TCAT has surprised me with two reports announced at the same time, the Benchmarking Active Transportation in Canadian Cities report and the Building Better Cycling in Cities: Lessons for Toronto report.
I set up camp for a few minutes next to the new bike box at St. George and Harbord in order to get a sense of how people are using them. My conclusion: the bike boxes are not different enough from before to make them stand out to drivers and cyclists as bike-only places at red lights.
The cycling department at the City is putting some effort into educating the public on sharrows and how to use them. I recall this being a request put forward by some in the cycling community, that if we're going to have sharrows, we need to raise awareness of what they mean and how to use them.