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TTC Diaries: Streetcar Roulette

16 Mar

The TTC may be the death of me…literally.

After a hectic week of sleep deprivation, I was looking forward to welcoming the weekend with a downtown house party celebrating a friend’s birthday.

Living in North York, I had quite the trek via public transportation to make it down South, but alas, I arrived at Yonge and Dundas scot-free.

Due to heavy precipitation, the Friday night streetcar was full of damp-smelling urban commuters, but despite the stench I was glad to get out of the rain. My 10 minute ride was brief yet enjoyable, but little did I know, as I was making my way down the steps, a cab was fast approaching. Continue reading

Journalists As Props? Please?

11 Dec

In light of this Star article exposing the amount of money police officers get paid to moonlight / chaperone for different events and goings-on in the city, I figured journalists can be put to work to do similar thoughtless tasks while getting paid double their salaries. Here are some suggestions as to what we can do for a bit of extra cash:

Extras in a movie – you always see scrums with a hoard of journalists in films and on TV. Why not just hire real journalists? We would probably accept less money than extras anyways. Continue reading

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