Born and raised in Toronto, Helen is a social justice warrior who fights the good fight. The Next Stop is her way of mashing transit advocacy with creative nerdery, and cranking them to 11. On any given day, Helen can be found taking the TTC to work and play via bus, streetcar, or subway.
First in our Station Shorts miniseries: A profile of Chester subway station, the most unassuming station on Line 2.
A feature episode on the city of Brampton, Ontario, a car-centric suburb that’s achieving and sustaining impressive ridership growth through its “Transit First” approach to planning, operations, and policy. Guests: Sean Marshall, urban geographer; Alex Milojevic, General Manager of Brampton Transit; Mayor Patrick Brown, City of Brampton.
A very special episode that examines how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected transit in three Canadian cities: Toronto, Windsor, and New Westminster. Guests: Carlos Santos, president of Amalgamated Transit Union Local 113; Councillor Rino Bortolin, City of Windsor; Councillor Nadine Nakagawa, City of New Westminster; Petros Kusmu, SaveTransit.
In the pilot episode of The Next Stop, Helen Lee and Vincent Puhakka share why they want to explain and demystify transit in Toronto and beyond. Vincent takes a first look at the proposed Ontario Line subway in an interview with veteran transit advocate, Steve Munro. Helen introduces the ongoing series, My Transit Story.
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Jun 6th, 1985
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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2 hours, 44 minutes
Podchaser Creator ID logo 556768