Photo by Caitlin Jane.
Last Friday at Bloor and Lansdowne, Torontoist reader Caitlin Jane spotted one of Google’s Street View cars, caught precariously in the middle of an intersection, as the cars are wont to do. Jane writes: “it was trying to turn right onto Bloor (heading west) and had to wait for the light, then waited for pedestrians, which was how I was able to take such a great picture. Then I waved, haha.”
At this point, we’re starting to feel sorry for the drivers, who are no doubt used to such attention. It was at the very beginning of April that reader Jon Lasiuk spotted a car flying down the Gardiner, and since then Google’s fleet has been blanketing the city in their conspicuous, tower-adorned cars. According to Google’s own site, the cars are still hopping around and capturing Toronto, though they’re apparently in the midst of another blitz: after a quiet July, NOW‘s Josh Errett spotted what might be the same car in the Annex recently, too. Google remains cagey, telling us at the end of July that they “want to launch as soon as [they] can.” Us, too: not just because we’re at least a little eager to stroll the streets of Toronto from the comfort of our computers, but also because, well, being watched is only fun for so long.
Hat tip to Joe Clark for the Google link.