Every weekday’s end, we collect just about everything you ought to care about or ought not miss.
- The TTC is considering changing all its subway-line names to numbers, but here’s a better idea: just replace all the station names with neighbourhood stereotypes. (You can see a bigger version of the map right here.)
- Also transit-related: The TTC has added two more vintage posters to its growing catalogue of official merchandise. They’re $20 each, and we like them.
- A Toronto police officer named Greg John and a police horse named Trooper placed first in every category [PDF] at last weekend’s North American Police Equestrian Championships, which are apparently a thing.
- You have to admire a well-executed bout of (alleged) drunken mayhem. From the Star: “Michael ‘Wek’ Wekerle, co-founder of [Toronto-based] Difference Capital Financial Inc., started by blowing an air horn in the lobby, then dropped his pants, licked a woman’s foot, yelled profanity, and attempted to flip a doorman over his shoulder.”
- So Paul Ainslie (Ward 43, Scarborough East) was the only Scarborough city councillor willing to vote against the mayor’s pet subway extension despite the political risks, and now the Sun‘s Mike Strobel is basically calling him a weakling. If standing up in front of the press and calling Rob Ford “a bully and a liar” is the act of a coward, then Ainslie is a pretty brave coward.
- More columnist news: society reporter Shinan Govani is giving up his column in the Post after 12 years.