Why Toronto has been waiting for the subway for 100 years – May 10, 2013 Globe and Mail article

I heard an interview with Ed Levy on CBC Radio’s Metro Morning a week or so ago and was wondering where I could get a copy of his book Rapid Transit in Toronto: A Century of Plans, Progress, Politics & Paralysis.

Fortunately, a friend of mine, Sid Olvet – who along with his wife Jane Olvet, also a long-time friend, shared some great new information with us about the history of Long Branch during our May 5, 2013 Jane’s Walk – has told me about a May 10, 2013 Globe and Mail article that discusses the book.

[If you click on the link in the first sentence of this blog post, you can access the book, which provides a remarkable overview of 100 years of transit planning in Toronto. If you click on the second link in the second paragraph of this blog post, you can access the Globe and Mail article.]

The book features an extensive collection of historical maps related to a century of transit planning in Toronto – along with the stories behind the maps.

I’m delighted that through an email conversation with Sid Olvet, regarding the plans for the sand beach at Marie Curtis Park, I’ve been able to locate the link leading to Ed Levy’s book.


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  1. Jaan Pill
    Jaan Pill says:

    I am pleased that A Bell recently contacted me as he used to work at the same company with Sid Olvet and wanted to get in touch with him. After I got the okay from Sid to share contact details, I forwarded the relevant details. I’m really pleased that this website serves, from time to time, as a resource enabling people to renew connections.


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