Hickey appointed to Waterfront Toronto design panel
Waterfront Toronto today announced the appointment of architect Matthew Hickey, a member of the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation, as the first Indigenous design expert on the agency’s Design Review Panel. Hickey is a Mohawk and a partner at Two Row Architect with 14 years of Indigenous design experience, a sessional instructor at the Ontario College of Art and Design, and a member of the board of Artscape Toronto.
Transit ridership falls in October
Statistics Canada today reported that Canadian urban public transit ridership dipped significantly in October to 59.6 million from the 68.1 million recorded in September, likely in response to a second wave of COVID-19. On a year-over-year basis, ridership was 64.8 per cent lower than the same month in 2019. All operators continue to experience financial challenges. In October, total operating revenues (excluding subsidies) reported by transit agencies were $133.3 million, down 63.5 per cent from the same month last year.
Ford joined by Elliott, Lecce and Walker
Ontario Premier Doug Ford will be joined today by Minister of Health Christine Elliott, Minister of Education Stephen Lecce and Associate Minister of Energy Bill Walker to discuss pandemic-related issues. The addresses will start at 1 p.m. at Queen’s Park.
CIB closes on Alberta irrigation deals
The Canada Infrastructure Bank (CIB), the Government of Alberta and eight irrigation districts yesterday announced they have formalized an agreement for the Alberta Irrigation Project with the CIB investing $407.5 million. The Alberta government will contribute $244.5 million and the irrigation districts will contribute $163 million towards the plan, which will see modern irrigation infrastructure built.