A New Streetcar

Yesterday I had the opportunity to board one of the new streetcars that are being rolled out in Toronto by the TTC (the public transit system). The sleek lines of the new vechile look bright, shiny and impressive.

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Toronto’s new streetcar. © Colline Kook-Chun, 2015

The inside looks elegant and clean – and offers more space for travellers than the old streetcar. We grabbed a seat and enjoyed the smooth ride to our destination.

One hopes that the longer streetcars will help ease the pressure to get many Torontonians to their destination. Time will tell whether the expense was worth it.

Do you have the opportunity to travel by streetcar?

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(This post was inspired by the weekly photo challenge run by WordPress. This week’s prompt is From Every Angle.)

Grateful for Transit

Since moving to Toronto, I have been grateful for the public transit because it has helped me get from place to place.

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A train pulls into the station in Toronto. © Colline Kook-Chun, 2014

Trains, buses and streetcars have taken myself and my family to many destinations: watching the circus displays at the Harbourfront, looking at the animals in the Toronto Zoo, shopping in Chinatown, exploring different venues during the Open Doors weekend in May, to skating lessons, to work.

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A bus on the streets of Toronto. © Colline Kook-Chun, 2014

Even though we do not have a car, we are able to get to where it is we need to go. Buses and trains run frequently from our neighbourhood, and late nights do not prevent us from getting home.

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A streetcar in Toronto. © Colline Kook-Chun, 2014

The TTC (Toronto Transit Commission) is a reliable public transit system that I appreciate and am grateful for – especially as I come from a country where public transit is almost non-existent.

Processed with RookieWhat have you been grateful for this week? 

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