denny yip - links

civil engineering student

university of toronto

Listed below are various outbound links of interest, in no particular order. Please note that these are external links and I am not responsible for any material or harm caused from these websites.


Steve Munro's blog

Steve Munro has been an advocate of transit, especially streetcars, since he was a child. Today he continues to discuss on his blog various problems and projects of the Toronto Transit Commission, offering a refreshing view from a non-engineering perspective. It is my opinion that we should be consulting people in which their domain of expertise, i.e. specializiation, is not necessarily vested into the topic at hand.

UofT Centre for Technology and Social Development

The Centre for Technology and Social Development is a department under the Faculty of Civil Engineering at the University of Toronto. Here, Professor Willem H. Vanderburg discusses many of the underlying problems existing in today's technological advances and the push for a capitalistic environment. He discusses how we can use preventive approaches to better solve our problems socially, economically, and environmentally.

Recommended with this website are his books Our War on Ourselves and Living in the Labyrinth of Technology.

Urban Toronto

Urban Toronto discusses a lot of projects ongoing in the City of Toronto and the surrounding area. It features a large database of websites; however, if one was to venture into the forums it would appear to be a place of argument. For latest project updates the forums may be useful; otherwise, there is little discussion.


/r/ toronto discusses Toronto or GTA events, happenings, and news. Some discussions are excellent and offer a new look at the media's biased outlook on a situtation.

Transit Toronto

Transit Toronto provides information on mostly TTC activity, including fleet information, route histories, and much more. This is an excellent resource for historic TTC information.

Toronto Star

My newspaper of choice. Offers biased articles, like all other articles, but with better a much more coherent writing style over, say, the Toronto Sun.