Traffic Signals Appeared in Toronto 81 Years Ago

Morning Brew: August 9, 2006

Your morning news roundup for Wednesday, August 9, 2006:

On this day in 1925, the first traffic signal was set up in Toronto at the corner of Yonge and Bloor. Eighty-one years later, some people still haven't figured out that a red light means it is time to stop.

Someone once told me that the average life span of a bike in the city was six days before it got stolen. Apparently, parking your bike in front of a police station does nothing to ensure its longevity.

Toronto sees armed standoffs between police and criminals on the streets every day, but that's only because so many movies are filmed here. When it happens in real life, that's when it's time to get concerned.

A Toronto Fire Academy recruit collapsed of a heart attack during training yesterday, giving the rest of the recruits a sobering reminder that in their job, the unexpected happens every day.

Petro-Canada wants to talk to you about the high prices of gas. Really. You've got questions, they've got answers.

(Image: Kevin Steele)


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