TTC Transit Stuff’s future is looking pretty bleak. The much maligned TTC merch store, which is run by Woodbridge-based Legacy Sportswear, has been collecting dust in Union Station since it closed at the end of May, and despite a company notice to the contrary, it doesn’t look like it’s coming back anytime soon.
Since our last report on the subject, Legacy has posted a message on the wall of their store that claims that they’re “hoping to reopen and reallocate”—we assume they mean relocate. The message also states that their “new website should be up for online shopping by the end of June.” Well, June has come and gone, and Legacy’s site still says that it’s “Coming Soon.” Perhaps they’re still working on a way to “reallocate” the necessary funds.
To get some answers, we tried contacting Rick Ferri, Legacy’s owner, but he seems to be perpetually out of the office, and the company’s phone line goes straight to voicemail.
We also spoke with Danny Nicholson, the TTC’s corporate communications supervisor. He told Torontoist that the TTC’s licensing contract with Legacy is set to expire at the end of 2011, but he wasn’t able to comment on the company’s future or whether the contract would be renewed or not.
Oh well, at least for now, we know that if Transit Stuff does return, Legacy “will contunue offerring quanlity [sic] TTC product[s].”
Photos by Stephen Michalowicz/Torontoist.