Every weekday’s end, we collect just about everything you ought to care about or ought not to miss.
- The TTC has fired a guard who they claim was responsible for a train moving with an open door. The train went over the Bloor Viaduct, which made for a pretty surreal video. According to the TTC, the door was malfunctioning, and the guard was supposed to barricade it, but failed to do so. We’re all for fewer delays on the TTC, but we can probably all agree that keeping the doors open on a moving train is not the way to go.
- In other TTC news, some Scarborough residents have been warned that their homes may be expropriated for the proposed Scarborough subway. The subway alignment would run north-south under McCowan Road, but has yet to be approved. In the letter, the TTC says that this particular alignment will be presented at a public meeting on Tuesday, and the TTC will try to hash out all the details over more meetings over the next few weeks. While the letter angered many of the residents, it pointed out that no recommendation will be made to the TTC board until July 11, and then City Council Council for its July 12 session.
- The idea of allowing non-citizen permanent residents to vote in elections has been around for awhile, and recently seems to have picked up some steam. But when the topic came up at the Ontario legislature, Liberal MPP Ann Hoggarth (Barrie) voiced her concern about why it was a bad idea: she worries it could let Donald Trump vote. The dumb objection is categorically false, but nonetheless the discussion ended with the amendment being voted down. Democracy!