Last September, I reported on the travesty of new “area maps” for the streets around subway stations. They were so hopelessly inaccurate that an excellent Toronto trivia contest could have been held to spot all of the errors. In very short order, they vanished. (It’s amazing how quickly the TTC can move when it’s embarrassed.)
Joe Clark reports that a new area map has just appeared at Christie Station and has posted photos on Flickr.
Have a look. What is missing? The TTC routes serving the area! There’s a nice green line showing the subway, and the stations are marked, but no surface routes. Yes, riders can look at the big map right next-door to see the local routes, but it wouldn’t hurt to have them on the area maps too.
Also missing-in-action is the alternate entrance at Bathurst/Markham.
The next question for trivia seekers is this: will the TTC replace the even older generation of local maps which can be found in selected locations around the system? These missed the first wave of really inaccurate updates, and were not removed in the great purge. Does the TTC even know they exist, and will they update them with brand new maps?