2016
  7. CP24 TV: December 12, 2016

In Print – Online and Otherwise

Congestion

  1. http://www.metronews.ca/news/toronto/2016/09/26/safety-advocates-not-thrilled-by-john-torys-congestion-plan.html

Planning

  1. https://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/toronto/meet-the-new-kind-of-street-coming-totoronto/article32828137/

Accessibility

  1. https://www.thestar.com/news/gta/2016/12/12/cycling-advocates-gear-up-to-fight-the-use-of-bike-lanes-by-people-with-mobility-issues.html
  2. https://www.thestar.com/news/gta/2016/11/21/bike-lanes-eyed-as-loading-zones-for-those-aiding-the-disabled.html
  3. http://www.metronews.ca/news/toronto/2016/10/17/being-a-pedestrian-in-a-wheelchair-in-toronto.html
  4. http://www.cp24.com/news/accessibility-advocates-speak-out-against-mixing-cycling-and-drop-off-space-1.3200066
  5. http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/bike-lane-parking-1.3893126
  6. http://www.metronews.ca/news/toronto/2016/12/16/toronto-deadly-streets-in-review-accessible-intersections.html

Distraction

  1. https://www.thestar.com/news/gta/2016/11/01/distracted-walking-a-road-safety-risk-insurer-warns.html
  2. http://globalnews.ca/news/2640893/reality-check-distracted-walking-isnt-a-big-problem-distracted-driving-is/
  3. https://www.thestar.com/news/queenspark/2016/07/15/province-says-toronto-can-ban-texting-while-walking.html
  4. http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/protest-be-alert-be-seen-campaign-walk-toronto-1.3831404

Various

  1. https://www.thestar.com/news/gta/2016/10/25/green-space-gives-new-life-to-cemeteries.html
  2. http://www.zkyonp.cn/lvyou/201611/15.html
  3. http://spacing.ca/toronto/2016/03/16/54416/
  4. https://thebulletin.ca/keeping-feet-and-bike-wheels-dry-may-be-possible-with-redesigned-riverdale-pedestrian-bridge/
  5. http://www.metronews.ca/news/toronto/2016/08/22/toronto-needs-transformative-transportation-chief.htm

City of Toronto Road Safety Safety Plan

  1. https://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/toronto/deadly-year-for-pedestrians-in-toronto-a-wake-up-call-to-improve-road-safety/article33452964/
  2. https://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/toronto/toronto-urged-to-increase-spending-on-road-safety/article30897682/
  3. https://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/toronto/toronto-scrambles-to-find-more-funding-for-road-safety-plan/article30532439/
  4. https://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/toronto/torontos-safety-plan-for-pedestrians-and-cyclists-faces-revisions/article30440078/
  5. https://www.thestar.com/news/gta/2016/10/27/toronto-councillor-showcases-citys-progress-on-road-safety-plan.html
  6. https://www.thestar.com/news/city_hall/2016/07/12/torontos-road-safety-plan-may-get-more-money.html
  7. https://www.thestar.com/news/gta/2016/06/20/ambitious-new-goal-but-no-extra-money-for-toronto-road-safety-plan.html
  8. https://www.thestar.com/news/gta/2016/06/15/mayor-torys-road-safety-plan-may-change-but-not-the-funding.html
  9. https://www.thestar.com/news/gta/2016/06/12/riskiest-spots-for-pedestrians-and-cyclists-get-new-rules-in-road-safety-plan.html
  10. http://www.metronews.ca/news/toronto/2016/01/07/toronto-officials-vow-to-adopt-plan-based-on-vision-zero.html
  11. http://www.metronews.ca/news/toronto/2016/06/14/lower-speed-limits-toronto-plan-to-reduce-pedestrian-deaths.html
  12. http://www.thestar.com/news/gta/transportation/2016/06/13/reduced-speed-limits-part-of-toronto-plan-to-reduce-pedestrian-deaths.html
  13. http://www.metronews.ca/news/toronto/2016/06/13/critics-say-torontos-new-road-safety-plan-is-too-modest-.html
  14. http://www.metronews.ca/news/toronto/2016/06/13/toronto-deadly-streets-hear-from-the-experts.html
  15. https://www.thestar.com/news/gta/2016/07/14/toronto-city-council-finds-cash-for-more-road-safety-plans.html
  16. https://www.thestar.com/news/pedestrian-road-safety/2016/12/11/most-pedestrian-deaths-occurring-outside-torontos-road-safety-plan-analysis.html
  17. http://www.metronews.ca/news/toronto/2016/01/03/will-2016-be-the-year-toronto-gets-serious-about-road-safety.html
  18. http://www.metronews.ca/news/toronto/2016/12/14/toronto-deadly-streets-review-lower-speed-limits.html
  19. http://www.metronews.ca/news/toronto/2016/12/13/toronto-deadly-street-in-review-design-as-safety-solution.html
  20. http://www.metronews.ca/news/toronto/2016/01/03/will-2016-be-the-year-toronto-gets-serious-about-road-safety.html
  21. http://www.metronews.ca/news/toronto/2016/07/12/toronto-road-safety-plan-could-see-budget-boosted.html
  22. http://www.metronews.ca/news/toronto/2016/06/20/toronto-road-safety-plan-could-see-a-budget-boost.html
  23. http://www.metronews.ca/news/toronto/2016/10/27/city-officials-in-toronto-tout-new-road-safety-improvements.html

Pedestrian and Road Safety

  1. https://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/toronto/group-takes-aim-at-road-violence/article32531388/
  2. https://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/toronto/family-friends-of-people-killed-by-toronto-drivers-blast-city-for-slow-action/article30469247/
  3. https://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/toronto/more-than-160-pedestrians-killed-by-vehicles-since-2011/article30391640/
  4. https://www.thestar.com/news/pedestrian-road-safety/2016/12/12/how-to-fix-deadly-toronto-intersection-at-eglinton-and-victoria-park.html
  5. https://www.thestar.com/news/pedestrian-road-safety/2016/12/12/advocates-push-to-change-the-way-people-talk-about-car-accidents.html
  6. https://www.thestar.com/news/gta/transportation/2016/09/23/more-than-1000-cyclists-and-pedestrians-hit-on-toronto-streets-since-june-1.html
  7. https://www.thestar.com/news/gta/2016/07/06/cars-take-deadly-toll-on-pedestrians-cyclists.html
  8. https://www.thestar.com/opinion/commentary/2016/01/14/five-ways-to-make-our-roads-safer-in-2016.html
  9. http://www.metronews.ca/news/toronto/2016/12/11/november-dangerous-month-toronto-pedestrians.html
  10. https://www.thestar.com/news/pedestrian-road-safety/2016/12/11/a-dangerous-month-on-the-roads-led-to-70-collisions-with-pedestrians-cyclists.html
  11. http://www.metronews.ca/news/toronto/2016/11/29/toronto-road-safety-education-campaign-planned-for-spring.html
  12. http://www.metronews.ca/news/toronto/2016/10/31/pedestrian-advocates-take-issue-with-new-safety-campaign.html
  13. http://www.metronews.ca/news/toronto/2016/10/21/toronto-saw-18-pedestrian-accidents-in-one-day.html
  14. https://www.thestar.com/news/gta/2016/10/21/10-pedestrians-were-struck-thursday-morning-by-evening-8-more-were-hit.html)
  15. http://www.metronews.ca/news/toronto/2016/10/21/ten-pedestrians-hit-by-drivers-thursday-morning.html
  16. http://www.metronews.ca/news/toronto/2016/10/11/should-toronto-change-the-pedestrian-countdown-law.html
  17. http://www.metronews.ca/news/toronto/2016/06/17/road-safety-begins-with-a-cultural-shift.html
  18. http://www.metronews.ca/news/toronto/2016/06/15/metro-redesigns-toronto-worst-intersections-.html
  19. http://www.metronews.ca/news/toronto/2016/06/06/toronto-police-pilot-project-intersections.html
  20. https://www.thestar.com/news/gta/2016/10/20/seven-pedestrians-struck-within-an-hour-in-toronto.html
  21. http://www.metronews.ca/news/toronto/2016/07/22/metro-talks–torontos-deadly-streets.html
  22. http://www.metronews.ca/news/toronto/2016/11/01/speeding-chronic-issue-at-site-of-toronto-halloween-crash.html
  23. https://beta.theglobeandmail.com/news/toronto/will-torontos-sidewalk-wars-become-a-messy-debate-of-the-past/article29026822/
  24. https://www.thestar.com/opinion/commentary/2016/07/11/reducing-speed-limits-quickest-way-to-road-safety.html
  25. https://www.thomsonrogers.com/news/pedestrian-accident-stats/
  26. http://spacing.ca/toronto/2016/04/26/signal-distance-factor/
  27. http://www.metronews.ca/news/toronto/2016/12/14/toronto-deadly-streets-review-lower-speed-limits.html
  28. http://www.metronews.ca/news/toronto/2016/12/13/toronto-deadly-street-in-review-design-as-safety-solution.html
  29. http://www.metronews.ca/news/toronto/2016/06/17/saving-lives-can-save-money.html
  30. http://www.metronews.ca/news/toronto/2016/06/15/victims-of-toronto-deadly-streets-call-for-change.html
  31. http://www.metronews.ca/news/toronto/2016/06/16/deadly-streets-how-laws-can-save-lives.html
  32. http://www.metronews.ca/news/toronto/2016/07/18/pedestrian-advocates-call-for-meeting-with-toronto-police.html
  33. http://www.metronews.ca/news/toronto/2016/08/23/infrastructure-investment-means-safer-streets-in-toronto.html
  34. http://www.metronews.ca/news/toronto/2016/11/01/toronto-pedestrian-advocates-to-protest-new-safety-campaign.html