The Cover Photo: It is July of 1967 and Expo Express train 1 is heading north as it approaches the Pont des Îles (Bridge of the Isles) on its way towards the Place d’Acceuil terminus. Although the Expo Express was needed to provide a vital transportation link throughout the fair
The Cover Story: Kingston Transit reached the 60-year milestone in 2022. From the days of private operation through to the creation of a public system, we take a look at the changes leading up to the modern municipal transit system in Kingston. Also, the Haileybury fire of 1922 and the
The Cover Story: Oakville Transit was launched in 1972 as a replacement for a franchised service. In the next 50 years it grew into a large and effective transit system providing residents with easy access to GO Transit services to Toronto and beyond. In this issue we look at the
Recollections of Mike Filey
By Ted Wickson Mike Filey, born October 11, 1941, passed away peacefully at home, on July 30, 2022. Well known for his interest in the TTC and its streetcars, he was also the consummate local historian with many diverse interests. He always had an affection for Toronto’s streetcars
The Cover Story: Continuing our periodic focus on individual transit systems, we review Brandon Transit in Manitoba. This small transit system has a history that has seen tough times but it has persevered to become the modern operation it is today.
Welcome to Our New Directors!
At our Annual General Meeting on June 4, 2022, the Canadian Transit Heritage Foundation welcomed 2 new directors. Dave Reage is a lifelong transit enthusiast who has had the opportunity to turn a passion into a career. He has worked in the transit industry for 17 years, currently serving as
The Cover Story: This month we conclude our look at the bus building history of the Canadian Car & Foundry Company. The first article from Mike Taylor-Noonan covers the fascinating history of the company, including its beginnings, war time contribution and eventual entry in into the bus market, where
The Cover Story: This month we review two transit systems that have passed the 50 year mark in their operations. Red Deer Transit System was formed in the late 1960s to expand and improve transit service in the central Alberta city, and they’ve evolved continuously to meet the changing times
Tribute to William A. (Bill) Luke
A Tribute to Bill Luke for the CTHF: William A. (Bill) Luke, Public Transportation Historian Par Excellence The Canadian Transit Heritage Foundation and the public transportation world at large is saddened by the passing of one of the industry’s leading historians and experts, Bill Luke on
The Cover Story: Continuing with the 100th anniversary of the TTC, we take a look at Toronto’s vehicle innovation history. From motor buses with electric drive to today’s battery buses, the TTC has been an innovator in fleet equipment throughout its history. And Calgary’s C-Train reached the 40-year milestone in