Toronto, Ontario

Sunday, September 24, 2017

Harbourfront Centre | 11:00 am - 6:00 pm

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For the past 26 years, The Word On The Street has been renowned for the quality and diversity of its event programming. See the lineup of incredible Canadian literary talent at the 27th festival on September 25, 2016.

Bikes, Cars, and Subways: Toronto’s Transit Mess

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

City Hall bureau chief David Rider, city hall reporter Jennifer Pagliaro and city columnist Edward Keenan discuss Toronto’s transit crisis.

Edward Keenan

Edward Keenan is a city columnist for the Toronto Star who has lived in the city all his life. His book Some Great Idea: Good Neighbourhoods, Crazy Politics, and the Invention of Toronto explores Toronto’s history and identity crisis in the years since amalgamation, and he is also the author of the children’s book The Art of the Possible: An Everyday Guide to Politics.

Jennifer Pagliaro

Jennifer Pagliaro is a city hall reporter for the Toronto Star. She was part of the team that covered the police investigation into former mayor Rob Ford and followed John Tory’s 2014 mayoral campaign. She has investigated controversial plans to build a subway to Scarborough and spent a year documenting life inside Toronto Community Housing. She was named Canada’s best young newspaper journalist in 2013.

David Rider

David Rider is the Toronto Star’s city hall bureau chief, in charge of covering Mayor John Tory’s administration and previously the coverage at city hall of former mayor Rob Ford. Rider has also been an editor at the Star, a reporter and editor at other Canadian and international news outlets and an English teacher in Japan.