Friday, November 25, 2011

Photo: Broken Reflection

I thought this one was interesting - I took it in December 2009 while on my way to work, the reflection of TTC streetcar #4137 in the windows of the Sun Life Centre at King West and University. Considering the news that's just started to come out of Toronto, I thought a broken reflection in particular was also appropriate. In 2012, there won't be quite so many opportunities to take this kind of photo as there are now - of course, the lion's share of the TTC service cutbacks, done in the name of Hizzoner da Mayor's demand that all city departments reduce their 2012 budget by 10%, are being extracted from the bus system, rather than the streetcars.

I guess buses that come reasonably often and have enough space to allow all the people aboard them to breathe is just gravy, though. With work soon to start on the Evergreen Line over here, it really throws the difference between the Toronto and Vancouver transit systems into starker and starker contrast; and Toronto isn't the one that comes out looking good.

"I will assure you that services will not be cut... guaranteed."
- Rob Ford, October 8, 2010

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