Extra, Extra: Parking Tickets, Aquarium Tickets, and TTC Uniforms

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Extra, Extra: Parking Tickets, Aquarium Tickets, and TTC Uniforms

Every weekday’s end, we collect just about everything you ought to care about or ought not miss.

  • A new website helps users sift through five years’ worth of public data on parking tickets in Toronto. It’s an interesting way to kill a few minutes, and it will make you think twice about parking at Sunnybrook Hospital, which, according to the site, is the City’s most prolific ticketing location, with almost 50,000 handed out between 2008 and 2012.
  • Toronto’s Ripley’s Aquarium is expected to open next month, and you can apparently already buy tickets. They’re $29.98 apiece, or $19.98 for kids and seniors.
  • There was a furor when it was revealed that the TTC is considering outfitting its employees in new uniforms done up in colours reminiscent of the Montreal Canadiens. But CEO Andy Byford has managed to quiet the outcry with typical Byfordian aplomb. “For what it’s worth…I have favoured a predominantly blue uniform from the start as I see this as professional, modern, and smart,” he said in a statement.
  • Sears Canada has cut about 245 jobs, most of them in Toronto. And this comes just months after the company sold back two of its most valuable GTA leases. If Sears seriously begins to tank—and it’s looking like it might—that will mean big changes at Eaton Centre, where the store and its corporate headquarters occupy fully half of the mall’s leasable area.

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