The TTC has announced many changes that will modernize the way you commute – or at least, the way you pay to commute.
Their plan is to get rid of ticket collectors by the end of 2016 and eliminate tokens and tickets all together by mid-2017. In their place will be the Metrolinx initiative: Presto cards, whose presence has been creeping up on us for quite some time as they are already a part of the daily grind for GO Transit users. The TTC announced plans to be in 26 stations by next month and in every streetcar by the end of 2015.
While Presto cards will be the main replacement for tokens and tickets, people will also be able to use their debit and credit cards to pay for their trips. Cue a sigh of relief from everyone who doesn’t carry cash or change.
The TTC turnstiles will also be getting a makeover. TTC spokesman Brad Ross said, “They’re more like the gates that you see in European cities”. Many more changes are to come and Ross admits that some are overdue, "It's been a long time coming."
If you can't wait for a celebrity spotting while he's filming in Ontario this summer, there are a bunch of Zac Efron movies on Netflix Canada to hold you over and make sure you are super familiar with the actor before he arrives.
Efron is set to star in the upcoming film Firestarter, based on the Stephen King book, which is filming in Hamilton from May 25 to July 21 of this year, according to Ontario Creates.
To prepare yourself, here are seven movies and one mini-series on Netflix which feature the former High School Musical star.
Why You Need To Watch It: If you love true crime this one is for you! Zac Efron plays infamous serial killer Ted Bundy in this drama, which is based on a true story. The plot follow's Bundy's romance and relationship with a single mom named Liz.
Why You Need To Watch It: For this movie, the Franco brothers teamed up to tell the story of making the cult film The Room. The star-studded affair features Zac Efron as one of the actor characters and so many other big names like Seth Rogen and Alison Brie.
Why You Need To Watch It: If you're looking for a light-hearted comedy to take your mind off things, look no further. Zac Efron and Robert De Niro road tripping and getting into all sorts of trouble is a perfect weekend watch.
Why You Need To Watch It: This is one of those films that has so many celebrities in it and follows a bunch of intercepting storylines all taking place, you guessed it, on New Year's Eve. For Zac Efron's part, his character is on a mission to help Michelle Pfeiffer's character complete all her resolutions before the year is over.
Why You Need To Watch It: This flick from 2009 is the ultimate Zac Efron throwback to a time when he was still rocking that long bangs look that was super popular back then. Plus the plot involves a major time vortex, which is always fun!
Why You Need To Watch It: This movie remake of the iconic musical fell right in the middle of Zac Efron's High School Musical era and features him playing teen heartthrob Link Larkin with lots of singing and dancing to enjoy.
Why You Need To Watch It: While this one isn't a movie, this Netflix Original mini-series shows Zac Efron in his own life, travelling the world, experiencing different cultures, and finding healthy and sustainable ways to live.
Today, the market continues to look different from even its very recent past too, as the once constantly bustling spot feels significantly quiet, clearly a result of the pandemic and stay-at-home order currently in effect.