When the truth is found to be Friday and all the joy within you rises, don't you want some news to love? You're gonna find some news to love: stolen bicycle restored to rightful owner, police chief assures Danzig residents the bad guys will be caught, TTC union makes a slick PR video, and new recycling rules.
A TTC worker was killed in an accident at Yorkdale Station overnight. Another employee was also badly injured when they were hit by a service train. Subways will not be running between Downsview and St. Clair West station Friday morning, and the TTC says service across the entire subway system will likely be disrupted.
Time for a good story. A few weeks ago a man’s bike was stolen from his open garage in the Bloor and Dufferin area. (It gets better, promise.) This man loved his bicycle and bought it special accessories. So when he spotted someone riding a cool bike, he at first thought, “Cool bike.” But then realized it was his bike! So he and his fiancee followed, videotaped, and confronted the guy on the cool bike—with the police report that deemed it stolen in-hand—and got the bike back. Then they posed for victorious and charming photographs in the Star. D’awwwww.
Police Chief Bill Blair visited Danzig Street Thursday night to assure residents the police are tracking down the bad guys and maintaining a presence in the area. He was also touting the extra patrols that were out over the summer as part of the Summer Safety Initiative. The results for that seasonal effort will be out Friday morning.
The TTC union has used a super slow motion camera to make a video of sewing cloth streetcar seats look super badass, proving once again that everything looks badass in super slow motion. The video is part of a new PR campaign the union plans to launch next week, ahead of budget talks and plans to contract out maintenance workers. Now that we think of it, budget talks would most definitely not look badass in super slow motion.
And the City will be able to recycle plastic clamshell containers, just as soon as they build a new recycling plant. But you can start dropping the clamshells, as well as plastic egg cartons, in the blue bin now.