Extra, Extra: Old Toronto Maps, New Witnesses, and Bike Accidents

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Extra, Extra: Old Toronto Maps, New Witnesses, and Bike Accidents

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A screenshot of Nathan Ng’s modified version of the 1858 Boulton Atlas.

  • Historical map aficionado Nathan Ng has put together an incredible little widget. With help from Carrie Martin, he took 30 separate map plates from the 1858 Boulton Atlas of Toronto and stitched them together into one convenient, zoomable image, which you can see on his website. It’s an easy way to study Toronto’s early layout.
  • The TTC has released another in its series of highly informative—if a little propagandistic—YouTube videos. This time, CEO Andy Byford and spokesperson Brad Ross talk about the impending 12-day closure at Pape Station.
  • NOW Magazine‘s Jonathan Goldsbie dug up a new witness to the events leading up to Sammy Yatim’s police shooting death by searching Twitter for the phrase “was on that streetcar.”
  • Ontario Police no longer keep track of cyclist doorings, so a Toronto guy is taking matters into his own hands—or rather, he’s trying to put matters into all of our hands.

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