Tuesday, January 31, 2012

A #TransitHubbing Adventure at #AvenueBloor

It's time for another #TransitHubbing Adventure in Toronto! This time, John, Ian, and Neil hopped onto the subway and #TransitHubbed all the way to the #AvenueBloor Hub. One of the most transit-friendly Hubs in Toronto, you can get to it from three (!), yup, count'em three close-by subway stops: (1) Museum Station, (2) St. George Station - leave through the Bedford Rd. exit, and (3) Bay Station. We came to this Hub on a chilly Wednesday to film our long-awaited "What's Your Hub?" video with former TTC Chair Adam Giambrone (if you haven't seen it yet - shame on you! - click here). But after hearing Adam's insider tips, we were inspired to follow through and check this Hub out more thoroughly... 

Enjoy our chilly #TransitHubbing Adventure!

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Adam Giambrone's #TransitHubbing Guide to #DufferinQueen

TransitHub is thrilled that former TTC Chair and avid #TransitHubber Adam Giambrone has contributed his Guide to the #DufferinQueen Hub. Take in some art, architecture, and learn about the history of this rich and engaging Transit Hub!

Dufferin & Queen

This is actually one of the newer full intersections in the City. For years, Dufferin Street dead-ended at Queen and you needed to "jog" around onto neighbouring streets to continue your trip on Dufferin. This changed in November of 2010 when the first bus and cars went through the new $45 million underpass that connected Dufferin for the first time. First proposed in the 1880's, it took over a 130 years to realize and there's still artwork that is coming to the project. Also take a look at the new parkettes created around it on the north and south sides.

Monday, January 23, 2012

CB2 opens first Canadian store in Toronto! #BathurstQueen

CB2 just opened a new store at #BathurstQueen (651 Queen St. West), and TransitHub was invited! CB2 sells modern affordable furnishings, with a special cause: their partnership has helped provide funds for housing and education in remote villages. Interested? Read on to find out more about our experiences on this extraordinary night!

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

"What's Your Hub?" Featuring Tamara the Axe-thrower!

In this dangerous edition of "What's Your Hub?", #TransitHubber Tamara tells us about the Backyard Axe-throwing League at #LandsdowneBloor... who would've thought!

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That’s intriguing, Tamara! It’s quite a unique (but great!) hub to share! So, surprisingly, an actual axe-throwing league exists, but what is it, exactly?

It’s a sport where people fling axes at the wooden targets located on the other side of the room. People can choose from a wide range of sizes for the axes, but like archery, must aim for the bulls-eye target or the small green circles above the rings.

An interesting tidbit is that this league started only five years agoMatt Wilson was passing time at a cottage by throwing axes into pieces of wood, when he suddenly realized the amount of fun he had. When returning home, he shared this information with a housemate, and soon, he had a team of axe-throwers! Competition is fierce! This year marks the first year that the Backyard Axe-Throwers League is indoors!

For more information, please visit here (http://www.batl.ca).

- Rose

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Rose's First #TransitHubbing Experience: #CodeRedTO

As John had previously blogged, us #TransitHubbers have a love-hate relationship with the TTC. We are already annoyed and short-tempered when the bus doesn’t come on time and we find ourselves shivering in the cold for another fifteen minutes! We really had it when the subway gets stuck midstation! But what about the number of transfers that we have to make in order to reach our destination – whether it is in Scarborough, Mississauga, Etobicoke, or North York? So what better time to wish for an enhanced transit system than right now?

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Welcome to our new intern, Rose!


 My name is Rose and I’m the new intern at TransitHub! I am honoured to take on this role with a focus on marketing, community involvement, and community management. I recently graduated (completed my degree in Dec 2011) from University of Toronto, specializing in Chemistry and minoring in English Literature. 

You might be wondering, what is a chemistry major doing in marketing? Well, I am always eager to gain new knowledge and experience, and this internship is an excellent opportunity for me to do just that and to explore different areas of study. I am excited to join this amazing team who creatively built this community (John, Ian, Arvind, Igor, Nicole, Cleaver, Neil, Johnny) and, most of all, this community cannot exist without you, TransitHubbers!

 I am looking forward to my role on the team, as well as interacting with all of you!

(Here I am at b Espresso Bar, at the Royal Conservatory of Music #AvenueBloor)


Monday, January 9, 2012

"What's Your Hub?" Featuring former TTC Chair Adam Giambrone

In this very special edition of "What's Your Hub?", former TTC Chair and former Toronto City Councillor Adam Giambrone (@Adam_Giambrone) shares his insights on the #AvenueBloor Hub. Watch out for the mulberries!

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Friday, January 6, 2012

Join the HubCrawl

The #HubCrawl is your chance to add the first set of insider Toronto-y tips to the Hubs that will appear on TransitHub. Here's what we want you to do:

  1. Crawl the list of Toronto's Transit Hubs and find the Hubs you know well
  2. Add your insider tips: secrets, insights, eats, activities, art, fun facts, events, recommendations - anything interesting and fun that helps people discover the area around a Hub
  3. Don't forget to share your tip on Twitter, and to include the #HubCrawl shortlink: http://goo.gl/SRgyL
  4. Finally, let us know what you think! What do you like? What would make it better? What do you want to see in the TransitHub smartphone app? Tell us... will ya! info@transithub.ca

Most of all, thank you for helping us build this community :)

Join the #HubCrawl

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Guest Post: Toronto's Craft Beer Scene

TransitHub is pleased that guest blogger Ionatan Waisgluss has contributed today's blog post. Enjoy Ionatan's #TransitHubbing adventure about Toronto's Craft Beer Scene as he travels to #BathurstFortYork, #ReesBremner and #TrinityMill. You might feel thirsty by the end of it!
- Neil Jain

Toronto is, without the slightest doubt, a world-renown city. It draws its fame from its astoundingly high CN tower and the surprisingly low costs of its lunchtime meals; from having both the shortest ferry ride and the longest street in the world*; from having the most academically-inclined strippers and one of the worst commuting times in the world. But in a world of superlatives, where the most useless of attributes are enough to bring a city fame, Toronto stands out in a completely different way.