A charming, old school throwback to the kinds of IMAX formatted educational films that rarely get widely released anymore, Stephen Low’s The Trolley uses the iconic TTC “Red Rockets” as the backdrop for a deeper look into how streetcars changed big city commuting before being relegated to second class citizenry during the rise of the automobile and an increased dependency on fossil fuels.
Since I’m going through this today, I thought I’d share a little factoid with Torontonians who may be wondering why they haven’t received their August TTC Metropass yet from the Metropass Discount Plan.
Methinks the people most delighted to see a Toronto Transit Commission strike, which was just announced 30 minutes ago, is Citytv. Seriously, the news has only been on since 11:00 PM and they have announced the breaking news 4 or 5 times already.
There are very few days in the year when I’m not on the TTC at least once. On a regular basis I spend at least 40 minutes on a streetcar…