The TTC just went through a cleanliness audit and shockingly (not shockingly) didn't do all that well. If you've ever taken the TTC in your life, you can probably verify that it isn't the cleanest mode of transportation you've ever taken, what with animals, litter and sometimes bodily fluids (we're looking at you, blue line) accompanying you on your ride.
The audits are completed by a third party called Surge Group, who evaluates the amount of litter in the station, as well as the cleanliness of elevators, stairs, glass and more. Each category gets a ranking out of 5 that's then added up and converted into a percentage. The goal is a reasonable 75% - but it's unfortunately a number they hardly hit.
Although the TTC has upped its overall cleanliness by 12% in the past 9 years, they still missed their target for their most recent quarter. 39 out of 69 stations failed to hit the cleanliness target, meaning that 56.5% of stations are not as clean as they should be. (But you knew that already, didn't you?) Line 2, the Bloor - Danforth Line, took the biggest hit, claiming 19 of the 20 dirtiest stations.
Curious to see how your station held up? Here are the 10 dirtiest stations from most disgusting to least.
And to throw the TTC a bone, the 10 cleanest stations, from best to worst.
North York Centre
Other stations that passed and aren't in the top ten include: Sheppard West, Wilson, Lawrence West, Glencairn, Dupont, St. Clair West, St. George, Queen's Park, St. Patrick, College, Summerhill, Davisville, York Mills, Sheppard-Yonge, Bayview, Bessarion, Leslie, Don Mills, Lawrence East, Midland and McCowan. Step your game up, Line 2.
While these establishments are no longer there, one building has remained for over 200 years and with it a mystery that goes back just as long.
In 1815, only several years after its construction, the Gibraltar Point Lighthouse saw the disappearance and rumoured murder of its first keeper, J.P. Radan Muller, a disappearance that remains a mystery to this day.
Officers with the Toronto Police Service basically stumbled upon a mini-IKEA after finding a shipping container filled with more than $120,000 worth of allegedly stolen office and home furniture.
Two Mississauga men have been charged in the incident, which started when a shipping container was stolen from the Jane and Finch area on Thursday, May 13.
According to a statement from TPS, officers found the container at a warehouse just a seven-minute drive away from where the theft took place, recovering a staggering amount of furniture.
Police say they found 193 boxes of office furniture, 97 pieces of home furnishings, 51 boxes of home reno equipment and cabinetry and 10 boxes of bathroom reno merchandise.
Bilal Mohammed, 32, and Hamza Irfan, 30, have both been charged with multiple counts of Possession of Property Obtained by Crime (over $5,000) and Trafficking in Property Obtained by Crime (over $5,000).
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