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A stocking stuffer for the TTC nerd in your life

Posted by Alexandra Grigorescu / November 23, 2012

metro magnets torontoChristmas is just around the corner (suddenly just a month away!), but we're about to make your shopping list that much easier to navigate. Metro Magents (which are, fittingly, brought to you by Spacing Magazine) offer a fun, or potentially depressing, exercise in planning out transit for your very own imaginary city hub.

At $15, they're the perfect stocking stuffer for the transit-minded-nerds in your life (or yourself), and come as a set of 175 magnetic strips that can be arranged to form your ideal (but unfortunately) imaginary city transit.

Metro Magnets are available online, or in-store at Wise Daughters or Outer Layer on Bloor (430 Bloor St. W).

Spacing asks, "Have you ever wanted to create your own subway map?" and gauging by recent independent efforts to do just that, you do. And who knows, you might single-handedly solve our own city's transit problems (Beautiful Mind-style).

Discussion

6 Comments

hellebelle / November 23, 2012 at 09:20 am
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that looks fun! too bad my fridge has non-magnetic doors :(
Alexander / November 23, 2012 at 09:48 am
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Classic stocking stuffer...an immediate "oh that's neat" followed by it never ever being used, thought of, or cared about after the first 27 seconds of playing with it.
RLW / November 23, 2012 at 10:13 am
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This is how Rob Ford plans transit...although $15 certainly would be considered gravy!
Lola / November 23, 2012 at 12:21 pm
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Wow, stupid and useless.
Deryck replying to a comment from Lola / November 23, 2012 at 07:44 pm
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Couldn't agree more
Monica / November 24, 2012 at 01:59 pm
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These are amazing! I saw my friends fridge with these the other day. It was great and we made 4 lines during the making of dinner.

Not sure why the above commenters are so down on this. Certainly not useless and actually very clever.

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