Getting Around

Good transportation systems are important for our society, the economy and the environment.

Why it matters:

At an average 66 minutes round-trip in 2011, commutes in the Region are longer than anywhere in North America except New York:

    - The Region again ranked 15th (out of 22 global metros) in 2014 for commuting time, one of our “most talked about


Among transit systems of comparable size in North America, Toronto’s remains the least subsidized. Just 78 cents per fare is paid by the City (vs. Vancouver’s $1.62).

During rush hour on College Street, there are as many cyclists travelling the bike lanes as there are cars on the road.

Toronto is the third-most walkable of Canada’s 10 largest cities:

    - With a score of 71.4 out of 100, Toronto finished behind Vancouver (78) and Victoria (77.7). These cities are considered

      “very walkable.”


- Toronto's Vital Signs® Report 2014

The Canadian Urban Institute (CUI) was established in 1990 in Toronto as Canada’s applied urban policy institute. Our mandate is to build wisdom and inspire leadership for healthy urban development. CUI is a public good enterprise funded through project work.
Youth Bicycle Build
Charlie’s FreeWheels offers a Build-A-Bike program that teaches bicycle mechanics to youth. The program is free for participants, and gives youth the opportunity to build their own bike by refurbishing a used one. At the end of the program, participants get a new bike, accessories and the necessary...
For more than 10 years, CivicAction has played the role of neutral sandbox, bringing together senior executives and rising leaders from all sectors to tackle challenges facing the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area.
TVBS 2015
Over the past 23 years, CBN has proved to be a truly community focused organization that provides a unique educational-retail environment that serves as a paradigm for community bike shops. As a registered non-profit organization, CBN provides access, training, and support for all cyclists,...
CultureLink is a settlement organization that is both old and new. We have over 25 years’ experience in developing and delivering settlement services to meet the needs of diverse communities. Our services connect cultures to build welcoming communities. We assist newcomers looking for employment,...
Cycle Toronto (formerly the Toronto Cyclists Union) is a diverse member-supported organization that advocates for a healthy, safe, cycling-friendly city for all.
We are community partners in creating opportunities for people of all ages to dream, to achieve and to live full and rewarding lives.
We believe we can solve even the most pressing urban environmental issues by bringing diverse people together, inspiring them with possibilities and engaging them in identifying solutions and taking action. The need has never been more urgent. To help create greener, more sustainable cities, we...
Jane’s Walk mission: Walkable neighbourhoods, urban literacy, cities planned for and by people. Jane's Walk is a project of Tides Canada Initiatives Society, a registered charity.
Newcomer Women's Services Toronto (NEW) has been delivering educational and employment opportunities for immigrant women and their children for over 30 years. We believe strong women build a strong community.