Extra, Extra: TTC Morning Commute From Hell, Catholic School Exemption Leads to Complaint, and the Sneaker Express
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Extra, Extra: TTC Morning Commute From Hell, Catholic School Exemption Leads to Complaint, and the Sneaker Express

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Bloor Station on a good day  Photo by John Tavares from the Torontoist Flickr Pool

Bloor Station on a good day. Photo by John Tavares from the Torontoist Flickr Pool.

  • Ride the Rocket at your own risk: This morning, hundreds of commuters dealt with up to 30-minute delays on the Yonge-University-Spadina line between Finch and Bloor Stations. The prolonged wait was thanks to a fire at Davisville Station, followed by three unrelated passenger assistance alarm stops. The delays also led to overcrowding at Bloor, the perfect breeding grounds for some hungry bed bugs, perhaps. Meanwhile, Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne suggested the UP Express as a potential downtown relief line to avoid messes like today’s.
  • A student filed a human rights complaint against her former Catholic high school and the Simcoe Muskoka Catholic District School Board for what she claims was discrimination after she asked to be excused from religious studies. Claudia Sorgini says she was told she would be excluded from non-academic activities if she were to exempt herself from the religious curriculum. Sorgini’s family are not Catholic school ratepayers, nor is she Catholic. The case comes two years after a ruling that students cannot be forced to participate in religious studies.
  • Seen a silver streetcar cruising through the downtown core? Sadly, it’s not a new Russell Oliver campaign. Rather, in anticipation of its new flagship Jordan shop in Toronto, Nike has transformed a streetcar into a one-stop sneaker boutique. The vehicle will be in service beginning at Queen Street near University from Feb. 11 to 14, offering “a curated selection of footwear.”

CORRECTION: 8:30 PM A previous version of this story incorrectly stated that the Sneaker Express will be parked on Queen Street. Torontoist regrets the error.


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