More TTC Streetcar Fun, #JacksLibraryTour, and Housing Prices Are Ridiculous
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More TTC Streetcar Fun, #JacksLibraryTour, and Housing Prices Are Ridiculous

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  • Some good news from the TTC today…just kidding! After opening just six years ago, the St. Clair Avenue West streetcar right-of-way is closing for months of construction. Changes to the right-of-way are needed to accommodate the beleaguered Bombardier streetcars that are expected to hit the streets in 2018, though as we know, it may be much later. Some of the construction will be completed in September, but some segments won’t be open until the end of the year. Until then, people riding the St. Clair streetcar will have to take buses.
  • A Toronto father and son duo have made it their mission to visit all of Toronto’s 100 libraries. It’s an adorable journey for the father and son, and may soon be a neat piece of trivia from a bygone era when libraries existed. You can follow their expedition on Twitter with the hashtag #JacksLibraryTour. Five-year-old Jack’s favourite part of the tour has been watching the many videos available at the libraries, and his favourite book so far is Transformers Rescue Bot, which was robbed by the Nobel committee in 2013.
  • Toronto housing is a hot topic of discussion, mostly because prices are rising so fast that they’re expected to land on the sun by 2018. Now, we finally have numbers to put to that rise: in the past two decades, Toronto housing prices have risen 188 per cent. By itself, that figure is huge but perhaps not alarming, until you learn that the median income in Toronto has risen less than 1 per cent. So your dream home anywhere in the city will probably stay a dream for you.

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