TTC DETOUR on November 18 2009

Yonge St Station as thousands of passengers line up for shuttle buses.

I was a passenger on the TTC heading south on the Yonge Line from Sheppard Station at 3:13 pm on November 18th when the train came to a stop

The passengers were herded onto Shuttle buses

Back at Eglington Station there was mayhem as thousands of commutters were headed to waiting buses and they crowded to get on

Shuttle Bus Eglinton Station Yonge Line Subway closed commuter traffic reroute

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I ran into an old friend of mine from York university and his name was Brother Ian and he was yelling at the police to get a megaphone – his voice was so loud in that crowded bus station. The policeman singled him out as the loudest voice of discontent and called him over to the sidewalk – the policeman very wisely silenced him before he could infect the mob with his animosity and mob rule would rise.

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Virgin Mobile sets Nov 19 as National Fearless Day

Sir Richard Branson asks us to show him what it means to be fearless...  and he promises to give some lucky Canadian $5000

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National Fearless Day

Branson himself made headlines in the 1990s when he floated around the world in a helium balloon, and more recently he  sailed across the Atlantic in an open boat.  So he’s without question one of the most fearless businessmen on planet Earth.  As such he’s perfectly qualified to judge a video contest that asks Canadians to submit their most fearless video for consideration and a chance to win $5000

Want even more insight into this event?  Check out comedian DJ Demers blog to get a grasp on all he’s doing for the cause…