The data on pedestrian fatalities is clear. Drivers travelling at speeds over 40 kilometres an hour on wide arterial roads are most likely to kill pedestrians. The most likely pedestrian victims are seniors, who neither react as quickly nor recover as well as younger individuals.
And yet on the platform at St. Patrick station there is an advertisement co-sponsored by the City and the TTC asking pedestrians to watch out. “Stay focused. Stay Safe,” warns the title. “Dark clothing can make it hard for motorists to see you at night.”
Sometimes, it pays to be a tourist in your own city. With that idea in mind, designer Noah Ortmann has created the Toronto Library Passport Book. The impetus is simple: encourage Torontonians to venture beyond their home branches and explore the city’s 100 locations, from Agincourt to Wychwood.
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