newmindspace have a knack for organizing heavily attended, wildly fun events around the city. Using their accumulated knowledge from throwing subway parties on both NYC’s MTA and Toronto’s TTC, they have created an online guide. Through first hand experience, the guide covers how to make it fun, logistics, what to watch out for, and goes into the pros and cons of a morning rush hour commute party versus a midnight empty car takeover. newmindspace have been so successful in New York that, for one subway party, workers dug up old NYC Subway signs and posted them around the station.
Rumour has it the next subway party on the TTC will be in December. Parties are announced on short notice, so sign up to the newmindspace mailing list to be the first to know, or stay tuned to Torontoist to be the second to know.
Most likely due to the success of the subway parties, the TTC reports a 3% increase in ridership over last year.
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