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Extra, Extra: Heat Map Reveals Transit Trends, Not Another TTC Suspension, and The Dollar House

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Heat map of transit users. Data compiled by The 10 and 3.

  • With myriad inconvenient methods to shuttle yourself from one end of the city to another, it comes as no surprise that areas with the highest percentage of commuters are located closest to major TTC subway stations. The folks at The 10 and 3 used data from the 2011 National Household Survey to create a heat map that determined transit patterns in the city, none of which were too surprising. The researchers also found that transit use was significantly lower in wealthier neighbourhoods, and higher along notoriously busy bus routes, like 32 Eglinton and 36 Finch.
  • In other transit news: Trains on Line 1 were suspended this afternoon between Union and Eglinton Stations due to a signal malfunction at Bloor-Yonge Station. This time around, the service suspension didn’t halt riders during rush hour. But it marks the third time in two months that a significant portion of the line has shut down. Not cool.
  • What a bargain: A heritage home in the east end is currently on the market for $1. Real estate agent Matthew Pringle says the owners are letting bidders set their own price for the home, which was build in the 1880s. Like most homes in this overpriced city, the property is expected to sell above asking.

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