Jealous of police, TTC looks to regain people’s mistrust—by kicking families out of their homes

Jealous of police, TTC looks to regain people’s mistrust—by kicking families out of their homes

Donlands station: expansion cometh (Image: Danielle Scott) 

Having gone maybe a full week without annoying, aggravating or exasperating anyone in the city might be a record, but it’s not like the TTC didn’t have help—our attentions were elsewhere. Public transit wants to put an end to its uncontroversial streak and has found the perfect way: by kicking a retired TTC operator and his family out of their lifelong home.

The Toronto Star reports:

Donlands, Greenwood and Woodbine are among those on the Bloor-Danforth line yet to be constructed. In the case of Donlands and Greenwood, initial plans show four houses in total would have to be expropriated.

While it’s a “fait accompli” that the second exits will go in, the exact locations won’t be finalized until a “meaningful conversation” with residents takes place at public meetings this week, said TTC chair Adam Giambrone.

Nothing says “meaningful conversation” like a “fait accompli.” This is an impressive move by the TTC to regain the mantle of least popular city service. It’s now in competition with the police and city housing. Which city service wants to enter the battle royale next? Can the libraries become reader hostile?

• Homes at risk over new subway exits [Toronto Star]