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