When the feds handed out $37 million for improving security on transit systems nationwide yesterday, Go Transit received $5.3 million, $4.3 million went to Union Station, but the TTC received only $1.46 Million, just shy of the $17 million it asked for. “It’s like handing a bum a dime and saying, `Go buy a cup of coffee,'” said Howard Moscoe, distractedly pushing a rusty shopping cart full of discount surveillance cameras.
Meanwhile, federal Finance Minister Jim Flaherty greeted David Miller’s bright-eyed demand for a portion of the T-Dot’s federal and provincial tax haul with a yawn.
A man is in a coma after being pepper-sprayed by transit cops.
The busy eye centre at Scarborough Hospital has been following an outbreak of toxic anterior segment syndrome, which can cause nasty complications following surgery.
The Hershey’s chocolate warning alert level has been upgraded to almond, repeat, almond.
You might want to put those coal-plant-closing party plans on the backburner (or maybe just take them outside to bake in the sun). The Ontario Power Authority suggests 2014 would be a much more comfortable closing deadline than the McGuinty government’s wacky 2007-2009. “But they’re calling us fossils!” environmentalists insist.
Photo by Trevor Haldenby in the Torontoist photo pool.