The City of Toronto is holding a “cat adoption blitz” this weekend. In honour of Black Friday, the usual $75 adoption fee will be waived for anyone wanting to take home a kitten or cat with any black colouring. There are more than 150 cats up for adoption at City shelters and adoption partner locations, and all of them have been sterilized, micro-chipped, vet-checked, de-wormed, and vaccinated. Black cats and dogs tend to be adopted less quickly than animals of any other colour. The phenomenon is so prevalent there’s actually a name for it: black dog syndrome.
The cladding on Pioneer Village Station’s power substation. Photo courtesy of Urban Toronto.
Construction is continuing on the Toronto Transit Commission’s Toronto-York Spadina Subway Extension, and today we take a look at the fourth of the six new stations on the extended Spadina subway line: Pioneer Village Station. The station is situated on Steeles Avenue West east of Jane Street at Northwest Gate on the York University campus, straddling the border between the cities of Toronto and Vaughan.
The main entrance will be situated in Vaughan, across Steeles Avenue from York Stadium. North of the main entrance, in the hydro corridor, there will be a YRT bus terminal and a massive, 1,850-space commuter parking lot, providing a convenient link for those travelling between the Toronto and York Region.