Extra, Extra: Driving the Subway, Toronto's Nightlife History, and Toronto's Hairstyle History
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Extra, Extra: Driving the Subway, Toronto’s Nightlife History, and Toronto’s Hairstyle History

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  • The Virtual TTC Academy has been up and running now for a good two years: to celebrate, it’s put together a video compilation of some of its most exciting virtual subway-driving activities. It’ll be ringing in the New Year with a first, holding its inaugural Downsview-Finch-Downsview run on January 1 at 00:15. Ten trains will be required if the full run is to take place, so if you’ve been dreaming of piloting your own TTC vehicle, now would be an ideal time to take action.
  • Did you once dance it up at the Big Bop, or party like all-get-out at the Gypsy Co-op? If you did, you might want to relive some memories courtesy of Denise Benson: her series of pieces about the city’s nightlife history—originally published in the Grid and soon to be released in book form—is available online here. And if you didn’t, you might be interested in what Toronto club-goers looked like in the 1980s.
  • And if you’re interested in what actual television (sort-of) celebrities looked like in the 1980s and what the city got up to on New Year’s Eve, 1985, you should look at this. And marvel. And then marvel some more. We call upon Gord Martineau to watch this video and recreate J.D.’s hairstyle immediately.

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