The war on transit riders continues with the Scotiabank marathon on Sunday, September 27.
The TTC’s contributes the service change notices which tell readers almost nothing. For additional info, they refer people to the TTC website which has the same text as the printer notices. (Thanks to David Fisher for the photo.) All this really says is that there will be diversions and shuttle buses everywhere, but there’s no map. How even those who are familiar with the city can expect to find their way anywhere is a mystery.
The first question one asks, of course, is “where is that marathon, anyhow”. For that you have to go to the marathon site itself. (One thing I will give them is that the map is at least accurate with streets, neighbourhoods and landmarks correctly named.) Street closures have their own set of notices.
Meanwhile, as happens so often, The Beach will be completely closed to traffic east of Kingston Road.
A thorough set of route changes is available at the Transit Toronto site. (Scroll down about 1/3 of the way in the post. The GO and TTC diversion information consume almost the entire article from there on.)
Alas this isn’t mentioned in any of the TTC’s public information. Why must this always be done by the transit afficionadoes and advocates rather than the people we pay to provide this service?