TTC Relic Petition @ Junction Farmers Market

History is in the making!

On Saturday July 16th, 2016, I brought out a display for my Toronto Transit Museum petition for the first time. I previously had only been sharing the petition online, and took it out once to ask random people in the Junction. The local market in my neighborhood seemed like a perfect place to set up!

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The Junction’s Farmers Market gave me a space under the old train stop, at Pacific Ave. and Dundas Street West. I had to roll my table and display there by dollies, but it was worth the effort!

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The initiative and accompanying Lego models were a huge hit with the locals! Everyone I spoke to was interested in the idea of seeing those antique TTC relics (in Ottawa) come home.

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8 Lego replics: 4 omnibuses, 1 horsecar, a double-decker bus, an early electric streetcar & its trailer.

The market lasted from 9am till 1pm, and at closing time I had a total of 51 names added to my petition. With these, the total names has almost reached 200! You can see the petition and its progress here: ipetitions.com/petition/toronto-transit-transfer

My table space was limited, but I brought out my Lego replicas of the TTC relics (currently stored in Ottawa.) The only model I’m missing now is the 1922 TTC Single-Decker Bus.20160716_112026 Local Parkdale MP Avri Virani made a surprise appearance as well! He was quite pleased with my petition, which was definitely the highlight of the day for me.

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Local musician Meghan Morrison also made an appearance as well, wearing my SteamPunk Junction t-shirt! It was definitively a nice surprise.

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