TransPod Inc. is an company that specializes in transportation technologies. It is planning to develop a hyperloop pod-and-pipeline system that can travel between Toronto and Montreal within 45 minutes (this takes into account acceleration and deceleraration times - for continuous travel, it could take only 30 minutes to get from one city to the other).
Essentially, commuters would ride in computer-controlled pods housed in a vacuum tube. The lack of air and friction inside the tube would allow the pods achieve speeds of up to 1,200 km/h. Sebastian Gendron, the CEO of TransPod Inc, is hoping to conduct research on further technologies that could also benefit this system, including electric engines, magnetic propulsion and pressurization.
Ideally, the company would like to have50 podsin the tube, with economy vehicles carrying up to 30 people and business vehicles carrying up to 10. However, such a project will be very expensive - Gendron estimates a budget of around $8 to $10 billion for the entire project. Funding for the the first stages of research will begin at the end of this year.
Gendron is also looking to present the ideaat the InnoTrans conference in Germany to get the support of potential investors.
Check out TransPod's website for more information.
Toronto and Peel recently issued Section 22 Orders that requires businesses with five or more COVID-19 cases among staff to close for a duration of ten days, if those cases span over the course of two weeks and may have been reasonably acquired in the workplace — however, some critical businesses are exempt from these closures.
None of these hotels have had to undergo full closures, despite the Crowne Plaza recording 13 cases, as officials claim the hotels are providing an essential service, according to reports by City News.
Presented by The Concierge Club, the evening events will feature the renowned theatre company The 7 Fingers, and you can expect to see spectacular acrobatic performances in a physically distanced setting.
The show hopes to open for live audiences and will have safety protocols such as mandatory face coverings, screenings, and private platforms for audience members to sit at with up to five members of their household.
The show could also take place as a drive-in event if restrictions do not allow for the planned opening.
Early bird tickets are already on sale, and guests must book a minimum of four spots for each platform.
Price: $65 + regular admission per person
When: Thursdays - Sundays, July 1 - August 1, 2021
Address: 10801 McCowan Rd., Markham, ON
Why You Need To Go: Enjoy an outdoor performance in a unique, distanced setting this summer.