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TTC "ghost bus" crash captured on video

Posted by Aubrey Jax / March 4, 2015

ttc ghost busA driver-less TTC bus was filmed making a ghostly funeral march across Bathurst Station earlier tonight, rolling almost silently through the sleet until smashing into a parked truck. Apparently passengers aren't the only ones feeling ruffled by the the weather.

The video, captured by Toronto tattoo artist Xris Kukiel and posted initially to Facebook, is both a cathartic and stressful watch, as good samaritans stop their nervous giggling and shout "noo" with as much drama as they can muster when the bus makes contact.

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Honest Ed's to become public market & rental housing

Posted by Chris Bateman / March 4, 2015

honest eds bloorDeveloper Westbank plans to replace Honest Ed's not with condos, but with an eclectic residential neighbourhood of 40 buildings centered around a new public market.

At a public meeting Tuesday evening, the Vancouver-based owner of the Honest Ed's site revealed their preliminary concept for the Mirvish Village Public Market and surrounding buildings.

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New map charts Toronto's political leanings (literally)

Posted by Derek Flack / March 3, 2015

toronto politcal mapEver wondered what Toronto's leanings are in terms of municipal politics. If you're a #TOpoli junky, you've probably already pored over the ward-by-ward breakdown of how the city voted in the 2014 municipal election. That's the conventional way of looking at our tendencies when it comes to local politicians.

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Police find men who created mysterious Toronto tunnel

Posted by Chris Bateman / March 2, 2015

toronto tunnelPolice say they have identified and spoken with two men who built the mysterious 10-metre tunnel near York University in January, but they're not revealing their names, occupations, or, well, anything at all.

According to a press release issued this morning, police received information three days after releasing images of the tunnel that allowed them to identify and interview two men. The pair told detectives they built the tunnel for "personal reasons."

CP24 is quoting a police officer who says the tunnel was "a man cave."

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Guerrilla tardy passes appear on the TTC

Posted by Aubrey Jax / February 28, 2015

TTC tardy pass TorontoA mystery TTC hater (/lover - this looks like love to me) has been dishing out grab-n-go Tardy Passes on the TTC - a sign if there ever was one that this winter has included one too many bad commutes. And it's not just the nightmarish, Winnipegian snow days that have led the TTC to bail on our dreams of arriving early enough to work to grab a coffee: a little ice here, a little signal problem there, and it seems the whole system crumbles like a biodegradable trip-based transfer in the pocket of your parka.

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What the Junction Triangle used to look like

Posted by Chris Bateman / February 28, 2015

toronto junction triangleIn neighbourhood terms, the Junction Triangle is a relatively new creation. Historically, the wedge-shaped area bound by rail tracks on all sides to the east of the Junction was a place where heavy industry nudged up against residential streets.

Factories making everything from aluminium auto parts and home appliance parts to chocolate bars lined the streets close to the Canadian Pacific rail tracks with brick homes and crowd-filled playgrounds a short walk away.

Today, the neighbourhood is undergoing rapid gentrification. The remaining industrial sites are being converted into residential units and homes on Wallace, Perth, Symington, and Campbell avenues are selling for seven-figures.

This is what the Junction Triangle used to look like.

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