Canadian philanthropists James and Louise Temerty have announced they’ll be donating $3.25 million to the Royal Ontario Museum’s Fossils and Evolution discovery centre. In somewhat related news, Bill Nye the Science Guy was on Global’s The Morning Show today discussing his belief that creationists will be extinct within the next 20 years.
Metrolinx is constructing a new Dundas West GO station. Last week, a beam hailing from that construction site pierced through the ceiling of the subway tunnel below. After sand and silt began making their way into the tunnel via the Metrolinx-supplied hole, the TTC was forced to shut down subway service on a portion of the Bloor-Danforth line for about seven hours. This is not the kind of inter-organizational cooperation commuters get tremendously excited about.
Subway service between Keele and St. George stations was halted at 8 a.m. this morning due to track issues at Dundas West Station. “The tracks are being blocked,” tweeted TTC Customer Service, “and for safety reasons we have to wait until area cleared.” A later message indicates the subway shutdown is now affecting service between Keele and Ossington stations.
Originally, the TTC announced service would resume by noon, but it is no longer offering a predicted time: “Please disregard the expected completion time for the delay at Dundas West Station. There is currently no expected clearing time.”
The situation is creating both subway and surface route delays: the shuttle buses pressed into service to run between the stations affected have had to be pulled off regular routes.
Torontoist reporter Wyndham Bettencourt-McCarthy was assaulted by a police officer during the G20—a case in which charges were dropped this week. She writes about how it has reshaped her view of policing in Toronto.