Every weekday’s end, we collect just about everything you ought to care about or ought not to miss.
- A reason to celebrate the TTC? It’s no practical joke: The Bloor-Danforth Line marked its 50th birthday today with a party at The Artists’ Newsstand, at Chester Station. The line opened in 1966 to improve east-west travel across the city. The celebration included live performances, music, art, and of course, cake. (Even the newsstand was decorated as a piñata.) Happy birthday, Bloor Line!
- The taxi wars continue. Brampton City Council called for Uber to suspend some of its services and wants law enforcement to crack down on unlicensed drivers. The 11-member council voted unanimously to request that the company suspends UberX while city staffers review taxi and limo regulation policy. Meanwhile, Uber Canada launched uberAssist yesterday afternoon in an effort to improve accessibility for commuters and compete with cabs that are already equipped to assist those with disabilities.
- It should go without saying: lottery ticket winners should claim their prizes. Yet, according to the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation, more than $21 million worth of winning instant-play and lottery tickets went unclaimed by the end of the company’s 2014-15 fiscal year. Players only have one year to claim their winnings. The lesson here? Don’t let your tickets languish for too long.