Thursday, March 12, 2009

PDP #10: The Way to the Zoo

Don't think that because there's two posts I've made today, I won't be giving you another photograph tomorrow. That's just how I run, you know.

Over at Torontoist, the above-the-fold story as of the time I'm writing this is "Parking in a Time Warp," with a look at a City-maintained parking lot that refers to the horribly-named Sony Centre for the Performing Arts by its original - and far better - name, the O'Keefe Centre. This isn't an unusual circumstance in Toronto. Plenty of our landmarks have had their names changed. The SkyDome is the most major and still rankles, but fortunately there's still plenty of signage in Union Station that has no truck with that "Rogers Centre" bunk.

The amalgamation of Metro Toronto in 1998 required a great deal of renaming. Even though it's been eleven years, not everything has been replaced, and I wouldn't mind if it never is. Every now and again I'd like to be able to believe I'm still going to the Metro Toronto Zoo, as it's called by this sign hanging from the roof of Kennedy station in Scarborough.

After all, why change it? The 86A does still go there.

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